Remember when the Sub-Mariner Beat up the Creature from the Black Lagoon?

Me neither, but that is because it happened in 1954 and it was not an authentic “Creature”, but was instead an often paunchy seeming “look-alike”. Still it is enough to fuel my Marvel/Universal Monsters crossover fantasies for years to come. Here are two panels featuring the two facing off, they are from Sub-Mariner #35 (story by Bill Everett).

Watch Namor sock the creature!


[via] Monster Kid Classic Horror Forum


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One thought on “Remember when the Sub-Mariner Beat up the Creature from the Black Lagoon?

  1. Atari Adventure Square says:

    There’s missing dialogue in those panels.
    “Put that nitro down, or I’ll…
    …splash you with life-giving water your species requires for survival!”

    and possibly:
    “Namor! NAMOR! What…
    …are you doing!? That’s the plumber Aquaman sent us to repair the half-finned mess you made of our hot water heater!”

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