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1762: Defenders #8 (v1) [A Story]

" ... If Atlantis Should Fall! "
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Defenders #8a (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Sal Buscema
Writers: Steve Englehart
Pencilers: Sal Buscema
Inkers: Frank McLaughlin
Colourists: Petra Scotese (Goldberg)
Letterers: Charlotte Jetter
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: September 1973
Release Date: June 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 15
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 301                 Times Rated: 171
Plot Flags:  
Go to Issue #7 Go to Issue #8b

Incredible Hulk #166 (v1)
Defenders #7 (v1)
Defenders #8a (v1)
Avengers #115a (v1)
Avengers #115b (v1)
1760: Incredible ...
#166 (v1)
1761: Defenders
#7 (v1)
1763: Avengers
#115a (v1)
1764: Avengers
#115b (v1)
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Issue Blurb
With Val, Namor and Hawkeye under the control of the Red Ghost, it falls to the remaining Defenders to save them and stop Attuma. Thankfully, Dr. Strange has returned from his own tribulations in time to organize the rescue.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange last appeared in Marvel Premiere #14. Doctor Strange next appears in Defenders #8b (v1).
  The Sub-Mariner
The Sub-Mariner last appeared in Defenders #7 (v1). The Sub-Mariner next appears in Defenders #8b (v1).
  The Silver Surfer
The Silver Surfer last appeared in Defenders #6 (v1). The Silver Surfer next appears in Defenders #8b (v1).
  The Hulk
The Hulk last appeared in Defenders #7 (v1). The Hulk next appears in Defenders #8b (v1).
  Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)
Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) last appeared in Defenders #7 (v1). Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) next appears in Defenders #8b (v1).
Hawkeye last appeared in Defenders #7 (v1). Hawkeye next appears in Defenders #8b (v1).
Supporting Characters
Wong last appeared in Defenders #7 (v1). Wong next appears in Defenders #8b (v1).
Clea last appeared in Defenders #7 (v1). Clea next appears in Giant-Size Defenders #1.
Attuma last appeared in Defenders #7 (v1). Attuma next appears in Super-Villain Team-Up #1.
  Red Ghost
Red Ghost last appeared in Defenders #7 (v1). Red Ghost next appears in Iron Man #82 (v1).
Group Appearances
Atlanteans last appeared in Defenders #7 (v1). Atlanteans next appears in Sub-Mariner #64a (v1).
Avengers last appeared in Avengers #114 (v1). Avengers next appears in Avengers #115a (v1). Although the Avengers do not show up in this story arc, this story is part of an ongoing Avengers/Defenders crossover event.
The Defenders
The Defenders last appeared in Defenders #7 (v1). The Defenders next appears in Defenders #8b (v1).
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Issue Review
   March 31, 2016
A+ stuff.
Doctor Strange & Silver Surfer arrive to rescue Hawkeye and the others. And the archer sticks around at story end.
There are small interesting character moments for Valkyrie and The Hulk. 10/10
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  instantdeath999 Says:    
  2014-02-05 19:34:31  
  Indeed. I prefer reading about the Hulk in this title than in his solo title.  

  CeeNote12 Says:    
  2015-02-21 11:03:59  
  The Red Ghost looks like Jesse Ventura with that crazy clown hair!! Too funny. He should be seeking hair club for super men instead of world domination.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-10 12:26:25  
  I hope the Ghost never makes an appearance ever again...

Loving the schemes of Dormammu and Loki.

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-06-11 18:46:57  
  "Oh no, the whales have punched a hole in our walls...that they could have just swam over...jerk move really!"
And next issue begins the main event. Please don't suck!

  ViolentPhlegm Says:    
  2016-11-14 18:22:39  
  No colours or Smart Panel formatting in the Marvel Unlimited version of this :(  

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-05-21 23:58:47  
  - Alt 'Nuff Said (they are all alt unless they are Locust's): " The surface-crawling harridan falls to her knees, gibbering insanely." I just like the sound of it.


