Nice art: Defenders splash pages

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These Defenders don’t mess around.

Also, call me nuts, but on the off-chance that this just happened to be the first comic book I ever picked up, I’d rather just read a big old caption explaining who these groovy characters are than read dialog like, “Namor will not let your gamma-radiation based mutation take over, Banner!”

Although considering that this is a ’70s comic, they probably ALSO said something like that inside even though there was a caption.



  1. MBunge says:

    Sorry, it’s not the Defenders without Nighthawk, Hellcat and Valkyrie.


  2. Mike B.risbois says:

    Page One — SPLASH — Hulk, Sub-Mariner and Silver Surfer stand on the Surfer’s board soaring through space above the planet Earth. Leave room for title, credits, word balloons, captions and indicia.

    Sal Buscema: “You got it.”

    See? Easy.

  3. Read this comic as a kid -or i should say my mom read it to me as a bedtime story from her own private collection. So groovy!! Get’s me all nostalgic.

  4. oops speaking of it’s her Birthday -and your’s too! Happy Groovy Birthday!!

  5. Torsten Adair says:

    “Yes– To save it from ITSELF– From the feckless FOLLY of the humans who inhabit it!”


  6. Snikt Snakt says:

    I never got the appeal of the Defenders, like a loser version of the Avengers. :-(

  7. Stephen says:

    The Defenders are about the only thing that will get me to read a Marvel comic again. Can’t say that about the Avengers.

  8. Zoomy says:

    I wish they’d bring back the ‘real’ Defenders and stop including Namor and the Surfer in all these comebacks – they barely appeared in the original series!

  9. Snikt Snakt says:

    Zoomy, who are the ‘real Defenders’ then?

  10. This just in: The Surfer is the weirdest and greatest of all comic book characters. A surf board? What? Glory.

  11. Glenn Simpson says:

    The “real” Defenders are Dr. Strange, Clea, Nighthawk, Valkyrie, Hellcat, and Hulk.

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