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Defenders, The #74: Review

Aug 1979
Ed Hannigan, Herb Trimpe

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Fools Rush In

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1 stars


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Defenders, The #74 Synopsis by Will Pilgrim
The Foolkiller seeking to "purge the world of human trash" (in other words, Professor Turk a.k.a. The Lunatic) runs into his students Ledge and Bill, who after hearing the Foolkiller's quest to become a hero, tell him to try joining the Defenders, who captured Lunatic. Back at the Riding Academy that serves as the Defender's Long Island headquarters, Kyle Richmond, a.k.a. Nighthawk, tells the Defenders that he's decided to give up superheroing and is quitting the Defenders. Meanwhile, the Hulk is enjoying the peacefulness of the Riding Academy (settle for the fact that his friends live there as well, and he doesn't want friends because they will always go away, or die because of him) Wanting further isolation from his friends, the Hulk leaves to find another place for solitude. Doc Strange meets with Prince Namor in Atlantis begging for his aide against the coming of "the Unnameable" and back on Long Island, The Foolkiller rides the train with his friends on his way to meet with the Defenders. However, sitting on the train tracks is the Hulk, unhappy that he can't find another place as serene as the riding academy. The train stops in its tracks, noisily, and Hulk becomes outraged. He picks up and throws the cars of the train in his fury, making sure not to hurt the human bystanders, and continues to destroy the railroad. He asks the human bystanders what they think of his destruction and they cheer for him spouting that they hated the horrible service of the railroad anyway. Hulk leaves, noting, "Puny ones are not only stupid - - but crazy too!" Back at the Riding Academy Hellcat, Clea, and Valkyrie welcome in Foolkiller who is accompanied by Dollar Bill, and are about to mention that they have an empty slot on the team for him, but are interrupted as Foolkiller fiendishly attacks them.

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Herb Trimpe
Steve Mitchell
Herb Trimpe (Cover Penciler)


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