(2005)

Marvel, 2005 Series
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Volume
1
Price
16.99 USD; 27.25 CAD
Pages
548
On-sale Date
2005-05-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Comics
ISBN
0-7851-1547-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785115472 51699
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (original editor); Roy Thomas (credited) (original editor); Mark D. Beazley (credited) (collections editor); Jennifer Gr├╝nwald (credited) (assistant collections editor); Jeff Youngquist (credited) (senior editor, special projects)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams (credited)
Inks
Neal Adams (credited)
Colors
Matt Milla of Avalon Studios (credited as Avalon's Matt Milla)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner; Hulk]
Reprints

[Graphic Novels] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

First page contains tile. Second page through fifth page contain artist credits.

[Dr. Strange #183] (Table of Contents: 3)

Doc Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Bill Everett
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]
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They Walk by Night! (Table of Contents: 4)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Gene Colan (credited)
Inks
Tom Palmer (credited)
Letters
Jean Simek (credited as Jean Izzo)

Feature Logo
Doctor Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange; also as Stephen Sanders]; Clea; Wong; Eternity (Cameo); Kenneth Ward; The Undying Ones
Synopsis
Kenneth Ward, explorer and old friend of Strange, discovers idol of the Undying Ones. Strange defeats 3 demons who want the idol. Ward dies of heart failure.
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[Sub-Mariner #22] (Table of Contents: 5)

Namor the Sub-Mariner / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin (signed as Severin)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (signed as Giacoia)
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]
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The Monarch and the Mystic! (Table of Contents: 6)

Namor the Sub-Mariner / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Marie Severin (credited)
Inks
Johnny Craig (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Feature Logo
Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Lady Dorma; Ikthon; Vashti; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange] (Guest Star); Nameless One (Villain; Intro); Undying Ones; Joella Ward; Kenneth Ward (in flashback)
Synopsis
While Namor is being cured of his inability to breath under water, Dr. Strange implants information in his unconscious mind that leads him to Boston and the Idol of the Undying Ones.
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[Incredible Hulk #126] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Herb Trimpe (signed as Trimpe)
Inks
Herb Trimpe (signed as Trimpe)
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Night-Crawler; Undying Ones
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...Where Stalks the Night-Crawler! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Hulk / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Herb Trimpe (credited)
Inks
Herb Trimpe (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Feature Logo
The Incredible Hulk [less 3D]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Barbara Denton Norriss; Nameless One; Undying Ones; Night-Crawler (intro; becomes Dark-Crawler in Incredible Hulk #269); Van Nyborg
Synopsis
Exhausted after his battle with the Absorbing Man, Bruce Banner is taken to a mysterious mansion where he becomes the target of an evil cult who desires to bring the Undying Ones to Earth. Banner is sent to another dimension where he turns into the Hulk and faces the Night-Crawler. Destroying the Night-Crawler's realm, Hulk and his foe are teleported to the realm of the Undying Ones where Night-Crawler fights his ancient foes while Hulk rescues a trapped Dr. Strange and the two return to earth.
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[Sub-Mariner #34] (Table of Contents: 9)

Namor the Sub-Mariner / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]
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Titans Three! (Table of Contents: 10)

Namor the Sub-Mariner / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Feature Logo
Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Vashti; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Lady Dorma; El General
Synopsis
Sub-Mariner, Silver Surfer and the Hulk help the citizens of a small Central American country overthrow El General.
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[Sub-Mariner #35] (Table of Contents: 11)

Namor the Sub-Mariner / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema; Herb Trimpe
Inks
Sal Buscema; Herb Trimpe
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Goliath [Clint Barton]]
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Indexer Notes

Trimpe redrew the Hulk's face. Info per Nick Caputo, January 2011.

Confrontation! (Table of Contents: 12)

Namor the Sub-Mariner / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Letters
Jean Simek (credited as Jean Izzo)

Feature Logo
Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Avengers [Thor; Iron Man; Goliath [Clint Barton]; Black Panther (flashback); Captain America (flashback); Vision (flashback); Scarlet Witch (flashback); Quicksilver (flashback); Wasp (flashback); Giant-Man [Dr. Hank Pym] (flashback)]; Lady Dorma; Ikthon; Colonel Willis
Synopsis
Sub-Mariner, Hulk and Silver Surfer band together to try to stop a military weather-control experiment from being tested. The military calls for the Avengers.
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[Marvel Feature #1] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk; Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner]
Reprints

The Day of the Defenders! (Table of Contents: 14)

