(January 1975)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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

Issue Notes

Letters page replies by Steve Gerber.


When the Grandmaster plays-- the prize is Earth! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ron Wilson
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Danny Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie (Inset only)]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Grandmaster; Takkor; Teju; Chiroptera
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wilson cover penciler credit provided 2006 by Nick Caputo. Marvel Comics Index #3 lists Gil Kane as penciler & Mike Esposito as inker.

Games Godlings Play! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber (script, plot); Jim Starlin (plot); Len Wein (plot)
Pencils:
Jim Starlin (layouts); Dan Adkins (finished art); Don Newton (finished art); Jim Mooney (finished art)
Inks:
Dan Adkins (pages 1-7, 10-11, 22-27, 43); Don Newton (pages 14-19, 31-36, 38); Jim Mooney (pages 8-9, 30, 37, 39, 44)
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Grandmaster; Kang (in flashback); Avengers [Goliath; Iron Man; Captain America; Thor] (in flashback); Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Dr. Spectrum; Whizzer; Nighthawk] (in flashback); Dr. Doom (in flashback); Nick Fury (in flashback); Prime Mover; Aragorn; Takkor; Grott, the Man-Slayer; Korvac (introduction); Chiroptera; Teju; Dumog
Synopsis:
The Grandmaster and the Prime Mover play a game for the fate of the Earth. The Grandmaster selects the Defenders for his "pieces" and the Prime Mover selects several alien "pieces" and combat begins.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Defenders Dialogue / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Hulk; Sub-Mariner; Dr. Strange

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Dean Mullaney and Mary Jo Duffy

The World Destroyers! (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner; Betty Dean
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The GCD credits Bill Everett (pencils, inks, script) in the original.

The House of Shadows! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Strange
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. When the Grandmaster plays-- the prize is Earth!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. Games Godlings Play!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Defenders Dialogue
  4. 3. The World Destroyers!
    Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. The House of Shadows!
    Dr. Strange
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Peter Croome
  • Darrel McCann
  • Darci
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Robert Wood
  • Tony R. Rose