Earlier, we got a look at the variant cover to Defenders #1, and now, as the day closes out, we get our first look at what awaits behind the cover.

DEFENDERS #1 (OCT110587)
DEFENDERS #1 IMMONEN VARIANT (OCT110588)
DEFENDERS #1 ADAMS VARIANT (OCT110589)
DEFENDERS #1 ADAMS INKED VARIANT (SEP118111)
DEFENDERS #1 BLANK VARIANT (OCT110590)
DEFENDERS #1 I AM A DEFENDER VARIANT (OCT110591)
Written by MATT FRACTION
Pencils & Cover by TERRY DODSON
Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN
Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS
Sketch Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS
Blank Variant available
I Am A Defender Variant also Available
When the impossible is everywhere and the very fabric of reality is threatened by insanity, the world needs more than super heroes…they need Defenders! Enter Defenders #1, from the top-selling creative team of Matt Fraction (Fear Itself, Invincible Iron Man, Mighty Thor) and Terry Dodson (Uncanny X-Men), as Doctor Strange assembles a new team of heroes to face a new kind of threat that will leave readers shocked. Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Namor, Red She-Hulk, Silver Surfer and more of your favorite Marvel Heroes will band together exploring corners of the Marvel Universe you never knew existed for missions so deadly they have to be kept secret. Once a Defender, always a Defender – no matter the cost or sacrifice.

To support the launch of this major new series, Marvel is promoting Defenders through the following retailer support program:

  • A free Defenders/Avengers X-Sanction preview book in stores Wednesday, November 2nd
  • Exciting new ordering incentives for retailers, announced in this week’s Marvel Mailer
  • Full issue preview on Diamond Retailer Site
  • Extremely limited-edition Defenders #1 Neal Adams Inked Variant
  • In-store promotional items including mini-posters, postcards and more.
  • Digital marketing designed to drive consumers to comic stores for Defenders #1
  • Prominently placed Defenders house ads in major Marvel comics
  • A month long promotion through the Marvel Comics app, designed to create greater awareness and interest in Defenders
  • Defenders-centric E-mail blasts to consumers
  • Mainstream press timed around the Defenders #1 on-sale
  • Ads in each digital issue of Defenders #1 directing fans to check out subsequent issues at their local comic shop

This December, all-new era in Marvel history begins with Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson’s Defenders #1.

Defenders #1 arrives December 07, 2011.

via Marvel

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9 Comments

  1. Michael
    October 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm — Reply

    When did Dr. Strange join up with Canada’s Gamma Flight?

  2. Ian
    October 28, 2011 at 6:18 pm — Reply

    Please no more rainbow hulks!

    • Michael
      October 28, 2011 at 9:22 pm — Reply

      And why is Red She-Hulk keeping the Fearless Fighting Sword? So she can take Valkyrie’s place I guess? I thought Val was still around?

      Anyone else keeping their Fearless Fighting Gear?

  3. TaZ
    October 28, 2011 at 7:32 pm — Reply

    Hmmm….No eX-Man symbol on Namor’s belt?

    I like Dr. Strange’s new uniform. It beats the heck out of his bad rip off of a Dr. Who outfit from The Avengers.

  4. eric
    October 28, 2011 at 10:09 pm — Reply

    Does it really need six different covers? Really? How much leeching does Marvel want to do?

  5. October 29, 2011 at 5:00 am — Reply

    I really don’t like the idea of the Hulk on any team. I know he has a long history of being part of a team in one way or another, but it just seems against his nature. When I read stories about the hulk I want to see crazy destruction or a conflict between banner, hulk and society. I don’t want to see some crazy jump of faith to explain why he can function in a team setting.

    • TaZ
      October 29, 2011 at 8:29 am — Reply

      I’m looking at this still being Hulk vrs. Banner…except this time Banner’s the heel and they are separate entities. A Banner-less, intelligent Hulk is more interesting to me than the Banner-led Hulk Busters going after the “mindless brute” Hulk back in the John Byrne days. Also, the fact that Betty Ross Banner/Red She Hulk would be hanging out with the “part” of her husband that’s basically the Grey Hulk in the Green Hulk version is interesting as well. After all those years of her fawning for the nerdy Bruce to be “cured” of the Hulk is it really the Hulk that she’s been attracted to after all this time? There’s potential there. (And if somewhere in one of the infinite Hulk/Fear Itself books something’s been done to preclude that relationship…me culpa…)

  6. El Charro Ninja
    October 29, 2011 at 2:41 pm — Reply

    Nul looks exactly like DC Comics General Wade Eiling, Captain Atom nemesis.

    • October 30, 2011 at 11:35 am — Reply

      Nul looks exactly like DC Comics General Wade Eiling, Captain Atom nemesis.

      Captain Atom nemesis?

      DOO DAAH, DOO DAAAH!!

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