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Essential Defenders TPB (2005-2013 Marvel) comic books

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Essential Defenders TPB (2005-2013 Marvel) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Doctor Strange (1968-1969 1st Series) #183, Sub-Mariner (1968-74) #22 and 34-35, Incredible Hulk (1962-1999 1st series) #126, Marvel Feature (1971-73 1st Series) #1-3, Defenders (1972-1986 1st Series) #1-14, and Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #115-118. Written by STAN LEE, ROY THOMAS, STEVE ENGLEHART & LEN WEIN Penciled by GENE COLAN, ROSS ANDRU, SAL BUSCEMA, JACK ABEL, MARIE SEVERIN, BOB BROWN & HERB TRIMPE. Cover by NEAL ADAMS. Dr. Strange. Namor. The Hulk. The Silver Surfer. Set apart from others by nature and choice, this team of Marvel's mightiest loners embarked on a string of strange adventures rarely equaled since ? joined by some of the most off-kilter heroes of their time. Sorcery! Super-science! The war of the super heroes! Learn how the "non-team" got its non-start in this multi-title compilation! Softcover, 544 pages, B&W. Cover price $16.99.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Essential Defenders TPB (2005-2013 Marvel) 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. Collects Defenders (1972-1986 1st Series) #15-39 and Giant Size Defenders (1974) #1-5. Written by LEN WEIN, CHRIS CLAREMONT, STEVE GERBER, BILL MANTLO, MARY SKRENES, TONY ISABELLA, JIM STARLIN, DON MCGREGOR, ROGER SLIFER, GERRY CONWAY & SCOTT EDELMAN. Art by SAL BUSCEMA, KLAUS JANSON, VINCE COLLETTA, MIKE ESPOSITO, FRANK GIACOIA, JOHN TARTAGLIONE, SAM GRAINGER, JIM MOONEY, GIL KANE, JIM STARLIN, DAN ADKINS, DON NEWTON, and DON HECK. Cover by GIL KANE. There's nothing the non-team can't handle when mutants, gods, demons and miscreants of the 1950s all get their crack at the sensational super heroes of the seventies! With Luke Cage! The Guardians of the Galaxy! The Son of Satan vs. the Sons of the Serpent! Brain transplants, foreign intrigue and the tumultuous terror of Tapping Tommy! Daredevil, Yellowjacket, Bambi! And introducing...an Elf!? Featuring the first appearance of the ever-reliable Wrecking Crew! Softcover, 616 pages, B&W. Cover price $16.99.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Essential Defenders TPB (2005-2013 Marvel) 3-1ST

    Volume 3 - 1st printing. Collects Defenders (1972-1986 1st Series) #40-60 and Annual 1. Written by LEN WEIN, CHRIS CLAREMONT, STEVE GERBER, BILL MANTLO, MARY SKRENES, TONY ISABELLA, JIM STARLIN, DON MCGREGOR, ROGER SLIFER, GERRY CONWAY, and SCOTT EDELMAN. Art by SAL BUSCEMA, KLAUS JANSON, VINCE COLLETTA,MIKE ESPOSITO, FRANK GIACOIA, JOHN TARTAGLIONE, SAM GRAINGER, JIM MOONEY, GIL KANE, JIM STARLIN, DAN ADKINS, DON NEWTON, and DON HECK. Cover by ED HANNIGAN. There's nothing the non-team can't handle when mutants, gods, demons and miscreants of the 1950s all get their crack at the sensational super heroes of the seventies! With Luke Cage! The Guardians of the Galaxy! The Son of Satan vs. the Sons of the Serpent! Brain transplants, foreign intrigue and the tumultuous terror of Tapping Tommy! Daredevil, Yellowjacket, Bambi! And introducing...an Elf!? Featuring the first appearance of the ever-reliable Wrecking Crew! Softcover, 592 pages, B&W. Cover price $16.99.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Essential Defenders TPB (2005-2013 Marvel) 4-1ST

