The Defenders #23 [Regular Edition]
(May 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.


...And the Snakes Shall Inherit the Earth! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane [as GK] (signed)
Inks
Klaus Janson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Valkyrie; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]]
Reprints

..the Snakes Shall Inherit the Earth! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Don Warfield [as Don W.]
Letters
June Braverman [as Junie B.]; Gaspar Saladino (page 3); typeset (page 9)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Elena; Elena's baby; Sons of the Serpent; Aragorn; Yellowjacket [Dr. Hank Pym]; Wong; Clea; Jack Norriss; Harold Holliman
Synopsis
Sons of the Serpent reveal their agenda and battle the Defenders, capturing Dr. Strange, Valkyrie, Yellowjacket and Nighthawk.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jack Norris name changed to Jack Norriss in this and all subsequent issues.

[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, Defenders #20, coupled with...

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Dean Mullaney and Mary McGeehan.

Placed between pages 12 and 13 of the main sequence.

Also contains Marvel Value Stamp Series A #78 (the Owl).

A Bacchanalian Bunch of the Brightest and Battiest Bullpen Bulletins Yet! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed); ?
Letters
typeset

The Trap (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Spider-Man; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ...And the Snakes Shall Inherit the Earth!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. ..the Snakes Shall Inherit the Earth!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. ["Dear Marvel, Defenders #20, coupled with..."]
    Defenders Dialogue
  4. 3. A Bacchanalian Bunch of the Brightest and Battiest Bullpen Bulletins Yet!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. The Trap
    Spider-Man; Hostess Fruit Pies
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