The Defenders / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited)
Inks
Bill Everett (credited)
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Wong; Yandroth (Villain; Death); Omegatron (Intro); Silver Surfer
Synopsis
The Defenders must stop Yandroth from destroying the Earth with the Omegatron.
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The Return! (Table of Contents: 15)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Don Heck (credited)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (credited)
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange; also as Stephen Sanders]; Wong; Ancient One; Baron Mordo (Villain)
Synopsis
Stephen Strange becomes Doctor Strange again to stop Baron Mordo.
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[Marvel Feature #2] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema ?; John Buscema ?
Inks
Frank Giacoia; John Romita (retouches)
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Dormammu
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Nightmare on Bald Mountain! (Table of Contents: 17)

The Defenders / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited)
Inks
Sal Buscema (credited)
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

Feature Logo
The Dynamic Defenders!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]]; Dormammu; Ancient One (illusion); Wong; Clea; Roy Thomas; Jeanie Thomas; Tom Fagan; Dormammu Cultists (Intro)
Synopsis
Dr. Strange, Hulk and Namor travel to Rutland, VT to stop a cult from releasing Dormammu into our dimension.
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[Marvel Feature #3] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Ralph Reese
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Xemnu the Titan
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Indexer Notes

After taking a closer examination of the art, Nick Caputo concurs that Ralph Reese is the inker. Nick had previously listed Bill Everett as a possible inker.

A Titan Walks Among Us! (Table of Contents: 19)

The Defenders / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Ross Andru (credited)
Inks
Bill Everett (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Job Number
822Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Xemnu the Titan; Jim Wilson; Thunderbolt Ross; Colonel Calvin Beame; Colonel Richmond Wagner
Synopsis
Alien conqueror Xemnu uses his mental powers, broadcast through a kids' television show, to try and enslave mankind. The combined forces of the Defenders must rise to stop him.
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[Defenders #1] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Jim Mooney
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Doctor Strange [Steven Strange]]; Necrodamus; The Nameless One
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I Slay by the Stars! (Table of Contents: 21)

The Defenders / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Feature Logo
The Dynamic Defenders!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr.Strange [Steven Strange]]; Necrodamus; Kenneth Ward (in flashback); Nameless One (in flashback); Night-Crawler (in flashback); Omegatron (Cameo)
Synopsis
Necrodamus attempts to sacrifice Namor to The Nameless One. Omegatron starts it's countdown again.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


[Defenders #2] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Calizuma
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover inker identified 2005 by Nick Caputo.

The Secret of the Silver Surfer! (Table of Contents: 24)

The Defenders / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
John Verpoorten (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Feature Logo
The Dynamic Defenders!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Necrodamus (in flashback); Calizuma; Warrior Wizards; Wong (Cameo); Omegatron (Cameo)
Synopsis
Dr. Strange, Namor and Hulk travel to Asia to find out why Silver Surfer attacked Namor.
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[Defenders #3] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane; John Buscema (Silver Surfer figure)
Inks
Gil Kane; Sal Buscema (Silver Surfer figure)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Nameless One; Barbara Norris
Reprints

Four Against the Gods (Table of Contents: 26)

The Defenders / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Jim Mooney (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Feature Logo
The Dynamic Defenders!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Warrior Wizards; Barbara Norris; Clea (Mental Image); Lady Dorma (Mental Image); Jarella (Mental Image); Shalla Bal (Mental Image); Nameless One
Synopsis
The Defenders try to help Silver Surfer leave the Earth by taking him to another dimension. They encounter the Nameless One and free Barbara Norris.
Reprints

[Defenders #4] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema; Jim Starlin (layout)
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Valkyrie]; Aragorn
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover inker identified 2005 by Nick Caputo. Cover penciler identified 2005 by Shane Foley, confirmed by Steven Tice. Jim Starlin confirmed that he produced the cover rough for John Buscema.

The New Defender! (Table of Contents: 28)

The Defenders / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Frank McLaughlin (credited as F. McLaughlin)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Job Number
1135Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Valkyrie]; Barbara Norris; Executioner; Fragon; Enchantress [Amora]; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Zeus (flashback; Cameo); Aragorn; Casiolena; Omegatron
Synopsis
Enchantress transforms Barbara into the Valkyrie and turns the Black Knight to stone. Valkyrie takes Aragorn as her horse. Omegatron is down to 89 hundredths.
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[Defenders #5] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
John Verpoorten
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Omegatron
Reprints

World Without End? (Table of Contents: 30)

The Defenders / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Frank McLaughlin (credited as F. McLaughlin)
Letters
Charlotte Jetter (credited)

Job Number
1250Z
Feature Logo
The Dynamic Defenders!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Clea; Aragorn; Betty Prentiss; Namorita; Omegatron
Synopsis
The Defenders stop Omegatron from destroying the Earth.
Reprints

[Defenders #6] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema ?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie]; Cyrus Black
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sal Buscema inks per Nick Caputo, September 2012. Nick previously listed John Verpoorten as a possible inker.