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    Volume 4 - 1st printing. Collects Defenders (1972-1986 1st Series) #61-91. Written by DAVID KRAFT, ED HANNIGAN, JIM SHOOTER, MARY JO DUFFY, STEVEN GRANT and MARK GRUENWALD. Art by ED HANNIGAN, BOB LUBBERS, SAL BUSCEMA, JIM MOONEY, DON PERLIN, BRUCE D. PATTERSON, HERB TRIMPE, JACK ABEL, JOE SINNOTT, TEX BLAISDELL and PABLO MARCOS. Cover by HERB TRIMPE. Havok, Nova, Captain Ultra...Shocker, Plantman, Batroc the Leaper - not the Defenders, but TWO incredible simulations! But the debacle of the dozens of "Defenders for a Day" is just the start for the latest look at Earth's Mightiest Non-Team! Will they be driven mad by Lunatik, or blown away by Foolkiller? International crises and extradimensional warfare abound! The secret of Omega the Unknown! Asgardians, androids and guys with wings on their heads! Plus: Spider-Man, the Black Panther and a guest-appearance by Millie the Model! Softcover, 584 pages, B&W. Cover price $16.99.

  • Issue #5-1ST
    Essential Defenders TPB (2005-2013 Marvel) 5-1ST

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    Volume 5 - 1st printing. Collects Defenders (1972-1986 1st Series) #92-106; Marvel Team-Up (1972-1985 1st Series) #101, 111, 116 and Captain America (1968-1996 1st Series) #268. Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS and MIKE W. BARR. Art by DON PERLIN, MIKE ZECK, JERRY BINGHAM, STEVE DITKO and HERB TRIMPE. Cover by AL MILGROM. The further adventures of the team that's not a team! Hulk! Dr. Strange! Namor! Silver Surfer! Hellcat, Valkyrie, and Nighthawk! Son of Satan, Devil-Slayer, Clea, Gargoyle, and the Beast! As several Defenders struggle to manage the mistakes of their pasts, the team must face their deadliest threat, the demonic cabal, the Six-Fingered Hand! Guest-starring Dracula, Ghost Rider, Man-Thing, Spider-Man, Mr. Fantastic, Daredevil, Thor, Captain America, and Wonder Man! The Defenders must face the threats of Nebulon the Celestial Man, the Secret Empire, Null the Living Darkness, the Serpent-Men, and more! Softcover, 448 pages, B&W. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #6-1ST
    Essential Defenders TPB (2005-2013 Marvel) 6-1ST

    Volume 6 - 1st printing. Collects Defenders (1972-1986 1st Series) #107-125, Avengers Annual #11 and Marvel Team-Up (1972-1985 1st Series) #119. Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS, MARK GRUENWALD, STEVEN GRANT and DON PERLIN. Art by DON PERLIN, SAL BUSCEMA, AL MILGROM and KERRY GAMMILL. Cover by SANDY PLUNKETT. The Hulk! Dr. Strange! Namor! The Silver Surfer! The Beast! Valkyrie! Gargoyle! Along with their offbeat allies Daimon Hellstrom, Hellcat, Overmind, Iceman and Moondragon, they are Defenders all - but which heroes will stay, and which ones will go? And why? Witness the dynamic non-team's amazing adventures in Asgard, against all-powerful aliens, in Hell and in a dimension of rhyming aliens! Plus: the secret origins of Valkyrie and the truth behind the Elf with a Gun! Softcover, 498 pages, B&W. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #7-1ST
    Essential Defenders TPB (2005-2013 Marvel) 7-1ST

    Volume 7 - 1st printing. Collects Defenders (1972-1986 1st Series) #126-129, Iceman (1984 1st Mini-Series) #1-4, and Beauty and the Beast (1985 Marvel) #1-4. Written by J.M. DEMATTEIS. Art by Alan Kupperberg. Cover by Chris Warner. The age of the New Defenders begins here! The Beast assembles the infamous "non-team" into a real super-group featuring members both old and new - from Gargoyle and Valkyrie to fellow ex-X-Men Iceman and Angel - and now the newly focused heroes must face some of their greatest challenges! Can the Defenders, Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. stop the Secret Empire's Professor Power before he takes revenge on Professor X - and starts World War III? Plus: Iceman takes on the villainous Void in a time-traveling existential adventure! Beast and Dazzler vs. Doctor Doom and a mutant fight club! The menace of Manslaughter! The power of Odin! The redemption of Moondragon! The attack of...Frog-Man and the Walrus?! And more! Softcover, 528 pages, B&W. Cover price $19.99.