The Defenders #15 [Regular Edition]
(September 1974)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Published 8 times a year.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
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:
The 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:
The Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Pennysworth; Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Mastermind; Unus; Blob; Lorelei]; The Avengers [Vision; Thor; Captain America [Steve Rogers]] (in flashback); 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.

Mighty Marvel Becomes Electrified, Hyborianized, and Ape-ified! (Table of Contents)

Bullpen Bulletins / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed); ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing
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Series Information
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
  4. 3. Mighty Marvel Becomes Electrified, Hyborianized, and Ape-ified!
    Bullpen Bulletins
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Darci
  • 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