(2006)

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Price
16.99 USD; 27.25 CAD
Pages
604
On-sale date
2006
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
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Brand
Marvel Comics
ISBN
0-7851-2150-1 Search at WorldCat
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Editing
Roy Thomas (original editor); Len Wein (original editor); Archie Goodwin (original editor); Mark D. Beazley (collection editor); Michael Short (assistant collection editor); Jennifer Gr├╝nwald (associate collection editor); Jeff Youngquist (senior editor special projects)
Color
color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
collected editions

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia; John Romita (retouches on Silver Surfer figure)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk; Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner; Silver Surfer]
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[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[Giant-Size Defenders #1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane; John Romita (Silver Surfer)
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]]
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Indexer Notes

Cover inker credits provided by Nick Caputo 3/28/07

The Way They Were! (Table of Contents: 3)

Defenders / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Al Milgrom
Letters
Dave Hunt

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie]; Clea; Wong; Mister Rasputin
Synopsis
Valkyrie learns the origins of the Hulk, Namor and Dr. Strange and the Defenders stop Rasputin.
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Indexer Notes

Nine new pages around 3 reprints of Hulk, Sub-Mariner and Dr. Strange stories.

Banished to Outer Space (Table of Contents: 4)

Hulk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (Brief Origin); Thunderbolt Ross; Rick Jones
Synopsis
The military captures Rick and Ross convinces him that they need the Hulk to test a new experimental rocket for national security. Rick tricks the jade giant into the capsule but once it is shot into space, he realizes that Ross deceived him to get rid of his foe. Rick overrides the programming and returns the rocket to earth but not before Banner (he transformed back to his human form when the rocket came into view of the sun) is doused with further radiation. The Hulk is now unable to revert to his human form and is under Rick's control but only while Rick remains awake.
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Bird of Prey! (Table of Contents: 5)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clea (Host); Valkyrie (host); Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Princess Fen
Synopsis
Sub-Mariner fights nazi planes.
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To Catch a Magician! (Table of Contents: 6)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Ditko (Plot); Dennis O'Neil (Dialogue)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clea (host); Valkyrie (host); Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Mister Rasputin
Synopsis
Mr. Rasputin, descendant of the original, amasses magical & scientific knowledge in his goal of world domination. Sensing an evil presence Strange finds Rasputin who soon realizes he cannot match Strange's magic and shoots him. A hospitalized Strange informs the police about Rasputin but when they fail to find him Strange realizes he may have taken refuge at his sanctum! As Strange investigates a hit-man Rasputin hired enters the hospital to finish the job. Strange emerges victorious erasing all memory of magic from Rasputin and forcing he & his henchman to confess their crimes to the police.
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The Dynamic Defenders! (Table of Contents: 7)

Defenders / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]]
Reprints

[Defenders #15] (Table of Contents: 8)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Mike Esposito; John Romita (retouches)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Blob; Unus]
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Panic Beneath the Earth! (Table of Contents: 9)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Sal Buscema (layouts); Klaus Janson (finished art)
Inks
Klaus Janson
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Pennysworth; Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Mastermind; Unus; Blob; Lorelei]; Avengers [Vision; Thor; Captain America] (flashback); Alpha the Ultimate Mutant
Synopsis
The Defenders battle against the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. During the battle Magneto finishes his creation of Alpha the Ultimate Mutant.
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[Defenders #16] (Table of Contents: 10)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Mike Esposito?; Frank Giacoia?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Professor X; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Blob]; Alpha the Ultimate Mutant
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Alpha, The Ultimate Mutant! (Table of Contents: 11)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Charlotte Jetter

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephan Strange]; Valkyrie]; Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Blob; Unus; Lorelei; Mastermind]; Alpha the Ultimate Mutant; Aragorn
Synopsis
Magneto creates Alpha the Ultimate Mutant, who turns the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants into infants.
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[Giant-Size Defenders #2] (Table of Contents: 12)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Klaus Janson
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephan Strange]; Valkyrie]; Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom]; Satannish
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H... as in Hulk... Hell... and Holocaust! (Table of Contents: 13)

Defenders / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Gil Kane (layouts/breakdrowns); Klaus Janson (finished art)
Inks
Klaus Janson
Letters
Dave Hunt

