The Defenders #40 [Regular Edition]
(October 1976)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.30 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]
Barcode:
0714860215210
Editing:
Archie Goodwin
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Mask of the Assassin? (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza; Dan Crespi ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Valkyrie; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Red Guardian [Dr. Tania Belinsky]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]]
Reprints:

Love, Anarchy and, Oh Yes... The Assassin! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Klaus Janson (finished art)
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Colors:
Klaus Janson
Letters:
Joe Rosen
Job Number:
JV362

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Defenders [Valkyrie; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Red Guardian [Dr. Tania Belinsky]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Jack Norriss; Matt Murdock; Clea; Wong; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Senator Winthrop; The Elf with a Gun; Committee for Free Emigration; Mrs. Rosenzweig
Synopsis:
The charges agains Valkyrie are dismissed thanks to some help from Matt Murdock. Valkyrie gets a new gold costume, that is given to her by Clea. Red Guardian is attacked by an anti-communist organization.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story concludes in The Defenders Annual (Marvel, 1976 series) #1.

["Dear Steve, Marv, Sal, and Klaus: ..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Steve Gerber (replies)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Steve Wasson, Ed Norton, David LaSalle, and The Brain Police.

Placed between pages 11 and 12 of the main sequence.

A Ragbag of Riotous Repartee for Our Resplendently Rarefied Readership! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Your Game is Specialized (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Spalding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mask of the Assassin?
    The Defenders
  2. 1. Love, Anarchy and, Oh Yes... The Assassin!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. ["Dear Steve, Marv, Sal, and Klaus: ..."]
    Defenders Dialogue
  4. 3. A Ragbag of Riotous Repartee for Our Resplendently Rarefied Readership!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. Your Game is Specialized
    Spalding
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Robert Wood
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Carl Gafford
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ramon Schenk