Comic books in 'Marvel Epic Collection: Defenders'
1st printing. Collects Defenders (1972-1986 1st Series) #92-109, Marvel Team-Up (1972-1985 1st Series) #101 and Captain America (1968-1996 1st Series) #268.
Written by J.M DeMatteis and Mark Gruenwald. Art by Don Perlin, Joe Sinnott, Al Milgrom, Sal Trapani, Jack Abe, Mike Esposito, Chic Stone, Jerry Bingham, and Mike Zeck. Cover by Michael Golden.
The greatest non-team in comics gets the Epic treatment! J.M. DeMatteis and Don Perlin take Doctor Strange, the Hulk, Nighthawk, Hellcat and the Son of Satan on wild adventures into the occult - and against each other! These weird tales begin with a broken Eternity; evolve to include demons, Dracula and the Devil-Slayer; and culminate in a double-sized issue #100 extravaganza! If the Defenders can't prevail, it'll be hell on Earth - literally! Known as "The Six-Fingered Hand Saga," this is one of the most compelling Defenders adventures of all time. Plus: Captain America teams up with the non-team in hopes of staving off the beginning of World War III. And witness the shocking death of a Defender!
Softcover, 480 pages, full color.
NOTE: Book 6 of the Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection - Years Covered: 1981-1982.
Cover price $39.99.
1st printing. Collects Defenders (1972-1986 1st Series) #110-125 and Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) Annual #11.
Written by J.M. DeMatteis, Mark Gruenwald, and Steven Grant. Art by Don Perlin, Mike Esposito, Mike Mignola, Al Milgrom, Sal Buscema and Jack Abel. Cover by Brent Anderson.
The Defenders face threats Satanic, Seussian and everything in between! Marvel's greatest non-team will take you on adventures made with their own special brand of action and interpersonal drama, topped by a heaping helping of the absurd! In this Epic Collection, the Defenders battle the cosmic Over-Mind, the alternate-Earth Squadron Supreme, the fan-favorite Elf with a Gun, the Avengers, and even themselves! Patsy Walker's relationship with Daimon Hellstrom, the Son of Satan, will flower, while classic Defenders - Hulk, Namor and the Silver Surfer - will return! Out of it all, the New Defenders - featuring Iceman, Angel, Beast and Moondragon - will rise, and nothing will be the same. Same as it ever was!
Softcover, 440 pages, full color.
NOTE: Book 7 of the Defenders Epic Collection - Years Covered: 1982-1983. Cover price $39.99.
1st printing. Collects Defenders (1972-1986 1st Series) #126-137, Iceman (1984 1st Mini-Series) #1-4, and Beauty and the Beast (1985 Marvel) #1-4.
Written by J.M. DeMatteis, Peter B. Gillis, and Ann Nocenti. Art by Alan Kupperberg, Sal Buscema, Mike Zeck, Don Perlin, Mike Mignola, Kim DeMulder, and Mike Gustovich. Cover by Kevin Nowlan.
The Defenders, Marvel's weirdest non-team, have a new roster, a new headquarters and a new leader - they've evolved into a New Defenders! Their adventures are some of the most far-out trips Marvel has ever presented, but what more could you expect from a group consisting of a Valkyrie, a gargoyle, a cosmic psychic, a sentient cloud and a pair of ex-X-Men? Together they'll take on an all-new Secret Empire, killer nuclear spores in human form, the deadly Manslaughter and towering disembodied demons! Guest-starring Nick Fury, Odin, the New Mutants and more!
Also featuring two limited series starring the Defenders' Iceman and Beast in solo action - plus rare articles from Marvel's 1980s behind-the-scenes magazine, MARVEL AGE!
Softcover, 488 pages, full color.
NOTE: Book 8 of the Defenders Epic Collection - Years Covered: 1983-1985.
Cover price $39.99.