Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Submariner vs. Aquaman

And to continue with my new "Versus" series, I'll give you Aquaman vs. Namor.
Both king of Atlantis. The classic DC vs. Marvel underwater heroes.
Aquaman was created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, the character debuted in More Fun Comics #73 (Nov. 1941). Initially a backup feature in DC's anthology titles, Aquaman later starred in several volumes of a solo title. During the late-1950s and 1960s superhero-revival period known as the Silver Age of Comic Books, he was a founding member of the team the Justice League of America. In the 1990s-present Modern Age of Comic Books, Aquaman's character became more serious than in most previous interpretations, with storylines depicting the weight of his role as king of Atlantis.
Namor the Submariner was created by writer-artist Bill Everett for Funnies, Inc., one of the first "packagers" in the early days of comic books that supplied comics on demand to publishers looking to enter the new medium. Initially created for the unreleased comic Motion Picture Funnies Weekly, the Sub-Mariner first appeared publicly in Marvel Comics #1 (Oct. 1939) — the first comic book from Timely Comics, the 1930s-1940s predecessor of the company Marvel Comics. During that period, known to historians and fans as the Golden Age of Comic Books, the Sub-Mariner was one of Timely's top three characters, along with Captain America and the original Human Torch. Everett said the character's name was inspired by Samuel Coleridge's poem, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". The first known comic book antihero, the Sub-Mariner has remained a historically important and relatively popular Marvel character.


Pastor D. Nash said...

Although Aquaman has become darker over time, reflecting a more serious warrior, Namor has been one of comics' darkest characters to date. True, both posses tremendous strength making the match appear to be rather even, there are distinct advantages for each warrior.

Aquaman has his legendary telepathic ability to communicate with the underwater creatures to aid him in his fight. Summoning a mighty blue whale or giant squid could tip the scale in his favor. But let us not forget, Namor also employs the use of deep sea creatures. Things that don't always make it into Wikipedia.

So as the battle rages on, I believe Namor has a strength, skill and pure anger advantage. And when he tired of the fight, he would could always fall back on his secrete weapon...he can grab Aquaman, fly out of the water and throw him a great distance away from the water. Although, both rely heavily on the water to recharge their sea-born strength we're given the impression Namor is not as dependent on the water as Aquaman. Once on dry land, Namor could quickly end the battle.

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JD said...

Aquaman #5 "A fish out of water" depicts aquaman surviving in a desert with no water for an extensive period of time. Also, depending on which version of aquaman you're looking at, he has a harpoon on his arm, which could allow anyone to tip the battles direction.

Unknown said...

Two Atlantean warriors battle for Atlantis in a power struggle who will win this two protagonists from DC and Marvel comics superheroes in a showdown in the ocean aquaman king of Atlantis vs Submariner prince of the oceans both from Atlantis who will be decide to win the main event at the open sea in the Atlantic Ocean to compete the main event the sport of champions to fight the greatest icons of DC & Marvel comics the fight begins.thanks for the information .from:Wayne