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. says

    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. Torsten Adair says

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


  5. Snikt Snakt says

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. Glenn Simpson says

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

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