Giant Size Defenders (1974) comic books
Cover pencils by Gil Kane and John Romita (alterations), inks by Frank Giacoia and John Romita (alterations). New story: "The Way They Were!", script by Tony Isabella, pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Al Milgrom; Valkyrie learns the origins of the Hulk, Namor and Dr. Strange and the Defenders stop Rasputin. Reprints: "Banished to Outer Space", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; The military captures Rick and Ross convinces him that they need the Hulk to test a new experimental rocket for national security; Rick tricks the jade giant into the capsule but once it is shot into space, he realizes that Ross deceived him to get rid of his foe. Bird of Prey! starring Sub-Mariner and Princess Fen, script and art by Bill Everett. "To Catch a Magician!" starring Doctor Strange and Mr. Rasputin, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Denny O'Neil (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko. "The Peerless Power of the Silver Surfer," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby; inks by Frank Giacoia; featuring Quasimodo. The Dynamic Defenders! illustration by Sal Buscema. 68 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.
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Cover pencils by Gil Kane and John Romita (alterations), inks by Klaus Janson and John Romita (alterations). New story: "H... as in Hulk... Hell... and Holocaust!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Gil Kane (layouts/breakdowns) and Klaus Janson (finished art), inks by Klaus Janson; The Defenders, with the help of the Son of Satan stop Asmodeus and Satannish. Reprints: "Sub-Mariner" starring Betty Dean, script and art by Bill Everett. "Black Knight," art by Fred Kida. "Beyond the Purple Veil!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Doctor Strange must rescue two thieves who unwittingly steal a magic gem from him and are trapped in a mystical dimension as a result. 68 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.
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Cover pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Joe Sinnott. New story: 1st appearance of Korvac in "Games Godlings Play!", script by Steve Gerber (script, plot), Jim Starlin (plot), and Len Wein (plot), pencils by Jim Starlin (layouts), Dan Adkins (finished art), Don Newton (finished art), and Jim Mooney (finished art), inks by Dan Adkins (pages 1-7, 10-11, 22-27, 43), Don Newton (pages 14-19, 31-36, 38), and Jim Mooney (pages 8-9, 30, 37, 39, 44); The Grandmaster and the Prime Mover play a game for the fate of the Earth; The Grandmaster selects the Defenders for his "pieces" and the Prime Mover selects several alien "pieces" and combat begins. "The World Destroyers!" starring the Sub-Mariner, script and art by Bill Everett. "The House of Shadows!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Doctor Strange is on the scene to observe a TV crew as they prepare to enter & broadcast about a "Haunted House." Letter from Mary Jo Duffy. 68 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.
"Too Cold a Night for Dying!" Guest-starring Yellowjacket. Plot by Don McGregor and Roger Slifer. Script by Steve Gerber. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Vince Colletta. Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. Kyle Richmond and Trish Starr's wonderful night at the Lincoln Center is ripped apart by a car bomb! The emergency first responders rush Kyle and Trish to the hospital in hopes of saving their lives! Dr. Strange and Valkyrie are shocked by the bombing and wonder who would want to kill Nighthawk. Likewise across town Henry Pym sees the news report of the Broadway bombing and wonders who would want to kill Trish Starr. Yellowjacket has a prime suspect in mind! And quickly corrals Egghead! In the meantime, the Defenders also have a prime suspect! The Squadron Sinister! However, defeating the Squadron Sinister is much easier said than done! Doctor Strange, Valkyrie, and the Hulk track the squadron to the Crayton Observatory! But their surprise attack falls apart when Doctor Spectrum neutralizes the Hulk and then knocks out his two teammates! Fortunately though, Yellowjacket (acting on a tip from Nighthawk) frees the Defenders and sets up the final showdown back in New York City! The Master of the Mystics Arts, the Green Goliath, Valkyrie, and Yellowjacket vs. Hyperion, Doctor Spectrum, and the Whizzer! Cameo appearance by the Wasp. Defenders Lineup: Doctor Strange, Hulk, Nighthawk, and Valkyrie. First reprint story: "Namor, now emperor of the sub-sea…" Story and Art by Bill Everett. The Sub-Mariner rushes a critical shipment of influenza serum to Alaska, but encounters many obstacles along the way. Story originally published in Human Torch Comics 3 (circa 1940). Second reprint story: "Witchcraft in the Wax Museum!" Script by Stan Lee. Art by Steve Ditko. Doctor Strange battles Baron Mordo. Story originally published in Strange Tales 121. (Notes: Egghead, Trish Starr, and Hank Pym previously crossed paths in Marvel Feature (1st series) 5. They appear together again in the classic Avengers 217. The Squadron Sinister returns in Avengers Annual 8. Egghead appears next in Defenders 42. This issue includes a full-page ad for Marvel Treasury Edition 3 featuring the Mighty Thor.) 64 pages Cover price $0.50.
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"Eelar Moves in Mysterious Ways!" Guest-starring the Guardians of the Galaxy. Plot by Chris Claremont, Gerry Conway, Scott Edelman, Steve Gerber, Roger Slifer, and Len Wein. Script by Steve Gerber. Pencils by Don Heck. Inks by Jim Mooney, Mike Esposito, and Dave Hunt. Cover by Ron Wilson and Al Milgrom. Somewhere in the middle of New York Harbor, the Master of the Mystic Arts senses a disturbance in the Earth's time-stream! Valkyrie and the Hulk join Dr. Strange's search and discover a bizarre creature called Eelar! However, the slick human-sized eel slips past the Defenders and attacks the Hudson Tunnel! Meanwhile in Upstate New York, Nighthawk investigates the mysterious crash of a spaceship! A spaceship that belongs to the Guardians of the Galaxy Why have the 31st century guardians come to the 20th century? When Vance Astro, Martinex, and Yondu emerge from their ship, Nighthawk presses them for an answer! But speaking of answers, the Defenders are still looking for one against Eelar…now tearing up Times Square! The slippery eel holds off the Green Goliath and the fourth guardian Charlie-27! However, eventually the 20th century and 31st century super-heroes catch-up with Eelar! Will the Badoon-spawned beast finally go down to defeat? Cameo appearance by the adolescent Vance Astro. Flashback cameos by Trish Starr and the Squadron Sinister. Defenders Lineup: Doctor Strange, Hulk, Nighthawk, and Valkyrie. First reprint story: "Quoth the Nighthawk, Nevermore!" Script by Roy Thomas. Art by Gene Colan and Syd Shores. A new costumed vigilante, Nighthawk (aka Kyle Richmond), challenges the Man Without Fear! Flashback cameos by Captain America and the Grandmaster. Story originally published in Daredevil (1st series) 62. Notes: The Guardians of the Galaxy previously appeared in Marvel Two-in-One 5. This issue is their 3rd appearance. They appear next in Defenders 26. This issue includes a full-page ad for Hostess Twinkies featuring Captain Marvel vs. Nitro. First appearance of Justice (young Vance Astrovik) Cover price $0.50.