The Defenders #103 [Direct]
(January 1982)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1981-10-20
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)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #5.
This issue has variants:

The Haunting! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Milgrom (signed as Milgrom)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed as Milgrom)
Colors
George Roussos

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Valkyrie; Hellcat; Gargoyle [Isaac Christians]; Devil-Slayer; Clea]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover credits confirmed 2007 by Al Milgrom.

The Haunting of Christiansboro! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
J. M. DeMatteis (credited as DeMatteis)
Pencils
Don Perlin (credited as Perlin) (layouts); Joe Sinnott (credited as Sinnott) (finished art); ? (finished art)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited as Sinnott)
Colors
George Roussos (credited as Roussos)
Letters
Jim Novak (credited as Novak)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
October: Some swear that it is not a month but an entity...
Feature Logo
The Dynamic Defenders!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Valkyrie; Hellcat; Gargoyle [Isaac Christians]; Devil-Slayer; Clea]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Beast; Wong; Null the Living Darkness (introduction); Sydney Rosenblum; Matt Murdock [Daredevil]; Luann Bloom; Dr. August Masters; Avarrish (flashback, cameo); Fashima (flashback, cameo); Puishannt (flashback, cameo); Hyppokri (flashback, cameo); Unnthinnk (flashback, cameo); Maya (flashback, cameo); Satan (flashback, cameo); Ray; Simple Joe; Jeremiah Christians (ghost); Gargoyle's mother (ghost); Gargoyle's father (ghost)
Synopsis
Gargoyle and the Defenders return to Christiansboro to discover that everyone has fled and the town is haunted.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

October 31: Isaac is 78 years old.

Enroll in the Marvel Subscriber's Club! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Play the Bubble Yum Sweepstakes (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bubble Yum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Jim Shooter (signed); ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Flea Bargaining (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Hostess / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Defenders Dialogue / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis (replies)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, remember Steve Englehart-- the fellow who...
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers John Zuber Jr., Russ Wishman, Greg Wood, David C. Zimmerman, David Motyl, and Rosie Lim.

Second page also includes a list of entries for a contest and a Micronauts promotional advertisement.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Haunting!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. The Haunting of Christiansboro!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. Enroll in the Marvel Subscriber's Club!
    Marvel Subscriptions
  4. 3. Play the Bubble Yum Sweepstakes
    Bubble Yum
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. Flea Bargaining
    Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Hostess
  7. 6. ["Hey, remember Steve Englehart-- the fellow who..."]
    Defenders Dialogue
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