(September 1974)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Published 8 times a year.
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Panic at the Earth's Core! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sal Buscema; John Romita (alterations)
Inks:
Frank Giacoa; Mike Esposito; John Romita (alterations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Blob; Unus]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Updated credits by Nick Caputo, Feb 2011; Marvel Comics index #3 lists Sal Buscema as penciler and inker.

Panic Beneath the Earth! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (layouts); Klaus Janson (finished art)
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Pennysworth; Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Mastermind; Unus; Blob; Lorelei]; Avengers [Vision; Thor; Captain America [Steve Rogers]] (in flasback); Alpha the Ultimate Mutant
Synopsis:
The Defenders battle against the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. During the battle Magneto finishes his creation of Alpha the Ultimate Mutant.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Nighthawk gets a new uniform; Comet Kohoutek upsets the balance of magnetic forces so Magneto freed himself

["Dear Roy, Stan, Sal, and Len, I have just..."] (Table of Contents)

Defenders Dialogue / letters page / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
{various} (illustrations)
Inks:
{various} (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Mark Del Vecchio, Brian Richards, Ed Farbarik, Mike Cruden and Michael Verderosa.
Also contains a Marvel Value Stamp, Series A #8 (Captain America).
Placed between pages 11 and 12 of the main sequence.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Panic at the Earth's Core!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. Panic Beneath the Earth!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. ["Dear Roy, Stan, Sal, and Len, I have just..."]
    Defenders Dialogue
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Kauldi Gilibert
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Robert Wood
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Carl Gafford
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ramon Schenk