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3553: Defenders #62 (v1)

" Dollar Bill's Documentary Disaster Part 1: Membership Madness! "
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Defenders #62 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artists: John Romita Jr.
Writers: David Kraft
Pencilers: Sal Buscema
Inkers: Jim Mooney
Colourists: Bob Sharen
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Bob Hall
Cover Date: August 1978
Release Date: June 1978
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.35
Times Read: 131                 Times Rated: 81
Plot Flags:  
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Marvel Team-Up #73 (v1)
Defenders #61 (v1)
Defenders #62 (v1)
Defenders #63 (v1)
Defenders #64 (v1)
3551: Marvel Team...
#73 (v1)
3552: Defenders
#61 (v1)
3554: Defenders
#63 (v1)
3555: Defenders
#64 (v1)
Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Hulk
The Hulk last appeared in Defenders #61 (v1). The Hulk next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
  Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)
Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) last appeared in Defenders #61 (v1). Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
Nighthawk last appeared in Defenders #61 (v1). Nighthawk next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
Hellcat last appeared in Defenders #61 (v1). Hellcat next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
Supporting Characters
Hercules last appeared in Avengers #177 (v1). Hercules next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
Falcon last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #71 (v1). Falcon next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
  Jack of Hearts
Jack of Hearts last appeared in Marvel Premiere #44. Jack of Hearts next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
  Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel last appeared in Ms. Marvel #21 (v1). Ms. Marvel next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
  Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)
Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) last appeared in Thor #271 (v1). Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
  Son of Satan
Son of Satan last appeared in Howard the Duck #14 (v1). Son of Satan next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
  Black Goliath
Black Goliath last appeared in Spider-Woman #4 (v1). Black Goliath next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
Polaris last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #69 (v1). Polaris next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
Havok last appeared in X-Men #114 (v1). Havok next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
  Iron Fist
Iron Fist last appeared in Power Man and Iron Fist #53 (v1). Iron Fist next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
Stingray last appeared in Incredible Hulk #221 (v1). Stingray next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
Nova last appeared in Thor #271 (v1). Nova next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
  Marvel Man
Marvel Man last appeared in Captain America #218 (v1). Marvel Man next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
  Captain Ultra
Captain Ultra last appeared in Fantastic Four #177 (v1). Captain Ultra next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
  Torpedo (Brock Jones)
Torpedo (Brock Jones) last appeared in Marvel Premiere #40. Torpedo (Brock Jones) next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
Paladin last appeared in Marvel Premiere #43. Paladin next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
  White Tiger (Hector Ayala)
White Tiger (Hector Ayala) last appeared in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #23 (v1). White Tiger (Hector Ayala) next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
  The Presence
The Presence last appeared in Defenders #61 (v1). The Presence next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
  The Prowler
The Prowler last appeared in Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #21b (v1). The Prowler next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
Tagak last appeared in Daredevil #72 (v1). Tagak next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
  Dollar Bill
Dollar Bill last appeared in Defenders #61 (v1). Dollar Bill next appears in Defenders #64 (v1).
Aragorn last appeared in Defenders #61 (v1). Aragorn next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
Group Appearances
The Defenders
The Defenders last appeared in Defenders #61 (v1). The Defenders next appears in Defenders #63 (v1).
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Issue Review
   March 21, 2016
Wow, this is crazy. Laugh-out-loud funny. Very original and very much in keeping with the tone of the series. Seeing so many heroes together, just goofing off, is a genuine delight. 10/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2013-07-08 07:30:53  
  -This is pretty silly. Who thought this was a good idea?  

