Defenders: Indefensible
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Defenders: Indefensible

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Wong possessed by Nightmare Dormammu and Umar in unholy alliance The Hulk and the Sub-Mariner at each other's throats The Silver Surfer... uh... surfing. Can Doctor Strange reunite the Defenders and save "Reality As We Know It?" Only the Ancient One knows for sure Collects Defenders #1-5.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published February 14th 2007 by Marvel (first published 2006)
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Unlike most superhero groups, the Defenders was entirely unofficial – no club house or headquarters for them -- and was really a temporary alliance of some of the most powerful, if most anti-social, characters in the Marvel Universe. That anti-social dynamic between the Sub-Mariner, The Hulk, Doctor Strange, and the Silver Surfer is played for all it’s worth in this hysterically funny mini-series, now collected into a graphic novel. Keith Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis don’t alter the dramatic tone...more
Jesse
This is a hilarious tale of three people who really can't stand one another, and have to work together to save our entire dimension from extra-dimensional psychotic-dictators. Oh and then there is a fourth guy who is an alien and buggers off to a beach to find the meaning of the universe amongst surfing retards. This is the story in a nutshell. There is a lot of bickering and fighting, amongst themselves as well as with the forces of conquest from another dimension.

The writing of Keith Giffen s...more
Jdetrick
Considering how much I love the team of Giffen, DeMatteis and Maguire, this book actually disappointed me a little. The jokes become a little repetitive and it's a little long winded. However, it's gorgeously drawn and there's enough fun in here to make it something I'd recommend.
Brad
This same creative did good work on [books: Formerly Known as the Justice League], which had the same blend of humor and superheroics. They don't do so well in this Marvel book.
The perpetually-dysfunctional Defenders (Dr. Strange, Namor, Silver Surfer, and the Hulk) reunite to fight Strange's archenemy, the Dread Dormammu (and his sister Umar).
This book has a bunch of problems, primarily that their jokes aren't funny. Strange and Namor, the two main talkers, are both arrogant blowhards, so thei...more
John
The tongue is planted firmly in cheek for this wonderfully funny and outrageous adventure of Marvel's greatest anti-team. Namor and Doctor Strange speak like Shakespearean hams, Silver Surfer is an airhead, the villian is a self absorbed moron, and his sister is horny for the Hulk. The constant bickering and wisecracks are a hoot,and the alternate reality aspects of the story are fun. I guess you could call this a self-parody, but nonetheless, it's a blast if you don't like to take your superher...more
Sam
I pick up ANYTHING with Giffen and MacGuire's names on it, going all way back to '85 when they revamped JUSTICE LEAGUE. This is a cool one, I guess. So far, it's gotten a little to heavy in words. This coming from a guy who still reads comic books. This trade, however, has the look and feel of one of their collaborations, but doesn't really have the same zing for some reason.

Maybe it'll pick up.

Or maybe I just never liked THE DEFENDERSin the first place.
Jason
The team that brought you the Justice League in the late 80's (the Bwa-ha-ha days) gives the Defenders the same treatment. It's very self-aware, with Nightmare and Banner making fun of the melodramatic way that Strange and Namor talk. The whole story is played for laughs, and Surfer is underused, but it's pretty great anyway.
M
A tongue-in-cheek look at Marvel's non-team team, this volume sees the rise of Dormammu to power - and the Defenders pulling out all the stops and insults to fix reality. I am not a big fan of the Bwahaha addition to the Marvel Universe, but it is nice to see the Defenders reunited once again.
Shannon Appelcline
I have a bit of a been-there-seen-that feel for this comic. Giffen & DeMatteis try to recapture the magic of their Justice League International, but largely fail. There are moments of humor, but it just doesn't carry through, and the plot itself is much too mundane as well.
Juan Jose
Hilarious and fun stuff by Keith Giffen and DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire, in the style of his Justice League!
Adam
enjoyable, but not as good as their Justice League stuff.
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Keith Ian Giffen is an American comic book illustrator and writer. He is possibly best-known for his long runs illustrating, and later writing the Legion of Super-Heroes title in the 1980s and 1990s. He also created the alien mercenary character Lobo (with Roger Slifer), and the irreverent "want-to-be" hero, Ambush Bug. Giffen is known for having an unorthodox writing style, often using characters...more
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