Defenders of the Earth

 DOTE   (Star, 1987)

™ and ©1987 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

With this title, Marvel launched a new comics group, “Star Comics.” In doing so, Marvel was able to create a whole new comic world, free from the constraints of having to fit its characters into the Marvel Universe.

Defenders of the Earth took its characters from the Golden Age of comics, including such favorites as Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician, and the Phantom. The title used these characters to good advantage. It had non-stop action, but avoided the sort of gritty realism that tends to be found in more modern characters.

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#1

  1/1/1987
  $0.75
  $2.00
9 copies available from $0.60
Flash Gordon, Mandrake, PhantomBob Harras, Stan LeeAlex Saviuk

#2

  3/1/1987
  $0.75
  $2.25
9 copies available from $0.25
Flash Gordon, Mandrake, PhantomMichael HigginsAlex Saviuk

#3

  5/1/1987
  $0.75
  $1.75
5 copies available from $0.90
Flash Gordon, Mandrake, PhantomMichael HigginsAlex Saviuk

#4

  7/1/1987
  $1.00
  $4.50
2 copies available from $2.99
Final IssueMichael HigginsAlex Saviuk