The Defenders

 DEFM   (Marvel, 1972-1986)

™ and ©1974 Marvel Entertainment Group

Originally, the Defenders were Doctor Strange, the Sub-Mariner, and the Incredible Hulk. Soon, however, this star-crossed super-group began what would have been a never-ending series of personnel replacements. Nighthawk, the Cat, Valkyrie, Moondragon, the Gargoyle, and countless others at one point called themselves Defenders.

The list of their foes was equally long. Most distinguished among them was Greg Salinger, a murderous psychopath who called himself “FoolKiller.” Although the Defenders were eventually able to bring him to justice, his ideas inspired yet another person to take up the role of the FoolKiller, and the carnage continued. (The story of the new FoolKiller is told in the powerful FoolKiller mini-series.)

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#1

Date: 8/1/1972
Cover Price: $0.20
NM Guide: $225.00
10 copies available from $39.00
 Steve EnglehartSal Buscema

#2

Date: 10/1/1972
Cover Price: $0.20
NM Guide: $68.00
8 copies available from $8.00
 Steve EnglehartSal Buscema

#3

Date: 12/1/1972
Cover Price: $0.20
NM Guide: $39.00
4 copies available from $7.00
 Steve EnglehartSal Buscema

#4

Date: 2/1/1973
Cover Price: $0.20
NM Guide: $40.00
8 copies available from $5.00
 Steve EnglehartSal Buscema

#5

Date: 4/1/1973
Cover Price: $0.20
NM Guide: $45.00
8 copies available from $3.75
Death of OmegatronSteve EnglehartSal Buscema

#6

Date: 6/1/1973
Cover Price: $0.20
NM Guide: $28.00
8 copies available from $5.00
 Steve EnglehartSal Buscema

#7

Date: 8/1/1973
Cover Price: $0.20
NM Guide: $19.00
6 copies available from $1.50
HawkeyeSteve Englehart, Len WeinSal Buscema

#8

Date: 9/1/1973
Cover Price: $0.20
NM Guide: $29.00
7 copies available from $3.92
Versus Loki; Versus Dormammu; Continued from Avengers #115, continues in Avengers #116Steve EnglehartSal Buscema

#8 (2nd printing)

Date: 9/1/1973
Cover Price: $0.20
NM Guide: $1.00
No copies available
Included with Marvel Universe Silver Surfer & Doctor Strange comic 2-packSteve EnglehartSal Buscema

#9

Date: 10/1/1973
Cover Price: $0.20
NM Guide: $32.00
5 copies available from $11.00
Avengers/Defenders War, Part 4; Continues in Avengers #117Steve EnglehartSal Buscema

#10

Date: 11/1/1973
Cover Price: $0.20
NM Guide: $74.00
3 copies available from $45.00
Avengers/Defenders War, Part 6; Continues in Avengers #118Steve EnglehartSal Buscema

#11

Date: 12/1/1973
Cover Price: $0.20
NM Guide: $24.00
7 copies available from $3.00
1st Appearance of Chandu; 1st Appearance of Temax; Story continued from Avengers #118Steve EnglehartSal Buscema

#12

Date: 2/1/1974
Cover Price: $0.20
NM Guide: $12.00
7 copies available from $4.25
Versus Xemnu the TitanLen WeinSal Buscema

#13

Date: 5/1/1974
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $11.00
6 copies available from $5.10
1st Appearance of NebulonLen WeinSal Buscema

#14

Date: 7/1/1974
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $12.50
10 copies available from $3.00
 Len WeinSal Buscema

#15

Date: 9/1/1974
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $15.00
13 copies available from $0.90
1st Appearance of Alpha; Marvel Value Stamp #8: Captain AmericaLen WeinSal Buscema

#16

Date: 10/1/1974
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $16.00
11 copies available from $5.25
Marvel Value Stamp #44: Absorbing ManLen WeinSal Buscema

#17

Date: 11/1/1974
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $11.00
9 copies available from $2.54
1st Appearance of Wrecking Crew; 1st Appearance of Thunderball; 1st Appearance of Bulldozer; 1st Appearance of PiledriverLen WeinSal Buscema

#18

Date: 12/1/1974
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $9.00
14 copies available from $1.75
 Len WeinSal Buscema

#19

Date: 1/1/1975
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $9.50
9 copies available from $2.00
Marvel Value Stamp #98: Puppet MasterChris Claremont, Len WeinSal Buscema

