Update 1/31/11: The prizes have all gone out except for Cameron Rogers'. Send me your mailing address, Cameron, and I'll get it right out to you.
To recap: I offered to give away two copies of NAMOR: THE FIRST MUTANT #5 to the people who could tell me, in 50 words or less, why they like Marvel’s underwater mutant. It took me longer than I expected to pick the winners…because the entries were all great.
So I decided to dig deep and give away FOUR copies instead of two. Here are the winning entries:
Kieran Maddy Wisser had a great take on Namor: “I'll be Frank, I like Namor because I'm a big fat nerd from Hawaii who likes the character because he's my two favorite things in one -- he's from Atlantis, my favorite mythical city, and so much of his character involves science and mysticism, usually in a way that keeps you wondering how they thought of this guy! He's not a particularly unique character, but he still stands out from the crowd of other water/fluid based superheroes and villains. Thank you for reading this message, and good luck!”
Rob Gorman won over this Jersey boy by saying: “I like Namor because he is the king of his domain (kind of like I & a lot of others feel). Also, I like that I have heard various pronunciations of the word Mariner over the years (my favorite being from stan lee in the history of marvel comics documentary). Finally, the fact that he went after sue richards reminds me of the Situation from Jersey Shore. lol!”
(Mariner’s too hard to pronounce. That’s why we went with Mutant.)
Leila Mae Moghimzadeh proved what I’ve always known: Namor’s got a lot of female fans out there. “After seeing some fan-girl spam posts on Namor, I couldn’t stop. His punch-in-the-face egotism and blunt remarks are some of my favorites. I also enjoy his romantic interest in Sue Richards. Nothing intimate will ever happen except in a “What If…” circumstance, but that’s what I enjoy about it.”
And Cameron “Battlechop” Rogers had the most inspiring story of all: “Subby's been my fave for the better part of 35 years and oddly enough, he was probably one of the subconscious reasons I got into submarines when I joined the Navy! A mutant anti-hero with a bad attitude in an age of square-jawed do-gooders; what's not to like? Plus, there's something to be said for a dude in a Speedo who can duke it out with the Hulk and occasionally come out the winner!”
There sure is, Cameron. Thanks.
Honorable mentions to go: Alex Hopf, David Vey, Lawrence Woods, and Dale Walker, who gets extra points for mentioning the film “Goldie and the Boxer.”
All four winners will receive NAMOR #5, plus a little extra or two from my comp pile. Congrats!
And just so we all don’t forget: on sale tomorrow, January 26th…
NAMOR: THE FIRST MUTANT #6. Namor Goes to Hell, Part One!