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Aragorn; Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom]; Asmodeus; Satannish; Laurox the Lecherous; Mechanoid (Robot Soldier)
Synopsis
The Defenders, with the help of the Son of Satan, stop Asmodeus and Satannish.
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[Defenders #17] (Table of Contents: 14)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson?
Inks
Al Milgrom?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephan Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Power Man [Luke Cage]
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Power Play! (Table of Contents: 15)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Dan Green
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (p.1); Annette Kewecki (pp.2-18)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephan Strange]]; Aragorn; Pennysworth; Walter Cronkite; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Wrecking Crew [Wrecker; Piledriver; Bulldozer; Thunderball]
Synopsis
The Defenders try to stop the Wrecking Crew from destroying a skyscraper that is owned by Kyle Richmond.
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[Defenders #18] (Table of Contents: 16)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Wrecking Crew [Wrecker; Bulldozer; Piledriver; Thunderball]
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Rampage! (Table of Contents: 17)

Defenders / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Dan Green
Letters
Dave Hunt

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Wrecking Crew [Wrecker; Piledriver; Bulldozer; Thunderball]; Thor (Flashback; Cameo); Nameless One (Flashback; Cameo)
Synopsis
The Defenders battle the Wrecking Crew for possession of the Gamma Bomb.
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[Defenders #19] (Table of Contents: 18)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Wrecking Crew [Wrecker; Bulldozer; Thunderball [Dr. Franklin]; Piledriver]
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Doomball! (Table of Contents: 19)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein (Plot); Chris Claremont (script)
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Klaus Janson
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Wrecking Crew [Wrecker; Piledriver; Bulldozer; Thunderball [Dr. Franklin]]; Pennyworth (Flashback); Joey
Synopsis
After taking the Gamma Bomb from the Wrecking Crew, the Defenders have to figure out how to defuse it.
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[Marvel Two-In-One #6] (Table of Contents: 20)

Thing, Dr. Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Jim Starlin; John Romita? (retouches on Thing figure)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]
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Death-Song of Destiny! (Table of Contents: 21)

Thing, Dr. Strange / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Clea; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mrs. Coogan; Wong; Renee Goldenberg; Sheldon Goldenberg; Alvin Denton; Nick Cromer; Duff Coogan; Yancy Street Gang
Synopsis
A mysterious woman is struck by a subway train, releasing the mystic power to bystanders to reveal their destiny.
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[Marvel Two-In-One #7] (Table of Contents: 22)

Thing, Valkyrie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita; Tony Mortellaro?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Valkyrie; Executioner
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Name That Doom! (Table of Contents: 23)

Thing, Valkyrie / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Valkyrie; Aragorn; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Clea (flashback); Executioner; Enchantress [Amora]; Alvin Denton; Nick Cromer (Flashback; Cameo); Duff Coogan (Flashback; Cameo); Sheldon Goldenberg (Flashback; Cameo); Renee Goldenberg (Flashback; Cameo)
Synopsis
The Thing and Valkyrie stop Enchantress and the Executioner. The Thing saves the world with a supernatural harmonica.
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[Defenders #20] (Table of Contents: 24)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane?
Inks
John Romita
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Nameless Ones
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The Woman She Was...! (Table of Contents: 25)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema (layouts); Vince Colletta (finished art)
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Executioner; Enchantress [Amora]; Alvin Denton; Clea (in flashback); Van Nyborg; Sister Celestia [Celestia Denton]; Nameless Ones
Synopsis
The Thing and the Defenders battle the Nameless Ones and Van Nyborg.
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Indexer Notes

Continues from Marvel Two-In-One #7

[Defenders #21] (Table of Contents: 26)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Klaus Janson
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]
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Enter: The Headmen! (Table of Contents: 27)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Trapani
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Thing [Ben Grimm] (Cameo); Headmen [Gorilla-Man [Arthur Nagan]; Jerold Morgan; Chondu the Mystic]; Mrs. Lafferty; Trixie Starr; Clea
Synopsis
The Headmen unleash a wave of madness over the city to distract everyone while they commit jewel robberies.
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[Giant-Size Defenders #3] (Table of Contents: 28)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson?
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie (Inset only)]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Grandmaster
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Games Godlings Play! (Table of Contents: 29)

Defenders / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber (Co-Plot, Script); Jim Starlin (Co-Plot); Len Wein (Co-Plot)
Pencils
Jim Starlin (layouts); Dan Adkins (finished art); Don Newton (finished art); Jim Mooney (finished art)
Inks
Dan Adkins; Don Newton; Jim Mooney
Letters
Charlotte Jetter; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Grandmaster; Kang (in flashback); Avengers [Goliath; Iron Man; Captain America; Thor] (in flashback); Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Dr. Spectrum; Whizzer; Nighthawk] (in flashback); Dr. Doom (in flashback); Nick Fury (in flashback); Prime Mover; Aragorn; Takkor; Grott, the Man-Slayer; Korvac
Synopsis
The Grandmaster and the Prime Mover play a game for the fate of the Earth. The Grandmaster selects the Defenders for his "pieces" and the Prime Mover selects several alien "pieces" and combat begins.
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[Giant-Size Defenders #4] (Table of Contents: 30)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Mike Esposito?; Frank Giacoia?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum]; Yellowjacket [Dr. Hank Pym]
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Too Cold a Night for Dying! (Table of Contents: 31)

