The Defenders #106 [Direct]
(April 1982)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP
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]
Editing
Al Milgrom (Editor); Ann Nocenti (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.


The War to End All Wars! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Milgrom (signed)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Dr. Strange; Valkyrie; Hellcat; Gargoyle [Isaac Christians]]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Beast
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover colorist credit provided 2007 by Al Milgrom.

A Cracker Jack Story [Baseball] (Table of Contents: 1)

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Scottie

Indexer Notes

Comic ad for Crack Jack snacks, on inside front cover.

The War to End All Wars! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Defenders / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
J. M. DeMatteis
Pencils
Don Perlin (breakdowns); Sal Trapani (finished art); Al Milgrom (finished art); Jack Abel (finished art); Rick Magyar (finished art)
Inks
Al Milgrom (page 1); Rick Magyar (page 2?); Sal Trapani (pages 3, 5-20, 22); Jack Abel (pages 4, 21)
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Dr. Strange; Valkyrie; Hellcat; Son of Satan; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Gargoyle [Isaac Christians]]; Wong; Clea; Beast; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Vera Cantor; August Masters; Falcon (flashback, cameo); Cyclops (flashback, cameo); Mindy Williams
Synopsis
Dr. Strange, Damion Hellstrom, Beast and Daredevil rush to Colorado to rescue the rest of the Defenders and Captain America from August Masters and his plan to use psychics to attack Russia and ignite World War III.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Flashback on page 6 shows Patsy Walker in costume, but she wasn't in issue 104. Art credits added 2005 by Steven Tice. Page numbers are actual story pages.

[Hello, It's me...] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Characters
Denny O'Neil (photo); Al Milgrom (photo); Jim Salcrup (photo); Larry Hama (photo); Tom DeFalco (photo)

Indexer Notes

The Hype Box; The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Fury Unleashed! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg ?
Inks
Bob McLeod ?
Colors
?
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Nick Fury; Trapster
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Between pages 21 and 22 of the main sequence.

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

Defenders Dialogue / letters page / 0.7 page (report information)

Script
? (replies)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear J. M.: Defenders #102 struck...

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Mike Sopp, Carlos M. Fernandez, and Jacob Lasky.

U. S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Required by 39 U.S.C. 3685) (Table of Contents: 6)

statement of ownership / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Ed Shukin (Business Manager)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Total Number Copies Printed (net press run): Average number of copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 284,952. Single issue nearest to filing date: 273,128.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The War to End All Wars!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. A Cracker Jack Story [Baseball]
    Cracker Jack
  3. 2. The War to End All Wars!
    The Defenders
  4. 3. [Hello, It's me...]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. Fury Unleashed!
    Captain Marvel; Hostess Fruit Pies
  6. 5. ["Dear J. M.: Defenders #102 struck..."]
    Defenders Dialogue
  7. 6. U. S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Required by 39 U.S.C. 3685)
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Steven Tice
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Robert Wood
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Carl Gafford
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ramon Schenk