The Defenders #28 [Regular Edition]
(October 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
Marv Wolfman
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.


Enter: Starhawk! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Crespi

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

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits 2005 by Nick Caputo.

My Mother, The Badoon! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema (layouts, breakdowns); Frank Giacoia (Finished Art); John Tartaglione [as John Tartag] (Finished Art)
Inks
Frank Giacoia; John Tartaglione [as John Tartag]
Colors
Al Wenzel
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Doctor Strange; Nighthawk; Valkyrie; Hulk]; Badoon; Guardians of the Galaxy [Martinex; Yondu; Vance Astro; Charlie-27; Starhawk]
Synopsis
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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First full appearance of Starhawk after a cameo in the previous issue.

[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 People, The guest star bonanza...

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Mark Caldwell, Scott Jeffrey, Tom Bond, and "the snake".

Placed between pages 12 and 13 of the main sequence.

The King Is Back! 'Nuff Said! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed); ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; the Thing
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Enter: Starhawk!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. My Mother, The Badoon!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. ["Dear Marvel People, The guest star bonanza..."]
    Defenders Dialogue
  4. 3. The King Is Back! 'Nuff Said!
    Bullpen Bulletins
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