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2202: Defenders #18 (v1)

" Rampage! "
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Defenders #18 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Len Wein
Pencilers: Sal Buscema
Inkers: Dan Green
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
Letterers: David Hunt
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: December 1974
Release Date: September 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 218                 Times Rated: 140
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Defenders #17 (v1)
Marvel Team-Up #27 (v1)
Defenders #18 (v1)
Defenders #19 (v1)
Marvel Two-in-One #6
2200: Defenders
#17 (v1)
2201: Marvel Team...
#27 (v1)
 
2203: Defenders
#19 (v1)
2204: Marvel Two-...
#6
 
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The remaining Defenders and Luke Cage fight the Wrecking Crew while Valykrie's search for Barbara takes her to Vermont.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange last appeared in Defenders #17 (v1). Doctor Strange next appears in Defenders #19 (v1).
     
  The Hulk
The Hulk last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #27 (v1). The Hulk next appears in Defenders #19 (v1).
     
  Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)
Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) last appeared in Defenders #17 (v1). Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) next appears in Marvel Two-in-One #7.
     
  Nighthawk
Nighthawk last appeared in Defenders #17 (v1). Nighthawk next appears in Defenders #19 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Power Man
Power Man last appeared in Defenders #17 (v1). Power Man next appears in Defenders #19 (v1).
     
Villains
  Wrecker
Wrecker last appeared in Defenders #17 (v1). Wrecker next appears in Defenders #19 (v1).
     
  Thunderball
Thunderball last appeared in Defenders #17 (v1). Thunderball next appears in Defenders #19 (v1).
     
  Bulldozer (Henry Camp)
Bulldozer (Henry Camp) last appeared in Defenders #17 (v1). Bulldozer (Henry Camp) next appears in Defenders #19 (v1).
     
  Piledriver
Piledriver last appeared in Defenders #17 (v1). Piledriver next appears in Defenders #19 (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
The Defenders
The Defenders last appeared in Defenders #17 (v1). The Defenders next appears in Defenders #19 (v1).
   
     
NYPD
NYPD last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #27 (v1). NYPD next appears in Defenders #19 (v1).
   
     
The Wrecking Crew
The Wrecking Crew last appeared in Defenders #17 (v1). The Wrecking Crew next appears in Defenders #19 (v1).
   
     
 
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Eye of Agamotto
Eye of Agamotto last appeared in Defenders #17 (v1). Eye of Agamotto next appears in Defenders #19 (v1).
 
     
Cloak of Levitation
Cloak of Levitation last appeared in Defenders #17 (v1). Cloak of Levitation next appears in Defenders #19 (v1).
 
     
Enchanted Crowbar
Enchanted Crowbar last appeared in Defenders #17 (v1). Enchanted Crowbar next appears in Defenders #19 (v1).
 
     
Thunderball's Ball and Chain
Thunderball's Ball and Chain last appeared in Defenders #17 (v1). Thunderball's Ball and Chain next appears in Defenders #19 (v1).
 
     
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RikerDonegal
   August 16, 2013
Action from start to finish, which works because the characters are interesting. Good use of Hulk, too. Plus, hints of Valkyrie storyline... 7/10
 
 
 
 
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-10-12 06:58:55  
  Not loving Sal Buscema's art. Everyone has a similar scowl on their face, especially during the fight scenes.  
 
 

  john54542 Says:    
  2013-02-08 23:09:20  
  I'm starting to get pretty good at looking at a comic's rating score and telling rather gunslinger gave it 1 or 5 stars :(  
 
 

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-05-18 13:28:19  
  @Redsvetz, what always bothers me about Sal Buscema is his trademark "spit trails" inside of people's mouths. See the 2nd to the last panel, where it looks like Thunderball is rabid, or the last panel on page 30 where Piledriver looks like he has been eating saltwater taffy. Why did Sal Buscema draw mouths that way? It's just weird looking.  
 
