The Defenders #15 [Regular Edition]
(September 1974)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Published 8 times a year.
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 US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Panic at the Earth's Core! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sal Buscema; John Romita (alterations)
Inks
Frank Giacoa; Mike Esposito; John Romita (alterations)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Blob; Unus]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Updated credits by Nick Caputo, Feb 2011; Marvel Comics index #3 lists Sal Buscema as penciler and inker.

Panic Beneath the Earth! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Sal Buscema (layouts); Klaus Janson (finished art)
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Pennysworth; Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Mastermind; Unus; Blob; Lorelei]; The Avengers [Vision; Thor; Captain America [Steve Rogers]] (in flashback); Alpha the Ultimate Mutant
Synopsis
The Defenders battle against the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. During the battle Magneto finishes his creation of Alpha the Ultimate Mutant.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Nighthawk gets a new uniform; Comet Kohoutek upsets the balance of magnetic forces so Magneto freed himself

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

Defenders Dialogue / letters page / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various (illustrations)
Inks
various (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Roy, Stan, Sal, and Len, I have just...

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Mark Del Vecchio, Brian Richards, Ed Farbarik, Mike Cruden and Michael Verderosa.
Also contains a Marvel Value Stamp, Series A #8 (Captain America).
Placed between pages 11 and 12 of the main sequence.

Mighty Marvel Becomes Electrified, Hyborianized, and Ape-ified! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed); ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Panic at the Earth's Core!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. Panic Beneath the Earth!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. ["Dear Roy, Stan, Sal, and Len, I have just..."]
    Defenders Dialogue
  4. 3. Mighty Marvel Becomes Electrified, Hyborianized, and Ape-ified!
    Bullpen Bulletins
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steven Tice
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
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