The Defenders #4 [Regular Edition]
(February 1973)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1972-11-21
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from The Comic Reader #90, October 1972.
This issue has variants:

Valkyrie Rides Again! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie [Barbara]]; 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: 1)

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

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

Job Number
1135Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somewhere in the British Isles, there are brutish snarls this nippy November night...
Feature Logo
The Dynamic Defenders!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Valkyrie [Barbara] (introduction); Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Aragorn; Executioner [Skurge]; Enchantress [Amora]; Fragon (introduction); Casiolena; Omegatron (cameo); Zeus (flashback; cameo)
Synopsis
Enchantress transforms Barbara into the Valkyrie and turns the Black Knight to stone. Valkyrie takes Aragorn as her horse. Omegatron down to 89 hundredths of a second.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Defenders Dialogue
Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Robert A. Gillis, Steve Clement, and Thor Gerlach.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Valkyrie Rides Again!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. The New Defender!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Defenders Dialogue
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
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