The Defenders #25 [Regular Edition]
(July 1975)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing:
Len Wein
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Three Stand Beside Them! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Defenders [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom]]; Sons of the Serpent
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible Milgrom or Giacoia credit by Nick Caputo, September 2012. Marvel Comics Index #3 lists Mike Esposito as inker.

The Serpent Sheds Its Skin (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
Petra Goldberg [as Petra G.]
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Yellowjacket [Dr. Hank Pym]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom]; Power Man [Luke Cage]]; Sons of the Serpent; Clea; Tom Pritchett; Linda Pritchett; Elf with a Gun; J. C. Pennysworth; Jack Norriss
Synopsis:
Son of Satan and Power Man free the rest of the Defenders and follow the clues to find the person behind the Sons of the Serpent organization. The Elf with a gun kills Tom and Linda Pritchett.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Serpents underwater headquarters leads to J. C. Pennysworth's office (Trustee of Kyle Richmond (Nighthawk).

A Dynamic Display of Dizzy Doings, Daring Delineations, and Dazzling Descriptions Designed to Dispel Your Despair! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (signed); ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Big Bang!! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Captain Marvel; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Dear Marvel, The Defenders are in the hands of..."] (Table of Contents)

Defenders Dialogue / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers G. C. Hoover, Michael Blake, and Brian Murphy.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Three Stand Beside Them!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. The Serpent Sheds Its Skin
    The Defenders
  3. 2. A Dynamic Display of Dizzy Doings, Daring Delineations, and Dazzling Descriptions Designed to Dispel Your Despair!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. The Big Bang!!
    Captain Marvel; Hostess Twinkies
  5. 4. ["Dear Marvel, The Defenders are in the hands of..."]
    Defenders Dialogue
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Merlin Haas
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Robert Wood
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Carl Gafford
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ramon Schenk