Namor The Sub-Mariner (Namor McKenzie, Marvel Prime)

AKA:  Dr. G.W. Falton, “Subby”, Namor the First, Avenging Son, “Imperius Rex”, Rex, Joe Pierre, Lord of the Seven Seas, Emperor of the Deep, Phoenix, King Namor

Marvel’s first Anti-Hero, Namor the Sub-Mariner started life as part of Motion Picture Funnies Weekly in 1939. Created by Bill Everest, Namor is the son of an Atlantian princess and a human ship captain. He first came to fan when he attacked a US vessel, thinking they were attacking Atlantis, earning the wrath of the Original Human Torch. As the second World War loomed, he joined force with the Allies becoming part of The Original Invaders, with the Original Human Torch and Captain America. He disappeared after the war only to be found as a vagrant by Johnny Storm, the new Human Torch, who sent him back to the ocean where he regained his strength and attacked the surface.

He would go on to become a villain for a while before releasing that the surface world didn’t want to rule Atlantis. While he has been known to attack the surface, he only does so after they do something to his people. He has been a founding member of the Defenders also joining the Avengers, X-men and Illuminati.

He has had a few figures of the years with none really doing the character justice until the Walgreens Exclusive version. He is one of the few character that rarely changes his costumes only doing so when he is involved in a major story arc.


Made:

Classic

 

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Black Panther Wave Namor

  • Background:
    • This is the costume that Namor is most commonly know for. There has been some variants like when he has black or red trunk, but for the most part it usually remains the same.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • For this I recommend the more recent one. Hell, even if you want to build Ronan the Accuser, I would tell you not to buy that one. The Black Panther wave version is miles better. This is the one you need in your collection as it is his most iconic outfit.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. Just got updated.

Anti-Toxin

 

Recommend Figure: ToyBiz Marvel Legends Series 2 Namor the Sub-Mariner

  • Background:
    • When the toxin on the surface and underwater started to weaken Namor he took to wearing this outfit in order to retain his strenght
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • All in all, not as bad as the Ronan wave classic version, it is a bad figure. It’s not for everyone and this is a suit that has long been forgotten.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. Like I said it is a long forgotten suit which was only created to sell the failing book.

Illuminati

 

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Walgreens Exclusive Namor the Sub-Mariner

  • Background:
    • The most recent costume, this is the version that he most often seen wearing in modern comic. First appearing with the Illuminati team, he has gone one to make it his signature costume after the green trunks version.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If there is any Namor you have to have then it is this. This figure is perfect and truly captures the character of Namor. The only thing that can make it better is a green trunks version.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No this is a perfect figure.

Needs

Below is a gallery of costumes that still need to be made. Click on the image to see chances of it being made. Please note that this is my personal opinion and not fact.

 

 

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