Defenders

English

Disambiguation: Marvel heroes

First published in: 1971

Description:
A "non-team" of heroes, the Defenders had a frequently changing membership that was often anchored by Dr. Strange and the Hulk. Later the team became more formalized with former original X-Men members Angel, Beast and Iceman establishing a base for the team in Colorado. Subsequent to the formal group of Defenders breaking up, several revivals of Defenders teams, typically led by Dr. Strange, have occurred.


Appearances With a Group Origin Universe:


Appearances With a Story Universe:


Translations:

  1. republished as - Les Défenseurs [Marvel, Terre-616] (p. 1974) (French)
  2. republished as - Defensores [Marvel] (p. 1975) (Portuguese)
  3. republished as - De Verdedigers (Dutch)

Group Members:

  1. Andromeda [Andromeda Attumasen] (p. 1985)
    1985 - ? (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #147 (September 1985).
  2. Angel [Warren Worthington III] (p. 1963)
    1983 - 1986 (formal)
    Notes: Joins in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #125 (November 1983).
  3. Beast [Hank McCoy] (p. 1963)
    1982 - 1986 (formal)
    Notes: Joins in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #104 (February 1982).
  4. Black Goliath [Bill Foster] (p. 1975)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  5. Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell] (p. 1967)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  6. Captain Ultra [Griffin Gogol] (p. 1976)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  7. Clea [sorceress, Marvel] (p. 1964)
    1972 - ? (formal)
    Notes: Joined in Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #2 (March 1972).
  8. Cloud [Earth-616] (p. 1983)
    1984 - ? (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #127 (January 1984).
  9. Daredevil [Matt Murdock] (p. 1964)
    ? - present (formal)
  10. Devil-Slayer [Eric Payne] (p. 1977)
    1978 - ? (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #58 (April 1978).
  11. Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange] (p. 1963)
    1971 - present (formal)
    Notes: Joined in Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #1 (December 1971).
  12. Falcon [Sam Wilson] (p. 1969)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  13. Gargoyle [Isaac Christians]
    1981 - ? (formal)
    Notes: Joins in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #94 (April 1981).
  14. Havok [Alex Summers] (p. 1969)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  15. Hawkeye [Clint Barton] (p. 1964)
    1973 - 1973 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #116 (October 1973) Leaves in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #11 (December 1973)
  16. Hellcat [Patsy Walker] (p. 1976)
    ? - ? (formal)
  17. Daimon Hellstrom [Earth-616] (p. 1973) - mainstream
    1974 - ? (formal)
    Notes: Joined in Giant-Size Defenders (Marvel, 1974 series) #2 (October 1974).
  18. Hercules [Marvel, Olympian god] (p. 1965)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  19. Hulk [Bruce Banner] (p. 1962)
    1972 - present (formal)
    Notes: Joined in Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #1 (December 1971)
  20. Iceman [Bobby Drake] (p. 1963)
    1983 - 1986 (formal)
    Notes: Joins in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #125 (November 1983).
  21. Interloper [Betilakk, Earth-616] (p. 1985)
    1986 - ? (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #151 (January 1986).
  22. Iron Fist [Danny Rand] (p. 1974)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  23. Jack of Hearts [Jack Hart] (p. 1976)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  24. Jessica Jones (p. 2001)
    2017 - present (formal)
  25. Luke Cage (p. 1972)
    2017 - present (formal)
  26. Manslaughter [Marvel, Earth-616] (p. 1984)
    1986 - ? (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #151 (January 1986).
  27. Marvel Man [Wendell Vaughn] (p. 1978)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  28. Moon Knight [Marc Spector] (p. 1975)
    1977 - 1977 (formal)
  29. Moondragon [Heather Douglas] (p. 1973)
    1983 - ? (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #125 (November 1983).
  30. Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers, Earth-616] (p. 1977) - mainstream
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  31. Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond] (p. 1969)
    1974 - present (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #14 (July 1974)
  32. Nova [Richard Rider] (p. 1976)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  33. Overmind [Grom] (p. 1971)
    1983 - ? (formal)
    Notes: Joins in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #115 (January 1983).
  34. Paladin [mercenary from Wild Pack] (p. 1978)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  35. Polaris [Lorna Dane] (p. 1976)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  36. Power Man [Luke Cage] (p. 1972)
    1974 - ? (associated)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #17 (November 1974).
  37. Prowler [Hobie Brown] (p. 1969)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  38. Red Guardian [Tania Belinsky] (p. 1976)
    ? - ? (formal)
  39. Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd] (p. 1965)
    1973 - 1973 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #8 (September 1973). Leaves in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #11 (December 1973).
  40. Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom] (p. 1973)
    1978 - present (formal)
  41. Candy Southern [Marvel] (p. 1967)
    ? - 1986 (formal)
  42. Stingray [Walter Newell] (p. 1969)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  43. Sub-Mariner [Namor] (p. 1939)
    1971 - 1973 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #1 (December 1971). Leaves in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #11 (December 1973).
  44. Tagak the Leopard Lord (p. 1971)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  45. Torpedo [Marvel, Brock Jones] (p. 1975)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  46. Valkyrie [Brunnhilde] (p. 1978)
    1973 - present (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #4 (February 1973)
  47. Valkyrie [Barbara Norriss] (p. 1973)
    1973 - ? (formal)
  48. Valkyrie [Samantha Parrington] (p. 1971)
    2001 - present (formal)
  49. Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (p. 1963)
    1979 - present (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #77 (November 1979).
  50. White Tiger [Hector Ayala, Earth-616] (p. 1975)
    1978 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #62 (August 1978). Left in The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #64 (October 1978).
  51. Yellowjacket [Hank Pym] (p. 1968)
    1975 - present (formal)
    Notes: Joined in Giant-Size Defenders (Marvel, 1974 series) #4 (April 1975).