Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders #1 [Regular Edition]
([July] 2008)

Marvel, 2008 Series
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Volume
1
Price
54.99 USD; 57.75 CAD
Pages
254
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Brand
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ISBN
978-0-7851-3044-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
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Editing
Cory Sedlmeier (collections editor); Stan Lee (original)

Issue Notes

Reprints Sub-Mariner (Marvel, 1968 Series) #34-35, Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 Series) #1-3 and The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 Series) #1-6.

Art reconstruction by Dale Crain.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]
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Credits (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
typeset

[Defenders Pinup] (Table of Contents: 2)

Defenders / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]

Contents (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

Introduction by Roy Thomas (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

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[Sub-Mariner #34] (Table of Contents: 5)

Sub-Mariner / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]
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Titans Three! (Table of Contents: 6)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Vashti; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Lady Dorma; El General
Synopsis
Sub-Mariner, Silver Surfer and the Hulk help the citizens of a small Central American country overthrow El General.
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[Sub-Mariner #35] (Table of Contents: 7)

Sub-Mariner / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Goliath [Clint Barton]]
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Confrontation! (Table of Contents: 8)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
Jean Izzo
Editing
Stan Lee (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Avengers [Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Goliath [Clint Barton]; Black Panther (flashback); Captain America (flashback); Vision (flashback); Scarlet Witch (flashback); Quicksilver (flashback); Wasp (flashback); Giant-Man [Dr. Hank Pym] (flashback)]; Lady Dorma; Ikthon; Colonel Willis
Synopsis
Sub-Mariner, Hulk and Silver Surfer band together to try to stop a military weather-control experiment from being tested. The military calls for the Avengers.
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[Marvel Feature #1] (Table of Contents: 9)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
Neal Adams
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]
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The Day of the Defenders! (Table of Contents: 10)

Defenders / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Wong; Yandroth (Villain; Death); Omegatron (Intro); Silver Surfer
Synopsis
The Defenders must stop Yandroth from destroying the Earth with the Omegatron.
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[Marvel Feature #2] (Table of Contents: 11)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema?; John Buscema?
Inks
Frank Giacoia; John Romita (retouches)
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Dormammu
Reprints

Nightmare on Bald Mountain! (Table of Contents: 12)

Defenders / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Sal Buscema
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Dormammu; Ancient One (illusion); Wong; Clea; Roy Thomas; Jeanie Thomas; Tom Fagan; Dormammu Cultists (Intro)
Synopsis
Dr. Strange, Hulk and Namor travel to Rutland, VT, to stop a cult from releasing Dormammu into our dimension.
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[Marvel Feature #3] (Table of Contents: 13)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Ralph Reese?; Bill Everett?
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Xemnu the Titan
Reprints

A Titan Walks Among Us! (Table of Contents: 14)

Defenders / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original)

Job Number
822Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Xemnu the Titan; Jim Wilson; Thunderbolt Ross; Colonel Calvin Beame; Colonel Richmond Wagner
Synopsis
Alien conqueror Xemnu uses his mental powers, broadcast through a kids' television show, to try and enslave mankind. The combined forces of the Defenders must rise to stop him.
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[Defenders #1]; I Slay by the Stars! (Table of Contents: 15)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Necrodamus; The Nameless One
Reprints

I Slay by the Stars! (Table of Contents: 16)

Defenders / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Necrodamus; Kenneth Ward (in flashback); Nameless One (in flashback); Night-Crawler (in flashback); Omegatron (Cameo)
Synopsis
Necrodamus attempts to sacrifice Namor to The Nameless One. Omegatron starts it's countdown again.
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[Defenders #2]; The Search for the Silver Surfer! (Table of Contents: 17)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Roy Thomas (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Calizuma
Reprints

The Secret of the Silver Surfer! (Table of Contents: 18)

Defenders / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
John Verpoorten
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Roy Thomas (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Necrodamus (in flashback); Calizuma; Warrior Wizards; Wong (Cameo); Omegatron (Cameo)
Synopsis
Dr. Strange, Namor and Hulk travel to Asia to find out why Silver Surfer attacked Namor.
Reprints

[Defenders #3]; Four Against the Gods! (Table of Contents: 19)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane; John Buscema (Silver Surfer figure)
Inks
Gil Kane; Sal Buscema (Silver Surfer figure)
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Roy Thomas (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Nameless One; Barbara Norris
Reprints

Four Against the Gods (Table of Contents: 20)

Defenders / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Roy Thomas (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Warrior Wizards; Barbara Norris; Clea (Mental Image); Lady Dorma (Mental Image); Jarella (Mental Image); Shalla Bal (Mental Image); Nameless One
Synopsis
The Defenders try to help Silver Surfer leave the Earth by taking him to another dimension. They encounter the Nameless One and free Barbara Norris.
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[Defenders #4]; Valkyrie Rides Again! (Table of Contents: 21)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Roy Thomas (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie]; Aragorn
Reprints

