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by David Kraft,Ed Hannigan,Mary Jo Duffy,Steven Grant,Mark Gruenwald,Bob Lubbers,Sal Buscema,Jim Shooter

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Havok, Nova, Captain Ultra...Shocker, Plantman, Batroc the Leaper - not the Defenders, but two incredible simulations! But the debacle of the dozens of "Defenders for a Day" is just the start for the latest look at Earth's Mightiest Non-Team! Will they be driven mad by Lunatik, or blown away by Foolkiller? International crises and extradimensional warfare abound! The secret of Omega the Unknown! Asgardians, androids, and guys with wings on their heads! Plus: Spider-Man, the Black Panther, and a guest-appearance by Millie the Model! Collects Defenders #61-91.

Marvel Essential The Defenders Vol. 4 (Defenders

Marvel Essential The Defenders Vol. 4 (Defenders Kraft, David; Hannigan, Ed; Shooter, Jim; Duffy, Mary Jo; Grant, Steven; Gruenwald, Mark; Lubbers, Bob; Buscema, Sal; Mooney, Jim; Perlin, Don; Patterson, Bruce . Trimpe, Herb; Abel, Jack; Sinnott, Joe; Blaisdell, Tex; Marcos, Pablo. Published by Marvel Enterprises, New York, NY, . ISBN 10: 0785130616 ISBN 13: 9780785130611.

Bibliographic Details. Title: Defenders (Marvel Essentials, Vol. 4) (v. 4). Publisher: Marvel 2008-07-16. Publication Date: 2008. Book Condition: Fair.

Marvel Essentials, Vol. 4, v. 4 Marvel. Become a fan. Author David Kraft, Ed Hannigan, Jim Shooter, Mary Jo Duffy, Steven Grant, Mark Gruenwald. Illustrator Bob Lubbers, Sal Buscema.

Jim Shooter (Author), Mary Jo Duffy (Author), Steven Grant (Author), Mark Gruenwald (Author), Bob Lubbers (Illustrator), Sal Buscema (Illustrator) & 5 more. Book 4 of 7 in the Essential Defenders Series.

Written by DAVID KRAFT, ED HANNIGAN, JIM SHOOTER, MARY JO DUFFY, STEVEN GRANT & MARK GRUENWALD Penciled by ED HANNIGAN, BOB LUBBERS, SAL BUSCEMA, JIM MOONEY, DON PERLIN, BRUCE D. PATTERSON, HERB TRIMPE, JACK ABEL, JO. . PATTERSON, HERB TRIMPE, JACK ABEL, JOE SINNOTT, TEX BLAISDELL & PABLO MARCOS Cover by HERB TRIMPE Havok, Nova, Captain Ultra.

Essential Defenders, Vol. 4 book. Steven Grant (Text). Mark Gruenwald (Text). Bob Lubbers (Illustrations).

Written by DAVID KRAFT, ED HANNIGAN, JIM SHOOTER, MARY JO DUFFY, STEVEN GRANT and MARK .

Written by DAVID KRAFT, ED HANNIGAN, JIM SHOOTER, MARY JO DUFFY, STEVEN GRANT and MARK GRUENWALD. Art by ED HANNIGAN, BOB LUBBERS, SAL BUSCEMA, JIM MOONEY, DON PERLIN, BRUCE D. PATTERSON, HERB TRIMPE, JACK ABEL, JOE SINNOTT, TEX BLAISDELL and PABLO MARCOS. Cover by HERB TRIMPE. Shocker, Plantman, Batroc the Leaper - not the Defenders, but TWO incredible simulations!

Featured Characters: Defenders. Dr. Strange (Stephen Strange). Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd). Red She-Hulk (Betty Ross) (Joins team). Iron Fist (Danny Rand). Supporting Characters: Wong. Hulk (First appearance).

Featured Characters: Defenders. Antagonists: Nul (First appearance). Prester John (First appearance). New Men (First appearance). Tagar (First appearance). Other Characters: Psychic sensitives. Tarom Air flight 223 pilot. Tarom Air flight 223 co-pilot.

Find nearly any book by Ed Hannigan. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Essential Defenders 4. by David Kraft, Ed Hannigan, Jim Shooter, Mary Jo Duffy. ISBN 9781435270527 (978-1-4352-7052-7) Paw Prints 2008-07-16, 2008.

