Thursday, August 5, 2010

Batman and The Defenders




The Defenders was one of the first titles that I collected a complete run of. I read the entire series through at once in one big chunk, and boy what a wild ride it is! Roster changes, pseudo-mysticism and homicidal elves made for a series where you never knew what was coming next.

I prefer the original four – Hulk, Sub-Mariner, Silver Surfer and Dr. Strange. It is such a powerhouse line up full of strong personalities, it really set them apart from every other team. I also like the B-Team of Valkyrie, Hellcat and Nighthawk. Those seven are the quintessential Defenders team to me… although I do have a soft spot for The Gargoyle, who came along a little bit later.

8 comments:

Ed Catto said...

Ha ha too funny! I feel the same way about the Defenders!

Rick said...

I read most of them and you are right. You never knew what they would battle next. I came in late and Silver Surfer was gone by the time I started to read them. I think of the main team as Dr. Strange,Namor, Hulk,Nighthawk and Valkyrie.

Anonymous said...

Let's see Batman and Rom: The Space Knight!

Ross said...

ROM has been done! Check the archive to your left!

Rick said...

Have you thought of doing E-MAN?

Ross said...

The only thing with E-Man is he is one of those characters for whom I have never read a single of, so I on't know anything about his personality or powers. That makes it hard to come up with a cover concept. He was a Joe Staton character, that's about all I know.

Bungalow Bull said...

Rob, it appears that something's happened to the Defenders post. This looks like the original issue, not your take. Just thought that you should know. Thanks. Love this blog. It's one of my daily stops.

Ross said...

Fixed, thanks for the heads up!

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