Writer Chip Zdarsky
Artists Carlos Magno and Butch Guice
Color Artist Alex Guimaraes
Letterer VC’s Travis Lanham
Cover Butch Guice and Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Graphic Designer Carlos Lao
Publisher Marvel Comics
Namor, The Sub-Mariner, Prince of Atlantis, total bad-ass, needs a haircut. I leave books for a year, read my first issue of Invaders and I’m greeted by this unkempt, long-hard guitarist from the late 90’s rock-rap fad. Seriously, something needs to be done about this.
I’m more upset by Namors hair than I am about his recent heel-turn.
The missiles that Namor launched in the previous book have struck their target, a small town on the coast of Maine. Captain America and Iron Man spend most of the issue running to and fro trying to save the lives of civilians while arguing about taking out Namor.
The effects of the missiles, which were chemical in nature, were interesting. They turned their victims into water-breathers. The reason for that then becomes apparent as a giant wave comes into the town, enveloping it, and bringing an army of water-helmet wearing, strange-sword wielding, Atlantean soldiers, who were, pretty awesome.
The issue is interspersed by flash-backs to the invaders fighting in WW2 that illustrate just how horrified Namor would be by his current-day actions. That was some very good writing, I thought. Also, I might add, Namor looked as he should, with a nice clean haircut.
Besides Namors unkempt look, I enjoyed the book very much. The art is serviceable but I’m not a fan of its style or of the color palette, which seemed a little muted, or maybe toned down.