The Defenders #16 [Regular Edition]
(October 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.


[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
The Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Professor X; The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Blob]; Alpha the Ultimate Mutant
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Giacoia inks and Romitia alterations per Nick Caputo, September 2012. Marvel Comics Index #3 lists Gil Kane as inker.

Alpha, the Ultimate Mutant! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Charlotte Jetter

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephan Strange]; Valkyrie]; Professor X [Charles Xavier]; The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Blob; Unus; Lorelei; Mastermind]; Alpha the Ultimate Mutant; Aragorn
Synopsis
Magneto creates Alpha the Ultimate Mutant. Alpha turns the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants into infants.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Marvel, DEFENDERS #13 was well worth...

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Chuck Lane, Dave Stevens and Tom Melchiorre.
Also contains a Marvel Value Stamp Series A #44 (Absorbing Man).
Page divided over two pages, otherwise filled with promotional advertisements.
Placed between pages 11 and 12 of the main sequence.

Wonderously Witty Words From A Woomful of Wombats! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed); ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Spider-Man
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Defenders
  2. 1. Alpha, the Ultimate Mutant!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. ["Dear Marvel, DEFENDERS #13 was well worth..."]
    Defenders Dialogue
  4. 3. Wonderously Witty Words From A Woomful of Wombats!
    Bullpen Bulletins
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