(March 2002)

Marvel, 2002 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
14.95 USD
Pages:
132
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
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Brand:
?
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
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Editing:
Jeff Youngquist; Joe Quesada (editor in chief) (collected edition)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Trade Paperback

Issue Notes

This volume reprints Avengers #115-118 (1963 series) and Defenders #8-11 (1972 series).


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Avengers; Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carlos Pacheco
Inks:
Jesus Merino
Colors:
Angelo Tsang of UDON
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dormammu; Loki; Defenders [Sub-Mariner; Hulk; Dr. Strange]; Avengers [Iron Man; Thor; Captain America]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Avengers; Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Romita (Avengers #115); Sal Buscema (Defenders #8)
Inks:
Mike Esposito (Avengers #115); Sal Buscema (Defenders #8)
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza (Avengers #115 and Defenders #8)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
(Avengers #115): Scarlet Witch; Thor; Iron Man; Captain America; a Troll King; (Defenders #8): Dr. Strange; Silver Surfer; Hawkeye; Valkyrie; Red Ghost
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Prologue (Table of Contents)

Dormammu; Loki / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Jean Izzo
Editing:
Roy Thomas

Characters:
Dormammu; Loki
Synopsis:
Following a battle with Thor, Dormammu brings a blind Loki to his dimension, where he tells the Prince of Lies his new scheme for conquering the earth. The plan will take both of their abilities and cunning to pull off. Loki then agrees to aid him.
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Deception (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Charlotte Jetter
Letters:
Petra Goldberg
Editing:
Roy Thomas

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Dr. Strange; Hulk; Sub-Mariner; Silver Surfer; Valkyrie; Hawkeye]; Black Knight (as a statue); Dormammu; Loki
Synopsis:
Dr. Strange contacts the soul of the Black Knight, but the message is diverted and re-worded by the magicks of Dormammu and Loki, who want the Defenders to gather the pieces of the Evil Eye --a powerful weapon thought long destroyed-- for them.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Surfer; Vision; Scarlet Witch
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Chapter 2: Betrayal (Table of Contents)

Avengers / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Petra Goldberg
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Roy Thomas

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Avengers [Captain America; Iron Man; Thor; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Black Panther; Swordsman; Mantis]; Wong; Dormammu; Loki; Defenders [Dr. Strange; Hulk; Sub-Mariner; Silver Surfer; Valkyrie; Hawkeye]; Flashback cameos: Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Prester John; Wyatt Wingfoot
Synopsis:
As the Avengers try to contact Dr. Strange about the Black Knight, they are rebuffed three times. Using his magic, Dr. Strange determines where the six pieces of the Evil Eye are located, and the Defenders take flight to get them. Fearing Asgard might come to harm due to Dormammu’s plan, Loki then contacts the Avengers and informs them of the Defenders’ goal, leaving out his and Dormammu’s role in the game. The Avengers then split up to stop the Defenders.
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Silver Surfer vs. Vision and the Scarlet Witch Chapter 3 (Table of Contents)

Avengers / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Petra Goldberg
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Roy Thomas

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Surfer; Vision; Scarlet Witch
Synopsis:
On the island of Rurutu, the Silver Surfer searches for the Evil Eye piece in a near-by volcano. He accidentally triggers an eruption as the Avengers quinjet flies by, harming Wanda. The Vision takes the fight to the Surfer, enraged by Wanda’s injuries. The Surfer takes the Eye piece and speeds off to warn Dr. Strange and the other Defenders about the Avengers.
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Indexer Notes

Rurutu is where the Vision and Scarlet Witch will spend their honeymoon after they are married in Giant-Size Avengers #4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sal Busecma
Inks:
Sal Busecma
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk; Sub-Mariner; Dr. Strange; Hawkeye; Iron Man
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Divide… and Conquer Chapter 4 (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Petra Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Roy Thomas

