(July 1974)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane; John Romita (alterations)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia; John Romita (alterations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Danny Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover inker credits provided by Nick Caputo 3/28/07; Marvel Comics Index #3 lists Mike Esposito as inker. Silver Surfer figure added by John Romita.

The Way They Were! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Tony Isabella
Pencils:
Jim Starlin
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
Jim Starlin; Petra Goldberg
Letters:
Dave Hunt

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie]; Clea; Wong; Mister Rasputin
Synopsis:
Valkyrie learns the origins of the Hulk, Namor and Dr. Strange and the Defenders stop Rasputin.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Valkyrie calls Dr. Strange's house Defenders' Headquarters; 9 new pages spread around 3 reprints of Hulk, Sub-Mariner and Dr. Strange, and a 2 page splash pin-up

Banished to Outer Space (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (Brief Origin); Thunderbolt Ross; Rick Jones
Synopsis:
The military captures Rick and Ross convinces him that they need the Hulk to test a new experimental rocket for national security; Rick tricks the jade giant into the capsule but once it is shot into space, he realizes that Ross deceived him to get rid of his foe; Rick overrides the programming and returns the rocket to earth but not before Banner (he transformed back to his human form when the rocket came into view of the sun) is doused with further radiation; The Hulk is now unable to revert to his human form and is under Rick's control but only while Rick remains awake.
Reprints:

Bird of Prey! (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner; Princess Fen
Reprints:

To Catch a Magician! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Dennis O'Neil
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
occult; superhero
Characters:
Doctor Strange; Mr. Rasputin
Reprints:

Good Evening! This is the Eleventh-Hour Bullpen! (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Defenders [Sub-Mariner; Hulk; Dr. Strange]

Indexer Notes

Editorial

The Peerless Power of the Silver Surfer (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Surfer; Quasimodo
Reprints:

The Dynamic Defenders! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]]
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Defenders
  2. 1. The Way They Were!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. Banished to Outer Space
    Hulk
  4. 3. Bird of Prey!
    Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. To Catch a Magician!
    Dr. Strange
  6. 5. Good Evening! This is the Eleventh-Hour Bullpen!
  7. 6. The Peerless Power of the Silver Surfer
    Silver Surfer
  8. 7. The Dynamic Defenders!
    The Defenders
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Thompson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Robert Wood
  • Tony R. Rose