COMMENTS: 1st app. Defenders (Netflix series); Neal Adams cover
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1st app. Defenders (Netflix series); Neal Adams coverAs far as super-hero teams go, the Defenders are ultimately the most ragtag team of individuals trying to accomplish a single goal. Unlike the Avengers or Justice League, the Defenders are comprised of solo heroes with little to no affiliation with each other who mostly have their own agenda. With the cancellation of Doctor Strange’s comic, the formation of the team is the result of several crossover story arcs from Doctor Strange #183, Sub-Mariner #22, and Incredible Hulk #126, where the heroes unite to fight off an extra-dimensional invasion of demons. In the beginning the team was anchored by Strange and Hulk dealing with mystical threats, but unlike many other supergroups in comics the Defenders had a very unstable roster, including such disparate heroes as Silver Surfer, Valkyrie, and Luke Cage. Throughout the years the team would be led by different heroes assembling the squad for various missions, such as Doctor Strange forming his own "Secret Defenders" and Valkyrie enlisting her own "Fearless Defenders.” In 2014 Marvel teamed up with Netflix to create shows for some of their characters like Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist, the heroes banded together in a crossover mini-series named “The Defenders,” making it the first on-screen appearance of the superhero team. With the Defenders now an A-list team in the comics world, and nearly all of their characters’ TV rights back with Marvel Studios a new series is likely in the works down the line, promising to drive up the value of this book once again.