The Defenders #22 [Regular Edition]
(April 1975)

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
Len Wein
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 Sons of the Serpent Strike! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Sons of the Serpent
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Marvel Comics Index #3 lists Mike Esposito as inker.

Fangs of Fire and Blood! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema (layouts); Mike Esposito (finished art)
Inks
Mike Esposito; Frank Giacoia (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Charlotte Jetter

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Ginny; Harold Holliman; Elena; Elena's baby; Wong; Clea; Sons of the Serpent; Amos Ferret; Mrs. Washington
Synopsis
Valkyrie learns about life among the poor, Nighthawk discovers he'd rather spend time with the Defenders than with his old crowd. The Sons of the Serpent begin to terrorize the poor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Uncredited inking assistance by Frank Giacoia. Info per Nick Caputo, July 2017.

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

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

Script
Steve Gerber (replies)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Marvel, First off, Klaus Janson is...

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Viktor Rubenfield, Robert Rapp, and Richy Forman.

Placed between pages 11 and 12 of the main sequence.

Another Assortment of Action-Packed Ad-Libs and Astonishing Addendums! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed); ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sons of the Serpent Strike!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. Fangs of Fire and Blood!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. ["Dear Marvel, First off, Klaus Janson is..."]
    Defenders Dialogue
  4. 3. Another Assortment of Action-Packed Ad-Libs and Astonishing Addendums!
    Bullpen Bulletins
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Nick Caputo
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  • Merlin Haas
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  • Kauldi Gilibert
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
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