#20

Date: 2/1/1975
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $8.00
12 copies available from $1.50
Origin of ValkyrieSteve GerberSal Buscema

#21

Date: 3/1/1975
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $9.00
17 copies available from $1.75
1st Appearance of HeadmenSteve GerberSal Buscema

#22

Date: 4/1/1975
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $7.50
9 copies available from $2.25
Versus Sons of the SerpentSteve GerberSal Buscema

#23

Date: 5/1/1975
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $5.75
10 copies available from $1.10
Marvel Value Stamp #78: OwlSteve GerberSal Buscema

#24

Date: 6/1/1975
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $6.50
13 copies available from $0.80
Luke Cage, Daredevil, Daimon Hellstorm, YellowjacketSteve GerberSal Buscema

#25

Date: 7/1/1975
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $6.00
9 copies available from $1.20
 Steve GerberSal Buscema

#26

Date: 8/1/1975
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $17.00
4 copies available from $1.75
Continued from Giant-Size Defenders #5Steve GerberSal Buscema

#27

Date: 9/1/1975
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $9.50
No copies available
1st Appearance of StarhawkSteve GerberSal Buscema

#28

Date: 10/1/1975
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $7.50
No copies available
 Steve GerberSal Buscema

#29

Date: 11/1/1975
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $7.00
11 copies available from $1.00
Ralph Macchio L.O.C.Steve GerberSal Buscema

#30

Date: 12/1/1975
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $7.00
14 copies available from $1.00
 Bill MantloSam Grainger

#31

Date: 1/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $5.25
14 copies available from $0.80
Versus Headmen; Marvel Value Stamp Series B #12Steve GerberSal Buscema

#32

Date: 2/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $5.25
9 copies available from $0.45
Origin of Nighthawk II (Kyle Richmond); Versus Headmen; Marvel Value Stamp Series B #26; Jo Duffy L.O.C.Steve GerberSal Buscema

#33

Date: 3/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $6.00
16 copies available from $0.70
Versus HeadmenSteve GerberSal Buscema

#34

Date: 4/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $6.50
16 copies available from $1.16
Versus NebulonSteve GerberSal Buscema

#34 Variation A

Date: 4/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $20.00
No copies available
30 cent cover; Versus NebulonSteve GerberSal Buscema

#35

Date: 5/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $5.50
16 copies available from $0.75
1st Appearance of Red Guardian II (Doctor Tanja Belinskya)Steve GerberSal Buscema

#35 Variation A

Date: 5/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $20.00
No copies available
30 cent cover; 1st Appearance of Red Guardian II (Doctor Tanja Belinskya)Steve GerberSal Buscema

#36

Date: 6/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $5.50
30 copies available from $1.50
Versus Plant ManSteve Gerber, Mary SkrenesSal Buscema

#36 Variation A

Date: 6/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $22.00
No copies available
30 cent cover; Versus Plant ManSteve Gerber, Mary SkrenesSal Buscema

#37

Date: 7/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $3.75
48 copies available from $0.45
Versus Plant ManSteve GerberSal Buscema

#37 Variation A

Date: 7/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $20.00
No copies available
30 cent coverSteve GerberSal Buscema

#38

Date: 8/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.25
NM Guide: $5.25
16 copies available from $1.10
Versus Nebulon; Versus Eel; Versus PorcupineSteve GerberSal Buscema

#38 Variation A

Date: 8/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $20.00
No copies available
30 cent cover; Versus Nebulon; Versus Eel; Versus PorcupineSteve GerberSal Buscema

#39

Date: 9/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $4.25
19 copies available from $0.80
 Steve GerberSal Buscema

#40

Date: 10/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $4.50
20 copies available from $0.90
Continued in Defenders Annual #1Steve GerberSal Buscema

#41

Date: 11/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $4.50
22 copies available from $0.90
 Steve GerberSal Buscema

#42

Date: 12/1/1976
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $4.00
12 copies available from $0.50
1st appearance of Star of CapistanGerry ConwayKeith Giffen

#43

Date: 1/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $4.00
21 copies available from $0.80
 Gerry ConwayKeith Giffen

#44

Date: 2/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $4.00
20 copies available from $0.80
 Roger Slifer, David Anthony Kraft, Gerry ConwayKeith Giffen

