(2006)

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Volume:
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Price:
16.99 USD; 27.25 CAD
Pages:
604
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
2006
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Marvel Comics
ISBN:
0-7851-2150-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Roy Thomas (original editor); Len Wein (original editor); Archie Goodwin (original editor); Mark D. Beazley (collection editor); Michael Short (assistant collection editor); Jennifer Gr├╝nwald (associate collection editor); Jeff Youngquist (senior editor special projects)
Color:
color cover; black & white interior
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
trade paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia; John Romita (retouches on Silver Surfer figure)
Colors:
Tom Smith
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk; Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner; Silver Surfer]
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[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Giant-Size Defenders #1] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane; John Romita (Silver Surfer)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]]
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Indexer Notes

Cover inker credits provided by Nick Caputo 3/28/07

The Way They Were! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Tony Isabella
Pencils:
Jim Starlin
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Letters:
Dave Hunt

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie]; Clea; Wong; Mister Rasputin
Synopsis:
Valkyrie learns the origins of the Hulk, Namor and Dr. Strange and the Defenders stop Rasputin.
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Indexer Notes

Nine new pages around 3 reprints of Hulk, Sub-Mariner and Dr. Strange stories.

Banished to Outer Space (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Art Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (Brief Origin); Thunderbolt Ross; Rick Jones
Synopsis:
The military captures Rick and Ross convinces him that they need the Hulk to test a new experimental rocket for national security; Rick tricks the jade giant into the capsule but once it is shot into space, he realizes that Ross deceived him to get rid of his foe; Rick overrides the programming and returns the rocket to earth but not before Banner (he transformed back to his human form when the rocket came into view of the sun) is doused with further radiation; The Hulk is now unable to revert to his human form and is under Rick's control but only while Rick remains awake.
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Bird of Prey! (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clea (Host); Valkyrie (host); Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Princess Fen
Synopsis:
Sub-Mariner fights nazi planes.
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To Catch a Magician! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Ditko (Plot); Dennis O'Neil (Dialogue)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clea (host); Valkyrie (host); Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Mister Rasputin
Synopsis:
Mr. Rasputin, descendant of the original, amasses magical & scientific knowledge as part of his plan to rule the world. Strange senses evil in the area, and that someone has used the "Forbidden Ritual of Ikonn". He confronts Rasputin, who, no match for his magic, resorts to non-magical means: he pulls a gun and shoots Strange! Recovering at a nearby hospital, Strange informs the police about Rasputin, but when they can find no trace of him, Strange realizes the villain may be at his own sanctum! As Strange investigates, a hit-man Rasputin hired enters the hospital to finish the job. Following a tense battle, Strange emerges victorious, and hypnotizes Rasputin to forget all he knows of magic, and for both he & his henchman to confess all their crimes to the police.
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The Dynamic Defenders! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]]
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[Defenders #15] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Mike Esposito; John Romita (retouches)
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Blob; Unus]
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Panic Beneath the Earth! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (layouts); Klaus Janson (finished art)
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Pennysworth; Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Mastermind; Unus; Blob; Lorelei]; Avengers [Vision; Thor; Captain America] (in flasback); 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.
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[Defenders #16] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Mike Esposito?; Frank Giacoia?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Professor X; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Blob]; Alpha the Ultimate Mutant
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Alpha, The Ultimate Mutant! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Charlotte Jetter

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephan Strange]; Valkyrie]; Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Blob; Unus; Lorelei; Mastermind]; Alpha the Ultimate Mutant; Aragorn
Synopsis:
Magneto creates Alpha the Ultimate Mutant. Alpha turns the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants into infants.
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[Giant-Size Defenders #2] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephan Strange]; Valkyrie]; Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom]; Satannish
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H... as in Hulk... Hell... and Holocaust! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Gil Kane (layouts/breakdrowns); Klaus Janson (finished art)
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Letters:
Dave Hunt

