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Issue Details

Issue #1
Published 2005
Cover Price 16.99 USD; 27.25 CAD
Pages 548
Editing Stan Lee (original editor); Roy Thomas (original editor); Mark D. Beazley (collections editor); Jennifer Gr├╝nwald (assistant collections editor)
Notes ISBN 0-7851-1547-1.

Cover Details

Characters Defenders [Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner; Hulk]
Genre superhero
Pencils Neal Adams
Inks Neal Adams
Colors Matt Milla [as Avalon's Matt Milla]
Letters typeset
Notes ISBN 0-7851-1547-1.
Reprinted from Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #1.

5 page credits "Table of Contents &c."

Letters typeset

1 page Dr. Strange cover reprint (on interior page) "Dr. Strange #183"

Characters Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]
Genre superhero
Pencils Gene Colan
Inks Bill Everett
Reprinted from Doctor Strange (Marvel, 1968 series) #183.

20 page Dr. Strange story "They Walk by Night!"

Characters Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange; also as Stephen Sanders]; Clea; Wong; Eternity (Cameo); Kenneth Ward; The Undying Ones
Synopsis Kenneth Ward, explorer and old friend of Strange, discovers idol of the Undying Ones. Strange defeats 3 demons who want the idol. Ward dies of heart failure.
Genre superhero
Script Roy Thomas
Pencils Gene Colan
Inks Tom Palmer
Letters Jean Izzo
Reprinted from Doctor Strange (Marvel, 1968 series) #183.

1 page Sub-Mariner cover reprint (on interior page) "Sub-Mariner #22"

Characters Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]
Genre superhero
Pencils Marie Severin
Inks Frank Giacoia
Reprinted from Sub-Mariner (Marvel, 1968 series) #22.

20 page Sub-Mariner story "The Monarch and the Mystic!"

Characters Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Lady Dorma; Ikthon; Vashti; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange] (Guest Star); Nameless One (Villain; Intro); Undying Ones; Joella Ward; Kenneth Ward (in flashback)
Synopsis While Namor is being cured of his inability to breath under water, Dr. Strange implants information in his unconscious mind that leads him to Boston and the Idol of the Undying Ones.
Genre superhero
Script Roy Thomas
Pencils Marie Severin
Inks Johnny Craig
Letters Artie Simek
Reprinted from Sub-Mariner (Marvel, 1968 series) #22.

1 page Hulk cover reprint (on interior page) "Incredible Hulk #126"

Characters Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Night-Crawler; Undying Ones
Genre superhero
Pencils Herb Trimpe
Inks Herb Trimpe
Reprinted from Incredible Hulk, The (Marvel, 1968 series) #126.

20 page Hulk story "...Where Stalks the Night-Crawler!"

Characters Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Barbara Denton Norriss; Nameless One; Undying Ones; Night-Crawler (intro; becomes Dark-Crawler in Incredible Hulk #269); Van Nyborg
Synopsis Exhausted after his battle with the Absorbing Man, Bruce Banner is taken to a mysterious mansion where he becomes the target of an evil cult who desires to bring the Undying Ones to earth; Banner is sent to another dimension where he turns into the Hulk and faces the Night-Crawler; Destroying the Night-Crawler's realm, Hulk and his foe are teleported to the realm of the Undying Ones where Night-Crawler fights his ancient foes while Hulk rescues a trapped Dr. Strange and the two return to earth.
Genre superhero
Script Roy Thomas
Pencils Herb Trimpe
Inks Herb Trimpe
Letters Artie Simek
Reprinted from Incredible Hulk, The (Marvel, 1968 series) #126.

1 page Sub-Mariner cover reprint (on interior page) "Sub-Mariner #34"

Characters Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]
Genre superhero
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Sal Buscema
Reprinted from Sub-Mariner (Marvel, 1968 series) #34.

19 page Sub-Mariner story "Titans Three!"

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.
Genre superhero
Script Roy Thomas
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Jim Mooney
Letters Artie Simek
Reprinted from Sub-Mariner (Marvel, 1968 series) #34.