Great deals on one book or all books in the series. John David Warner, Naomi Basner, Don McGregor, Ed Hannigan, Mary Skrenes, Chris Claremont, Scott Edelman, Roger Slifer, Steve Gerber, Gerry Conway, David Anthony Kraft. Linda Grant, Steven Grant, Ken McDonald, Jim Shooter, Frank Springer, Mike Carlin, Bob Denatale, Ann Nocenti, Danny Fingeroth, Archie Goodwin.

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Perongafa
Volume 4 of this Essentials title definitely goes better places than Volume 3 did. For one thing, Nighthawk fares better as a leader in this book. Rather than being captured in over a dozen issues like he was in Volume 3, he's stepped up as a leader here. He's painted as quite a bit of a jerk, but is still interesting to see in action.

The infamous "Defender for a Day" storyline is here, which pours in every "B" list character Marvel could scrape up at the time. Heroes like Havok, Quasar, Hercules, Paladin, White Tiger, Black Goliath, and others you loved in the 70's show up for 3 issues where everyone gets the chance to be a Defender for a while. To be honest, even though this was only a gimmick story (none of the new recruits stick around), it breathed life into the series for a little while. It was nice to see those background heroes get center stage for a few minutes (White Tiger versus Batroc the Leaper was great).

From there, it slows down considerably during the "Valkyrie in Valhalla" storyline, and even though the Lunatik storyline is finally finished from Volume 3 here, it's not very satisfying. Doctor Strange shows up again, along with Namor and Hulk to recreate the original team of Defenders to stop a colossal threat. Valkyrie finally faces Barbara Norris (the woman whose body she has been inhabiting since the first few issues of the series). All this and Millie the Model returns (yeah, it didn't matter to me either).

There were a lot of positive things in this book that makes it better than Volume 3, but you can tell many of the stories are filler. They are a team, they aren't a team, they are a team again, they break up again...this gets old after a while. I know Marvel was trying to promote them as the "Superteam that isn't a team at all", but it starts to wear thin.

Thirty issues are covered here, so it's definitely worth the money. And this sets the stage for the next volume of 30 issues (hopefully), which has some of the best stories of the Defenders' series. Some of it is good, and some isn't, but taken as a whole it's worth reading.
Gosar
Although it starts off with the short arc "Defenders For A Day"- as fun and freaky a story as the series ever saw- this collection quickly goes downhill. After a great start it's turned into a slog by focusing primarily two plodding stories around a generic mystical foe and a surprisingly uninteresting monkey-man.
The weirdness just feels too calculated here, too forced, and too much the creators focus at the expense of character development or plot structure.
Yellow Judge
I feel I have to offer a counter-review here.

Let me start out by saying I thought David Kraft's work on Defenders before these issues was excellent...and if you're expecting to see more arcs like the Scorpio, Presence, and Xenogenesis ones here, you will most likely end up disappointed.

Kraft only puts in two arcs here. One is the "membership mess" arc that suddenly changes the theme to an awful slapstick comedy, the kind of story that usually gets confined to a single filler issue, but drags on for much much too long here. Second is a very forgettable Valkyrie in Asgard story.

At this point, about 1/3 into this collection, Kraft leaves the book in Ed Hannigan's hands and things get much worse. I could go on for quite a while about all the things I hate about Hannigan's run on this book, but I'll just mention the top 2...

1.) Hannigan quickly resorts to preachy personal politics, which I know Gerber as previous writer was also guilty of, but Gerber was a much better writer and was able to make his rants flow into his entertaining stories. Hannigan just beats you over the head with his beliefs without bothering to entertain while doing so and we're just left with things like multiple "save the whales" stories that drag on for uncomfortably long times.

2.) Lunatik. My god do I hate Lunatik. He was easily one of the worst characters of all time as it was, after his brief appearance in Kraft's earlier run, but Hannigan picks that thread up again and beats it to death in a horribly awkward and overcomplicated cosmic origin story. (that may not sound so bad if you've never seen Lunatik, but the guy is just a bad Joker-lite in a green tracksuit who runs around hitting people with a stick and speaking only in pop culture catchphrases and lyrics...)

I enjoyed the Defenders before this chunk, but I honestly couldn't even finish Hannigan's run completely. After putting it down in boredom or disgust multiple times, I finally just gave up and moved on to DeMatteis' run...and amazingly it starts right up again almost exactly where Essential Defenders v3 left off. It's like nothing happened at all in between and personally I'm now going to pretend that's exactly what happened. I understand you may feel obligated to read this anyway for completion's sake, I do the same thing, but just be warned you really may come to regret it in this case.