The Defenders #68 [Whitman]
(February 1979)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.35 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 [entire top banner]
Editing
Al Milgrom (Editor); Mary Jo Duffy (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 is a variant of The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #68 [Regular Edition].

Variants of this type were distributed under limited deals between publishers and distribution "jobbers" (Whitman was one, but not the only one) who could get comics into outlets that did not consistently carry comics. The retail unit was a bag containing more than one comic.


When Falls The Mountain! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
Herb Trimpe ?
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hellcat [Patsy Walker]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover colorist credit provided 2007 by Al Milgrom.

Valhalla Can Wait! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Defenders / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
David Anthony Kraft (plot); Ed Hannigan (plot, script)
Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Elaine Heinl

Job Number
C970
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Hellcat [Patsy Walker]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Valkyrie]; Barbara Norris; Ollerus the Unmerciful; Hela; Harokin; Odin
Synopsis
The battle between the forces of Hela and Ollerus the Unmerciful for the fate of Valhalla concludes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Val in Valhalla Part 3; Val in old costume again

They Came from Inner Space! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Defenders Dialogue (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers: Terence Folger, Bill Telin, Phil Latter

Action! Drama! Thrills! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Master of Kung Fu / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed); ?
Pencils
Mike Zeck (signed); ?
Inks
Mike Zeck (signed); ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Shang-Chi

Iron Man in An Irresistible Force! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Iron Man / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. When Falls The Mountain!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. Valhalla Can Wait!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. They Came from Inner Space!
    Micronauts
  4. 3. Defenders Dialogue
    Defenders Dialogue
  5. 4. Action! Drama! Thrills!
    Master of Kung Fu
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  7. 6. Iron Man in An Irresistible Force!
    Iron Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Peter Croome
  • ge.org.e
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Robert Wood
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Carl Gafford
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ramon Schenk