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Aragorn; Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom]; Asmodeus; Satannish; Laurox the Lecherous; Mechanoid (Robot Soldier)
Synopsis:
The Defenders, with the help of the Son of Satan stop Asmodeus and Satannish.
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[Defenders #17] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Wilson?
Inks:
Al Milgrom?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephan Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Power Man [Luke Cage]
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Power Play! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Dan Green
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (p.1); Annette Kewecki (pp.2-18)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephan Strange]]; Aragorn; Pennysworth; Walter Cronkite; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Wrecking Crew [Wrecker; Piledriver; Bulldozer; Thunderball]
Synopsis:
The Defenders try to stop the Wrecking Crew from destroying a skyscraper that is owned by Kyle Richmond.
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[Defenders #18] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Wrecking Crew [Wrecker; Bulldozer; Piledriver; Thunderball]
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Rampage! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Dan Green
Letters:
Dave Hunt

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Wrecking Crew [Wrecker; Piledriver; Bulldozer; Thunderball]; Thor (Flashback; Cameo); Nameless One (Flashback; Cameo)
Synopsis:
The Defenders battle the Wrecking Crew for possession of the Gamma Bomb.
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[Defenders #19] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Wrecking Crew [Wrecker; Bulldozer; Thunderball [Dr. Franklin]; Piledriver]
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Doomball! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein (Plot); Chris Claremont (script)
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Wrecking Crew [Wrecker; Piledriver; Bulldozer; Thunderball [Dr. Franklin]]; Pennyworth (Flashback); Joey
Synopsis:
After taking the Gamma Bomb from the Wrecking Crew the Defenders have to figure out how to defuse it.
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[Marvel Two-In-One #6] (Table of Contents)

Thing, Dr. Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Starlin
Inks:
Jim Starlin; John Romita? (retouches on Thing figure)
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]
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Death-Song of Destiny! (Table of Contents)

Thing, Dr. Strange / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Clea; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mrs. Coogan; Wong; Renee Goldenberg; Sheldon Goldenberg; Alvin Denton; Nick Cromer; Duff Coogan; Yancy Street Gang
Synopsis:
A mysterious woman is struck by a subway train, releasing the mystic power to bystanders to reveal their destiny.
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[Marvel Two-In-One #7] (Table of Contents)

Thing, Valkyrie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
John Romita; Tony Mortellaro?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Valkyrie; Executioner
Reprints:

Name That Doom! (Table of Contents)

Thing, Valkyrie / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Valkyrie; Aragorn; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Clea (flashback); Executioner; Enchantress [Amora]; Alvin Denton; Nick Cromer (Flashback; Cameo); Duff Coogan (Flashback; Cameo); Sheldon Goldenberg (Flashback; Cameo); Renee Goldenberg (Flashback; Cameo)
Synopsis:
The Thing and Valkyrie stop Enchantress and the Executioner. The Thing saves the world with a supernatural harmonica.
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[Defenders #20] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane?
Inks:
John Romita
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Nameless Ones
Reprints:

The Woman She Was...! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (layouts); Vince Colletta (finished art)
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Executioner; Enchantress [Amora]; Alvin Denton; Clea (in flashback); Van Nyborg; Sister Celestia [Celestia Denton]; Nameless Ones
Synopsis:
The Thing and the Defenders battle the Nameless Ones and Van Nyborg.
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Indexer Notes

Continues from Marvel Two-In-One #7

[Defenders #21] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]
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Enter: The Headmen! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Sal Trapani
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Thing [Ben Grimm] (Cameo); Headmen [Gorilla-Man [Arthur Nagan]; Jerold Morgan; Chondu the Mystic]; Mrs. Lafferty; Trixie Starr; Clea
Synopsis:
The Headmen unleash a wave of madness over the city to distract everyone while the commit jewel robberies.
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[Giant-Size Defenders #3] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Wilson?
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie (Inset only)]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Grandmaster
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Games Godlings Play! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber (Co-Plot, Script); Jim Starlin (Co-Plot); Len Wein (Co-Plot)
Pencils:
Jim Starlin (layouts); Dan Adkins (finished art); Don Newton (finished art); Jim Mooney (finished art)
Inks:
Dan Adkins; Don Newton; Jim Mooney
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter; typeset