Defenders / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber; Don McGregor (Plot-assist); Roger Slifer (Plot-assist)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Gaspar Galadino (p.1); Dave Hunt (pp.2-29)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Trixie Starr [also as Trish Starr]; Dr. James Wynter; Yellowjacket [Dr. Hank Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Egghead; Aragorn; Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum]
Synopsis
The Defenders and Yellowjacket are on the trail of Egghead, who planted a bomb in the car of Kyle Richmond and injured both Richmond and Trixie Starr.
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Indexer Notes

Trish Starr loses her left arm. McGregor and Slifer credits from the letters page to Giant-Size Defenders #5.

[Marvel Team-Up #33] (Table of Contents: 32)

Spider-Man; Nighthawk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Meteor Man [Norton G. Fester]
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Anybody Here Know a Guy Named Meteor Man? (Table of Contents: 33)

Spider-Man, Nighthawk / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Meteor Man [Norton G. Fester]; Bill Gordon (in flashback); Jeremiah; Warden Ivan Carmichael
Synopsis
Nighthawk is attacked by Meteor Man. Nighthawk teams up with Spiderman but once he learns the history of Meteor Man he decides he doesn't want to help capture him.
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[Marvel Team-Up #34] (Table of Contents: 34)

Spider-Man, Valkyrie / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Valkyrie; Meteor Man [Norton G. Fester]
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Beware the Death Crusade! (Table of Contents: 35)

Spider-Man, Valkyrie / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Sal Buscema (layouts); Vince Colletta (finished art)
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Dave Hunt

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Meteor Man [Norton G. Fester]; Valkyrie; Aragorn; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Jeremiah
Synopsis
Valkyrie helps Spider-Man capture the Meteor Man.
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[Marvel Team-Up #35] (Table of Contents: 36)

Human Torch, Dr. Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Al Milgrom
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Jeremiah
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Blood Church (Table of Contents: 37)

Human Torch, Dr. Strange / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Sal Buscema (layouts); Vince Colletta (finished art)
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Charlotte Jetter [as Charlotte J.]

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Clea; Jeremiah; Valkyrie; Warden Ivan Charmichael
Synopsis
Dr. Strange and the Human Torch save Valkyrie from Jeremiah.
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[Defenders #22] (Table of Contents: 38)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Sons of the Serpent
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Fangs of Fire and Blood! (Table of Contents: 39)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema (layouts); Mike Esposito (finished art)
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Charlotte Jetter [as C. Jetter]

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Ginny; Harold Holliman; Elena; Elena's baby; Wong; Clea; Sons of the Serpent; Amos Ferret; Mrs. Washington
Synopsis
Valkyrie learns about life among the poor while Nighthawk discovers he'd rather spend time with the Defenders than with his old crowd. The Sons of the Serpent begin to terrorize the poor.
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[Defenders #23] (Table of Contents: 40)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Klaus Janson (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]
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...the Snakes Shall Inherit the Earth! (Table of Contents: 41)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
June Braverman [as Junie B.]; Gaspar Saladino (page 3); typeset (page 9)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Elena; Elena's baby; Sons of the Serpent; Aragorn; Yellowjacket [Dr. Hank Pym]; Wong; Clea; Jack Norriss; Harold Holliman
Synopsis
Sons of the Serpent reveal their agenda and battle the Defenders, capturing Dr. Strange, Valkyrie, Yellowjacket and Nighthawk.
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[Defenders #24] (Table of Contents: 42)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Klaus Janson; John Romita (Hulk head only)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Yellowjacket [Hank Pym]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Son of Satan [Diamon Hellstrom]]; Sons of the Serpent
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-- In the Jaws of the Serpent! (Table of Contents: 43)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Bob McLeod
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Yellowjacket [Hank Pym]; Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd] (cameo); Sub-Mariner [Namor] (cameo); Hawkeye [Clint Barton] (cameo)]; Sons of the Serpent; Clea; Wong; Jack Norriss; Elena
Synopsis
With most of the Defenders captured by the Sons of the Serpent, Clea recruits more heroes to help stop the Sons of the Serpent.
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[Defenders #25] (Table of Contents: 44)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia; John Romita (retouches on Hulk and Power Man heads)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom]]; Sons of the Serpent
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The Serpent Sheds its Skin (Table of Contents: 45)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Jack Abel
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Yellowjacket [Dr. Hank Pym]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom]; Power Man [Luke Cage]]; Sons of the Serpent; Clea; Tom Pritchett; Linda Pritchett; Elf with a gun; J.C. Pennysworth; Jack Norriss
Synopsis
Son of Satan and Power Man free the rest of the Defenders and follow the clues to find the person behind the Sons of the Serpent organization. The Elf with a gun kills Tom and Linda Pritchett.
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[Giant-Size Defenders #5] (Table of Contents: 46)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Ron Wilson?
Inks
Al Milgrom
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Guardians of the Galaxy [Charlie-27; Yondu; Vance Astro; Martinex]; Eelar
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Eelar Moves in Mysterious Ways! (Table of Contents: 47)