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Surfer; Dr. Strange; the Black Knight (as a statue); Loki; the Avengers [Captain America; Iron Man; Thor; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Black Panther; Swordsman; Mantis]
Synopsis:
The Silver Surfer informs Dr. Strange of the Avengers’ quest to stop the Defenders. Dr. Strange uses his magic and finds the Avengers have been tainted by Loki and the Swordsman. As Dr. Strange warns the Defenders to the Avengers’ threat, the Vision and Scarlet Witch radio the other Avengers to warn them of the Defenders’ potential savagery.
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Iron Man vs. Hawkeye Chapter 5 (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Petra Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Roy Thomas

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man; Hawkeye; Valkyrie; Dr. Strange
Synopsis:
After taking in Dr. Strange’s warning and kissing Valkyrie-- against her will--, it’s the Battling Bowman vs. the Golden Avenger in Monterey, Mexico. Due to a combination of cunning, skill and luck, Hawkeye gets away with the Eye piece.
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Dr. Strange vs. The Black Panther and Mantis Chapter 6 (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Frank McLaughlin
Colors:
Petra Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Roy Thomas

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; The Black Panther; Mantis
Synopsis:
Over a farm in Indiana, Dr. Strange locates his piece of the Eye, and tries to be off without physical violence but is continually thwarted by Mantis and the Black Panther . Finally, he unleashes a small portion of his power to take out the two Avengers.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner; Captain America; Sunfire; (vignettes): Black Panther; Scarlet Witch; Vision; Thor; Iron Man
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Holocaust (Table of Contents)

Loki; Dormammu / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Petra Goldberg
Letters:
June Braverman
Editing:
Roy Thomas

Characters:
Loki; Dormammu; (cameos):Silver Surfer; Scarlet Witch; Vision; Mantis; Black Panther; Dr. Strange; Iron Man; Hawkeye
Synopsis:
Dormammu suddenly realizes the Avengers are attempting to thwart his plans by defeating the Defenders, and Loki fears his betrayal of the Dark Lord.
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Swordsman vs. Valkyrie Chapter 7 (Table of Contents)

Avengers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Petra Goldberg
Letters:
June Braverman
Editing:
Roy Thomas

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Swordsman; Valkyrie
Synopsis:
It's steel versus steel as the Swordsman and the Valkyrie duel in a Nazi castle in Bolivia for a piece of the Evil Eye.
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Captain America vs. Sub-Mariner Chapter 8 (Table of Contents)

Avengers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Petra Goldberg
Letters:
June Braverman
Editing:
Roy Thomas

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Sub-Mariner ; Sunfire; (flashbacks): Dr. Strange; Black Knight (as a statue)
Synopsis:
It's World War II all over again as Captain America and the Sub-Mariner battle for the Eye in Japan. However, Sunfire, Japan's protector, takes a grim view of the two heroes battling in his land and takes the Eye for himself. Cap and Namor are then forced into a truce to get the Eye back and find they may have been deceived into fighting.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
John Romita
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk; Thor; (vignettes): Hulk; Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner; Valkyrie; Silver Surfer; Hawkeye
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Breakthrough! Chapter 9 (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Frank Bolle
Colors:
Petra Goldberg
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski
Editing:
Roy Thomas

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Hulk; cameos: the Avengers [Captain America; Iron Man; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Black Panther; Swordsman; Mantis]; cameos: the Defenders [Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner; Valkyrie; Silver Surfer; Hawkeye]
Synopsis:
It’s the Hulk versus Thor in a no-holds barred fight that threatens to destroy Los Angeles until the battle is stopped-- by the Avengers and the Defenders united together.
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United We Stand! Chapter 10 (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Frank Bolle
Colors:
Petra Goldberg
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski
Editing:
Roy Thomas

