The Defenders #73 [Newsstand]
(July 1979)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.40 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
0714860215207
Editing
Al Milgrom (editor); Mary Jo Duffy (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #73 [Direct]. There exist further variants.


Shadow of the Wizard King! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
Don Perlin
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Valkyrie; Hellcat [Patsy Walker]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Aragorn (Valkyrie's horse); Arisen Tyrk
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover colorist credit provided 2007 by Al Milgrom.

Of Wizards, Shadows & Kings (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Ed Hannigan
Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Ben Sean
Letters
John Costanza (page one); Clem Robins

Job Number
LG439
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hellcat [Patsy Walker]]; Clea; Lunatik; Professor Turk; Aragorn (Valkyrie's horse); Xhoohx; The Unnamed; Dollar Bill; Ledge; Foolkiller [Greg Salinger]
Synopsis
With the help of the wizard Xhoohx, the Defenders return the various Lunatiks and Professor Turk into Arisen Tyrk. Arisen Tyrk then challenges The Unnamed, but the Defenders trap him in another dimension.
Reprints

Pete Rose Batting Practice (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Turco; Batting Practice / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Characters
Nighthawk

The Thing and the Ultimate Weapon! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Thing; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Defenders Progress Report (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letter from Matt Levin

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Shadow of the Wizard King!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. Of Wizards, Shadows & Kings
    The Defenders
  3. 2. Pete Rose Batting Practice
    Turco; Batting Practice
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. The Thing and the Ultimate Weapon!
    The Thing; Hostess
  6. 5. Defenders Progress Report
    Defenders Dialogue
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Robert Wood
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Carl Gafford
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ramon Schenk