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  • Issue #1
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 1
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    • Signed by Stan Lee on 09/10/2016.
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    Hulk, Dr. Strange, and Sub-Mariner begin. See Marvel Feature for first Defenders. Also see Sub-Mariner # 34 & 35. Cover pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Jim Mooney. I Slay By The Stars!, script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia; Necrodamus attempts to sacrifice Namor to The Nameless One; Omegatron starts its countdown again. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #2
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 2
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    Cover pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia. The Secret of the Silver Surfer!, script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by John Verpoorten; Dr. Strange, Namor and Hulk travel to Asia to find out why Silver Surfer attacked Namor. Letter from Bob Rozakis. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #3
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 3

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane and John Buscema (Silver Surfer), inks by Gil Kane and Sal Buscema (Silver Surfer figure). Four Against the Gods, script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Jim Mooney; 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. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #4
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 4
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    Cover pencils by John Buscema and Jim Starlin (cover layout), inks by Frank Giacoia. The New Defender!, script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank McLaughlin; Enchantress transforms Barbara into the Valkyrie and turns the Black Knight to stone; Valkyrie takes Aragorn as her horse; Omegatron down to 89 hundredths. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #5
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 5
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    Cover pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by John Verpoorten. World Without End?, script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank McLaughlin; The Defenders stop Omegatron from destroying the Earth. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #6
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 6
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    • Signed by Sal Buscema on 02/06/2012.
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    Cover art by Sal Buscema. The Dreams of Death!, script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank McLaughlin; Cyrus Black attacks Dr. Strange and is forced to deal with the Defenders. The Dynamic Defenders! illustration by Sal Buscema. 32 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #7
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 7
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    Cover pencils by John Romita. War Below the Waves!, script by Steve Englehart (plot, script pages 1-7) and Len Wein (script pages 8-19), pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Frank Bolle; Hawkeye and the Defenders try to stop an attack on Atlantic City by Attuma and end up captured by Attuma and the Red Ghost. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #8
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 8
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    "If Atlantis Should Fall!" Part 2 of 2. Avengers-Defenders crossover. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Frank McLaughlin. Cover by Sal Buscema. With Hawkeye, Valkyrie, and the Sub-Mariner as their mind-slaves, the Red Ghost and Attuma begin their quest to conquer Atlantis! The two super-villains' assault on the underwater citadel is progressing as planned until Doctor Strange and the Silver Surfer get wind of the attack! The key to victory is knocking out the Red Ghost! But how can the Master of the Mystic Arts and the cosmic sky-rider do that? Simple, just block all the cosmic rays from outer space from entering the Earth's atmosphere! Wow, it's a good thing these two defenders are among the most powerful heroes on the planet! Cameo appearances by Clea and Wong. Flashback cameo by the Unicorn. Second story: "Deception!" Avengers-Defenders Clash Part 2 of 8. Story continues from Avengers 115. Dr. Strange has a new plan for turning the Black Knight (from a stone statue) back into his normal self. The Master of the Mystic Arts magically contacts Dane Whitman's soul floating in the dark realm. The stranded Black Knight responds to Dr. Strange's message, but the knight's reply is intercepted and transposed by the Dread Dormammu and his new ally, Loki! What is the fateful message that eventually reaches the Defenders?: "Go find the Evil Eye." Story continues in Avengers 116. Defenders Lineup: Doctor Strange, Hawkeye, Hulk, Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner, and Valkyrie. (Note: The Red Ghost returns in Iron Man 82.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #8HASBRO
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 8HASBRO

