Thursday, 26 September 2013

Tales of Super-Dooper Sub-Mariner!

It's been a long time since I showed any of my collection so here's a little look at a few more!
  There's a couple of 1960's Marvels and a much rarer 'Able Manufacturing Co' comic. It's not actually a rare comic but I'd never seen one before I bought it several years ago and I haven't seen one since. So, at least in the UK, it's very hard to find.

Sub-Mariner #1 - May 1968 - Marvel
A revamp of the 1940's Super Hero, Namor was always a
hero/villain figure, helping beat the bad guys but frequently
kicking the ass of the surface dwellers because of their
disregard for his home, the ocean.
The character didn't really catch on with me but it's always nice
to have a number 1!
Super-Dooper Comics #8 - 1946 - Able Manufacturing Co.
This was a short-lived series totaling 8 issues, all published in 1946.
This issue reprinted a Super Hero story featuring Shock Gibson
along with some original materiel.
The low grade  paper coves of comics like this wear away much more
 easily than the usual glossy paper most comics have.

Tales of Suspense 44 - August 1963 - Marvel
This long running series was the debut comic of many Marvel
characters including Iron Man, the Black Widow and Hawkeye.
This was the 5th appearance of Iron Man, still in his very bulky
gold armor before the much more stylish and practical red/yellow
suit was introduced.
A bit of a fuss was made over the fact Marvel couldn't spell
'Pharaoh' correctly, not only on the cover but throughout the story!


  1. Oh Dear, I do apologize for TiGGy drooling all over the first one.....cant imagine why.... ;)

    The second one is fascinating, I wonder why it was so short lived, I love the illustration style

    The third one is an utter Gem - wow, so many super hero's started out in it - Awesome!

  2. Hi Tiggy! Drooling is fine as long as it doesn't get on the comic!!

  3. Oh wow, I used to love the Sub Mariner; there was something about the near perfect muscle structure he was given and how his comparatively small build could match the likes of the Thing and the Hulk, in fact my all time favourite battles are Sub Mariner v the Hulk, Thor v Hercules, Hulk v The Thing, Hulk v the Android and Hulk v the Abomination...
    I quite liked the Hulk, can you guess

    Best wishes

    1. Hi Karl! I think the Hulk v The Thing is one of Marvels all-time classic battles, sadly I don't own a copy! I do have a copy of my second favourite battle though, Sub-Mariner v the Human Torch. They don't make 'em like that any more! Kind regards, Brian.