Marvel is assembling a group of New Defenders. Marvel Comics at the moment launched a teaser picture for New Defenders. The art work comes from artist Javier Rodriguez, however whether or not he is drawing interiors is unknown. The artwork exhibits the Masked Rider, featured prominently Marvel Comics #1000, insisting that Doctor Strange put collectively a New Defenders group. Doctor Strange retorts that he is attempting however that his magic is alive. Tarot playing cards that includes former Defenders members cowl the underside of the picture. The characters embrace Hulk, Silver Surfer, Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner, Beast, Harpy, Brunnhilde the Valkyrie, Moondragon, Cloud, and Hellstrom.
The teaser additionally does not identify a author. Still, Al Ewing notably wrote the Masked Rider parts of Marvel Comics #1000, participated in Marvel’s most up-to-date Defenders story, Defenders: The Best Defense, and handles lots of the tarot card characters within the pages of Immortal Hulk and Guardians of the Galaxy. He looks like the logical option to helm a New Defenders collection, and plenty of Marvel followers on social media are assuming he’ll fill that position, although he could have his arms full with Marvel’s New Space Age except the 2 tasks are associated.
Fans who know the Defenders solely by way of the Netflix collection could also be confused by this assortment of characters. While the street-level characters from the Netflix crossover present did come collectively to kind a brand new group of Defenders within the comics for a time, Doctor Strange based the unique Defenders, recruiting Hulk, Silver Surfer, and Namor into the group. The group later expanded with common group members Valkyrie, Nighthawk, Hellcat, Gargoyle, Beast, and Hellstrom, plus many others for shorter durations.
Roy Thomas conceived of the group, they usually debuted in 1971’s Marvel Feature #1. Various incarnations of the group shaped and dissolved since then. The most up-to-date Defenders story is The Best Defense, unfolding over 5 one-shots. Each centered on a unique member of the unique Defenders roster earlier than culminating in a closing crossover one-shot. Before that, Marvel had the Netflix-like Manhattan Defenders squad — Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Daredevil — and earlier than that was the Fearless Defenders collection a couple of group of Valkyrior.
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