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Avengers [Captain America; Iron Man; Thor; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Black Panther; Swordsman; Mantis]; the Defenders [Hulk; Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner; Valkyrie; Silver Surfer; Hawkeye]; Asti, the All-Seeing; Dormmamu
Synopsis:
As the Sub-Mariner arrives with his piece of the Eye to Dr. Strange’s home, he brings visitors with him: the Avengers. Before a new battle breaks out, the two teams talk to each other and realize they been manipulated. They then journey to Los Angeles to stop Hulk and Thor’s battle. As they assemble the six pieces of the Eye, it is taken by Asti, a servant of Dormammu. Suddenly the Earth changes, humans begin to turn to monsters, and Dormammu lays claim to Earth. Only the Avengers and the Defenders together can stop him.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Avengers; Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Brown (Avengers #118); Sal Buscema (Defenders #11)
Inks:
John Romita (Avengers #118); Sal Buscema (Defenders #11)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
(Avengers #118): Dormammu; Loki; the Avengers [Captain America; Iron Man; Thor; Scarlet Witch]; the Defenders [Hulk; Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner; Valkyrie]; (Defenders #11): [Dr. Strange; Hulk; Sub-Mariner; Silver Surfer]
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To the Death! (Table of Contents)

Avengers / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Mike Esposito; Frank Giacoia
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski
Editing:
Roy Thomas

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Loki; Dormammu; the Avengers [Captain America; Iron Man; Thor; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Black Panther; Swordsman; Mantis]; the Defenders [Hulk; Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner; Valkyrie; Silver Surfer; Hawkeye]; cameos: Nick Fury; SHIELD; Countess Valentina Allegro De Fontaine; Dum-Dum Dugan; The Watcher; The Mindless Ones; The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch; Thing; Medusa]; Spider-Man; Inhumans [Black Bolt; Gorgon; Triton];Luke Cage; Ka-Zar; Zabu; Ghost Rider; Man-Thing; Dr, Doom; Dracula; Adam Warlock; Thanos
Synopsis:
It’s all-out war as the combined teams of the Avengers and the Defenders take the battle to Dormammu’s dimension. The threat of Dormammu is felt all over the Earth, as more of humanity is transformed into monsters, with Earth’s other heroes barely holding their own. The Avengers and the Defenders must succeed in defeating Dormammu quickly before the changes on Earth become permanent.
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Indexer Notes

Although not named, this is chapter 11.

A Dark and Stormy Knight Chapter 12 (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Frank Bolle
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski
Editing:
Roy Thomas

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Defenders [Hulk; Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner; Valkyrie; Silver Surfer; Hawkeye]; the Black Knight; Mordred; King Richard; Prince John; Prester John; cameos: Loki; the Avengers [Captain America; Iron Man; Thor; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Black Panther; Swordsman; Mantis]; Nick Fury; SHIELD
Synopsis:
Using the Evil Eye, the Defenders journey to the 12th century to the Crusades, and find the Black Knight among the living again. They join him for a battle against enlarged, mystically-created Gnomes. The Black Knight elects to stay in the past and the Defenders return to their proper time and go their own ways.
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Indexer Notes

This is the final chapter of the tale.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Avengers; Defenders
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Avengers; Defenders
  3. 2. Prologue
    Dormammu; Loki
  4. 3. Deception
    Defenders
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Avengers
  6. 5. Chapter 2: Betrayal
    Avengers
  7. 6. Silver Surfer vs. Vision and the Scarlet Witch Chapter 3
    Avengers
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Defenders
  9. 8. Divide… and Conquer Chapter 4
    Defenders
  10. 9. Iron Man vs. Hawkeye Chapter 5
    Defenders
  11. 10. Dr. Strange vs. The Black Panther and Mantis Chapter 6
    Defenders
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Avengers
  13. 12. Holocaust
    Loki; Dormammu
  14. 13. Swordsman vs. Valkyrie Chapter 7
    Avengers
  15. 14. Captain America vs. Sub-Mariner Chapter 8
    Avengers
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Defenders
  17. 16. Breakthrough! Chapter 9
    Defenders
  18. 17. United We Stand! Chapter 10
    Defenders
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Avengers; Defenders
  20. 19. To the Death!
    Avengers
  21. 20. A Dark and Stormy Knight Chapter 12
    Defenders
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