#45

Date: 3/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $4.75
17 copies available from $0.90
Versus Red RajahRoger Slifer, David Anthony Kraft, Gerry ConwayKeith Giffen

#46

Date: 4/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $4.25
14 copies available from $1.50
 Roger Slifer, David Anthony KraftKeith Giffen

#47

Date: 5/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $4.00
15 copies available from $0.80
 Roger Slifer, David Anthony Kraft, John WarnerKeith Giffen

#48

Date: 6/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $5.50
17 copies available from $1.20
Origin of Zodiac IIDavid Anthony Kraft, Don McGregorKeith Giffen

#48 Variation A

Date: 6/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $15.00
No copies available
35 cent cover; Origin of Zodiac IIDavid Anthony Kraft, Don McGregorKeith Giffen

#49

Date: 7/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $8.50
16 copies available from $1.00
Origin of Zodiac II; Peter Sanderson L.O.C.David Anthony KraftKeith Giffen

#49 Variation A

Date: 7/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $15.00
No copies available
35 cent cover; Origin of Zodiac II; Peter Sanderson L.O.C.David Anthony KraftKeith Giffen

#50

Date: 8/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $4.00
18 copies available from $0.85
Origin of Zodiac IIDavid Anthony KraftKeith Giffen

#50 Variation A

Date: 8/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $15.00
No copies available
35 cent cover; Origin of Zodiac IIDavid Anthony KraftKeith Giffen

#50 Variation B

Date: 8/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $4.00
No copies available
Whitman editionDavid Anthony KraftKeith Giffen

#51

Date: 9/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $4.00
17 copies available from $0.80
1st Appearance of Ringer; 1st Appearance of Dollar BillDavid Anthony KraftKeith Giffen

#51 Variation A

Date: 9/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $28.00
1 copy available for $29.50
35 cent cover; 1st appearance of Ringer I (Anthony Davis)David Anthony KraftKeith Giffen

#51 Variation B

Date: 9/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $4.00
No copies available
Whitman Edition; 1st appearance of Ringer I (Anthony Davis)David Anthony KraftKeith Giffen

#52

Date: 10/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.30
NM Guide: $4.50
14 copies available from $0.60
1st Appearance of Presence; Origin of Presence; Versus Sub-MarinerDavid Anthony KraftKeith Giffen

#52 Variation A

Date: 10/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $29.00
No copies available
35 cent cover; 1st Appearance of Presence; Origin of Presence; Versus Sub-MarinerDavid Anthony KraftKeith Giffen

#53

Date: 11/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $4.75
19 copies available from $0.60
1st Appearance of Lunatik; Versus LunatikDavid Anthony Kraft, Naomi BasnerDave Cockrum, Keith Giffen, Michael Golden, Sandy Plunkett

#53 Variation A

Date: 11/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $4.00
No copies available
Whitman Edition; 1st Appearance of LunatikDavid Anthony Kraft, Naomi BasnerMichael Golden, Keith Giffen, Dave Cockrum, Sandy Plunkett

#54

Date: 12/1/1977
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $4.25
15 copies available from $0.60
Peter Gillis L.O.C.David Anthony Kraft, Scott EdelmanKeith Giffen, Michael Golden, Juan Ortiz

#55

Date: 1/1/1978
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $4.00
10 copies available from $0.80
Origin of Red Guardian II (Doctor Tanja Belinskya); Versus the PresenceDavid Anthony KraftCarmine Infantino

#56

Date: 2/1/1978
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $3.25
16 copies available from $2.00
Versus LunatikDavid Anthony KraftCarmine Infantino

#57

Date: 3/1/1978
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $4.00
12 copies available from $1.75
 Gerry Conway, Chris ClaremontGeorge Tuska, Dave Cockrum

#58

Date: 4/1/1978
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $3.50
15 copies available from $1.25
 David Anthony KraftEd Hannigan

#59

Date: 5/1/1978
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $3.25
15 copies available from $1.30
1st appearance of BelathauzerDavid Anthony KraftEd Hannigan

#60

Date: 6/1/1978
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $3.50
22 copies available from $0.70
 David Anthony KraftEd Hannigan

#61

Date: 7/1/1978
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $3.25
15 copies available from $1.00
Versus Lunatik; Peter Sanderson L.O.C.David Anthony KraftEd Hannigan

#62

Date: 8/1/1978
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $4.25
8 copies available from $0.90
 David Anthony KraftSal Buscema