1 page Sub-Mariner cover reprint (on interior page) "Sub-Mariner #35"

Characters Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Goliath [Clint Barton]]
Genre superhero
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Sal Buscema
Reprinted from Sub-Mariner (Marvel, 1968 series) #34.

19 page Sub-Mariner story "Confrontation!"

Characters Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Avengers [Thor; Iron Man; 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.
Genre superhero
Script Roy Thomas
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Jim Mooney
Letters Jean Izzo
Reprinted from Sub-Mariner (Marvel, 1968 series) #35.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Marvel Feature #1"

Characters Defenders [Hulk; Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner]
Genre superhero
Script Roy Thomas
Pencils Neal Adams
Inks Neal Adams
Letters Sam Rosen
Reprinted from Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #1.

19 page Defenders story "The Day of the Defenders!"

Characters Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Steven 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.
Genre superhero
Script Roy Thomas
Pencils Ross Andru
Inks Bill Everett
Letters Sam Rosen
Reprinted from Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #1.

10 page Dr. Strange story "The Return!"

Characters Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange; also as Stephen Sanders]; Wong; Ancient One; Baron Mordo (Villain)
Synopsis Stephen Strange becomes Doctor Strange again to stop Baron Mordo.
Genre superhero
Script Roy Thomas
Pencils Don Heck
Inks Frank Giacoia
Letters Sam Rosen
Reprinted from Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #1.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Marvel Feature #2"

Characters Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Dormammu
Genre superhero
Pencils Sal Buscema?; John Buscema?
Inks Frank Giacoia; John Romita (retouches)
Reprinted from Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #2.

28 page Defenders story "Nightmare on Bald Mountain!"

Characters Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Steven 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.
Genre superhero
Script Roy Thomas
Pencils Ross Andru
Inks Sal Buscema
Letters Sam Rosen
Reprinted from Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #2.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Marvel Feature #3"

Characters Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Xemnu the Titan
Genre superhero
Pencils Gil Kane
Inks Ralph Reese?; Bill Everett?
Reprinted from Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #3.

23 page Defenders story "A Titan Walks Among Us!"

Characters Defenders [Dr. Strange [Steven 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 combines forces of the Defenders must rise to stop him.
Genre superhero
Script Roy Thomas
Pencils Ross Andru
Inks Bill Everett
Letters Artie Simek
Reprinted from Marvel Feature (Marvel, 1971 series) #3.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Defenders #1"

Characters Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Doctor Strange [Steven Strange]]; Necrodamus; The Nameless One
Genre superhero
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Jim Mooney
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #1.

20 page Defenders story "I Slay by the Stars!"

Characters Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr.Strange [Steven 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.
Genre superhero
Script Steve Englehart
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Frank Giacoia
Letters Artie Simek
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #1.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Defenders #2"

Characters Defenders [Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Calizuma
Genre superhero
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Frank Giacoia
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #2.

20 page Defenders story "The Secret of the Silver Surfer!"

Characters Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Steven 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.
Genre superhero
Script Steve Englehart
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks John Verpoorten
Letters John Costanza
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #2.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Defenders #3"

Characters Defenders [Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Nameless One; Barbara Norris
Genre superhero
Pencils Gil Kane; John Buscema (Silver Surfer figure)
Inks Gil Kane; Sal Buscema (Silver Surfer figure)
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #3.

20 page Defenders story "Four Against the Gods"

Characters Defenders [Dr. Strange [Steven 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.
Genre superhero
Script Steve Englehart
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Jim Mooney
Letters Artie Simek
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #3.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Defenders #4"

Characters Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Valkyrie]; Aragorn
Genre superhero
Pencils John Buscema
Inks Frank Giacoia
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #4.

20 page Defenders story "The New Defender!"

Characters Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Steven 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 down to 89 hundredths.
Genre superhero
Script Steve Englehart
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Frank McLaughlin
Letters Artie Simek
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #4.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Defenders #5"

Characters Defenders [Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Omegatron
Genre superhero
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks John Verpoorten
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #5.

20 page Defenders story "World Without End?"

