SUB-MARINER COMICS

Publishers: TIMELY COMICS / ATLAS
Dates: 1 Spring 1941-23 Summer 1947; 24 Winter 1947-31 Apr 1949; 32 Jul 1949; 33 Apr 1954-42 Oct 1955
Issues: CLICK HERE to view issues, super-size cover images and values in 9 grades

All Non Distributed in the UK at the time. Some terrific war propaganda covers.

Namor the Sub-Mariner (Namor McKenzie) was created by writer-artist Bill Everett for Funnies Inc., one of the first "packagers" in the early days of comic books that supplied comics on demand to publishers looking to enter the new medium. Initially created for the unreleased comic Motion Picture Funnies Weekly, the Sub-Mariner first appeared publicly in Marvel Comics #1 (Oct. 1939) – the first comic book from Timely Comics, the 1930s–1940s predecessor of the company Marvel Comics. During that period, known to historians and fans as the Golden Age of Comic Books, the Sub-Mariner was one of Timely's top three characters, along with Captain America and the original Human Torch. Everett said the character's name was inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". Everett came up with "Namor" by writing down noble sounding names backwards and thought Roman/Namor looked the best.

Total value for all issues of this title listed:

Condition

PR
1.0
FR
1.5
GD
2.0
VG
4.0
FN
6.0
VF
8.0
VF/NM
9.0
NM-
9.2
NM
9.4
MINT
10.0
Issues 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42
Total £ 4,690 8,930 13,170 26,850 41,500 89,830 169,810 232,070 278,530 Total title value in pounds in UK markets
Total $ 5,860 11,160 16,470 33,560 51,880 112,290 212,260 290,090 348,170 Total title value in dollars in US markets

Note: some PR issues may have no value. Selected issues in FN, VF or VF/NM may not exist in some titles.