DEFENDERS #2 (1972)

This is a perfect 1970s comic.  It starts with heroes being assembled, and has a situation comedy style opening-where’s Silver Surfer?  Here he is!

Fantastic.  Necrodamus is still after Namor–because sacrificing him will turn Necrodamus into a hugely powerful diety.

And it works.

So, the team that isn’t a team has a big fight with Necrodamus, and work out their shared misunderstandings.   One question, though, about their travel arrangements:

Is Strange enabling Hulk to fly, or is Hulk giving him a piggy back ride?

And of course we get the great “assemble” panel…

And now that that’s over, we have a team.

So we can set up the next storyline: Now that they’ve found Silver Surfer, they’re going to help him leave Earth.

Creators: Steve Englehart and Sal Buscema
Grade: A

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