Characters Defenders [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Steven 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.
Genre superhero
Script Steve Englehart
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Frank McLaughlin
Letters Charlotte Jetter
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #5.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Defenders #6"

Characters Defenders [Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie]; Cyrus Black
Genre superhero
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Sal Buscema?; John Verpoorten?
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #6.

19 page Defenders story "The Dreams of Death!"

Characters Defenders [Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Dr. Strange [Steven 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.
Genre superhero
Script Steve Englehart
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Frank McLaughlin
Letters John Costanza
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #6.

1 page Defenders illustration "The Dynamic Defenders!"

Characters Defenders [Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie]
Genre superhero
Script Steve Englehart
Pencils Sal Buscema
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #6.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Defenders #7"

Characters Defenders [Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Attuma
Genre superhero
Pencils John Romita
Inks Mike Esposito
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #7.

19 page Defenders story "War Below the Waves!"

Characters Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Valkyrie]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Avengers [Scarlet Witch; Vision; Black Panther; Thor] (flashback); Champion (flashback); Black Widow (flashback); Daredevil (flashback); Zzzax (flashback); Wong; Clea; Attuma; Atlanteans; Aragorn; Red Ghost
Synopsis Hawkeye and the Defenders try to stop an attack on Atlantic City by Attuma and end up captured by Attuma and the Red Ghost.
Genre superhero
Script Steve Englehart (Plot, Script pp.1-10); Len Wein (Script, pp.11-28)
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Frank Bolle
Letters June Braverman
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #7.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Defenders #8"

Characters Defenders [Valkyrie; Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Red Ghost
Genre superhero
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Sal Buscema
Letters John Costanza
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #8.

15 page Defenders story "...If Atlantis Should Fall!"

Characters Defenders [Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Red Ghost; Unicorn (flashback); Attuma; Clea; Wong; Atlanteans; Dr. Jennings (Cameo)
Synopsis Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer and Hulk free the rest of the Defenders and Hawkeye from Attuma and the Red Ghost.
Genre superhero
Script Steve Englehart
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Frank McLaughlin
Letters Gaspar Saladino (Page 1); Charlotte Jetter
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #8.

3 page Defenders; Avengers story "Prologue: Alliance Most Foul!"

Characters Dormammu; Loki
Synopsis Following a battle with Thor, Dormammu brings a blind Loki to his dimension, where he tells the Prince of Lies his new scheme for conquering the earth. The plan will take both of their abilities and cunning to pull off. Loki then agrees to aid him.
Genre superhero
Script Steve Englehart
Pencils Bob Brown
Inks Mike Esposito
Letters Jean Izzo
Reprinted from Avengers, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #115

4 page Defenders story "Deception!!"

Characters Defenders [Dr. Strange; Hulk; Sub-Mariner; Silver Surfer; Valkyrie; Hawkeye]; Black Knight (as a statue); Dormammu; Loki
Synopsis Dr. Strange contacts the soul of the Black Knight, but the message is diverted and re-worded by the magicks of Dormammu and Loki, who want the Defenders to gather the pieces of the Evil Eye --a powerful weapon thought long destroyed-- for them.
Genre Superhero
Script Steve Englehart
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Frank McLaughlin
Letters Petra Goldberg
Reprinted From Defenders, The (Marvel, 1972 series) #8

1 page Avengers cover reprint (on interior page) "Avengers #116"

Characters Avengers [Vision; Scarlet Witch]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]
Genre superhero
Pencils John Romita
Inks Mike Esposito
Letters John Costanza
Reprinted from Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #116.

19 page Avengers story "Betrayal!"

Characters Avengers [Thor; Vision; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Scarlet Witch; Swordsman; Mantis; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]]; Wong; Loki; Dormammu; Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Prester John (flashback); Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (flashback); Wyatt Wingfoot (flashback); Aragorn
Synopsis Silver Surfer battles Vision and the Scarlet Witch atop a volcano for a piece of the weapon called The Evil Eye.
Genre superhero
Script Steve Englehart
Pencils Bob Brown
Inks Mike Esposito
Letters John Costanza
Reprinted from Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #116.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Defenders #9"

Characters Defenders [Dr. Strange; Hulk; Sub-Mariner]; Avengers [Hawkeye; Iron Man]
Genre superhero
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Sal Buscema
Letters John Costanza
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #9.