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
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.
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[Giant-Size Defenders #4] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Mike Esposito?; Frank Giacoia?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum]; Yellowjacket [Dr. Hank Pym]
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Too Cold a Night for Dying! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber; Don McGregor (Plot-assist); Roger Slifer (Plot-assist)
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Gaspar Galadino (p.1); Dave Hunt (pp.2-29)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Trixie Starr [also as Trish Starr]; Dr. James Wynter; Yellowjacket [Dr. Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Egghead; Aragorn; Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum]
Synopsis:
The Defenders and Yellowjacket are on the trail of Egghead, who planted a bomb in the car of Kyle Richmond and injured both Richmond and Trixie Starr.
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Indexer Notes

Trish Starr loses her left arm. McGregor and Slifer credits from the letters page to Giant-Size Defenders #5.

[Marvel Team-Up #33] (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man; Nighthawk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Meteor Man [Norton G. Fester]
Reprints:

Anybody Here Know a Guy Named Meteor Man? (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man, Nighthawk / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Meteor Man [Norton G. Fester]; Bill Gordon (in flashback); Jeremiah; Warden Ivan Carmichael
Synopsis:
Nighthawk is attacked by Meteor Man. Nighthawk teams up with Spiderman but once he learns the history of Meteor Man he decides he doesn't want to help capture him.
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[Marvel Team-Up #34] (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man, Valkyrie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Valkyrie; Meteor Man [Norton G. Fester]
Reprints:

Beware the Death Crusade! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man, Valkyrie / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (layouts); Vince Colletta (finished art)
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Dave Hunt

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Meteor Man [Norton G. Fester]; Valkyrie; Aragorn; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Jeremiah
Synopsis:
Valkyrie helps Spider-Man capture the Meteor Man.
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[Marvel Team-Up #35] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch, Dr. Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Jeremiah
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Blood Church (Table of Contents)

Human Torch, Dr. Strange / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (layouts); Vince Colletta (finished art)
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter [as Charlotte J.]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Clea; Jeremiah; Valkyrie; Warden Ivan Charmichael
Synopsis:
Dr. Strange and the Human Torch save Valkyrie from Jeremiah.
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[Defenders #22] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Sons of the Serpent
Reprints:

Fangs of Fire and Blood! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (layouts); Mike Esposito (finished art)
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Letters:
Charlotte Jetter [as C. Jetter]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Ginny; Harold Holliman; Elena; Elena's baby; Wong; Clea; Sons of the Serpent; Amos Ferret; Mrs. Washington
Synopsis:
Valkyrie learns about life among the poor, Nighthawk discovers he'd rather spend time with the Defenders than with his old crowd. The Sons of the Serpent begin to terrorize the poor.
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[Defenders #23] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks:
Klaus Janson (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]
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...the Snakes Shall Inherit the Earth! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
June Braverman [as Junie B.]; Gaspar Saladino (page 3); typeset (page 9)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Elena; Elena's baby; Sons of the Serpent; Aragorn; Yellowjacket [Dr. Hank Pym]; Wong; Clea; Jack Norriss; Harold Holliman
Synopsis:
Sons of the Serpent reveal their agenda and battle the Defenders, capturing Dr. Strange, Valkyrie, Yellowjacket and Nighthawk.
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[Defenders #24] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Klaus Janson; John Romita (Hulk head only)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Yellowjacket [Hank Pym]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Son of Satan [Diamon Hellstrom]]; Sons of the Serpent
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-- In the Jaws of the Serpent! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Bob McLeod
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Yellowjacket [Hank Pym]; Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd] (cameo); Sub-Mariner [Namor] (cameo); Hawkeye [Clint Barton](cameo)]; Sons of the Serpent; Clea; Wong; Jack Norriss; Elena
Synopsis:
With most of the Defenders captured by the Sons of the Serpent, Clea recruits more heroes to help stop the Sons of the Serpent.
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[Defenders #25] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Frank Giacoia; John Romita (retouches on Hulk and Power Man heads)
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
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:

The Serpent Sheds its Skin (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Jack Abel
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
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:

[Giant-Size Defenders #5] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Ron Wilson?
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Guardians of the Galaxy [Charlie-27; Yondu; Vance Astro; Martinex]; Eelar
Reprints:

Eelar Moves in Mysterious Ways! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway (Co-Plot); Roger Slifer (Co-Plot); Len Wein (Co-Plot); Chris Claremont (Co-Plot); Scott Edelman (Co-Plot); Steve Gerber (Co-Plot and Script)
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Jim Mooney (pages 2-7); Mike Esposito (figures; Pages 1,8-44); Dave Hunt (backgrounds; pages 1, 8-44)
Letters:
Artie Simek (pp.2, 8-10); Dave Hunt (pp.1, 3-7, 11-32)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Aragorn; Eelar; Guardians of the Galaxy [Charlie-27; Vance Astro; Yondu; Martinex]; Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Dr. Spectrum] (in flashback); Trish Starr (in flashback); Vance Astrovik; Milton Childs
Synopsis:
The Guardians of the Galaxy are stranded in the present and help the Defenders against Eelar.
Reprints:

[Defenders #26] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
John Romita
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Guardians of the Galaxy [Martinex; Vance Astro; Charlie-27; Yondu]
Reprints:

Savage Time! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (layouts); Vince Colletta (finished art)
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (p.1 only); Karen Mantlo

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Jack Norriss; Aragorn; Guardians of the Galaxy [Charlie-27; Martinex; Vance Astro; Yondu]; Vance Astrovik; Killraven (in flashback); Badoon; Captain America (in flashback); Thing (in flashback); Killraven (Cameo)
Synopsis:
The Defenders travel to the future while helping the Guardians of the Galaxy return to their time. Retelling of the events between the current time and the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Reprints:

[Defenders #27] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
John Romita
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Badoon
Reprints:

Three Worlds to Conquer! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (layouts); Vince Colletta (finished art)
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Valkyrie]; Badoon; Guardians of the Galaxy [Martinex; Charlie-27; Vance Astro; Yondu]; Jack Norriss
Synopsis:
In an attack on the Guardians of the Galaxy by the Badoon, two Defenders and two Guardians are transported across the galaxy. Vance Astro and Valkyrie to one planet, Yondu and Hulk to another.
Reprints:

[Defenders #28] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Wilson
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Badoon; Starhawk
Reprints:

My Mother, the Badoon! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (layouts/breakdowns); Frank Giacoia (Finished Art); John Tartaglione (Finished Art)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia; John Tartaglione
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Guardians of the Galaxy [Vance Astro; Charlie-27; Yondu; Martinex; Starhawk]; Badoon
Synopsis:
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.
Reprints:

[Defenders #29] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Wilson?
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie]; Badoon
Reprints:

Let My Planet Go! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (layouts); Vince Colletta (finished art)
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Guardians of the Galaxy [Charlie-27; Martinex; Yondu; Vance Astro; Starhawk]; Badoon; Jack Norriss
Synopsis:
Defenders help the Guardians of the Galaxy escape from the Badoon and return to Earth.
Reprints:

[Defenders #30] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Wilson?
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie]; Tapping Tommy
Reprints:

Gold Diggers of Fear! (Table of Contents)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Sam Grainger
Inks:
Jack Abel
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (p.1 only); Karen Mantlo
Job Number:
JV120

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Valkyrie]; Wong; Tapping Tommy; Hodges
Synopsis:
Dr. Strange recieves a message from Nighthawk telling Strange that he is being held captive by Tapping Tommy. Dr. Strange and the rest of the Defenders rush to his aid.
Reprints:

[Marvel Treasury Edition #12] (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Howard the Duck; Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Spider-Man (vignette)
Reprints:

The Duck and the Defenders (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Gerber
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Howard the Duck; Defenders [Dr.Strange; Nighthawk; Valkyrie; Hulk]; Sitting Bullseye; Tillie the Hun; Spanker; Black Hole; Dr. Angst; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary-Jane Watson; Beverly Switzler
Synopsis:
While Dr. Strange tries to send Howard the Duck back to his home the Defenders are attacked by Dr. Angst and his minions.
Reprints:

[back cover to Marvel Treasury Edition #12] (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Tom Palmer

