- Steve Gerber
- Sal Buscema (layouts/breakdowns); Frank Giacoia (Finished Art); John Tartaglione [as John Tartag] (Finished Art)
- Frank Giacoia; John Tartaglione [as John Tartag]
- Al Wenzel
- Joe Rosen
- Defenders [Doctor Strange; Nighthawk; Valkyrie; Hulk]; Badoon; Guardians of the Galaxy [Martinex; Yondu; Vance Astro; Charlie-27; Starhawk]
- Nighthawk, Charlie-27 and Martinex are captured by the Badoon. Starhawk helps Vance Astro and Valkyrie return to Earth. Hulk and Yondu are forced to enter the Super-Death Sweepstakes.
First full appearance of Starhawk after a cameo in the previous issue.
- Steve Gerber (replies)
Letters of comment from readers Mark Caldwell, Scott Jeffrey, Tom Bond, and "the snake".
Placed between pages 12 and 13 of the main sequence.