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    Hasbro "Action Figure" reprint of Defenders #8 (plus the cover to #9 and a four page profile of Silver Surfer), originally packaged in the Marvel's Greatest Battles action figure two pack featuring Silver Surfer and Doctor Strange. 28 pages, FC.
    "If Atlantis Should Fall!" Part 2 of 2. Avengers-Defenders crossover. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Frank McLaughlin. Cover by Sal Buscema. With Hawkeye, Valkyrie, and the Sub-Mariner as their mind-slaves, the Red Ghost and Attuma begin their quest to conquer Atlantis! The two super-villains' assault on the underwater citadel is progressing as planned until Doctor Strange and the Silver Surfer get wind of the attack! The key to victory is knocking out the Red Ghost! But how can the Master of the Mystic Arts and the cosmic sky-rider do that? Simple, just block all the cosmic rays from outer space from entering the Earth's atmosphere! Wow, it's a good thing these two defenders are among the most powerful heroes on the planet! Cameo appearances by Clea and Wong. Flashback cameo by the Unicorn. Second story: "Deception!" Avengers-Defenders Clash Part 2 of 8. Story continues from Avengers 115. Dr. Strange has a new plan for turning the Black Knight (from a stone statue) back into his normal self. The Master of the Mystic Arts magically contacts Dane Whitman's soul floating in the dark realm. The stranded Black Knight responds to Dr. Strange's message, but the knight's reply is intercepted and transposed by the Dread Dormammu and his new ally, Loki! What is the fateful message that eventually reaches the Defenders?: "Go find the Evil Eye." Story continues in Avengers 116. Defenders Lineup: Doctor Strange, Hawkeye, Hulk, Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner, and Valkyrie.

  • Issue #9
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 9
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    "Divide and Conquer" Avengers-Defenders crossover. Part 4 of 8. Guest-starring the Avengers. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Frank McLaughlin. Cover by Sal Buscema. Story continues from Avengers 116. The one-on-one battles for the Evil Eye continue! And the next battleground is Monterrey, Mexico! Iron Man checks in at the local university and finds the professor who is safekeeping the Evil Eye. But before Shell-Head can secure the eye, it's stolen by a defender! Which one? Why it's the Avengers' former ace archer, Hawkeye! And just like old times Hawkeye and Iron Man throw down in the streets of Monterrey! This should be an easy victory for the golden avenger, but the bow-slinger may have a trick or two in store for his former teammate! Next Chapter: "Dr. Strange vs. the Black Panther and Mantis!" The next piece of the Evil Eye rests in the heartland of America! Could one of the battles to save the world take place in an Indiana cornfield? Doctor Strange arrives in the Midwest first and locates the Evil Eye. The Sorcerer Supreme hopes to make a quick getaway; however, he can't escape the sharp detection skills of T'Challa and Mantis! So the two avengers have found the Master of the Mystic Arts, but now can they beat him in pitched battle? Story continues in Avengers 117. (Notes: Although the cover depicts three defenders rushing to aid Hawkeye, he fights alone vs. Iron Man. This issue includes a full-page survey for readers to complete and mail back to the Marvel bullpen.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #10
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 10
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    "Breakthrough" Avengers-Defenders crossover. Part 6 of 8. Guest-starring the Avengers. Script by Steve Englehart. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Frank Bolle. Cover by John Romita. One of the classic issues of the Defenders! Story continues from Avengers 117. The sixth and final superhero battle of the Avengers-Defenders Clash! And as shown on the cover, it's a matchup of true Marvel heavyweights! The Green Goliath rumbles thru the streets of Los Angeles looking for the Evil Eye. And lo and behold he finds it! However, the Avengers have also sent a team member to the city of angels! The Prince of Asgard! When the thunder god confronts the gamma-radiated defender, the epic clash of the titans erupts! Wow, the Mighty Thor vs. the Incredible Hulk! A battle for the ages! Next Chapter: "United We Stand!" In Greenwich Village the Defenders gather around the four pieces of the Evil Eye that they have recovered. When Prince Namor joins his teammates, he brings with him the fifth piece of the eye plus the Avengers! Whoa! Not exactly what Doctor Strange was expecting! Is another battle on the horizon? Or have the super-heroes finally realized who's been orchestrating the events? Story continues in Avengers 118. Cameo appearances by Asti and Dormammu. Flashback cameo by Loki. (Notes: This issue includes two outstanding full-page panels. The first on page 15 depicting Thor and the Hulk locked in combat; and the second on page 23 featuring seven avengers and five defenders conversing in Dr. Strange's townhouse. The Avengers-Defenders clash was reprinted in a trade paperback in 2002 and again in a hard cover edition in 2007.) 32 pages Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #11
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 11
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    The Avengers/Defenders crossover continues with "A Dark and Stormy Knight." Script by Steve Englehart, pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Frank Bolle. Cover by John Romita. Story continues from Avengers 118. The epic battle vs. Dormammu is over and Earth has survived! But there's one more mission remaining for the Defenders! Return the Black Knight's stone body back to flesh and blood. To that end six defenders along with the Evil Eye travel back in time to the 12th century and find Dane Whitman smack dab in the middle of the Crusades! The super-heroes from the 20th century get a medieval history lesson as all the famous combatants are present: Prince John, Mordred the Evil, Chandu, Prester John, and Richard the Lionheart! Can the Dynamic Defenders save the King (and the Black Knight)? Cameo appearances by the Avengers, Nick Fury, and Loki. Defenders Lineup: Doctor Strange, Hawkeye, Hulk, Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner, and Valkyrie. (Notes: Prester John previously appeared in Fantastic Four (1st series) 54. The 20th century stone statue of the Black Knight comes to life in Avengers 157. The 12th century Black Knight (aka Dane Whitman) and the Evil Eye return in Avengers 225 & 226.) Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #12
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 12
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    Last 20-cent cover price. Cover art by John Romita. The Titan Strikes Back!, script by Len Wein, pencils by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Jack Abel (finished art), inks by Jack Abel; Xemnu the Titan returns and takes over a small town before being stopped by the Defenders. 36 pgs. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #13
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 13
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    First 25-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. For Sale: One Planet--Slightly Used!, script by Len Wein, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Klaus Janson; After deciding to go straight Nighthawk comes to the Defenders for assistance in helping stop the Squadron Sinister from destroying the planet for Nebulon. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #14
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 14
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    Cover art by Sal Buscema. And Who Shall Inherit the Earth?, script by Len Wein, pencils by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Dan Green (finished art), inks by Dan Green; The Defenders stop the Squadron Sinister and Nebulon from destroying the Earth; Nighthawk becomes a Defender. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #15
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 15

