The Defenders #40 [Regular Edition]
(October 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
0714860215210
Editing
Archie Goodwin

Issue Notes

Mask of the Assassin? (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza; Dan Crespi ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Valkyrie; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Red Guardian [Dr. Tania Belinsky]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]]
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Love, Anarchy and, Oh Yes... The Assassin! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Klaus Janson (finished art)
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
Klaus Janson
Letters
Joe Rosen

Job Number
JV362
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Valkyrie; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Red Guardian [Dr. Tania Belinsky]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Jack Norriss; Matt Murdock; Clea; Wong; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Senator Winthrop; The Elf with a Gun; Committee for Free Emigration; Mrs. Rosenzweig
Synopsis
The charges agains Valkyrie are dismissed thanks to some help from Matt Murdock. Valkyrie gets a new gold costume, that is given to her by Clea. Red Guardian is attacked by an anti-communist organization.
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Indexer Notes

Story concludes in The Defenders Annual (Marvel, 1976 series) #1.

[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 Steve, Marv, Sal, and Klaus: ...

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Steve Wasson, Ed Norton, David LaSalle, and The Brain Police.

Placed between pages 11 and 12 of the main sequence.

A Ragbag of Riotous Repartee for Our Resplendently Rarefied Readership! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Your Game is Specialized (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Spalding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mask of the Assassin?
    The Defenders
  2. 1. Love, Anarchy and, Oh Yes... The Assassin!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. ["Dear Steve, Marv, Sal, and Klaus: ..."]
    Defenders Dialogue
  4. 3. A Ragbag of Riotous Repartee for Our Resplendently Rarefied Readership!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. Your Game is Specialized
    Spalding
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