This, technically, is the first appearance of the Defenders… I say technically because, well, I’ll get into that later. First let’s start with these three – Marvel Feature Presents – the first time the group is dubbed “The Defenders” – named by… hmmm – a good question for a no prize! Oh – who am I kidding 465 will get it even before I finish typing this post 🙂 The best part of the Defenders of course is with each meeting the members are never happy to help each other – and a lot of the time complain that they got together in the first place and sometimes vow never to team up again!
I love these guys! The covers to these issues are amazing as well – I love the old time covers too! And in the next issue the Defenders face off against a villain that is not only one of Strange’s biggest nemisis..s’s? Is nemisis’s right? Anyways, the villain is not only Strange’s biggest foe but also faces off against the Defenders many, many times – making him one of the Defender’s biggest foes! Bowen has released sneaks of a new bust of none other than DORMAMMU! I cannot wait for that!
The last of the MFP covers features one of my favorite looking villains – Xenmu – who reminds me of the Looney Tunes character Gossamer except… you know… white. Anyways – here are the first 3 comics that preceded the Defenders getting their own title!