Namor: Conquered Shores #1

Writer: Christopher Cantwell Artist: Pasqual Ferry Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 12, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 19
8.3Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

A century into the future, not much land remains on Earth. A combination of a worsening climate and a devastating war with the Kree has left the surface of the planet mostly inhospitable, with an ever-dwindling population of air-breathers and a profound lack of super heroes to protect them. Enter NAMOR, who these many years on is no longer King of Atlantis...but ruler of the entire world.
Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Oct 12, 2022

    Namor the Sub-Mariner Conquered Shores #1 is a mature and solemn exploration of a destroyed world. Cantwell is terrifically emotive in his writing, able to brilliantly convey the bleakness of the situation. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Oct 12, 2022

    To put it briefly, Ferry and Cantwell are giving readers Namor in his purest form and this first issue is an absolute gem. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Oct 13, 2022

    With a story mixing elements from films, other comics, and literature, we get to see a dystopian future that bleeds these themes and situations, giving us a beautiful, effervescent world about a man whos not sure what else he has to offer, now that hes no longer king. Its been too long since weve had a writer scratch whats under Namors surface, and give us something else than an arrogant monarch, ready to fight to the death to anyone who crossed his path. I only wish this was set in the current era to give Namor some much needed pathos. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Nov 6, 2022

    Overall, Namor: The Sub-Mariner Conquered Shores #1 is an intense story that will remind many of DMZ but set in a sunken future. The story by Cantwell is astounding. The art by the creative team is marvelous. Altogether, a more than worthy addition to this complex antagonist who will soon see screen time . Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 12, 2022

    Ferry delivers some impressive and visually engaging visuals throughout the issue and I love not only the atmosphere of the story, but also the visuals of an aging Steve and Luke. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Oct 16, 2022

    All in all, Conquered Shores #1 is an interesting dystopian story illustrating the simple fact that getting what you always wanted isn't always fulfilling plus it features gorgeous, at times haunting visuals from Pasqual Ferry and Hollingsworth and real world parallels to climate change and inequality. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 19, 2022

    The concept here is pretty strong and I like taking a look into what's basically a what-if future because it's another one of those reasonable ways to view it. Atlantis at this stage looks pretty good but you know there will be dark secrets and hidden agendas revealed. I'm naturally curious about what happened to those that left but I hope it's not touched upon much. I'm weirdly glad that Cap is here but I wish that none of those from the age of heroes stuck around for this just to give Namor that chance to deal with the world as is without the lingering of the past. Time marches on but some things are clung to. Regardless, I'm all-in to check out more of this as it's a pretty strong opening shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Oct 12, 2022

    Namor: Conquered Shores #1 provides a new dystopian future similar to that resembled by the Hulk in Maestro but with a Kevin Costner Waterworld twist. Cantwell spends the majority of this first issue ushering in the lay of the land and catching all fans up on the whereabouts of the current climate within the book. It's that foundation that helps fans quickly become grounded in this new future. However, it does take away the suspense and action that could have been birthed in this first installment of Namor: Conquered Shores. What I see more than anything else is the sheer potential that this series has. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Oct 13, 2022

    Namor the Sub-Mariner #1 brims with gorgeous artwork and an impressive amount of world-building to set the stage for Namor's journey. Unfortunately, the issue is all stage dressing and no substance beyond the world-building, so you're never given a reason to come back to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Oct 19, 2022

    Worth looking at if you are a fan of this character and want to see him have his own story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 12, 2022

    Namor the Sub-Mariner #1 will grab your interest if you're interested in sci-fi tales of dystopian futures and how we as a people survive them. There's a clear connection from this story to our own reality that's worth exploring, although Namor isn't as interesting as you might think right out of the gate. Still, there are enough pieces here to come back and see if Namor will do something with himself rather than watch the world crumble before his eyes. Read Full Review

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