Synopsis for “Escape…to Nowhere!”
Continued from last issue…
Namor is trapped by a giant killer squid that is protecting the cave that has the first clue to Neptune’s Trident. With nothing else to defend himself, he uses the clue, a shell with Neptune’s mark, to slay the creature. With the monster dead, Neptune’s spirit appears before the Sub-Mariner and congratulates him for passing the first test. The spirit tells Namor that he will have to travel to the Forbidden Depths in order to find the next clue to the Trident’s location.
Boring his way out of the cavern, Namor is attacked by minions of Warlord Krang in an attempt to kill Namor. The Sub-Mariner easily defeats them and swims off to his next location. Monitoring this from afar is Krang who is furious but has not given up destroying Namor. Lady Dorma, his helpless prisoner vows that if Namor dies her heart will die with him as she truly loves him.
As the Sub-Mariner approaches the Forbidden Sea he sense that he is being followed. Turning, he finds an elderly Atlantean who pledges allegiance to Namor despite the fact that Krang has usurped the throne. The Sub-Mariner is touched and thanks the ancient one for his faith in him, resuming his quest. While, back in Atlantis, Lady Dorma is consumed with guilt — if she allows Krang to marry her she could be queen, but she is in love with Namor who refuses her advances. With Krang in full control he begins ruling Atlantis as a dictator, demanding high taxes and having his minions kill whoever opposes him.
Namor meanwhile arrives at the Forbidden Sea and and faces his next challenge: The Seaweed Man, a creature made entirely out of seaweed. Namor’s initial attack appears to have no effect on the creature who then begins to impose its strength on him.
This story is continued next issue…