Spoilers ahead for Squadron Supreme #1.
The team of the new Squadron Supreme series debuting December 16 blame Namor for the extinction of their worlds in the "Time Runs Out" build-up to Secret Wars. And now with their worlds dead and these heroes a refugee team in the main Marvel universe, they're looking for revenge -- and getting it.
Series writer James Robinson has confirmed in an interview with ComicBook that Namor will die at the hands of the team in the first issue, still one month away. This should come as no surprise for those who paid attention to the cover of Squadron Supreme #2, which shows team leader Hyperion holding Namor's head.
"It was a combination of a couple of things," said Robinson. "One, it speaks of Squadron Supreme's mission statement. Which is that they really are this hard-line group that will not put up with anything or anybody who will detract work. And also, it was kind based on the fact that Namor destroyed Doctor Spectrum's world."
"And was basically in the last few years Namor has crossed the line from an anti-hero to something a little bit darker. I mean we’ve seen absolutely no remorse whatsoever from him lately," Robinson continued.
So there you have it. Say goodbye to one of Marvel's very first characters - for now, at least.
Squadron Supreme #1 hits shelves December 16.