 

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-05-22 00:53:47  
  Wrecking Crew is super lame. Curious about that missing item though.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-06-08 19:54:41  
  Two plot setups? The one with Valkyrie seems interesting and should play out over the next 4-5 issues...while the capsules have a bigger impact on the current story. Time to read on.  
 
 

  butters911 Says:    
  2015-07-28 23:41:11  
  I love Sal Buscema's later art a lot more. Specifically his run on Spectacular Spider-Man.  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-11-21 19:32:53  
  Poor Hulk, he tries his best to help out and he ends up screwing everything up. At least he got to smash some heads in.
Wonder what was supposed to be inside the container at the end? Empty things shaped like eggs are never a good thing
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-12-01 19:21:51  
  In this issue: Hulk gives Doctor Strange a pounding headache.

This one was for action buffs, mainly. The looser-than-normal-knit Defenders vs. the Wrecking Crew and it looks like it ends in a stalemate. The Crew should've knocked the Defenders into next Tuesday before the Hulk showed up. And I'm a little curious as to what's up with that little device. They were knocking down Kyle Richmond's buildings to get to it; Nighthawk, you got some 'splainin' to do!

It seemed logical to tie in Barbara's past into the Valkyrie's story and construct a sequel to her first appearance in the Hulk's title.

3 stars. It might be Sal Buscema's art but the fight kinda lacked something. Then again, the Defenders aren't known for their street-brawling.
 
 
 

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2018-03-30 13:18:57  
  The whole Wrecking Crew is named for both cocktails and gay bars, where’s Man Hole and his massive man-menace?

“Wall of nothing—Let Hulk IN!” (23:2)

This issue is a onomatopoeic feast

If I'm being rational this is a 3 star comic, but it was a lot of fun so it gets an extra star for representing one of the reasons I read Super Dude comics
 
 
 

  grayrender Says:    
  2018-04-18 04:03:36  
  I'm sticking with 3, but could have gone up to a 70s 4. I am also partial to the child-like Hulk Len envisions.  
 
 

  CrazyforRAMU Says:    
  2018-05-12 15:22:55  
  This issue had a really strong script that could easily have gotten four stars out of me if Sal Buscema had sweated a little more at the drawing board.

I *love* that even though we don't know anything about the new members of the Wrecking Crew yet, Len Wein's tweaked their dialogue to make it clear Thunderball's smarter than the Wrecker and Piledriver and Bulldozer are much, much dumber.
 
 
 

 
 
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Essential Defenders, Volume 2
 
This collection includes Defenders #15 (v1), Defenders #16 (v1), Defenders #17 (v1), Defenders #18 (v1), Defenders #19 (v1), Defenders #20 (v1), Defenders #21 (v1), Defenders #22 (v1), Defenders #23 (v1), Defenders #24 (v1), Defenders #25 (v1), Defenders #26 (v1), Defenders #27 (v1), Defenders #28 (v1), Defenders #29 (v1), Defenders #30 (v1), Defenders #31 (v1), Defenders #32 (v1), Defenders #33 (v1), Defenders #34 (v1), Defenders #35 (v1), Defenders #36 (v1), Defenders #37 (v1), Defenders #38 (v1), Giant-Size Defenders #1, Defenders #39 (v1), Giant-Size Defenders #2, Giant-Size Defenders #3, Giant-Size Defenders #4, Giant-Size Defenders #5
     
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   April 16, 2018 Neskit Changed comic details.
   February 23, 2018 TStarnes Added Thunderball[appost]s Ball and Chain listing.
   February 23, 2018 TStarnes Added Enchanted Crowbar listing.
   February 23, 2018 TStarnes Added Cloak of Levitation listing.
   February 23, 2018 TStarnes Added Eye of Agamotto listing.
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   November 20, 2017 TStarnes
   April 17, 2017 ViolentPhlegm Changed blurb for this issue.
   September 28, 2014 Neskit Added NYPD to the issue.
   April 4, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Luke Cage.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Wrecker.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Thunderball.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Bulldozer.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Piledriver.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Nighthawk.
   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 Doctor Strange.
   July 4, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
     
 
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