MARVEL FEATURE #1-3 (1972): THE DEFENDERS GET A NAME

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And they finally get a name.  Of course, they’re all quitting.

So Marvel Feature #1 involves Dr. Strange getting a mystic SOS. so he summons Hulk andSub-Mariner.  Together, they beat the villain in just one issue and all go their separate ways.

Then, Marvel Feature #2 involves Dr. Strange getting kidnapped by Dormammu.  So Clea she mystic SOS and summons Hulk andSub-Mariner.  They beat Dormammu in one issue and all go their separate ways.
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Then, Marvel Feature #3 involves Jim Wilson watching the filming of a TV show where something goes mystically wrong, so he asks Dr. Strange for help.  Hulk comes along and Strange summons Sub-Mariner for help.

At the end of this issue, Sub-Mariner tells Dr. Strange to lose his phone number.  And Hulk says he doesn’t want to be on a team.

At this point, they get their own comic–Defenders #1.

Creators: Roy Thomas and Ross Andru
Grade: C+

For the complete history of the MU, year by year, go here.

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