(January 1975)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1974-10-17
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 (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader (Street Enterprises, 1973 series) #111, October 1974.
This issue has variants:

Doomball! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott; John Romita (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Wrecking Crew [Wrecker [Dirk Garthwaite]; Bulldozer [Henry Camp]; Piledriver [Brian Calusky]; Thunderball [Eliot Franklin]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Romita alterations on Hulk and Dr. Strange's face per Nick Caputo. Marvel Comics Index #3 incorrectly credits Mike Esposito on inks.

Doomball! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Chris Claremont (credited) (script); Len Wein (credited) (plot)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited); Klaus Janson (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Bill Mantlo (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Freeze-frame: a moment ago, these eight men were locked in mortal combat.
Feature Logo
The Dynamic Defenders!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Joey; Wrecking Crew [Wrecker [Dirk Garthwaite]; Bulldozer [Henry Camp]; Piledriver [Brian Calusky]; Thunderball [Eliot Franklin]]; J. C. Pennysworth (flashback)
Synopsis
After taking Thunderball's Gamma Bomb from the Wrecking Crew the Defenders have to figure out how to defuse it.
Reprints

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

Defenders Dialogue / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Defenders Dialogue
Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Carl Cummins, T. E. Pouncey, Gary L. Guinn, Barbara Golman. Also includes Marvel Value Stamp #98 The Puppet Master.

Awesome Announcements and Autumnal Admonishments for All! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Doomball!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. Doomball!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Defenders Dialogue
  4. 3. Awesome Announcements and Autumnal Admonishments for All!
    Bullpen Bulletins
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Dan Creel
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Kauldi Gilibert
  • Merlin Haas
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Richard Thomson