Synopsis for “The End of the Quest”
Continued from last issue….
The Sub-Mariner hold the nearly lifeless Lady Dorma in his hands ready to defend her from the army of Faceless Ones that now approach him. Just before he thinks they are about to attack, they suddenly stop and Namor is visited by the spirit of Neptune. He tells Namor that he had forsook his task of claiming Neptune’s Trident the key to reclaiming Atlantis from Warlord Krang. However, when Namor explained that he did it to rescue the life of Lady Dorma, Neptune is touched that the Sub-Mariner gave up his quest for the love of another and deems him worthy of the Trident. Vashti the elder watches as the Faceless Ones suddenly disappear and Namor is bequeathed the Trident of Neptune.
Revealing himself to Namor, Vashti praises the Sub-Mariner on his success and tells the true prince of Atlantis what is transpiring in his oppressed nation. With not a moment to lose, Namor swims off toward home in hope of reviving Lady Dorma to health with a Revitalizer Ray, with Vashti trailing behind carrying his trident.
Arriving outside Atlantis quickly, Namor’s superior swimming skills allow him to dodge the guards ray blasts and smash through the main gates. Once within the kingdom’s walls, Namor is attacked by Krang’s robot-tank however Namor makes short work of it. Taking Dorma’s unconscious body to the medical facilities he preps he from the Revitalizer Ray. Krang in an attempt to stop Namor from saving his lover’s life attempts to short circuit the device, however Namor spots him and, having Vashti toss him his trident, pins Krang’s hand with it.
Finally face to face with his foe, Namor prepares for the final battle. This story is continued next issue…