- Steve Gerber
- Sal Buscema (layouts, breakdowns); Frank Giacoia (Finished Art); John Tartaglione [as John Tartag] (Finished Art)
- Frank Giacoia; John Tartaglione [as John Tartag]
- Al Wenzel
- Joe Rosen
- The Defenders [Doctor Strange; Nighthawk; Valkyrie; Hulk]; Badoon; Guardians of the Galaxy [Martinex; Yondu; Vance Astro; Charlie-27; Starhawk]
- Nighthawk, Charlie-27 and Martinex are captured by the Badoon. Starhawk helps Vance Astro and Valkyrie return to Earth. Hulk and Yondu are forced to enter the Super-Death Sweepstakes.
First full appearance of Starhawk after a cameo in the previous issue.
- Steve Gerber (replies)
- First Line of Dialogue or Text
- Dear Marvel People, The guest star bonanza...
Letters of comment from readers Mark Caldwell, Scott Jeffrey, Tom Bond, and "the snake".
Placed between pages 12 and 13 of the main sequence.