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    Default Bill Everett Appreciation



    A place to appreciate the under appreciated, but amazing Bill Everett!

    I'm a huge a Namor fan, so that was my introduction to Everett. I'm not as familiar with his other work, so I'm hoping other Everett fans will share their knowledge. I'll edit this post with shared information.
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    Blake Bell has written this great biography on Everett, and is collecting some of his other work in a few paperbacks. There's a CBR interview about this book here:

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?i...7&page=article

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    BIll Everett's left a great legacy for us to remember. Namor should be as popular as Superman and Batman were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetsubou View Post
    BIll Everett's left a great legacy for us to remember. Namor should be as popular as Superman and Batman were.
    Agreed 100%, especially since 2019 is not only Batman's 80th anniversary but also Prince Namor's, the very first Marvel!
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    The Brilliance of Bill Everettís Sub-Mariner, Marvelís Superman

    Bill Everett tribute for Marvel's 75th and Daredevil's 50th anniversaries (2014) by Stephen Sonneveld

    http://sequart.org/magazine/65474/th...%99s-superman/


    Will marvel comics do a Bill Everett tribute for Marvel's 80th and Daredevil's 55th anniversaries (2019)?
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    In the 70s he returned to writing and drawing Namor for about a year. I really enjoyed these issues, but the fan base was use to the Marvel style and did not appreciate it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetsubou View Post
    BIll Everett's left a great legacy for us to remember. Namor should be as popular as Superman and Batman were.
    Agreed! I've often wondered WHY this is not so? Chief Jon, another Namor fan here on CBR, wrote an cool essay on the how Namor is Marvel's Superman. You can read it here:

    http://www.marvel616politics.com/201...vels-superman/

    or here:

    http://community.comicbookresources....ll=1#post18908

    http://community.comicbookresources....ll=1#post18915



    Quote Originally Posted by Edhopper View Post
    In the 70s he returned to writing and drawing Namor for about a year. I really enjoyed these issues, but the fan base was use to the Marvel style and did not appreciate it.

    Sadly, you'd have to count me among that fanbase at that time. When I was a kid, I didn't appreciate Bill Everett's stories or art, but fortunately, I have grown older and wiser. Though, to be fair, Torg??? OTOH, I did love his introduction of Namorita and that Venus and Ares issue you posted, even as a kid.

    Also, IIRC, there were problems with the book coming out on time with Everett, back then, weren't there? I think he was already ill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rheged View Post
    Agreed! I've often wondered WHY this is not so? Chief Jon, another Namor fan here on CBR, wrote an cool essay on the how Namor is Marvel's Superman. You can read it here:

    http://www.marvel616politics.com/201...vels-superman/

    or here:

    http://community.comicbookresources....ll=1#post18908

    http://community.comicbookresources....ll=1#post18915





    Sadly, you'd have to count me among that fanbase at that time. When I was a kid, I didn't appreciate Bill Everett's stories or art, but fortunately, I have grown older and wiser. Though, to be fair, Torg??? OTOH, I did love his introduction of Namorita and that Venus and Ares issue you posted, even as a kid.

    Also, IIRC, there were problems with the book coming out on time with Everett, back then, weren't there? I think he was already ill.
    You might be right, but it still wasn't accepted well by the readers. As for Torg, any worse than some of the monsters periodically showing up in the Hulk or other books?

    Besides, Torg was kinda cute, and he did show up again.





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    Over the years I've come to appreciate the lushness of his work.

    I think the reason Subby isn't held as highly is because he flip flopped back and forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edhopper View Post
    You might be right, but it still wasn't accepted well by the readers. As for Torg, any worse than some of the monsters periodically showing up in the Hulk or other books?

    Besides, Torg was kinda cute, and he did show up again.




    Ha! I didn't realize someone else had used Torg!

    Well, I didn't care for the Hulk's book, either. Though I do like some of the old monsters, like Fin Fang Foom.

    Thanks for posting that page. While I didn't appreciate the character, I do appreciate the art. Everett work is gorgeous! Though now that I think about it, Namor ran into the another Snow King ...




    Quote Originally Posted by hondobrode View Post
    Over the years I've come to appreciate the lushness of his work.

    I think the reason Subby isn't held as highly is because he flip flopped back and forth.
    Excellent point. Lush is a great way to describe Everett's work.

    Perhaps, but Subby has flip flopped back and forth when he was hugely popular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rheged View Post


    A place to appreciate the under appreciated, but amazing Bill Everett!

    I'm a huge a Namor fan, so that was my introduction to Everett. I'm not as familiar with his other work, so I'm hoping other Everett fans will share their knowledge. I'll edit this post with shared information.
    Yes, I agree he was under appreciated, but amazing.
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    Alex Ross tribute to Bill Everett, creator of Prince Namor The Sub-Mariner

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    Default Happy 50th Anniversary "Daredevil battles Sub-Mariner!" - 1965-2015

    DAREDEVIL #7 April 1965

    Prince Namor creator Bill Everett
    Daredevil co-creator Bill Everett
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    From "Fire & Water" (which I received recently):


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    Anybody ever try the Everett Archives that got put out a few years ago? I've been interested in them for a while but haven't pulled the trigger yet.

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