  Gecko Says:    
  2014-03-16 03:14:24  
  "defender for a day" was one of the things I was looking forward too, after reading about it various indexes. What a let down.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2014-12-30 13:07:21  
  I just can't even...wow, that was so bad. Crazy stupid bad, like Jim Shooter had been dropping acid when he approved it bad.  

  hogbreath Says:    
  2015-03-04 23:08:03  
  I think I found the issue that made me stop reading comics years ago.  

  metasynthie Says:    
  2015-05-11 13:11:07  
  What... what's happening... I can't -- was David Kraft trying to win a bet here or something? Are we supposed to empathize with Nighthawk, who's basically losing it in a WTFrage? It's almost wacky enough to work! Almost.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2016-03-31 05:29:32  
  This is awesome... 3 star awesome, but nonetheless... It's comical and obviously setting something up that will probably get ruined because the Defenders haven't been the same since Strange left.  

  Vancelot Says:    
  2016-07-17 22:16:23  
  This is it. This is the worst comic I've ever read. There was absolutely no redeeming quality to this mess. Dollar Bill is stupid. Nighthawk is an a**hole. Valkyrie is serving coffee. Top heroes are showing up for no credible reason. Everybody is acting like fools. This just a big steaming pile of **** in every possible way.  

  Johnny Darkness Says:    
  2016-07-17 22:59:13  
  All the negative comments make this a must read for me. I wanna see how bad it is.  

  Trentus Says:    
  2016-10-13 18:06:03  
  Don't get the negative comments here. Far from the worst comic ever and at least something different from "crime, misunderstanding hero fight, blown villain trap, villain goes to prison"  

  McQueen5150 Says:    
  2016-11-05 19:55:08  
  I found that I actually liked this issue. It was quite charming. I loved it when a bunch of b&c list heroes showed up on the door step.  

  heman0420 Says:    
  2016-12-26 01:49:09  
  - There is no way that "frizz-bee" would have knocked Val back like that. I would have broke on those rock hard abs.
- Marvel really needs to get rid of these sidekick characters like Dollar Bill and Rick.
- That "documentary" was horrible. For once I am on Nighthawk''s side.
- If there was a plan to capture Hulk, I would not follow one devised by Torpedo.
- Ultimately, this issue was ridiculous, but made it work.

  jwerth Says:    
  2017-06-13 19:25:17  
  These days, there's something chilling about seeing so many extremely powerful people who are just teenage boys who've never grown up.

But current context aside, I thought this was an entertaining issue. Not everyone is written well (frankly most of the dialogue is very bad, and I hope there's some in-story explanation for why Nighthawk's losing it), but points for Kraft for trying something new.

Was Hercules ever the leader of the Champions though? I thought that was Black Widow.

  butters911 Says:    
  2017-06-18 22:55:47  
  Mark me down as someone who really enjoyed this one.  

  AwesomeSauce Says:    
  2017-06-20 07:56:14  
  For the Marvel Unlimited app users look up Defenders: Tournament of Heroes to read this one. Saved you a click.  

  VirtualAdept Says:    
  2017-06-22 04:37:17  
  I found this comic hilarious in how just absurdly silly it was, but then again I love the Howard the Duck books as well and I am pretty much in the minority there as well.  

  phogbear Says:    
  2017-08-11 07:32:09  
  Is Kraft purposely making Kyle look completely incompetent? There was the plan last issue and this issue....

-Nighthawk has a jetpack.
-Falcon doesn't.
-Nighthawk couldn't catch him.

I was hoping some heroes would try and catch the Hulk.

  skywalker3880 Says:    
  2018-02-26 13:25:21  
  I know it's echoing many others but, Dollar Bill needs to go, I didn't like when he first appeared and haven't since. Nighthawk was a huge jerk in this issue, he works better as a side character, not a leader. If there was any hint of him learning to better himself, I'd be more interested but the arc doesn't seem like it'll ever happen.

Overall, I liked this issue though. It was interesting to see how many problems would occur if everyone was just on the same team, all at once.

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Date User Name Update
   April 16, 2018 Neskit Changed comic details.
   June 9, 2016 Neskit Changed comic details.
   March 21, 2016 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   May 5, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Hellcat.
   May 5, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Nighthawk.
   May 5, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Valkyrie (Brunnhilde).
   May 5, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for The Hulk.
   August 6, 2013 Calthor Changed comic details.
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