- Defenders! A fitting name for such a grouping as we --- if ever we've need to meet again.
Appearing in "The Day of the Defenders!"Edit
- Silver Surfer (Cameo)
- Ezra (First appearance)
- Sarey (First appearance)
- Llyra (In an illusion or vision)
- New England
- New York City
Synopsis for "The Day of the Defenders!"Edit
Visiting his old foe Yandroth on his deathbed, Strange is warned by the techno-wizard that he has created a Doomsday machine called the Omegatron to destroy the Earth five hours after it's activated.
In order to save the world, Strange gathers the Sub-Mariner and the Hulk together to find the Omegatron and destroy it before it can start a nuclear chain reaction that will destroy the planet. Finding the device hidden in a lighthouse in Maine, the three heroes try to stop it with their combined skills, however no physical, cosmic or mystic force can destroy the device.
In a stalemate, Strange then casts a spell around the lighthouse slowing down the progression of time to an eternal crawl, so that it will be centuries before the Omegatron finally counts down it's final moments before detonation. With the threat of the Omegatron at least postponed indefinitely, the group disbands as Dr. Strange declares that should they need to reunite, they will be called the Defenders, but Hulk expresses his distaste for the idea of being in a group.
Appearing in "Sub-Mariner and the Icebergs"Edit
- Mr. Bowen
- Un-Named Captain
Synopsis for "Sub-Mariner and the Icebergs"Edit
--For a full synopsis of this comic, please see the original publishing of this comic in Sub-Mariner Comics #40.--
Appearing in "The Return!"Edit
Synopsis for "The Return!"Edit
In a story that takes place prior to the formation of the Defenders, Dr. Strange returns home to his Sanctum Sanctorum after a long absence. There he finds that Wong is still looking after somebody who claims to be Dr. Strange. However, during the battle the powerless Strange is easily defeated and knocked out by his imposter. While unconscious, Strange is visited by the Ancient One who restores Strange's mystical powers. Strange then attacks his imposter once more and easily defeats the foe. Unmasking him, Strange finds that his poser is none other than his mortal enemy Baron Mordo. Realizing that he cannot leave his place unattended, Strange resumes his position of master of the mystic arts.
- This issue sees the return of Dr. Strange since his series was canceled after Dr. Strange #183 and his long absence since Incredible Hulk #126. Right away they decide to dispose of the "mask" the Strange decided to wear close to the end of his series, and change his last name from Stephen Sanders back to Stephen Strange.
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- Who are - The Defenders? None other than Dr. Strange - the Sub-Mariner - and the Hulk! No wonder we made this one king-size!
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