Defenders / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway (Co-Plot); Roger Slifer (Co-Plot); Len Wein (Co-Plot); Chris Claremont (Co-Plot); Scott Edelman (Co-Plot); Steve Gerber (Co-Plot and Script)
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Jim Mooney (pages 2-7); Mike Esposito (figures; Pages 1,8-44); Dave Hunt (backgrounds; pages 1, 8-44)
Letters
Artie Simek (pp.2, 8-10); Dave Hunt (pp.1, 3-7, 11-32)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Aragorn; Eelar; Guardians of the Galaxy [Charlie-27; Vance Astro; Yondu; Martinex]; Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Dr. Spectrum] (in flashback); Trish Starr (in flashback); Vance Astrovik; Milton Childs
Synopsis
The Guardians of the Galaxy are stranded in the present and help the Defenders against Eelar.
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[Defenders #26] (Table of Contents: 48)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
John Romita
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Guardians of the Galaxy [Martinex; Vance Astro; Charlie-27; Yondu]
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Savage Time! (Table of Contents: 49)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema (layouts); Vince Colletta (finished art)
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (p.1 only); Karen Mantlo

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Jack Norriss; Aragorn; Guardians of the Galaxy [Charlie-27; Martinex; Vance Astro; Yondu]; Vance Astrovik; Killraven (in flashback); Badoon; Captain America (in flashback); Thing (in flashback); Killraven (Cameo)
Synopsis
The Defenders travel to the future while helping the Guardians of the Galaxy return to their time.
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Indexer Notes

Retells the events between the current time and the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

[Defenders #27] (Table of Contents: 50)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
John Romita
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Badoon
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Three Worlds to Conquer! (Table of Contents: 51)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema (layouts); Vince Colletta (finished art)
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Valkyrie]; Badoon; Guardians of the Galaxy [Martinex; Charlie-27; Vance Astro; Yondu]; Jack Norriss
Synopsis
In an attack on the Guardians of the Galaxy by the Badoon, two Defenders and two Guardians are transported across the galaxy: Vance Astro and Valkyrie to one planet, Yondu and Hulk to another.
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[Defenders #28] (Table of Contents: 52)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
Dan Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Badoon; Starhawk
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My Mother, the Badoon! (Table of Contents: 53)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema (layouts/breakdowns); Frank Giacoia (Finished Art); John Tartaglione (Finished Art)
Inks
Frank Giacoia; John Tartaglione
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Guardians of the Galaxy [Vance Astro; Charlie-27; Yondu; Martinex; Starhawk]; Badoon
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.
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[Defenders #29] (Table of Contents: 54)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson?
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
Dan Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie]; Badoon
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Let My Planet Go! (Table of Contents: 55)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema (layouts); Vince Colletta (finished art)
Inks
Vince Colletta
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Guardians of the Galaxy [Charlie-27; Martinex; Yondu; Vance Astro; Starhawk]; Badoon; Jack Norriss
Synopsis
The Defenders help the Guardians of the Galaxy escape from the Badoon and return to Earth.
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[Defenders #30] (Table of Contents: 56)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson?
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Dan Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie]; Tapping Tommy
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Gold Diggers of Fear! (Table of Contents: 57)

Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Sam Grainger
Inks
Jack Abel
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (p.1 only); Karen Mantlo

Job Number
JV120
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Valkyrie]; Wong; Tapping Tommy; Hodges
Synopsis
Dr. Strange receives a message from Nighthawk telling Strange that he is being held captive by Tapping Tommy. Dr. Strange and the rest of the Defenders rush to his aid.
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[Marvel Treasury Edition #12] (Table of Contents: 58)

