Essential Defenders

    (Marvel, 2005–2008)
™ and © Marvel Characters, Inc.

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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!

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#1

  4/1/2005
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 Reprints Dr. Strange #183, Sub-Mariner #22, 34-35, Incredible Hulk #126, Marvel Feature #1-3, Defenders #1-14, and Avengers #115-118Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Steve Englehart, Len WeinGene Colan, Ross Andru, Sal Buscema, Bob Brown, Herb Trimpe, Marie Severin, Don Heck

#2

  1/1/2007
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 Giant-Size Defenders reprints stories from Incredible Hulk #3, a Golden Age Sub-Mariner story, and Strange Tales #145Len Wein, Steve Gerber, Tony Isabella, Jim Starlin, Gerry Conway, Roger Slifer, Chris Claremont, Scott Edelman, Bill Mantlo, Stan Lee, Bill Everett, Denny O’NeilGil Kane, Sal Buscema, Don Heck, Jim Starlin, George Tuska, Sam Grainger, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Bill Everett

#3

  7/1/2007
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 Collects Defenders #31–60 and Annual #1Len Wein, Steve Gerber, Tony Isabella, Jim Starlin, Gerry Conway, Roger Slifer, Chris Claremont, Scott Edelman, Bill Mantlo, David Anthony Kraft, John WarnerGil Kane, Sal Buscema, Don Heck, Jim Starlin, George Tuska, Sam Grainger, Dave Cockrum, Michael Golden, Carmine Infantino, Ed Hannigan

#4

  7/1/2008
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 Collects Defenders #61–91David Anthony Kraft, Mary Jo Duffy, Ed Hannigan, Steven GrantEd Hannigan, Sal Buscema, Don Perlin, Herb Trimpe

#5

 
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 Collects The Defenders #92-106; Marvel Team-up #101, 111, 116 and Captain America (1st Series) #268J.M. Dematteis, Mike W. BarrDon Perlin, Mike Zeck, Jerry Bingham, Steve Ditko, Herb Trimpe

#6

 
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 Reprints Defenders #107-124, New Defenders #12, Avengers Anl 11 and Marvel Team-Up #119J.M. Dematteis, Mark Gruenwald, Steven Grant, Don PerlinDon Perlin, Sal Buscema, Al Milgrom, Kerry Gammill

#7

  5/1/2013
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 Reprints Defenders #126-139, Iceman (1st Series) #1-4, Beauty and The Beast (Marvel) #1-4; 1st appearance of Leviathan (Edward Cobert); 1st appearance of Walrus (Hubert Carpenter); 1st appearance of the Gamma Spores; 1st appearance of Manslaughter; 1st appearance of Blowtorch Brand; Origin of Leviathan (Edward Cobert); Origin of Walrus (Hubert Carpenter); Origin of Moondragon (Heather Douglas); Origin of MoondragonJ. M. DematteisAlan Kupperberg