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Howard the Duck; Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie]
Reprints:

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Wilson?
Inks:
Al Milgrom?
Colors:
Tom Smith
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Defenders [Dr. Strange; Hulk; Nighthawk]; Power Man [Luke Cage]
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Defenders
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. [Giant-Size Defenders #1]
    Defenders
  4. 3. The Way They Were!
    Defenders
  5. 4. Banished to Outer Space
    Hulk
  6. 5. Bird of Prey!
    Sub-Mariner
  7. 6. To Catch a Magician!
    Dr. Strange
  8. 7. The Dynamic Defenders!
    Defenders
  9. 8. [Defenders #15]
    Defenders
  10. 9. Panic Beneath the Earth!
    Defenders
  11. 10. [Defenders #16]
    Defenders
  12. 11. Alpha, The Ultimate Mutant!
    Defenders
  13. 12. [Giant-Size Defenders #2]
    Defenders
  14. 13. H... as in Hulk... Hell... and Holocaust!
    Defenders
  15. 14. [Defenders #17]
    Defenders
  16. 15. Power Play!
    Defenders
  17. 16. [Defenders #18]
    Defenders
  18. 17. Rampage!
    Defenders
  19. 18. [Defenders #19]
    Defenders
  20. 19. Doomball!
    Defenders
  21. 20. [Marvel Two-In-One #6]
    Thing, Dr. Strange
  22. 21. Death-Song of Destiny!
    Thing, Dr. Strange
  23. 22. [Marvel Two-In-One #7]
    Thing, Valkyrie
  24. 23. Name That Doom!
    Thing, Valkyrie
  25. 24. [Defenders #20]
    Defenders
  26. 25. The Woman She Was...!
    Defenders
  27. 26. [Defenders #21]
    Defenders
  28. 27. Enter: The Headmen!
    Defenders
  29. 28. [Giant-Size Defenders #3]
    Defenders
  30. 29. Games Godlings Play!
    Defenders
  31. 30. [Giant-Size Defenders #4]
    Defenders
  32. 31. Too Cold a Night for Dying!
    Defenders
  33. 32. [Marvel Team-Up #33]
    Spider-Man; Nighthawk
  34. 33. Anybody Here Know a Guy Named Meteor Man?
    Spider-Man, Nighthawk
  35. 34. [Marvel Team-Up #34]
    Spider-Man, Valkyrie
  36. 35. Beware the Death Crusade!
    Spider-Man, Valkyrie
  37. 36. [Marvel Team-Up #35]
    Human Torch, Dr. Strange
  38. 37. Blood Church
    Human Torch, Dr. Strange
  39. 38. [Defenders #22]
    Defenders
  40. 39. Fangs of Fire and Blood!
    Defenders
  41. 40. [Defenders #23]
    Defenders
  42. 41. ...the Snakes Shall Inherit the Earth!
    Defenders
  43. 42. [Defenders #24]
    Defenders
  44. 43. -- In the Jaws of the Serpent!
    Defenders
  45. 44. [Defenders #25]
    Defenders
  46. 45. The Serpent Sheds its Skin
    Defenders
  47. 46. [Giant-Size Defenders #5]
    Defenders
  48. 47. Eelar Moves in Mysterious Ways!
    Defenders
  49. 48. [Defenders #26]
    Defenders
  50. 49. Savage Time!
    Defenders
  51. 50. [Defenders #27]
    Defenders
  52. 51. Three Worlds to Conquer!
    Defenders
  53. 52. [Defenders #28]
    Defenders
  54. 53. My Mother, the Badoon!
    Defenders
  55. 54. [Defenders #29]
    Defenders
  56. 55. Let My Planet Go!
    Defenders
  57. 56. [Defenders #30]
    Defenders
  58. 57. Gold Diggers of Fear!
    Defenders
  59. 58. [Marvel Treasury Edition #12]
    Howard the Duck
  60. 59. The Duck and the Defenders
    Howard the Duck
  61. 60. [back cover to Marvel Treasury Edition #12]
    Howard the Duck
  62. 61. [Back Cover]
    Defenders
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