Fantastic Four (1961) #4
The Sub-Mariner has returned! Calling upon his mighty sea creature army, he will have his revenge on the human race. It’s up to the Fantastic Four to stop him. (Synopsis from Marvel.com)
Writer: Stan Lee
Illustrator: Jack Kirby
Published: May 1, 1962
Fantastic Four (1961) #4 features the return of Bill Everett’s character Namor, the Sub-Mariner as he fights the Fantastic Four. I had never heard of the Sub-Mariner when I picked up this issue. I wasn’t sure if I was going to need to know his background, but Lee did a good job of explaining what I needed to know so I wasn’t confused.
This one dragged a bit for me. There wasn’t as much action as I would have liked. A lot of time was spent on Johnny while the other three looked for him.
I heard this was a good issue, but I was slightly disappointed by this one. However, I really liked the graphics in this one. This was the first issue that the graphics themselves caught my attention.
I also liked the twist with Invisible Girl at the end. It was predictable, but I still enjoyed it. I also liked the development in the Human Torch’s powers.