The Dreams of Death! (Table of Contents: 32)

The Defenders / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Frank McLaughlin (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Feature Logo
The Dynamic Defenders!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Cyrus Black; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Aragorn; Nebuchadnezzar (rat)
Synopsis
Cyrus Black attacks Dr. Strange and is forced to deal with the Defenders.
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The Dynamic Defenders! (Table of Contents: 33)

The Defenders / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema ?
Letters
John Costanza ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie]
Reprints

[Defenders #7] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
Mike Esposito ?; John Romita ?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Attuma
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Romita pencils and Romita or Esposito inks per Nick Caputo, September 2012. Marvel Comics Index #3 credits Marie Severin as penciler and John Verpoorten as inker.

War Below the Waves! (Table of Contents: 35)

The Defenders / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited) (Plot, Script pp.1-10); Len Wein (credited) (Script, pp.11-28)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Frank Bolle (credited)
Letters
June Braverman (credited)

Feature Logo
The Dynamic Defenders!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Avengers [Scarlet Witch; Vision; Black Panther; Thor] (flashback); Champion (flashback); Black Widow (flashback); Daredevil (flashback); Zzzax (flashback); Wong; Clea; Attuma; Atlanteans; Aragorn; Red Ghost
Synopsis
Hawkeye and the Defenders try to stop an attack on Atlantic City by Attuma and end up captured by Attuma and the Red Ghost.
Reprints

[Defenders #8] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Red Ghost
Reprints

...If Atlantis Should Fall! (Table of Contents: 37)

The Defenders / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Frank McLaughlin (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (Page 1); Charlotte Jetter (credited)

Feature Logo
The Dynamic Defenders!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Red Ghost; Unicorn (flashback); Attuma; Clea; Wong; Atlanteans; Dr. Jennings (Cameo)
Synopsis
Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer and Hulk free the rest of the Defenders and Hawkeye from Attuma and the Red Ghost.
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Prologue: Alliance Most Foul! (Table of Contents: 38)

The Avengers [superhero]; The Defenders / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Bob Brown (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Letters
Jean Simek (credited as Jean Izzo)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dormammu; Loki
Synopsis
Following a battle with Thor, Dormammu brings a blind Loki to his dimension, where he tells the Prince of Lies his new scheme for conquering the earth. The plan will take both of their abilities and cunning to pull off. Loki then agrees to aid him.
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Deception!! (Table of Contents: 39)

The Defenders / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Frank McLaughlin (credited)
Letters
Charlotte Jetter (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange; Hulk; Sub-Mariner; Silver Surfer; Valkyrie; Hawkeye]; Black Knight (as a statue); Dormammu; Loki
Synopsis
Dr. Strange contacts the soul of the Black Knight, but the message is diverted and re-worded by the magicks of Dormammu and Loki, who want the Defenders to gather the pieces of the Evil Eye --a powerful weapon thought long destroyed-- for them.
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[Avengers #116] (Table of Contents: 40)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Vision; Scarlet Witch]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]
Reprints

Betrayal! (Table of Contents: 41)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Bob Brown (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
1568Z
Feature Logo
The Mighty Avengers!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Thor; Vision; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Scarlet Witch; Swordsman; Mantis; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]]; Wong; Loki; Dormammu; Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Prester John (flashback); Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (flashback); Wyatt Wingfoot (flashback); Aragorn
Synopsis
Silver Surfer battles Vision and the Scarlet Witch atop a volcano for a piece of the weapon called The Evil Eye.
Reprints

[Defenders #9] (Table of Contents: 42)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange; Hulk; Sub-Mariner]; Avengers [Hawkeye; Iron Man]
Reprints

Divide... and Conquer (Table of Contents: 43)

The Defenders / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Frank McLaughlin (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Valkyrie]; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Avengers [Swordsman; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Mantis; Iron Man; Thor; Black Panther; Captain America; Hawkeye]; Aragorn; Professor Martin Figueras
Synopsis
Iron Man fights Hawkeye and Dr. Strange fights Black Panther and Mantis.
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Indexer Notes

Chapter 4, 5 and 6 of Defenders vs Avengers

[Avengers #117] (Table of Contents: 44)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America; Sub-Mariner; Sunfire
Reprints

