The Defenders #78 [Direct]
(December 1979)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.40 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
Al Milgrom (Editor); Mary Jo Duffy (Assistant Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

No letters column this issue.


...The Return of the Original Defenders! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Hannigan (signed)
Inks
Bob McLeod (signed)
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover colorist credit provided 2007 by Al Milgrom.

The Return of the Original Defenders! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Ed Hannigan
Pencils
Herb Trimpe (breakdowns); Mike Esposito (finished art)
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Ben Sean
Letters
Clem Robins

Job Number
LG 587
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Clea; Hellcat [Patsy Walker]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]]; Wong; Moondragon [Heather Douglas]; Richard Rory; Omega the Unknown (Cameo); James-Michael Starling (Cameo); Amber; Ruth; Dian; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Yellowjacket [Hank Pym]; The Mutant Force [Burner; Lifter; Peeper; Shocker; Slither]; Bozqwip; Filvot; Aeroika
Synopsis
While traveling from Las Vegas to New York, the Defenders, along with Wasp and Yellowjacket, intercept a distress call from a military base. When they land they thwart the attack but are later captured. At the same time, Dr. Strange, Namor and the Hulk travel to Tunnel-World to tackle the menace of the Unnameable One.
Reprints

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

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

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

Spider-Man Meets June Jitsui! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ...The Return of the Original Defenders!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. The Return of the Original Defenders!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. Spider-Man Meets June Jitsui!
    Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Peter Croome
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steven Tice
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Robert Wood
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Carl Gafford
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ramon Schenk