The Defenders #39 [Regular Edition]
(September 1976)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.30 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]
Barcode
0714860215209
Editing
Archie Goodwin

Issue Notes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Red Guardian [Dr. Tania Belinsky]; Power Man [Luke Cage]]; Clea
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The previous indexer listed tentatively Ed Hannigan as possible penciler. Dennis Ray reported to the Grand Comics Database page on Facebook on 18 May 2020 a conversation with Hannigan that confirmed from him that he did not draw this cover.

Riot in Cellblock 12! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Defenders / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema (layouts); Klaus Janson (finished art)
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
Don Warfield
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Jean Simek (as Jean Hipp) (pages 2-22); Irv Watanabe (as Irving Watanabe) (pages 23-31)

Job Number
C-01
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Red Guardian [Dr. Tania Belinsky]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner] (flashback)]; Dormammu (cameo); Baron Mordo (cameo); Clea; Wong; Jack Norriss; Aragorn; Chondu (cameo); Police Commissioner Feingold; Shirley (prisoner); Felicia (prisoner)
Synopsis
Valkyrie is in jail when a riot breaks out. The Defenders arrive at the jail to rescue Valkyrie and stop the riot.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Steve Gerber
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Jim Burns, D. Lites, Helmsman Collins, Peter Planamenta, and Matthew Nudelman.

A Quaff of Quixotic Quips to Quench Your Quakes and Quandaries! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Characters
Hulk; Captain America; Valkyrie, the Thing, Falcon, Spider-Man; Vision; Conan; Scarlet Witch
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Defenders
  2. 1. Riot in Cellblock 12!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Defenders Dialogue
  4. 3. A Quaff of Quixotic Quips to Quench Your Quakes and Quandaries!
    Bullpen Bulletins
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