    "Panic Beneath the Earth!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Professor Xavier. Script by Len Wein. Art by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Klaus Janson (finishes). Cover by John Buscema, Mike Esposito, and John Romita (touch ups). It's an epic encounter beneath the Carlsbad Caverns as Professor X, Dr. Strange, Nighthawk (in his new costume), Valkyrie, and the Hulk battle the Blob, Lorelei, Mastermind, Unus, and Magneto! Flashback cameos by Captain America, Thor and the Vision to recap Magneto's defeat in Avengers #111. (Notes: This story occurred during the 5-year period when the X-men series was in reprint. During this time Magneto battled Marvel's other superhero teams including the Fantastic Four, Inhumans, and Avengers. The Defenders title returns to monthly publication with this issue. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #8 Captain America by John Buscema.) Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #16
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 16

    "Alpha, the Ultimate Mutant!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Professor Xavier. Script by Len Wein. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. The Defenders have gone down to defeat in New Mexico at the hands of Magneto and Alpha, the Ultimate Mutant! And now the Master of Magnetism and his mutants travel to New York City and take over the United Nations headquarters! With Alpha at his side, Magneto demands the subjugation of the world! However, as time goes by the Ultimate Mutant metamorphoses from a simple man into a godlike being. And when Doctor Strange, Professor Xavier, Valkyrie, Nighthawk, and the Hulk attack Magneto again, Alpha wonders if he's fighting on the side of good or evil. Will Alpha turn against the Master of Magnetism and lead the Defenders to an unexpected victory? (Notes: Magneto appears next in Uncanny X-Men 103 and 104. Alpha returns many years later in Quasar 14. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #44 the Absorbing Man by Jack Kirby.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #17
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 17
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    "Power Play!" Part 1 of 3. Guest-starring Power Man. Script by Len Wein. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Dan Green. The Wrecking Crew has destroyed two of Kyle Richmond's skyscrapers in New York City! And are now threatening to demolish an unfinished third one! However, Doctor Strange and Nighthawk converge on the construction site to protect it! But unknown to the two defenders, someone else has already been hired to guard the skyscraper...Luke Cage! A genuine misunderstanding leads to a fierce struggle between Power Man and the Defenders! And that's just fine for the four super-villains lurking in the background! Cameo appearances by Walter Cronkite, Valkyrie, the Hulk, Wrecker, Thunderball, Bulldozer, and Piledriver. (Notes: The Wrecker previously appeared in Thor 171. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #20 Brother Voodoo.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #18
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 18