19 page Defenders story "Divide... and Conquer"

Characters Defenders [Dr. Strange [Steven Strange]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Valkyrie]; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Avengers [Swordsman; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Mantis; Iron Man; Thor; Black Panther; Captain America; Hawkeye]; Aragorn; Professor Martin Figueras
Synopsis Iron Man fights Hawkeye and Dr. Strange fights Black Panther and Mantis.
Genre superhero
Script Steve Englehart
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Frank McLaughlin
Letters Artie Simek
Notes Chapter 4, 5 and 6 of Defenders vs Avengers
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #9.

19 page Avengers cover reprint (on interior page) "Avengers #117"

Characters Captain America; Sub-Mariner; Sunfire
Genre superhero
Pencils John Romita
Inks Mike Esposito
Letters Gaspar Saladino
Reprinted from Avengers, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #117.

19 page Avengers story "Holocaust"

Characters Avengers [Scarlet Witch; Vision; Hawkeye; Iron Man; Mantis; Black Panther; Swordsman; Captain America]; Defenders [Dr. Strange; Silver Surfer; Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner]; Loki; Dormammu; Aragorn; Sunfire; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]
Synopsis The Swordsman fights Valkrie and Captain America fights the Sub-Mariner. Captain America and Sub-Mariner begin to realize that the two teams have been set up to fight each other by someone else.
Genre superhero
Script Steve Englehart
Pencils Bob Brown
Inks Mike Esposito (pages 1-16); Frank McLaughlin [uncredited] (pages 17-32)
Letters Gaspar Saladino (pages 1 and 3); June Braverman
Notes Chapters 7 and 8 of Avengers/Defenders crossover.
Reprinted from Avengers, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #117.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Defenders #10"

Characters Hulk; Thor
Genre superhero
Pencils John Romita
Inks John Romita
Reprinted from Defenders, The (Marvel, 1972 series) #10.

19 page Defenders story "Breakthrough!"

Characters Defenders [Hulk; Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner; Valkyrie; Silver Surfer]; Avengers [Thor; Captain America; Iron Man; Scarlet Witch; Vision; Swordsman; Black Panther; Mantis; Haekeye]; Sunfire (in flashback); Dormammu; Loki (in flashback)
Synopsis Thor battles Hulk and the Avengers and the Defenders unite to take on Dormammu and Loki.
Genre superhero
Script Steve Englehart
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Frank Bolle
Letters Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Tom Orzechowski [as T. Orz]
Notes Chapter 9,10 Defenders vs Avengers.
Reprinted from Defenders, The (Marvel, 1972 series) #10.

1 page Avengers cover reprint (on interior page) "Avengers #118"

Characters Avengers [Thor; Captain America; Scarlet Witch; Iron Man; Black Panther]; Defenders [Dr. Strange; Valkyrie; Hulk; Sub-Mariner]; Loki; Dormammu
Genre superhero
Pencils Bob Brown?; John Romita?
Inks John Romita
Reprinted from Avengers, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #118.

19 page Avengers story "To the Death!"

Characters Avengers [Captain America; Thor; Scarlet Witch; Black Panther; Hawkeye; Iron Man; Swordsman; Vision; Mantis]; Defenders [Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner; Hulk; Valkyrie; Silver Surfer]; SHIELD [Nick Fury; Countess Allegre de Fontaine; Dum Dum Dugan]; Dormammu; Loki; Watcher; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Human Torch; Invisible Girl] (Cameo); Spider-Man (Cameo); Inhumans [Black Bolt; Gorgon; Karnak] (Cameo); Power Man [Luke Cage] (Cameo); Ka-Zar (Cameo); Zabu (Cameo); Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze] (Cameo); Man-Thing (Cameo); Dr. Doom (Cameo); Dracula (Cameo); Adam Warlock (Cameo); Thanos (Cameo)
Synopsis The Avengers and the Defenders stop Dormammu's plan to invade their dimension.
Genre superhero
Script Steve Englehart
Pencils Bob Brown
Inks Mike Esposito; Frank Giacoia
Letters Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Tom Orzechowski
Notes Final chapter of the Avengers/Defenders crossover.
Reprinted from Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #118.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Defenders #11"

Characters Defenders [Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner; Hulk; Silver Surfer]; Chandu
Genre superhero
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Sal Buscema
Reprinted from Defenders, The (Marvel, 1972 series) #11.