Holocaust (Table of Contents: 45)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Bob Brown (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited) (pages 1-16); Frank McLaughlin (pages 17-32)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (pages 1 and 3); June Braverman (credited as J. Braverman)

Job Number
1642Z
Feature Logo
The Mighty Avengers!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Scarlet Witch; Vision; Hawkeye; Iron Man; Mantis; Black Panther; Swordsman; Captain America]; Defenders [Dr. Strange; Silver Surfer; Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner]; Loki; Dormammu; Aragorn; Sunfire; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]
Synopsis
The Swordsman fights Valkrie and Captain America fights the Sub-Mariner. Captain America and Sub-Mariner begin to realize that the two teams have been set up to fight each other by someone else.
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Indexer Notes

Chapters 7 and 8 of Avengers/Defenders crossover.

[Defenders #10] (Table of Contents: 46)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita (signed as J R)
Inks
John Romita (signed as J R)
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk; Thor
Reprints

Breakthrough! (Table of Contents: 47)

The Defenders / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Frank Bolle (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Tom Orzechowski (credited as T. Orz)

Job Number
1600Z
Feature Logo
The Dynamic Defenders!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk; Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner; Valkyrie; Silver Surfer]; Avengers [Thor; Captain America; Iron Man; Scarlet Witch; Vision; Swordsman; Black Panther; Mantis; Haekeye]; Sunfire (in flashback); Dormammu; Loki (in flashback)
Synopsis
Thor battles Hulk and the Avengers and the Defenders unite to take on Dormammu and Loki.
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Indexer Notes

Chapter 9,10 Defenders vs Avengers.

[Avengers #118] (Table of Contents: 48)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
John Romita
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Thor; Captain America; Scarlet Witch; Iron Man; Black Panther]; Defenders [Dr. Strange; Valkyrie; Hulk; Sub-Mariner]; Loki; Dormammu
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Indexer Notes

Wilson pencils as revealed on original art:

http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1299025&GSub=171440

Original indexer credited Bob Brown.

To the Death! (Table of Contents: 49)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Bob Brown (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited as M. Esposito); Frank Giacoia (credited as F. Giacoia)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Tom Orzechowski (credited)

Feature Logo
The Mighty Avengers!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Captain America; Thor; Scarlet Witch; Black Panther; Hawkeye; Iron Man; Swordsman; Vision; Mantis]; Defenders [Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner; Hulk; Valkyrie; Silver Surfer]; SHIELD [Nick Fury; Countess Allegre de Fontaine; Dum Dum Dugan]; Dormammu; Loki; Watcher; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Human Torch; Invisible Girl] (Cameo); Spider-Man (Cameo); Inhumans [Black Bolt; Gorgon; Karnak] (Cameo); Power Man [Luke Cage] (Cameo); Ka-Zar (Cameo); Zabu (Cameo); Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze] (Cameo); Man-Thing (Cameo); Dr. Doom (Cameo); Dracula (Cameo); Adam Warlock (Cameo); Thanos (Cameo)
Synopsis
The Avengers and the Defenders stop Dormammu's plan to invade their dimension.
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Indexer Notes

Final chapter of the Avengers/Defenders crossover.

[Defenders #11] (Table of Contents: 50)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner; Hulk; Silver Surfer]; Chandu
Reprints

A Dark and Stormy Knight (Table of Contents: 51)

The Defenders / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Frank Bolle (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (Page 1); Tom Orzechowski (credited as Tom Orz)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange; Hulk; Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner; Silver Surfer]; Avengers [Hawkeye; Thor; Vision; Mantis; Swordsman; Black Panther]; SHIELD [Nick Fury]; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Temax; Prince John; King Richard the Lion-Hearted; Modred; Chandu; Prester John
Synopsis
The Defenders help restore the Black Knight to life after Enchangtress turned him to stone. They travel to the 12th century and the Black Knight decides to stay there.
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[Defenders #12] (Table of Contents: 52)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto; Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange; Hulk; Valkyrie]; Xemnu the Titan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Romita's signature is on the original art. Info per Nick Caputo September 2012.

The Titan Strikes Back! (Table of Contents: 53)

The Defenders / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited) (layouts); Jack Abel (credited) (finished art)
Inks
Jack Abel (credited)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Charlotte Jetter (credited as C. Jetter)

Feature Logo
The Dynamic Defenders!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk; Valkyrie; Dr. Strange]; Xemnu the Titan [also as Amos Moses]; Sub-Mariner (flashback); Enchantress (flashback); Aragorn; Wong
Synopsis
Xemnu the Titan returns and takes over a small town before being stopped by the Defenders.
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Indexer Notes

Dr. Strange gives Valkyrie Dragonfang, carved by Wizard Kahji-Da from the tusk of a beast he slew.