    The Defenders face the Wrecking Crew--the Wrecker, Thunderball, Pile-Driver, and Bulldozer! "Rampage!" Script by Len Wein, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Dan Green." Power-Man guest-stars. Gil Kane cover pencils. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #19
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 19

    The Wrecking Crew continues to cause trouble in "Doomball!" Plot by Len Wein, script by Chris Claremont, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Klaus Janson. Power Man guest stars. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A # 98 (the Puppet Master by Jack Kirby). Gil Kane cover pencils. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #20
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 20

    Cover inks by John Romita. The Woman She Was...!, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Vince Colletta (finished art), inks by Vince Colletta; The Thing and the Defenders battle the Nameless Ones and Van Nyborg; Continues from Marvel Two-In-One #7. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #21
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 21

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Klaus Janson. Enter: The Headmen!, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Sal Trapani; The Headmen unleash a wave of madness over the city to distract everyone while the commit jewel robberies. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #22
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 22

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Joe Sinnott. Fangs of Fire and Blood!, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Mike Esposito (finished art), inks by Mike Esposito; Valkyrie learns about life among the poor, Nighthawk discovers he'd rather spend time with the Defenders than with his old crowd; The Sons of the Serpent begin to terrorize the poor. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #23
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 23

    The Sons of the Serpent continue their attack in "The Snakes Shall Inherit the Earth!" Script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta. Yellowjacket guest stars. Letter to the editor from comics publisher Deam Mullaney. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series A # 78 (the Owl by Gene Colan). Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Trap." Gil Kane cover pencils, Klaus Janson cover inks. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #24
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 24

    Daredevil, Luke Cage Power Man, and the Son of Satan join the Defenders in battling the Sons of the Serpent in "In the Jaws of the Serpent!" Script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema, Bob McLeod inks. Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Trap." Gil Kane cover pencils (Klaus Janson cover inks?). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #25
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 25

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane and John Romita (alterations). The Serpent Sheds its Skin, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Jack Abel; Son of Satan and Power Man free the rest of the Defenders and follow the clues to find the person behind the Sons of the Serpent organization; The Elf with a gun kills Tom and Linda Pritchett. Captain Marvel stars in a one-page Hostess ad, The Big Bang!! Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #26
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 26
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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Romita. The Guardians of the Galaxy guest-star (this appearance predates Marvel Presents # 3) in Savage Time!, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Vince Colletta (finished art), inks by Vince Colletta; The Defenders travel to the future while helping the Guardians of the Galaxy return to their time; Retelling of the events between the current time and the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Letter to the editor from comics writer Jo Duffy. Captain Marvel stars in a one-page Hostess ad, The Big Bang! 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #27
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 27
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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Romita. Three Worlds to Conquer!, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Vince Colletta (finished art), inks by Vince Colletta; In an attack on the Guardians of the Galaxy by the Badoon, two Defenders and two Guardians are transported across the galaxy; Vance Astro and Valkyrie to one planet, Yondu and Hulk to another; Starhawk cameo. Letter to the editor from comics writer Marc De Matteis. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #28
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 28
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    Cover pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Frank Giacoia. First full appearance of Starhawk in My Mother, The Badoon!, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema (layouts/breakdowns), Frank Giacoia (Finished Art), and John Tartaglione [as John Tartag] (Finished Art), inks by Frank Giacoia and John Tartaglione [as John Tartag]; Nighthawk, Charlie-27 and Martinex are captured by the Badoon; Starhawk helps Vance Astro and Valkyrie return to Earth; Hulk and Yondu are forced to enter the Super-Death Sweepstakes. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #29
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 29
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    Here it is--the final battle between the Defenders and the Badoon in "Let My Planet Go!" Script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Vince Colletta. Starhawk joins the Guardians of the Galaxy. Letter to the editor from comics writer Ralph Macchio. The Hulk stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Twins of Evil!" Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #30
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 30

    Cover inks by Mike Esposito. Gold Diggers of Fear!, script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Sam Grainger, inks by Jack Abel; Dr. Strange receives a message from Nighthawk telling Strange that he is being held captive by Tapping Tommy; Dr. Strange and the rest of the Defenders rush to his aid. The Hulk stars in a one-page Hostess ad, The Twins of Evil! 32 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #31
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 31

