The Defenders #5

Published
April 1981
Page count
60
Cover price
0.60 AUD; 0.70 NZD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Pocket size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Squadron Sinister Strikes Again! (The Defenders) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Defenders
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange; Namor, the Sub-Mariner]; Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Whizzer [Jim Sanders; Speed Demon]; Dr. Spectrum]

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, penciller
 
Frank Giacoia, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Gaspar Saladino, letterer
Editing
Roy Thomas, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #13 (May 1974)
The Squadron Sinister Strikes Again!

Notes

Joe Sinnott's records indicate he inked this cover, but Nick Caputo believes that is an error. Marvel Comics Index #3 lists Frank Giacoia as inker, as did the original indexer.

Show/hide 1. Nebulon! The Man Who Bought the Earth! (The Defenders) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Defenders
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Nebulon

Credits

Art
Sal Buscema, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
Danny Crespi , letterer
Editing
Roy Thomas, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #14 (July 1974)
Nebulon! The Man Who Bought the Earth!
Show/hide 2. For Sale: One Planet -- Slightly Used! (The Defenders) Comic story, 19 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Defenders
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Doctor Strange; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Valkyrie]; Squadron Sinister [Doctor Spectrum; Hyperion; Whizzer [Jim Sanders; Speed Demon]; Nighthawk]; Nebulon; The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]]; Aragorn

Credits

Writing
Len Wein, scripter
Art
Sal Buscema, penciller
 
Klaus Janson, inker
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Roy Thomas, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #13 (May 1974)
For Sale: One Planet--Slightly Used!

Synopsis

After deciding to go straight Nighthawk comes to the Defenders for assistance in helping stop the Squadron Sinister from destroying the planet for Nebulon.

Show/hide 3. And Who Shall Inherit the Earth? (The Defenders) Comic story, 20 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Defenders
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Valkyrie; Namor, the Sub-Mariner (quits); Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond] (joins)]; Nebulon [also as Celestial Man]; Squadron Sinister [Hyperion; Whizzer [Jim Sanders; Speed Demon]; Dr.Spectrum]; Thor (flashback)

Credits

Writing
Len Wein, scripter
Art
Dan Green, line art
 
Sal Buscema, layouts
 
Dan Green, finishes
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Roy Thomas, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #14 (July 1974)
And Who Shall Inherit the Earth?

Synopsis

The Defenders stop the Squadron Sinister and Nebulon from destroying the Earth.

Show/hide 4. Panic at the Earth's Core! (The Defenders) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Defenders
Genre
Superhero
Show/hide 5. Panic Beneath the Earth! (The Defenders) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Defenders
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Valkyrie; Nighthawk; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Pennysworth; Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Magneto; Mastermind; Unus; Blob; Lorelei]; The Avengers [Vision; Thor; Captain America [Steve Rogers]] (in flashback); Alpha the Ultimate Mutant

Credits

Writing
Len Wein, scripter
Art
Klaus Janson, line art
 
Sal Buscema, layouts
 
Klaus Janson, finishes
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Roy Thomas, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #15 (September 1974)
Panic Beneath the Earth!

Synopsis

The Defenders battle against the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. During the battle Magneto finishes his creation of Alpha the Ultimate Mutant.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 57133

Entry created

  • 21/02/2017

Cover added

  • 14/12/2021

Index completed

  • 07/11/2022

Last updated

  • 07/11/2022