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2229: Giant-Size Defenders #3

" Games Godlings Play! "
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Giant-Size Defenders #3
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Editor-in-Chief: Marv Wolfman
Cover Artists: Ron Wilson
Writers: Steve Gerber, Len Wein
Pencilers: Jim Starlin
Inkers: Don Newton, Jim Mooney
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
Letterers: Charlotte Jetter
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: January 1975
Release Date: October 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 32
Cover Price: $0.50
Times Read: 185                 Times Rated: 110
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Fantastic Four #152 (v1)
Fantastic Four #153 (v1)
Giant-Size Defenders #3
Iron Man #73 (v1)
Fantastic Four #154 (v1)
2227: Fantastic F...
#152 (v1)
2228: Fantastic F...
#153 (v1)
 
2230: Iron Man
#73 (v1)
2231: Fantastic F...
#154 (v1)
 
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Issue Blurb
When Daredevil agrees to help Nighthawk, the pair are sent to join with the rest of the Defenders team as pawns in the Grandmaster's game.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange last appeared in Defenders #21 (v1). Doctor Strange next appears in Thor #233 (v1).
     
  The Sub-Mariner
The Sub-Mariner last appeared in Captain America #181 (v1). The Sub-Mariner next appears in Giant-Size Super-Villain Team-Up #1.
     
  The Hulk
The Hulk last appeared in Defenders #21 (v1). The Hulk next appears in Thor #233 (v1).
     
  Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)
Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) last appeared in Defenders #21 (v1). Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) next appears in Giant-Size Defenders #4.
     
  Nighthawk
Nighthawk last appeared in Defenders #21 (v1). Nighthawk next appears in Giant-Size Defenders #4.
     
Supporting Characters
  Daredevil
Daredevil last appeared in Daredevil #118 (v1). Daredevil next appears in Thor #233 (v1).
     
  Prime Mover
Prime Mover last appeared in Strange Tales #167a (v1). Prime Mover next appears in Master of Kung Fu #59.
     
  Aragorn
Aragorn last appeared in Defenders #17 (v1). Aragorn next appears in Giant-Size Defenders #4.
     
Villains
  The Grandmaster
The Grandmaster last appeared in Avengers #71 (v1). The Grandmaster next appears in Contest of Champions #1.
     
  Korvac
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Korvac in the mainstream continuity. Korvac next appears in Thor #6 Annual.
     
  Teju
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Teju in the mainstream continuity. Teju next appears in Thor #6 Annual.
     
  Dumog
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Dumog in the mainstream continuity. Dumog next appears in Thor #6 Annual.
     
  Grott
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Grott in the mainstream continuity. Grott next appears in Thor #6 Annual.
     
  Chiroptera
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Chiroptera in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Takkor
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Takkor in the mainstream continuity.
     
 
Group Appearances
The Defenders
The Defenders last appeared in Defenders #21 (v1). The Defenders next appears in Giant-Size Defenders #4.
   
     
Fomalhauti (Earth-691)
This is the first appearance by Fomalhauti (Earth-691) in the mainstream continuity. Fomalhauti (Earth-691) next appears in Thor #6 Annual.
   
     
Grunds (Earth-691)
This is the first appearance by Grunds (Earth-691) in the mainstream continuity. Grunds (Earth-691) next appears in Thor #6 Annual.
   
     
Reptoids (Earth-691)
This is the first appearance by Reptoids (Earth-691) in the mainstream continuity. Reptoids (Earth-691) next appears in Thor #6 Annual.
   
     
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RikerDonegal
   April 6, 2016
Cosmic scale battlefest with lots of clever touches. Makes for very satisfying read.
The one-on-one battles are all very clever and succeed in surprising the reader.
My one (tiny) gripe is with the ending, where Daredevil comes up with a plan that is just a tiny bit 'too clever'.
8/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-10-13 08:03:41  
  Totally hackneyed plot, but it worked for me. ****  
 
 

  john54542 Says:    
  2013-02-10 21:47:38  
  This was definitely the inspiration for the Contest of Champions. I enjoyed it. I liked the prose pages, and it was cool to see early Korvac. It was interesting to see mainstream super heroes die (which wasn't permanent but must have felt real enough to the heroes in question).  
 
 

  john54542 Says:    
  2013-02-13 16:06:00  
  I also love the line "galactic gambling addict".  
 
 

  Kez Says:    
  2013-06-27 17:58:51  
  Could have surely thought of a more interesting way to 'outsmart' the guy. Not to mention that the coin clearly landed on tails anyway..  
 
 

  ThunderZtorm Says:    
  2015-02-08 04:45:49  
  Nighthawk has never met Silver Surfer, so I figure he never even knew the Surfer also assists every now and then.  
 
 

  heman0420 Says:    
  2015-05-25 14:14:19  
  What makes these assholes think they can gamble with something they don't own?  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-06-18 12:58:51  
  Awesome story. Obvious inspiration for Contest of a champions. I was wondering why they grabbed DD instead of Spidey up until the second battle.  
 
 

  Johnny71181 Says:    
  2017-04-14 09:10:26  
  I am very surprised that this has an average rating of 3.2 stars. I don't like these pointless battle issues very much at all. And the ending here was especially contrived.  
 
 

 
 
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Updates
Date User Name Update
   April 21, 2017 fragsel Added Grunds (Earth-691) to the issue.
   April 21, 2017 fragsel Added Fomalhauti (Earth-691) to the issue.
   April 21, 2017 fragsel Added Reptoids (Earth-691) to the issue.
   April 21, 2017 fragsel Deleted listing of Fomalhauti.
   April 21, 2017 fragsel Deleted listing of Grunds.
   January 30, 2016 Raistlin903 Changed comic details.
   January 24, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Fomalhauti.
   January 24, 2016 fragsel Added Fomalhauti to the issue.
   January 24, 2016 fragsel Deleted listing of Soul Survivors.
   January 24, 2016 fragsel Added Soul Survivors to the issue.
   December 4, 2015 fragsel Added Takkor to the issue.
   December 4, 2015 fragsel Added Chiroptera to the issue.
   November 26, 2015 Neskit Changed comic details.
   August 11, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   December 29, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Grott.
   December 29, 2014 fragsel Added Grunds to the issue.
   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 The Sub-Mariner.
   January 31, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Doctor Strange.
   November 21, 2013 jfpj1991 Added blurb for this issue.
   September 18, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
     
 
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