Christopher Cantwell announced on Twitter that he is doing a passion project with Pasqual Ferry, a five issue mini-series called Namor the Sub-Mariner Conquered Shores.
This is a very, very special thing: I’m getting to do a Namor the Sub-Mariner comic. This is the first idea I ever blind pitched to Marvel and I’m thrilled that they said yes.
The story takes place 100 years into the future on a mostly flooded Earth. Namor rules the world… but in his twilight years he reflects on a mercurial life, how his friends were often also foes, and how so much of the world he knew—and railed against—has vanished. A seasoned, wiser Namor now sets out on a mission of aid and mercy—to save remaining humans on the surface.
True to what I’ve done in the past, the supporting cast will surprise you, and pull from Marvel’s deeper past chapters. I love Bill Everett’s creation SO much, and of course he goes hand in hand with Carl Burgos’ creation I also hold dear… the Human Torch.
So in a way, NAMOR: CONQUERED SHORES builds upon the first war of Marvel heroes in the Golden Age… and answers it with a rematch perched at the end of humankind itself. This book is basically my love letter to Marvel Comics itself.
I drew from Everett, Burgos, Byrne, and even Morrison’s 1 2 3 4. And @PasqualFerry is giving you a take on an unrecognizable future brimming with echoes and ghosts of yesterday that is breathtaking. More soon, and I hope you love this book as much as I’ve loved writing it!
Source: Cantwell Twitter