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How Was Namor Cured From Having to Wear His Special Suit?

After a few issues of Super-Villain Team-Up, Steve Englehart took over the series with #5 (art by Herb Trimpe and Don Perlin) and Namor showed up at the Fantastic Four's home again once more dying...

It turned out that Doom had blasted Namor with a ray that broke the suit...

But Reed found out the real truth. The suit was fine, Doom had just altered Namor's cellular structure so that he didn't need the suit, but he WOULD need a special antidote from Doom or he would die...

So that's how Namor served Doom for a little bit.

Finally, in Super-Villain Team-Up #9 (by Bill Mantlo, Jim Shooter and Sal Trapani), Namor received the antidote and he was cured...

So he was back to his normal self again (he eventually left the book entirely).

Okay, folks, there are tons of examples of major changes being made to characters, seemingly "forever," that were then reversed, so feel to write in with suggestions for future editions of this column to brianc@cbr.com!

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