19 page Defenders story "A Dark and Stormy Knight"

Characters Defenders [Dr. Strange; Hulk; Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner; Silver Surfer]; Avengers [Hawkeye; Thor; Vision; Mantis; Swordsman; Black Panther]; SHIELD [Nick Fury]; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Temax; Prince John; King Richard the Lion-Hearted; Modred; Chandu; Prester John
Synopsis The Defenders help restore the Black Knight to life after Enchangtress turned him to stone. They travel to the 12th century and the Black Knight decides to stay there.
Genre superhero
Script Steve Englehart
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Frank Bolle
Letters Gaspar Saladino (Page 1); Thomas Orzechowski [as T. Orz]
Reprinted from Defenders, The (Marvel, 1972 series) #11.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Defenders #12"

Characters Defenders [Dr. Strange; Hulk; Valkyrie]; Xemnu the Titan
Genre superhero
Pencils Ron Wilson?
Inks John Romita
Reprinted from Defenders, The (Marvel, 1972 series) #12.

19 page Defenders story "The Titan Strikes Back!"

Characters Defenders [Hulk; Valkyrie; Dr. Strange]; Xemnu the Titan [also as Amos Moses]; Sub-Mariner (flashback); Enchantress (flashback); Aragorn; Wong
Synopsis Xemnu the Titan returns and takes over a small town before being stopped by the Defenders.
Genre superhero
Script Len Wein
Pencils Sal Buscema (layouts); Jack Abel (finished art)
Inks Jack Abel
Letters Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Charlotte Jetter
Notes Dr. Strange gives Valkyrie Dragonfang, carved by Wizard Kahji-Da from the tusk of a beast he slew.
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #12.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Defenders #13"

Characters Defenders [Hulk; Dr. Strange; Sub-Mariner]; Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum]
Genre superhero
Pencils Gil Kane
Inks Joe Sinnott
Letters Gaspar Saladino
Reprinted from Defenders, The (Marvel, 1972 series) #13.

19 page Defenders story "For Sale: One Planet -- Slightly Used!"

Characters Defenders [Dr. Strange; Hulk; Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum]; Nebulon; Aragorn; Amphibians; Avengers [Captain America; Iron Man] (in flashback)
Synopsis After deciding to go straight Nighthawk comes to the Defenders for assistance in helping stop the Squadron Sinister from destroying the planet for Nebulon.
Genre superhero
Script Len Wein
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Klaus Janson
Letters John Costanza
Reprinted from Defenders, The (Marvel, 1972 series) #13.

1 page Defenders cover reprint (on interior page) "Defenders #14"

Characters Defenders [Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Nebulon
Genre superhero
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Sal Buscema
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #14.

20 page Defenders story "And Who Shall Inherit the Earth?"

Characters Defenders [Valkyrie; Sub-Mariner [Namor] (quits); Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond] (joins)]; Nebulon [also as Celestial Man]; Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Whizzer; Dr.Spectrum]; Thor (flashback)
Synopsis The Defenders stop the Squadron Sinister and Nebulon from destroying the Earth.
Genre superhero
Script Len Wein
Pencils Sal Buscema (Layouts); Dan Green (Finished Art)
Inks Dan Green
Letters Artie Simek
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #14.

1 page Defenders (backcovers) *do not use* / *please fix* "untitled"

Characters Defenders [Hulk; Sub-Mariner; Dr. Strange]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]
Genre superhero
Pencils Sal Buscema
Inks Sal Buscema
Colors Matt Milla [as Avalon's Matt Milla]
Letters typeset
Reprinted from Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #9.