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Essential Defenders, Vol. 5 (Essential Defenders #5)

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The further adventures of the team that's not a team! Hulk! Dr. Strange! Namor! Silver Surfer! Hellcat, Valkyrie, and Nighthawk! Son of Satan, Devil-Slayer, Clea, Gargoyle, and the Beast! As several Defenders struggle to manage the mistakes of their past, the team must face their deadliest threat, the demonic cabal, the Six-Fingered Hand! Guest-starring Dracula, Ghost Ride ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published August 4th 2010 by Marvel
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John Wilson
Collecting the first 14 issues of DeMatteis' run and a handful of other tie-in issues. The only time I ever picked up The Defenders during their original run was from this period, and even then it was a handful of issues. Odder still, I was a big Hulk fan (still am), and yet he was gradually being pushed out of the title (maybe thats why I only picked up a handful). Namor even moreso. And the Valkyrie seemed mostly side-lined in these issues.

DeMatteis seemed to be getting a kick out of all thin
The first 14 issues of DeMatties' run are collected in this black and white trade. The majority of this focuses on the Six Fingered Hand storyline and the fall out. Team Up issues along with one Captain America are also collected but they aren't as good as the main body of work in this collection.
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Also Credited As:
DeMatteis, John Marc
Ellis, Michael
Lombego, Wally

J.M. DeMatteis was a professional musician/singer and rock music journalist before entering comics in the late 70's.

Credits include Spider-Man, Moonshadow, Brooklyn Dreams, Justice League, Abadazad, Hero Squared, the Life and Times of Savior 28.

Created I, Vampire , Creature Commandos, Moonshadow, Hero Squared (co-creator), Abadaz
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