As a Namor fan, even I don't know if this is a good idea. Marvel made the recent announcement that their Prince of Atlantis will be getting his very own ongoing series written by Stuart Moore with art from Ariel Olivetti. Olivetti is the same artist that was behind the Cable series, and who's style is better suited (in my opinion) for bulky characters like the Hulk. I envision Namor to be this sleek, slim and slender character, so it will be interesting to see Olivetti's interpretation. In this new ongoing, Namor must "save the X-Men from the curse of the mutants."
Vampires? Really? Will they sparkle, too?
Vampires are hunting mutants and the only hope for the X-Men may be the Sub-Mariner, as he boldly launches into a new ongoing series with the extra-sized Namor #1! In this “Curse of The Mutants” tie-in spinning out of the hotly-anticipated X-Men #1
The fact that Namor is getting this ongoing series and will be teaming up with the X-Men to "save" them doesn't really come as a surprise considering Atlantis is destroyed and he has been a prominent character during X-Men's " Second Coming" story arc. Not to mention, he's been pretty cozy with Cyclops' girlfriend for a while now...
The series will hit stores this August with a cover by artist Jae Lee and a variant (which you can see above) by Marvel's editor-in-chief, Joe Quesada. Now, I will definitely be hitting my comic shop come August to pick up this first issue of the new ongoing series, but I am skeptical of it's success. Do you think that people will look past the tights and ankle wings and give one of Marvel's very first comic book characters a chance?