(1992)

Marvel, 1976 Series
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Volume
1
Price
2.25 USD; 2.70 CAD; 1.10 GBP
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
annually
On-sale Date
1992
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Comics
Editing
Bobbie Chase (credited) (editor); Tom DeFalco (credited) (editor-in-chief)

The Return of the Defenders Part 1 (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kevin Maguire (signed as MG)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (signed as JR)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders: Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Rick Jones
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
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[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kevin Maguire (illustration)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (illustration)
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
typeset

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Mano a Mano (Table of Contents: 2)

Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Peter David (credited)
Pencils
Travis Charest (credited)
Inks
Dan Green (credited)
Colors
Christie Scheele (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last chance to back out, Benjamin.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel] (villain); Blastaar (villain); Fixer [Norbert Ebersol] (villain); Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Mentallo [Marvin Flumm] (villain); Mole Man [Harvey Elder] (villain); Quasimodo (villain); Rhino [Aleksei Sytsevich] (villain); The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Tyrannus [Romulus Augustulus] (villain)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
Thing and Hulk arm wrestle.
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Four on the Floor (Table of Contents: 3)

Hulk / comic story / 29 pages (report information)

Script
Peter David (credited)
Pencils
Kevin Maguire (credited)
Inks
Brad Vancata (credited); Joe Rubinstein (credited) (pages 1, 10)
Colors
Christie Scheele (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What?! What do you mean, he escaped?!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders: Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Sub-Mariner [Namor] (possessing Rick Jone's body)
Pantheon: Agamemnon [Vali Halfling]; Delphi; Paris; Ulysses [Walter Charles]
Lucian Aster (first appearance); Betty Banner; Marlo Chandler; Rick Jones; Shanzar (possessing Sub-Mariner's body); Wong; Demons (villains); Jill Walker; Denny
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
A host of demons plague the former Defenders and their friends thanks to a new book about magic. Namor gets trapped in Rick Jones' body. The Defenders re-form.
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Indexer Notes

The Return of the Defenders Part 1. Continued in Namor, the Sub-Mariner Annual (Marvel, 1991 series) #2.

Things to Come (Table of Contents: 4)

The Pantheon / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Evan Skolnick (credited)
Pencils
Gary Barker (credited)
Inks
Jimmy Palmiotti (credited as James Palmiotti)
Colors
Evan Skolnick (credited)
Letters
Brad K. Joyce (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Mount... secret home and headquarters to the Pantheon...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Pantheon: Achilles; Agamemnon [Vali Halfling]; Ajax; Atalanta; Delphi; Hector; Paris; Ulysses [Walter Charles]
X-Factor: Havok [Alex Summers] (cameo) (hologram); Multiple Man [Jamie Madrox] (cameo) (hologram); Wolfsbane [Rahne Sinclair] (cameo) (hologram)
Dracchiss (villain); Johnston
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
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Nobody Loves the Hulk (Take One) (Table of Contents: 5)

Rick Jones / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Brevoort (credited); Mike Kanterovich (credited)
Pencils
Karl Altstaetter (credited as Karl Alstaetter)
Inks
Fred Fredericks (credited)
Colors
Christie Scheele (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey listen up, everybody! We're gonna do this in one take, all right?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Abomination [Emil Blonsky]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Leader [Samuel Sterns]; Rhino [Aleksei Sytsevich]; Ringmaster [Maynard Tiboldt]; Doc Samson [Leonard Samson]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Tyrannus [Romulus Augustulus]; Wolverine [Logan]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
Rick makes up a song about Hulk's top ten villains.
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The Running Man (Table of Contents: 6)

Doc Samson / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
James Robinson (credited)
Pencils
Joe Phillips (credited)
Inks
Tony Harris (credited)
Colors
Christie Scheele (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The dream... ... of mists and rocks... ... it varies.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Doc Samson [Leonard Samson]; Doctor Palmer
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
Doc Samson has nightmares about the Hulk.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Return of the Defenders Part 1
    Hulk
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. Mano a Mano
    Hulk
  4. 3. Four on the Floor
    Hulk
  5. 4. Things to Come
    The Pantheon
  6. 5. Nobody Loves the Hulk (Take One)
    Rick Jones
  7. 6. The Running Man
    Doc Samson
This issue was modified by, among others
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Peter Croome
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Hunter Johnson
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Darrel McCann
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Terry Staats