The Defenders #98 [Direct]
(August 1981)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 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 [various positions]
Editing
Al Milgrom (Editor); Jack Abel (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

Man-Thing Possessed! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marshall Rogers (signed)
Inks
Marshall Rogers (signed)
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Dr. Strange; Valkyrie; Hellcat; Son of Satan]; Devil-Slayer; Man-Thing
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover colorist credit provided 2007 by Al Milgrom.

The Hand Closes! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Defenders / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils
Don Perlin (breakdowns); Joe Sinnott (finished art); Sal Trapani (finished art)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (pages 1-6, 12-21); Sal Trapani (pages 7-11, uncredited)
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Dr. Strange; Valkyrie; Hellcat; Son of Satan; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Gargoyle [Isaac Christians]; Silver Surfer (cameo); Namor the Sub-Mariner (cameo); Hulk [Bruce Banner](cameo)]; Devil-Slayer; Man-Thing; Wong; Clea; Six Fingered Hand; The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Wonder Man; Beast]; Unnthinnk; Maya; Luann Bloom; Ricky; Cliffy; Maya
Synopsis
The Defenders are called by the Avengers when the town of Citrusville disappears through the Nexus of Realities. Upon arrival the Defenders battle the demon Unnthinnk and travel to the home dimension of the Six Fingered Hand. Nighthawk quits the Defenders.
Reprints
Keywords
Nexus of Realities

Indexer Notes

Additional inker credits 2005 by Steven Tice. Page numbers are actual story pages.

A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure! [The Shambling Mound] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Dungeons & Dragons / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wonders of Nature (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Fantastic Four; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This month we prove the old axiom that...

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers N.M., and Tom Hunter.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Man-Thing Possessed!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. The Hand Closes!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure! [The Shambling Mound]
    Dungeons & Dragons
  4. 3. Wonders of Nature
    Fantastic Four; Hostess Fruit Pies
  5. 4. ["This month we prove the old axiom that..."]
    Defenders Dialogue
  6. 5. ["How shall I begin.....?"]
    Bullpen Bulletins
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Steven Tice
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Robert Wood
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Carl Gafford
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ramon Schenk