(July 1974)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Roy Thomas
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane; John Romita (alterations)
Inks
Frank Giacoia; John Romita (alterations)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover inker credits provided by Nick Caputo 3/28/07; Marvel Comics Index #3 lists Mike Esposito as inker. Silver Surfer figure added by John Romita.

The Way They Were! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Defenders / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Jim Starlin; Petra Goldberg
Letters
Dave Hunt

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie]; Clea; Wong; Mister Rasputin
Synopsis
Valkyrie learns the origins of the Hulk, Namor and Dr. Strange and the Defenders stop Rasputin.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Valkyrie calls Dr. Strange's house Defenders' Headquarters; 9 new pages spread around 3 reprints of Hulk, Sub-Mariner and Dr. Strange, and a 2 page splash pin-up

Banished to Outer Space (Table of Contents: 2)

Hulk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Petra Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (Brief Origin); Thunderbolt Ross; Rick Jones
Synopsis
The military captures Rick and Ross convinces him that they need the Hulk to test a new experimental rocket for national security. Rick tricks the jade giant into the capsule but once it is shot into space, he realizes that Ross deceived him to get rid of his foe. Rick overrides the programming and returns the rocket to earth but not before Banner (he transformed back to his human form when the rocket came into view of the sun) is doused with further radiation. The Hulk is now unable to revert to his human form and is under Rick's control but only while Rick remains awake.
Reprints

Bird of Prey! (Table of Contents: 3)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
Petra Goldberg ?
Letters
Bill Everett
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner; Princess Fen
Reprints

To Catch a Magician! (Table of Contents: 4)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Ditko (plot); Denny O'Neil (dialogue)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Petra Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange; Mr. Rasputin
Reprints

Good Evening! This is the Eleventh-Hour Bullpen! (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Neal Adams (illustration)
Inks
Neal Adams (illustration)
Colors
Petra Goldberg ?
Letters
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Editorial includes an image from the cover of Marvel Feature # 1.

The Peerless Power of the Silver Surfer (Table of Contents: 6)

Silver Surfer / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Petra Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Silver Surfer; Quasimodo
Reprints

The Dynamic Defenders! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Defenders / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart ?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema ?
Colors
Petra Goldberg ?
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]]
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Defenders
  2. 1. The Way They Were!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. Banished to Outer Space
    Hulk
  4. 3. Bird of Prey!
    Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. To Catch a Magician!
    Dr. Strange
  6. 5. Good Evening! This is the Eleventh-Hour Bullpen!
  7. 6. The Peerless Power of the Silver Surfer
    Silver Surfer
  8. 7. The Dynamic Defenders!
    The Defenders
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Darrel McCann
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  • Mike Nielsen
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