The New Defender! (Table of Contents: 22)

Defenders / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Roy Thomas (original)

Job Number
1135Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie]; Barbara Norris; Executioner; Fragon; Enchantress [Amora]; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Zeus (flashback; Cameo); Aragorn; Casiolena; Omegatron
Synopsis
Enchantress transforms Barbara into the Valkyrie and turns the Black Knight to stone. Valkyrie takes Aragorn as her horse. Omegatron is down to 89 hundredths.
Reprints

[Defenders #5]; Cry: Yandroth! (Table of Contents: 23)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
John Verpoorten
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Roy Thomas (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Omegatron
Reprints

World Without End? (Table of Contents: 24)

Defenders / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
Charlotte Jetter
Editing
Roy Thomas (original)

Job Number
1250Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Clea; Aragorn; Betty Prentiss; Namorita; Omegatron
Synopsis
The Defenders stop Omegatron from destroying the Earth.
Reprints

[Defenders #6]; Dream Death! (Table of Contents: 25)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema?; John Verpoorten?
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Roy Thomas (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie]; Cyrus Black
Reprints

The Dreams of Death! (Table of Contents: 26)

Defenders / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Roy Thomas (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Cyrus Black; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Aragorn; Nebuchadnezzar (rat)
Synopsis
Cyrus Black attacks Dr. Strange and is forced to deal with the Defenders.
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The Dynamic Defenders! (Table of Contents: 27)

Defenders / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
?
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
?
Editing
Roy Thomas (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie]
Reprints

Afterword by Steve Englehart (Table of Contents: 28)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Letters
typeset

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[Sub-Mariner #34 Original Cover Copy] (Table of Contents: 29)

Sub-Mariner / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Letters
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]

Indexer Notes

Sub-Mariner #34 cover with original cover copy.

[Marvel Feature #1 House Ad] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

Thor; Defenders / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Biographies (Table of Contents: 31)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Rhett Thomas
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

Biographies for Roy Thomas, Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema and Ross Andru.

The Marvel Masterworks Library (Table of Contents: 32)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[Cover Gallery] (Table of Contents: 33)

Defenders / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema; John Buscema?; Gil Kane; John Buscema (Silver Surfer figure)
Inks
Sal Buscema; Frank Giacoia; John Romita (retouches); Ralph Reese?; Bill Everett?; Frank Giacoia; Sal Buscema (Silver Surfer figure); John Verpoorten
Colors
Sheila Johnson (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Stan Lee (original); Roy Thomas (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie]; Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Goliath [Clint Barton]]; Dormammu; Xemnu the Titan; Calizuma; Nameless One; Barbara Norris; Aragorn; Omegatron; Cyrus Black
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Defenders
  2. 1. Credits
  3. 2. [Defenders Pinup]
    Defenders
  4. 3. Contents
  5. 4. Introduction by Roy Thomas
  6. 5. [Sub-Mariner #34]
    Sub-Mariner
  7. 6. Titans Three!
    Sub-Mariner
  8. 7. [Sub-Mariner #35]
    Sub-Mariner
  9. 8. Confrontation!
    Sub-Mariner
  10. 9. [Marvel Feature #1]
    Defenders
  11. 10. The Day of the Defenders!
    Defenders
  12. 11. [Marvel Feature #2]
    Defenders
  13. 12. Nightmare on Bald Mountain!
    Defenders
  14. 13. [Marvel Feature #3]
    Defenders
  15. 14. A Titan Walks Among Us!
    Defenders
  16. 15. [Defenders #1]; I Slay by the Stars!
    Defenders
  17. 16. I Slay by the Stars!
    Defenders
  18. 17. [Defenders #2]; The Search for the Silver Surfer!
    Defenders
  19. 18. The Secret of the Silver Surfer!
    Defenders
  20. 19. [Defenders #3]; Four Against the Gods!
    Defenders
  21. 20. Four Against the Gods
    Defenders
  22. 21. [Defenders #4]; Valkyrie Rides Again!
    Defenders
  23. 22. The New Defender!
    Defenders
  24. 23. [Defenders #5]; Cry: Yandroth!
    Defenders
  25. 24. World Without End?
    Defenders
  26. 25. [Defenders #6]; Dream Death!
    Defenders
  27. 26. The Dreams of Death!
    Defenders
  28. 27. The Dynamic Defenders!
    Defenders
  29. 28. Afterword by Steve Englehart
  30. 29. [Sub-Mariner #34 Original Cover Copy]
    Sub-Mariner
  31. 30. [Marvel Feature #1 House Ad]
    Thor; Defenders
  32. 31. Biographies
  33. 32. The Marvel Masterworks Library
  34. 33. [Cover Gallery]
    Defenders
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