(This review may contain spoilers).
I finally managed to tackle another of the books from my graphic novel collection. Fortunately, I do seem to get through comic books faster than novels (or novellas).
Namor was yet another superhero I had no idea about until I started in on this graphic novel collection. I found him a little bit irritating in his appearances in the other books I saw him in, like Captain America’s, but it was interesting to see him in some of his own comics.
I did notice that Namor seemed to be a bit more enamored of the ladies than many of his counterparts. It seemed a bit strange, considering his apparent disdain for most of humanity, but I do notice that a lot of the male superheroes especially seem to have chivalrous natures.
It was interesting to see some of the other superheroes in this and how Namor interacted with them. I liked the artwork and it was also cool to see a bit about Namor’s past… though it was a case of one of the other characters telling Namor about his own past.
I did find there was quite a bit of tension in the comics contained in this collection and it was good that they were all inter-connected, though it would have been interesting to see the different styles of artwork.
Namor’s fluctuation between calm and having a temper was quite interesting, too, and something that I would have liked to see a bit more of. I didn’t actually realise how he could fly until it was stated outright in the comics, I have to say. The ankle wings didn’t draw my attention the way they could have done.
It was also interesting to read about Namor’s origins and how he changes between hero and anti-hero. I would have also liked to see more of him with the other team that he was originally a part of. His loss of memory was quite intriguing and something I would have liked to see come into play more.
I’m not sure I’d read more comic books that centre on Namor as a character, but I wouldn’t mind seeing him in some of the other comic books and see how he interacts with other heroes in the Marvel universe.