The plot is a somewhat standard affair, with a sidekick being kidnapped to lure the hero into a trap. But Robinson's command of the characters and dry humor do much to liven the proceedings up. Robinson further accomplishes the impossible by doing something I can't recall any writer ever doing - getting into the head of Namor in a way that makes the Prince of Atlantis sympathetic, painting him as a conflicted man who is nevertheless loyal to his few friends.
Steve Pugh's artwork is, as always, excellent. Pugh is one of the best choreographers in the business and the book's action sequences are involved without being cluttered. His panel layouts are also interesting with the differing thickness of the panel outlines subtly accenting key moments.