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3859: Defenders #72 (v1)

" Up From the Sky! "
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Defenders #72 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artists: Herb Trimpe
Writers: Ed Hannigan
Pencilers: Herb Trimpe
Inkers: Fred Kida
Colourists: Elaine Heinl
Letterers: Michael Higgins
Editors: Al Milgrom
Cover Date: June 1979
Release Date: April 1979
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.40
Times Read: 100                 Times Rated: 64
Plot Flags:  
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Defenders #70 (v1)
Defenders #71 (v1)
Defenders #72 (v1)
Defenders #73 (v1)
Defenders #74 (v1)
3857: Defenders
#70 (v1)
3858: Defenders
#71 (v1)
3860: Defenders
#73 (v1)
3861: Defenders
#74 (v1)
Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange last appeared in Defenders #71 (v1). Doctor Strange next appears in Defenders #73 (v1).
  The Hulk
The Hulk last appeared in Defenders #71 (v1). The Hulk next appears in Defenders #73 (v1).
  Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)
Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) last appeared in Defenders #71 (v1). Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) next appears in Defenders #73 (v1).
Nighthawk last appeared in Defenders #71 (v1). Nighthawk next appears in Defenders #73 (v1).
Hellcat last appeared in Defenders #71 (v1). Hellcat next appears in Defenders #73 (v1).
Supporting Characters
Clea last appeared in Defenders #71 (v1). Clea next appears in Defenders #73 (v1).
Aragorn last appeared in Defenders #71 (v1). Aragorn next appears in Defenders #73 (v1).
  Milton Rosenblum
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Milton Rosenblum in the mainstream continuity. Milton Rosenblum next appears in Defenders #74 (v1).
  Ron Rice
Ron Rice last appeared in Defenders #71 (v1).
Oguot last appeared in Defenders #71 (v1).
Stalwag last appeared in Defenders #71 (v1).
Lunatik last appeared in Defenders #71 (v1). Lunatik next appears in Defenders #73 (v1).
Group Appearances
The Defenders
The Defenders last appeared in Defenders #71 (v1). The Defenders next appears in Defenders #73 (v1).
This is the first appearance by Ixhoohxi in the mainstream continuity. Ixhoohxi next appears in Defenders #73 (v1).
Sputs last appeared in Defenders #71 (v1). Sputs next appears in Defenders #78 (v1).
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Issue Review
   October 26, 2016
Great fun.
Location: Weíre on an alien world, something fresh and different.
Proactive: Too many contemporary Marvel comics have stories driven by the villain going on the attack and going after the hero(es). Here were have a team being proactive and going to extreme lengths to get to their opponent. We even had Doctor Strange not using his powers as a means of concealing himself from the evil they will be facing.
Battle 1: We open with Valkyrie in battle. Exciting. And, just like last issue, the Hulk makes a great entrance. Boom!
Setting: The location is a big part of the appeal of the story arc. Not just the fact that itís an alien world, but the fact that the heroes are gathering, huddled against the beating rain surrounded by simple carts.
Battle 2: Our next big battle takes place high in the sky. The team, flaws and all, are well written by Ed Hannigan. And the Hulk impresses.
Fun: Before the end we get some moment of the team having... fun. Enjoying the odd gravity-defying aspects of their location. Itís a scene that seems perfect for the irreverent tone of the Defenders.

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  ThunderZtorm Says:    
  2015-12-16 15:51:56  
  I'm ready for this story to end now  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2016-06-18 19:14:01  
  You'd have to be a Lunatik to like this garbage.  

  VirtualAdept Says:    
  2017-08-17 14:53:49  
  I love the big "Hulk!" badge on the cover, and our green boy did next to nothing in the actual book.  

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Date User Name Update
   October 16, 2017 fragsel Updated the listing for Stalwag.
   October 16, 2017 fragsel Updated the listing for Oguot.
   October 16, 2017 fragsel Added Sputs to the issue.
   October 12, 2017 fragsel Added Ixhoohxi to the issue.
   October 11, 2017 fragsel Added Stalwag to the issue.
   October 11, 2017 fragsel Added Oguot to the issue.
   October 11, 2017 fragsel Added Ron Rice to the issue.
   October 26, 2016 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   June 15, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Lunatik.
   March 14, 2014 Spider-Borg Changed comic details.
   October 11, 2013 Calthor Changed comic details.
   June 13, 2013 sewixo Updated the listing for Hellcat.
   June 13, 2013 sewixo Updated the listing for Nighthawk.
   June 13, 2013 sewixo Updated the listing for Valkyrie (Brunnhilde).
   June 13, 2013 sewixo Updated the listing for The Hulk.
   June 13, 2013 sewixo Updated the listing for Doctor Strange.
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