Warning: SPOILERS for Avengers #9
The Marvel Universe has a brand new menace to deal with within the type of one in every of its strongest heroes, Namor the Sub-Mariner. Like Magneto, Namor is known for working with the good guys and the bad guys, however as of Avengers #9, the Sub-Mariner has solidified his position as a serious villain by killing a former Avenger and forming a brand new staff of supervillains.
Within the early 1960s, each the Avengers and the Incredible 4 regarded Namor and his undersea kingdom, Atlantis, as a menace to the folks of Earth. Namor has repeatedly made makes an attempt to assault and conquer the floor world, however has by no means been in a position to succeed. Because the years handed, Namor’s ardour for struggle with people started to fade, inflicting him to be seen as extra of an ally than an enemy. Nevertheless, resulting from his historical past, many within the Marvel Universe have but to fully settle for Namor.
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The most recent story arc within the pages of The Avengers sees Namor go on the warpath once more after a few of his individuals are killed by Roxxon Energy Corporation. Namor goes head-to-head with the Avengers, murders former Avenger Stingray in chilly blood, and recruits a brand new staff of villains. Namor declares the group “The Defenders of the Deep.” The brand new staff consists of quite a few characters from Namor the Sub-Mariner comics, together with Andromeda, Orka, Tiger Shark, and Piranha. As lots of the staff’s members have been in a position to go toe-to-toe with Namor up to now, the Defenders of the Deep might show to be a power to be reckoned with.
Namor, who’s also known as “The Savage Sub-Mariner”, has a repute for ruthlessness in battle, however the character takes that repute to a brand new degree when he murders Stingray with out regret. If Namor has actually deserted his rules, he might turn into extra harmful than ever, particularly because it was his conscience that stored him from going too far up to now.
Throughout his combat with the Avengers, Namor is ready to fend off the assaults of Thor, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Ghost Rider and She-Hulk with out a lot problem. Thor notices that Namor is far stronger than earlier than, which is unhealthy information for the Avengers—and the Marvel Universe. Below regular circumstances, Namor is in the identical class of energy as powerhouses like Thor, Hulk, and Hercules. With this new improve, the Avengers might not have anybody who generally is a bodily match for the Avenging Son. As for the supply of Namor’s newfound energy, that thriller has but to be explored.
Namor’s battle with the Avengers will proceed within the landmark situation, Avengers #700.
Avengers #9 is on sale now from Marvel Comics.