The Defenders #42 [Regular Edition]
(December 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
0714860215212
Editing
Gerry Conway

Issue Notes

Emissaries of Evil! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; John Romita (alterations)
Inks
Klaus Janson; John Romita (alterations)
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Rhino [Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich]; Solarr [Silas King]
Reprints

And in This Corner: The New Emissaries of Evil! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Keith Giffen (layouts); Klaus Janson (finished art)
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
Klaus Janson
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Valkyrie; Power Man [Luke Cage]]; Solarr [Silas King]; Rhino [Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich]; Egghead; Omar Karindu; Cobalt Man [Ralph Roberts]
Synopsis
Egghead sends Solar and Rhino to steal the Star of Capistan from Dr. Strange. When the Defenders stop them Egghead sends the Cobalt Man to New York, hoping Cobalt Man will explode and destroy the Defenders.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Valkyrie in old outfit.

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

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

Script
Gerry Conway (replies)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paens and Platitudes from a Punchy...

Indexer Notes

Letter of comment from reader Mark Ernst.

Also contains a Howard the Duck presidential campaign update #3.

Placed between pages 11 and 12 of the main sequence.

A Testament to Tapestries Tempestuous, Tales Titanic, and Tableaux Treasured! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Characters
Spider-Man; Tarantula

The Spider-Man and the Fly! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Emissaries of Evil!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. And in This Corner: The New Emissaries of Evil!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. ["Paens and Platitudes from a Punchy..."]
    Defenders Dialogue
  4. 3. A Testament to Tapestries Tempestuous, Tales Titanic, and Tableaux Treasured!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. The Spider-Man and the Fly!
    Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies
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