Howard the Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Tom Palmer
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Howard the Duck; Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Spider-Man (vignette)
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The Duck and the Defenders (Table of Contents: 59)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Klaus Janson
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Howard the Duck; Defenders [Dr.Strange; Nighthawk; Valkyrie; Hulk]; Sitting Bullseye; Tillie the Hun; Spanker; Black Hole; Dr. Angst; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary-Jane Watson; Beverly Switzler
Synopsis
While Dr. Strange tries to send Howard the Duck back to his home the Defenders are attacked by Dr. Angst and his minions.
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[back cover to Marvel Treasury Edition #12] (Table of Contents: 60)

Howard the Duck / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Tom Palmer

Genre
superhero
Characters
Howard the Duck; Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie]
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[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 61) (Expand) /

Defenders / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Defenders
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. [Giant-Size Defenders #1]
    Defenders
  4. 3. The Way They Were!
    Defenders
  5. 4. Banished to Outer Space
    Hulk
  6. 5. Bird of Prey!
    Sub-Mariner
  7. 6. To Catch a Magician!
    Dr. Strange
  8. 7. The Dynamic Defenders!
    Defenders
  9. 8. [Defenders #15]
    Defenders
  10. 9. Panic Beneath the Earth!
    Defenders
  11. 10. [Defenders #16]
    Defenders
  12. 11. Alpha, The Ultimate Mutant!
    Defenders
  13. 12. [Giant-Size Defenders #2]
    Defenders
  14. 13. H... as in Hulk... Hell... and Holocaust!
    Defenders
  15. 14. [Defenders #17]
    Defenders
  16. 15. Power Play!
    Defenders
  17. 16. [Defenders #18]
    Defenders
  18. 17. Rampage!
    Defenders
  19. 18. [Defenders #19]
    Defenders
  20. 19. Doomball!
    Defenders
  21. 20. [Marvel Two-In-One #6]
    Thing, Dr. Strange
  22. 21. Death-Song of Destiny!
    Thing, Dr. Strange
  23. 22. [Marvel Two-In-One #7]
    Thing, Valkyrie
  24. 23. Name That Doom!
    Thing, Valkyrie
  25. 24. [Defenders #20]
    Defenders
  26. 25. The Woman She Was...!
    Defenders
  27. 26. [Defenders #21]
    Defenders
  28. 27. Enter: The Headmen!
    Defenders
  29. 28. [Giant-Size Defenders #3]
    Defenders
  30. 29. Games Godlings Play!
    Defenders
  31. 30. [Giant-Size Defenders #4]
    Defenders
  32. 31. Too Cold a Night for Dying!
    Defenders
  33. 32. [Marvel Team-Up #33]
    Spider-Man; Nighthawk
  34. 33. Anybody Here Know a Guy Named Meteor Man?
    Spider-Man, Nighthawk
  35. 34. [Marvel Team-Up #34]
    Spider-Man, Valkyrie
  36. 35. Beware the Death Crusade!
    Spider-Man, Valkyrie
  37. 36. [Marvel Team-Up #35]
    Human Torch, Dr. Strange
  38. 37. Blood Church
    Human Torch, Dr. Strange
  39. 38. [Defenders #22]
    Defenders
  40. 39. Fangs of Fire and Blood!
    Defenders
  41. 40. [Defenders #23]
    Defenders
  42. 41. ...the Snakes Shall Inherit the Earth!
    Defenders
  43. 42. [Defenders #24]
    Defenders
  44. 43. -- In the Jaws of the Serpent!
    Defenders
  45. 44. [Defenders #25]
    Defenders
  46. 45. The Serpent Sheds its Skin
    Defenders
  47. 46. [Giant-Size Defenders #5]
    Defenders
  48. 47. Eelar Moves in Mysterious Ways!
    Defenders
  49. 48. [Defenders #26]
    Defenders
  50. 49. Savage Time!
    Defenders
  51. 50. [Defenders #27]
    Defenders
  52. 51. Three Worlds to Conquer!
    Defenders
  53. 52. [Defenders #28]
    Defenders
  54. 53. My Mother, the Badoon!
    Defenders
  55. 54. [Defenders #29]
    Defenders
  56. 55. Let My Planet Go!
    Defenders
  57. 56. [Defenders #30]
    Defenders
  58. 57. Gold Diggers of Fear!
    Defenders
  59. 58. [Marvel Treasury Edition #12]
    Howard the Duck
  60. 59. The Duck and the Defenders
    Howard the Duck
  61. 60. [back cover to Marvel Treasury Edition #12]
    Howard the Duck
  62. 61. [Back Cover]
    Defenders
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