(July 1975)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

Chronologically this issue is between issues 25 and 26 of The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series).
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Side By Side With the Guardians of the Galaxy! (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 [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Guardians of the Galaxy [Charlie-27; Yondu; Vance Astro; Martinex]; Eelar
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wilson pencils and Milgrom inks per Nick Caputo. Marvel Comics Index #3 lists John Romita and Gil Kane as pencilers and Mike Esposito as inker.

Eelar Moves in Mysterious Ways! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Defenders / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber (script, plot); Roger Slifer (plot); Len Wein (plot); Chris Claremont (plot); Scott Edelman (plot); Gerry Conway (plot)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Jim Mooney (pages 2-7); Mike Esposito (figures, pages 1, 8-32); Dave Hunt (backgrounds, pages 1, 8-32)
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Artie Simek (pages 2, 8-10); Dave Hunt (pages 1, 3-7, 11-32)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Aragorn; Eelar; Guardians of the Galaxy [Charlie-27; Vance Astro; Yondu; Martinex]; Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Dr. Spectrum] (in flashback); Trish Starr (in flashback); Vance Astrovik; Milton Childs
Synopsis
The Guardians of the Galaxy are stranded in the present and help the Defenders against Eelar.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The few pages from the beginning of this issue were Artie Simek's last work before he died, according to the letters page.

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

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

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

Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Hostess Twinkies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Steve Gerber
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jack Callenberg, Scott Taylor, Jack Callenberg, Scott Taylor, Brian Lauchard, K. J. Robbins and John Rieber.

Quoth the Nighthawk, "Nevermore!" (Table of Contents: 5)

Daredevil / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Syd Shores
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Nighthawk (villain, origin); Karen Page; Foggy Nelson; Captain America [Steve Rogers] (cameo, flashback); Grandmaster (cameo, flashback)
Synopsis
Daredevil is upstaged by the new hero in town who is only in the game for the glory.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Nighthawk as villain

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Side By Side With the Guardians of the Galaxy!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. Eelar Moves in Mysterious Ways!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. A Dynamic Display of Dizzy Doings, Daring Delineations, and Dazzling Descriptions Designed to Dispel Your Despair!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. Captain Marvel in The Big Bang!!
    Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Hostess Twinkies
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Defenders Dialogue
  6. 5. Quoth the Nighthawk, "Nevermore!"
    Daredevil
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