[Defenders #13] (Table of Contents: 54)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk; Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner]; Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Joe Sinnott's records indicate he inked this cover, but Nick Caputo believes that is an error. Marvel Comics Index #3 lists Frank Giacoia as inker, as did the original indexer.

For Sale: One Planet -- Slightly Used! (Table of Contents: 55)

The Defenders / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Feature Logo
The Dynamic Defenders!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange; Hulk; Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum]; Nebulon; Aragorn; Amphibians; Avengers [Captain America; Iron Man] (in flashback)
Synopsis
After deciding to go straight Nighthawk comes to the Defenders for assistance in helping stop the Squadron Sinister from destroying the planet for Nebulon.
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[Defenders #14] (Table of Contents: 56)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Letters
Danny Crespi ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Nebulon
Reprints

And Who Shall Inherit the Earth? (Table of Contents: 57)

The Defenders / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (Layouts); Dan Green (credited) (Finished Art)
Inks
Dan Green (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Feature Logo
The Dynamic Defenders!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor] (quits); Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond] (joins)]; Nebulon [also as Celestial Man]; Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Whizzer; Dr.Spectrum]; Thor (flashback)
Synopsis
The Defenders stop the Squadron Sinister and Nebulon from destroying the Earth.
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[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 60) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Defenders
  2. 1. [Graphic Novels]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [Dr. Strange #183]
    Doc Strange
  5. 4. They Walk by Night!
    Doctor Strange
  6. 5. [Sub-Mariner #22]
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  7. 6. The Monarch and the Mystic!
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  8. 7. [Incredible Hulk #126]
    The Hulk
  9. 8. ...Where Stalks the Night-Crawler!
    The Hulk
  10. 9. [Sub-Mariner #34]
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  11. 10. Titans Three!
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  12. 11. [Sub-Mariner #35]
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  13. 12. Confrontation!
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  14. 13. [Marvel Feature #1]
    The Defenders
  15. 14. The Day of the Defenders!
    The Defenders
  16. 15. The Return!
    Doctor Strange
  17. 16. [Marvel Feature #2]
    The Defenders
  18. 17. Nightmare on Bald Mountain!
    The Defenders
  19. 18. [Marvel Feature #3]
    The Defenders
  20. 19. A Titan Walks Among Us!
    The Defenders
  21. 20. [Defenders #1]
    The Defenders
  22. 21. I Slay by the Stars!
    The Defenders
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
  24. 23. [Defenders #2]
    The Defenders
  25. 24. The Secret of the Silver Surfer!
    The Defenders
  26. 25. [Defenders #3]
    The Defenders
  27. 26. Four Against the Gods
    The Defenders
  28. 27. [Defenders #4]
    The Defenders
  29. 28. The New Defender!
    The Defenders
  30. 29. [Defenders #5]
    The Defenders
  31. 30. World Without End?
    The Defenders
  32. 31. [Defenders #6]
    The Defenders
  33. 32. The Dreams of Death!
    The Defenders
  34. 33. The Dynamic Defenders!
    The Defenders
  35. 34. [Defenders #7]
    The Defenders
  36. 35. War Below the Waves!
    The Defenders
  37. 36. [Defenders #8]
    The Defenders
  38. 37. ...If Atlantis Should Fall!
    The Defenders
  39. 38. Prologue: Alliance Most Foul!
    The Avengers [superhero]; The Defenders
  40. 39. Deception!!
    The Defenders
  41. 40. [Avengers #116]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  42. 41. Betrayal!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  43. 42. [Defenders #9]
    The Defenders
  44. 43. Divide... and Conquer
    The Defenders
  45. 44. [Avengers #117]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  46. 45. Holocaust
    The Avengers [superhero]
  47. 46. [Defenders #10]
    The Defenders
  48. 47. Breakthrough!
    The Defenders
  49. 48. [Avengers #118]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  50. 49. To the Death!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  51. 50. [Defenders #11]
    The Defenders
  52. 51. A Dark and Stormy Knight
    The Defenders
  53. 52. [Defenders #12]
    The Defenders
  54. 53. The Titan Strikes Back!
    The Defenders
  55. 54. [Defenders #13]
    The Defenders
  56. 55. For Sale: One Planet -- Slightly Used!
    The Defenders
  57. 56. [Defenders #14]
    The Defenders
  58. 57. And Who Shall Inherit the Earth?
    The Defenders
  59. 58. [no title indexed]
  60. 59. The Marvel Essentials Library
  61. 60. [Back Cover]
    The Defenders
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