The Defenders #25 [Regular Edition]
(July 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.


Three Stand Beside Them! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane; John Romita (alterations)
Inks
Frank Giacoia ?; Al Milgrom ?; John Romita (alterations)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom]]; Sons of the Serpent
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Milgrom or Giacoia credit by Nick Caputo, September 2012. Marvel Comics Index #3 lists Mike Esposito as inker.

The Serpent Sheds Its Skin (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
Petra Goldberg [as Petra G.]
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Yellowjacket [Dr. Hank Pym]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom]; Power Man [Luke Cage]]; Sons of the Serpent; Clea; Tom Pritchett; Linda Pritchett; Elf with a Gun; J. C. Pennysworth; Jack Norriss
Synopsis
Son of Satan and Power Man free the rest of the Defenders and follow the clues to find the person behind the Sons of the Serpent organization. The Elf with a gun kills Tom and Linda Pritchett.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Serpents underwater headquarters leads to J. C. Pennysworth's office (Trustee of Kyle Richmond (Nighthawk).

A Dynamic Display of Dizzy Doings, Daring Delineations, and Dazzling Descriptions Designed to Dispel Your Despair! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

The Big Bang!! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Captain Marvel; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Steve Gerber
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Marvel, The Defenders are in the hands of...

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers G. C. Hoover, Michael Blake, and Brian Murphy.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Three Stand Beside Them!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. The Serpent Sheds Its Skin
    The Defenders
  3. 2. A Dynamic Display of Dizzy Doings, Daring Delineations, and Dazzling Descriptions Designed to Dispel Your Despair!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. The Big Bang!!
    Captain Marvel; Hostess Twinkies
  5. 4. ["Dear Marvel, The Defenders are in the hands of..."]
    Defenders Dialogue
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steven Tice
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Robert Wood
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Carl Gafford
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ramon Schenk