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. Nighthawk's Brain!, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finished art), inks by Jim Mooney; Nighthawk is captured by the Headmen and Chondu places his brain in Nighthawk's body. Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, The Kidnap Caper. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series B # 12 (the Silver Surfer by Jack Kirby). 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #32
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 32

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Klaus Janson. Musical Minds!, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Jim Mooney (finished art), inks by Jim Mooney; Origin of Kyle Richmond is told; The Defenders track down the Headmen but are captured. Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, The Kidnap Caper. Letter to the editor from comics writer Jo Duffy. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series B # 26 (the Silver Surfer by Jack Kirby). 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #33
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 33
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    • Label #1497418028

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane. Webbed Hands, Warm Heart!, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finished art), inks by Jim Mooney; The Defenders fight the Headmen and manage to rescue Kyle Richmond's brain, only to have it fall into the hands of Nebulon. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series B # 41 (the Hulk). Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, The Cupcake Caper, inks by Mike Esposito. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #34
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 34

    Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Dan Adkins. I Think We're All Bozos in This Book!, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finished art), inks by Jim Mooney; Nebulon returns to Earth with a plan to create world peace, but only on his terms. Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, The Cupcake Caper. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #35
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 35

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Mike Esposito. Bring Back My Body To Me, To Me...!, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema (layouts), inks by Klaus Janson (finished art); Chondo's brain is transferred back into his body only to find that the other Headmen had "improved" his body for him; Red Guardian comes to America to help transfer Kyle Richmond's brain back into his body. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #36
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 36

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Mike Esposito. A Garden of Earthly Demise!, script by Steve Gerber and Mary Skrenes (special assist), pencils by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Klaus Janson (finished art), inks by Klaus Janson; Valkyrie is in jail. Hulk and Jack Norriss try to save Aragorn; Nighthawk has his brain returned to his body only to then be captured, along with Dr. Strange and the Red Guardian by the Plantman; Origin recap of Nighthawk. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #37
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 37
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    • Label #1497312010

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Mike Esposito. Evil in Bloom!, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Klaus Janson (finished art), inks by Klaus Janson; Doctor Strange and Red Guardian escape from Plantman with the help of Jack Norriss and Power Man. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series B # 53 (Captain America). One-page Hostess ad, Captain America and the Red Skull. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #38
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 38

    Last 25-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Joe Sinnott. Exile to Oblivion!, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Klaus Janson (finished art), inks by Klaus Janson; The Defenders escape from the other dimension where Nebulon left them and capture Porcupine and Eel. Valkyrie is still in jail; The Elf with the gun kills Stu. Letters to the editor from historian Peter Sanderson and Ann Nichols. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series B # 6 (Conan by Barry Windsor-Smith). One-page Hostess ad, Captain America and the Red Skull. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #39
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 39
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    30-cent cover price begins. Cover inks by Dan Adkins. Riot in Cellblock 12!, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Klaus Janson (finished art), inks by Klaus Janson; Valkyrie is in jail when a riot breaks out; The Defenders arrive at the jail to rescue Valkyrie and stop the riot Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #40
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 40

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Klaus Janson. Love, Anarchy and, Oh Yes... The Assassin!, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Klaus Janson (finished art), inks by Klaus Janson; The charges agains Valkyrie are dismissed thanks to some help from Matt Murdock. Valkyrie gets a new gold costume that is given to her by Clea; Red Guardian is attacked by an anti-communist organization. 32 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #41
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 41

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Dan Adkins. Intruder in the Sand!, script by Steve Gerber, pencils by Sal Buscema (layouts) and Klaus Janson (finished art), inks by Klaus Janson; Shazanna uses Trish Starr to lure Doctor Strange and Nighthawk into a trap in her plan to take over this dimension. Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, The Spider-Man and the Fly! Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #42
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 42

    "And in This Corner: the New Emissaries of Evil," a.k.a. Rhino, Solarr, the Cobalt Man, and Egghead! Gerry Conway, pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Klaus Janson. Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Spider-Man and the Fly!" O.J. Simpson stars in a half-page shoe ad. The letters page contains the "Howard the Duck Weakly Campaign Update # 3" (yes, that's "weakly," not "weekly"). Jack Kirby cover pencils. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #43
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 43

