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Marvel Feature (1971) - #1
"The Day of the Defenders!"
Marvel


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  Writer(s):
Roy Thomas

Penciller(s):
Ross Andru

Inker(s):
Bill Everett

Letterer(s):
Sam Rosen

Editor(s):
Stan 'The Man' Lee - 'Stanley Martin Lieber'

Cover Artist(s):
Neal Adams
 

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Cover Date: December 1971
Cover Price: US $ 0.25

Issue Tagline: This is it! The Awesome origin of the Defenders - The Most Fabulous Fighting-Team of All!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 36 pages

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Synopsis:
Who are -- The Defenders? None other than Dr. Strange --the Sub-Mariner --and the Hulk! No wonder we made this one king-size!

Dr. Strange returns home to his Sanctum Sanctorum after a long absence (This story takes place prior to the formation of the Defenders).


Reprints/Collects:
Sub-Mariner Comics (1941) #40

Reprinted/Collected in:
The Avengers (1973) #91
Day of the Defenders (2001) #1
Defenders: The Coming of the Defenders (2012) #1
Die Offizielle Marvel-Comic-Sammlung (2013) HC vol. Classic 23 (104)
Docteur Strange (1979) #17/18
Doctor Strange Epic Collection (2016) TPB vol. 03
Essential Defenders (2005) TPB vol. 01
Essential Doctor Strange (2001) TPB vol. 02
Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange (2003) HC vol. 04
Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders (2008) HC vol. 01
Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders (2008) HC vol. 01 (Direct Market Edition)
Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) #16

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First appearance of the Defenders and the return of Dr. Strange.

1st Official Appearance of the Defenders.
Reprint of Sub-Mariner Comics #40.

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An image for Namor the Sub-Mariner (Marvel) exists Namor the Sub-Mariner (Marvel)
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Defenders (Marvel)(01 - Original Team)

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7 page reprint of "a tale of Prince Namor from the Fabulous Fifties -- a not-really-so-long-ago day when Subby was a bit younger -- a bit less regal -- and, if anything, a bit more headstrong!

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Writer(s):
Roy Thomas

Penciller(s):
Don Heck

Inker(s):
Frank Giacoia

Letterer(s):
Sam Rosen

Editor(s):
Stan 'The Man' Lee - 'Stanley Martin Lieber'

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10 page "tale - merely hinted at in the preceding Defenders origin -- of how and why Marvel's Magical Master took up once the cloak of white magic -- of that fateful night when he donned anew the mantle of cosmic responsibility -- and clandestine peril!"

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