King In Black: Namor #1

Event\Storyline: King in Black Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Ben Dewey, Jonas Scharf Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 9, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 12
7.7Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

Spinning out of the KING IN BLACK epic comes a dark, chilling story of the birth of Atlantis's greatest villains. The players: Namor, Lady Dorma of Atlantis, the outsider Attuma - all still in their teen years - and The Swift Riders, the Atlantean Empire's greatest heroes. It begins with alliances and possibility, as Attuma's people may join the Empire...but what lies ahead is tragedy, betrayal, and the unleashing of dangerous, deadly magics. A deep dive into Marvel history...and the birth of a threat that will only grow in menace across time.
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Dec 9, 2020

    Let's have more of Namor with this creative team with such strong concepts surfacing even beneath the weight of being a tie-in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Dec 9, 2020

    King in Black: Namor #1 is a great tie-in comic because it doesnt feel like one. Whilst the Swift Tide is a part of the event as a whole, it is seamlessly connected to the underwater universe that Namor occupies. It may not be incredibly interesting to readers that have latched on because they want to complete the crossover reading list, but hardcore Marvel fans will enjoy the insight into the life of one of the publishers oldest characters. While this issue was fun and light, it is clear that something darker is around the corner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Dec 9, 2020

    A really fun book that is exactly what you'd expect from Kurt Busiek. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 9, 2020

    King in Black: Namor #1 isn't a bad comic but it also doesn't feel like much of a tie-in. That will hopefully come later. As a mini-series on its own, it's a good start with some interesting aspects to build off of. This will be an event mini-series that we'll likely have to judge on the whole than individual parts. But, as a single issue it unfortunately falls a bit short. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Spacey Medicine Apr 16, 2021

    oh okay uh good for these little fish kids I guess.

  • 9.0
    dmpalamar1 Jan 12, 2021

    As a lifelong Namor the SunMariner fan (Pronounced Sub Mariner and not SubMareener) I have been thrilled with this King In Black tie in. The past connections with Krang, Attuma, Lady Dorma are all very well thought out and I LOVE the underwater artwork. Yes - the tie in to King In Black with the Oil Slick Villains is only hinted at in the beginning but I expect this to develop more as we go. I am very excited to see more. :)

  • 8.0
    Psycamorean Dec 11, 2020

    Not much of a King in Black tie-in (yet), but this was a deep dive into continuity and that was fun for me. Not sure how other people will react to it.

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 23, 2021

    Namor thinks back to a bright (for now) teenage adventure. He and Attuma, promising princelings, are sent on an epic quest with the Swift Tide, the premier ocean heroes of the day. How does it tie into the King in Black? Who knows, so far! The art is retro in a good way, the script … not quite as good-retro. Mr. Busiek gets a little too deep into his "exposition-soaked Bronze Age author" character. It's still a good comic if you like retro, and I'm optimistic about the event ties firming up in the future.

  • 2.0
    the_comic_book_club Dec 15, 2020

    King in Black: Namor
    Issue: 1
    “In the Depths”

    Publisher: Marvel @marvel
    Writer: Kurt Busiek @kdbusiek
    Artist: Benjamin Dewey @benjamindewey
    Colors: Tríona Farrell
    Letters: Joe Caramagna @joecaramagna
    Cover: Cory Smith @corysmithart & David Curiel @davcuriel

    Many years ago, a young Prince Namor finds himself in awe of the protectors of Atlantis, the Swift Tide. Namor, along with fellow prince, Attuma, rise at the opportunity to aid them in battle. In a kind gesture of thanks, the two are chosen to join the Swift Tide on a mission to retrieve a dark relic known as the Unforgotten Stone.

    Not what I was hoping for. I am a huge Namor fan, but I found myself really not cari more

  • 8.5
    Wolf Warner Dec 9, 2020

  • 7.5
    tonpas1989 Dec 9, 2020

  • 7.5
    Radar Dec 15, 2020

  • 7.5
    Pantheon36 Dec 17, 2020

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Jan 17, 2021

  • 6.5
    Adsun22 Dec 9, 2020

  • 6.0
    Jon Comics Apr 26, 2021

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