#63

Date: 9/1/1978
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $4.25
9 copies available from $0.90
Versus Sagittarius; Versus Whirlwind; Versus Beetle; Versus Blob; Versus Porcupine; Versus Batroc; Versus Electro; Versus Plant-ManDavid Anthony KraftSal Buscema

#64

Date: 10/1/1978
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $4.75
7 copies available from $0.60
Versus Blob; Versus Sagittarius; Versus Batroc; Versus Plant-Man; Versus Beetle; Versus Whirldwind; Versus Shocker; Versus Boomerang; Versus Leapfrog; Versus Melter; Versus Libra; Versus Toad; Versus the Looter; Versus the Porcupine; Versus Electro; Versus Joe the Gorilla; Versus PecosDavid Anthony KraftSal Buscema

#65

Date: 11/1/1978
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $4.00
12 copies available from $0.80
 David Anthony KraftDon Perlin

#66

Date: 12/1/1978
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $3.50
10 copies available from $1.20
 David Anthony KraftEd Hannigan

#67

Date: 1/1/1979
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $3.50
12 copies available from $0.70
 David Anthony Kraft, Ed HanniganEd Hannigan

#68

Date: 2/1/1979
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $3.00
11 copies available from $2.00
 David Anthony Kraft, Ed HanniganHerb Trimpe

#69

Date: 3/1/1979
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $3.00
15 copies available from $1.20
Kurt Busiek L.O.C.Jim Shooter, Mary Jo DuffyHerb Trimpe

#70

Date: 4/1/1979
Cover Price: $0.35
NM Guide: $3.25
16 copies available from $1.10
Versus LunatikEd HanniganHerb Trimpe

#71

Date: 5/1/1979
Cover Price: $0.40
NM Guide: $2.75
13 copies available from $0.55
Origin of LunatikEd HanniganHerb Trimpe

#72

Date: 6/1/1979
Cover Price: $0.40
NM Guide: $3.00
14 copies available from $0.65
 Ed HanniganHerb Trimpe

#73

Date: 7/1/1979
Cover Price: $0.40
NM Guide: $2.75
12 copies available from $0.60
 Ed HanniganHerb Trimpe

#74

Date: 8/1/1979
Cover Price: $0.40
NM Guide: $3.25
11 copies available from $1.25
Versus Foolkiller (Greg Salinger)Ed HanniganHerb Trimpe

#75

Date: 9/1/1979
Cover Price: $0.40
NM Guide: $3.00
10 copies available from $0.60
Versus Foolkiller II (Greg Salinger)Ed HanniganHerb Trimpe

#76

Date: 10/1/1979
Cover Price: $0.40
NM Guide: $3.50
11 copies available from $1.00
Origin of Omega the UnknownSteven GrantHerb Trimpe

#77

Date: 11/1/1979
Cover Price: $0.40
NM Guide: $2.75
14 copies available from $0.60
Death of James-Michael StarlingSteven GrantHerb Trimpe

#78

Date: 12/1/1979
Cover Price: $0.40
NM Guide: $3.75
15 copies available from $1.25
 Ed HanniganHerb Trimpe

#79

Date: 1/1/1980
Cover Price: $0.40
NM Guide: $3.00
16 copies available from $0.60
 Ed HanniganEd Hannigan, Herb Trimpe

#80

Date: 2/1/1980
Cover Price: $0.40
NM Guide: $3.50
17 copies available from $1.25
 Ed HanniganHerb Trimpe

#81

Date: 3/1/1980
Cover Price: $0.40
NM Guide: $2.75
10 copies available from $0.75
 Ed HanniganHerb Trimpe

#82

Date: 4/1/1980
Cover Price: $0.40
NM Guide: $3.25
13 copies available from $1.20
 Ed HanniganDon Perlin

#83

Date: 5/1/1980
Cover Price: $0.40
NM Guide: $2.75
11 copies available from $1.10
 Ed HanniganDon Perlin

#84

Date: 6/1/1980
Cover Price: $0.40
NM Guide: $3.25
12 copies available from $0.49
 Ed HanniganDon Perlin

#85

Date: 7/1/1980
Cover Price: $0.40
NM Guide: $3.00
11 copies available from $0.96
 Ed HanniganDon Perlin

#86

Date: 8/1/1980
Cover Price: $0.40
NM Guide: $2.50
12 copies available from $0.90
 Ed HanniganDon Perlin
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