The Defenders #17 [Regular Edition]
(November 1974)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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.


The One, the Only Power Man! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Al Milgrom ?
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Power Man [Luke Cage]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wilson pencils, possible Milgrom inks and Danny Crespi lettering per Nick Caputo. Original indexer credited Gaspar Saladino with lettering.
Todd Klein also credits Gaspar Saladino with the lettering (from the Klein Letters blog, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/the-danny-crespi-files-part-8/ , retrieved 12 September 2016).

Power Play! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Dan Green
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Annette Kawecki

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Valkyrie (quits); Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner] (quits); Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Aragorn; Pennysworth; Walter Cronkite; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Wrecking Crew [Wrecker; Piledriver (intro); Bulldozer (intro); Thunderball (intro)] (intro, villains)
Synopsis
Valkyrie leaves the team to learn more about Barbara, the girl the Enchantress bonded with her. Hulk, upset that Val left the team, also leaves. The remaining Defenders, Dr. Strange and Nighthawk, along with Power Man who was hired by Pennyworth, try to stop the Wrecking Crew from destroying a skyscraper that is owned by Kyle Richmond.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Hulk's story continues in Marvel Team-up (Marvel, 1972 series) #27

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

Defenders Dialogue / letters page / 1.25 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bob Warner, Chad B. Goyette, Tom Long, Robert Hewko, Steve Humphreys. Also includes Marvel Value Stamp #20 Brother Voodoo.
Split between 1/2 page on page 19 and 3/4 page on page 32.

Sumptuous Scoops About Summer, Spidey - And Softball! (Table of Contents: 3)

Bullpen Bulletins / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Power Man; Iron Fist; Shang-Chi
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The One, the Only Power Man!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. Power Play!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Defenders Dialogue
  4. 3. Sumptuous Scoops About Summer, Spidey - And Softball!
    Bullpen Bulletins
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dan Creel
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Matthew Thompson
  • Steven Tice
  • Kauldi Gilibert
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Robert Wood
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Carl Gafford
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ramon Schenk