  Russ Says:    
  2017-07-12 22:41:13  
  This one seemed to mark time before the big event with the Avengers. I just had a feeling that, once Doc and the Surfer got involved, it was going to turn into a curb-stomping (or what passes for one in the still-conservative storytelling of the 1970's). And yeah, once the two did that spell to cut off the Red Ghost's mind-control, it didn't take long for the insurrection to fail. All to clear the decks for what's coming up....

Poor Hawkeye; he's probably tempted to change that "H" on his forehead to an "L". He's been beaten down so often now, he's no longer fighting it, such as when Sub-Mariner took him down off-panel on page 3.

Not real sure about the little war going on in Valkyrie's head. But it's interesting enough to see where it goes; hopefully it's not swept under the rug.

3 stars. I wonder if the Fantastic Four felt that bit of interference from the Doc's spell. I'll have to remember this for when the Order picks up on the FF again.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-08-07 08:17:35  
  I really wish the rest of the Defenders would stop being so mean to the Hulk. I bet they're just jealous that he keeps stealing the show. That's the real reason they left him unconscious at Dr Strange's place rather than taking him with them to go save the others.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2017-08-11 09:01:07  
  2 stars for the A Team coming in to save the day!!!

Swinger - It looks like that stupid medallion of the Red Ghost's would knock him out all the time!!!

Only Human - I like it that Hawkeye admits he can't defeat Namor!!!

Grudge - I mentioned it last issue, and you see here that the Red Ghost puts himself in a better light.
So, I can't wait to see Unicorn's version of past events in Iron Man #57-58!

Limation - You know, I actually like the Red Ghost trying to expand his powers. But, it's so hard to take him seriously, with his stupid costume and Bozo the Clown hair!!!

Savage - Whoa! Kind of extreme for the Silver Surfer to jump the Hulk like that!!!

Sound Effects - CROM! PLOOG!

'Nuff Said - "What happened? My body no longer shapes itself to my desires--"-Red Ghost

  ClownShoes Says:    
  2018-01-10 07:07:37  
  I know they (sort of) explained it, but Hawkeye shooting arrows underwater is SOOOO ridiculous.

And the explanation of how Red Ghost maintains his powers (and his control on his minions) feels like it's not consistent with past stories...

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Avengers/Defenders War
This collection includesAvengers #115a (v1), Avengers #116 (v1), Avengers #117 (v1), Avengers #118 (v1), Defenders #8a (v1), Defenders #9 (v1), Defenders #10 (v1), Defenders #11 (v1)
Essential Defenders, Volume 1
This collection includesMarvel Feature #2 (v1), Marvel Feature #3 (v1), Defenders #1 (v1), Defenders #2 (v1), Defenders #3 (v1), Defenders #4 (v1), Defenders #6 (v1), Defenders #5 (v1), Defenders #7 (v1), Defenders #8a (v1), Defenders #9 (v1), Defenders #10 (v1), Defenders #11 (v1), Defenders #12 (v1), Defenders #13 (v1), Defenders #14 (v1), Avengers #115a (v1), Avengers #116 (v1), Avengers #117 (v1), Avengers #118 (v1), Doctor Strange #183 (v1), Sub-Mariner #22 (v1), Sub-Mariner #34 (v1), Sub-Mariner #35 (v1), Incredible Hulk #126 (v1), Marvel Feature #1a (v1)
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   November 20, 2017 TStarnes
   November 20, 2017 TStarnes
   November 23, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   August 15, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Loki.
   August 15, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Dormammu.
   August 15, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Black Knight (Dane Whitman).
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   May 30, 2015 Neskit Changed comic details.
   May 17, 2015 sewixo Changed comic details.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Attuma.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Hawkeye.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Valkyrie (Brunnhilde).
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Hulk.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Silver Surfer.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Sub-Mariner.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Doctor Strange.
   November 20, 2013 fragsel Added Atlanteans to the issue.
   November 10, 2013 Raistlin903 Changed comic details.
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