    The battle against the Emissaries of Evil continues in "This World is Mine!" Script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Klaus Janson. Spider-Man and Captain America star in a one-page Ricochet Raders ad, "Ricochet to Freedom!" Captain Marvel stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Energy Crisis." Jack Kirby cover pencils, Al Milgrom cover inks. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #44
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 44

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Al Milgrom. Rage of the Rajah!, script by Gerry Conway (Plot), Roger Slifer (Dialogue), and David Kraft (Dialogue), pencils by Keith Giffen (breakdowns) and Klaus Janson (finished art), inks by Klaus Janson; The Red Rajah captures the Hulk, Power Man and Nighthawk; Hellcat comes to the Defenders for help. Spider-Man and Captain America star in a one-page Ricochet Racers ad, Ricochet to Freedom! Captain Marvel stars in a one-page Hostess ad, The Energy Crisis. 36 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #45
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 45

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby and John Romita (alterations). We Must Free the Defenders!, script by Gerry Conway (plot), David Kraft (dialogue), and Roger Slifer (dialogue), pencils by Keith Giffen (breakdowns) and Klaus Janson (finished art), inks by Klaus Janson; With Clea's help, Red Guardian, Hellcat and Valkyrie free Dr. Strange from the Star of Capistan, thus defeating the Red Rajah and freeing the other Defenders. Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, The Champ. Full-page ad for the King Kong movie featuring the movie poster art of Kong standing atop the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center! 36 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #46
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 46

    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Joe Sinnott. Who Remembers Scorpio?, script by Roger Slifer and David Kraft, pencils by Keith Giffen (breakdowns) and Klaus Janson (finished art), inks by Klaus Janson; When Dr. Strange, Power Man and Red Guardian all quit the Defenders, Nighthawk and the remaining Defenders move to their country "headquarters," where they discover that Scorpio is there waiting for them. Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, The Champ. Full-page ad for the King Kong movie featuring the movie poster art of Kong's standing atop the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center! 32 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #47
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 47

    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Joe Sinnott. Night Moves!, script by David Anthony Kraft (plot), Roger Slifer (plot), and John Warner (script), pencils by Keith Giffen (breakdowns) and Klaus Janson (finished art), inks by Klaus Janson; Nighthawk tries to relax at the new headquarters; Hellcat accidentally starts a fight between Wonder Man and the Defenders when she returns to Avengers Mansion with Valkyrie; Moon Knight rescues Jack Norriss from S.H.I.E.L.D. Captain America stars in a one-page Hostess ad, The Sore Sir's Apprentices. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #48
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 48
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    • Paper: White
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    • Label #1497312012

    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan and Marie Severin (alterations), inks by Joe Sinnott and Marie Severin (alterations). Who Remembers Scorpio? Part One Sinister Savior!, script by David Kraft and Don McGregor (script assist), pencils by Keith Giffen (breakdowns) and Dan Green (finished art), inks by Dan Green; Scorpio captures Jack Norriss and asks the Defenders for $500,000 in ransom; The ransom is delivered by Nighthawk, whom Scorpio captures. Captain America stars in a one-page Hostess ad, The Sore Sir's Apprentices. 36 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #49
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 49

    Cover art by Al Milgrom. Rampage Who Remembers Scorpio? Part Two, script by David Kraft, pencils by Keith Giffen (breakdowns) and Mike Royer (finished art), inks by Mike Royer; Moon Knight, Valkyrie and Hellcat try to lead the Hulk to the location where Scorpio has Nighthawk and Jack Norriss held hostage. Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, Madam Web! Brief letter to the editor from comics historian Peter Sanderson. Spalding Presents Street Ball with Rick Barry and Dr. J! ad, art by Jack Davis. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #50
    Defenders (1972 1st Series) 50

    Cover art by Al Milgrom. Scorpio Must Die! Who Remembers Scorpio? Part Three, script by David Anthony Kraft [as David Kraft], pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Keith Giffen, Mike Royer (art assist), John Tartaglione (art assist), and Dave Cockrum (art assist); Scorpio kills himself after his Zodiac is defeated by the Defenders. One-page schematic drawing of the Defenders' Long Island headquarters, inks by Keith Giffen. Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, Madam Web! Cover price $0.30.