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Unlimited Highlights: The Defenders

The Defenders are reuniting and we're highlighting some of their best moments!



Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool. On February 25, the Defenders make their comeback to the Marvel Universe when they reunite in HULK #10. To get you excited for the issue, we will be reminiscing on their best moments within the Marvel pages.
By Nesa Nourmohammadi


TALES TO ASTONISH #100 Big, mean and green, the Hulk would make a fantastic addition to any team—save for that nasty temper. There's no knowing what could happen when good and evil set their sights on him. So what happens when the treacherous Puppet Master places Hulk under his mind control? A lot of thrashing and smashing between him and the Sub-Mariner! Miami serves as the backdrop for one of the greatest battles ever between these two Marvel heroes!

(1968) #169

DOCTOR STRANGE (1968) #169 Before he became a Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Stephen Strange lived as a brash and arrogant surgeon with an ego as big as his bank account. Writer Roy Thomas and artist Dan Adkins give True Believers an incredible look at the uncanny origin of Dr. Strange, showing how a car accident humbled one man into becoming a mystical protector of the people and a future Defender.

(1968) #1

SILVER SURFER (1968) #1 Originally appearing in FANTASTIC FOUR, the Silver Surfer proved too great a force to serve as a mere guest star. In the inaugural issue of his first solo series, Stan Lee and John Buscema give new dimensions to the Surfer in chronicling his first days. Learn of the Norrin Radd's roots on his native planet Zenn-La and how he became one of the galaxy's greatest heroes. And if you thought only Captain America could tame political regimes, just wait until you see the Silver Surfer take on Communism!

(1972) #1

DEFENDERS (1972) #1 In the first issue of DEFENDERS by writer Steve Englehart and artist Sal Buscema, Hulk, Sub-Mariner and Doctor Strange unite to form Marvel's most famous "non-team." Enter the villainy Necrodamus, whose sinister motives prove as hideous as his looks! Will the three heroes overcome his mind games and save the planet or succumb and destroy one another?

(2005) #1

DEFENDERS (2005) #1 You would think resuming life as a super hero team after years apart would be easy as riding Silver Surfer's board, right? Not so much, as the Defenders find out. When sinister siblings Umar and Dormammu threaten our dimension, Doctor Strange tries to unite the original grouping, but not without running into roadblocks. Can the Defenders set aside their differences to fight for justice? Writers J. M. DeMatteis and Keith Giffen along with artist Kevin Maguire take readers on a wild ride with hilarious results!
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