(December 1971)

Marvel, 1971 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (credited)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[Classified Advertisements] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 4 pages (report information)

The Day of the Defenders! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And there shall come a day...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk; Doctor Strange; Namor, the Sub-Mariner] (introduction, origin); Wong; Yandroth (villain, death); Omegatron (introduction); Silver Surfer
Synopsis
The Defenders must stop Yandroth from destroying the Earth with the Omegatron.
Reprints
Keywords
astral form; Cloak of Levitation; Eye of Agamotto; Greenwich Village; Maine; Point Promontory; Sanctum Sanctorum

Indexer Notes

Previous adventures involving the characters together in Dr. Strange #183, Sub-Mariner #22 and Incredible Hulk #126 and Sub-Mariner #34-35 are mentioned. Strange states that he also meant to recruit Thor.
As noted inside, the story takes place after the Dr. Strange feature at the end.
Strange invokes the Hosts of Hoggoth, the Vishanti, the Omnipotent Oshtur, the Vipers of Valtorr, the Demons of Denak, the Supreme Satannish.
This story establishes the Hulk's ability to see astral forms.

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

Honor House Product Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Out Cold! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

International Correspondence Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

While the Cat's Away, the Bullpen Will Play! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Sub-Mariner and the Icebergs (Table of Contents: 10)

Namor the Sub-Mariner / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Job Number
G61
Genre
superhero
Characters
Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Namora; Tha-Korr; Byrrah
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Academy For Home Study / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Return! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The time is a night, not many weeks ago...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange (also as Stephen Sanders, becomes Stephen Strange again); Wong; the Ancient One; Baron Mordo (villain, posing as the masked Dr. Strange)
Synopsis
Stephen Strange becomes Doctor Strange again to stop Baron Mordo.
Reprints
Keywords
astral form; Cloak of Levitation; Eye of Agamotto; Greenwich Village; occult; Sanctum Sanctorum

Indexer Notes

Last appearance of the character in Incredible Hulk #126.
The feature is spelled "Dr. Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts!" The feature was last seen in Dr. Strange #183 and is next seen in Marvel Premiere #3 after appearances of Dr. Strange in Marvel Feature #1-3 with the Defenders and in Amazing Spider-Man #109.
With the Ancient One's restoration of the Stephen Strange identity, the superhero phase of the character when he operated masked under a secret identity comes to an end.
The Mystic Moons of Munnopor are invoked in incantation, the Vishanti invoked in praise.

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

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Olympic Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Famous Artists School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Amazing Kit-a-Month Program (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

American Basic Science Club, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Cheerful Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Defenders
  2. 1. [Classified Advertisements]
  3. 2. The Day of the Defenders!
    The Defenders
  4. 3. ["Monster size monsters"]
    Honor House Product Corp.
  5. 4. ["Hey fellow! Which would you rather have..."]
    Grit
  6. 5. Out Cold!
    International Correspondence Schools
  7. 6. ["Secret muscle building "tools""]
  8. 7. While the Cat's Away, the Bullpen Will Play!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  9. 8. ["Polaris nuclear sub"]
  10. 9. ["These 3 big drafting kits given to you!"]
  11. 10. The Sub-Mariner and the Icebergs
    Namor the Sub-Mariner
  12. 11. ["Now you can finish high school at home"]
    Academy For Home Study
  13. 12. The Return!
    Doctor Strange
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Mighty Marvel Checklist
  15. 14. ["Famous name prizes or cash the easy way!"]
    Olympic Sales Club
  16. 15. ["We'd like to test your art talent before somebody messes it up."]
    Famous Artists School
  17. 16. Amazing Kit-a-Month Program
    American Basic Science Club, Inc.
  18. 17. ["Do you need extra money?"]
    Cheerful Card Company
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