The Defenders #43 [Regular Edition]
(January 1977)

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
0714860215201
Editing
Gerry Conway

Issue Notes

Face it, Pilgrim-- This Is the Big One! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Crespi ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Valkyrie; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Cobalt Man [Ralph Roberts]
Reprints

This World Is Mine! (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
Irving Watanabe

Job Number
C-39
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Red Guardian [Dr. Tania Belinsky]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Cobalt Man [Ralph Roberts] (origin retold); Egghead; Rhino [Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich]; Solarr [Silas King]; Red Rajah; Clea; Iron Man [Tony Stark] (cameo); X-Men [Beast; Cyclops; Iceman; Angel [Warren Worthington III]] (cameo)
Synopsis
Egghead, Rhino and Solarr arrive in New York to take the Star of Capistan. The Defenders stop them and the Colbalt Man, but the Star of Capistan has taken over the body of Dr. Strange and become the Red Rajah.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Red Rajah is Dr. Strange taken over by the Star of Capistan.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne (illustration)
Inks
John Byrne (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Steve, Sal and Klaus, First of all ...
Characters
Valkyrie

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Melvin J. McCauley, Tim Ludlow, Gary Morgan, and Paul Butler.

Shows John Byrne's redesigned Valkyrie costume.

Placed between pages 11 and 12 of the main sequence.

Captain Marvel! and the Energy Crisis (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Captain Marvel; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Spider-Man and Captain America Ricochet to Freedom! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Spider-Man; Captain America; Ricochet Racers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Of Ugsome Usurpers, Utopic Uncos, and Unearthly Utterances! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Characters
Ms. Marvel; Peter Parker [Spider-Man]; Mary Jane Watson; J. Jonah Jameson; Scorpion [Mac Gargon]

Captain Marvel! And the Energy Crisis (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Captain Marvel; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ricohet to Freedom! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Ricochet Racers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Face it, Pilgrim-- This Is the Big One!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. This World Is Mine!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. ["Dear Steve, Sal and Klaus, First of all ..."]
    Defenders Dialogue
  4. 3. Captain Marvel! and the Energy Crisis
    Captain Marvel; Hostess Cup Cakes
  5. 4. Spider-Man and Captain America Ricochet to Freedom!
    Spider-Man; Captain America; Ricochet Racers
  6. 5. Of Ugsome Usurpers, Utopic Uncos, and Unearthly Utterances!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  7. 6. Captain Marvel! And the Energy Crisis
    Captain Marvel; Hostess
  8. 7. Ricohet to Freedom!
    Ricochet Racers
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