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Defenders, The #81: Review

Mar 1980
Ed Hannigan, Herb Trimpe

Story Name:

War in Ogeon

Review & Comments

3 stars

Defenders, The #81 Review by (February 15, 2010)
The character called "Noog" is drawn to resemble a Goon from the Popeye comic strip.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Defenders, The #81 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
On Tunnelworld to stop the spread of the Unnameable's influence, the Defenders (Hulk, Dr. Strange, Sub-Mariner) have been guided by the escaped slave Aeroika to the outskirts of Ogeon, citadel of the evil Buzzard-King Ytitnedion. Uncertain whether to aid Aeroika's enslaved people in their fight for freedom in accord with ancient prophecies, the Defenders persuade a pair of merchants to smuggle them into the city in the back of their wagon.

Meanwhile, back in New York, the other Defenders have returned from their adventure in Colorado in time for Kyle to be arrested by the FBI in connection with his tax troubles.

In Ogeon, the heroes witness a triumphal procession celebrating the capture of Strange's wizard ally Xhoohx and his Orb of Ommennon. They are spotted by the city guards and a fight ensues, inspiring the slaves to rise up in rebellion. A huge tank appears and blasts the Hulk into unconsciousness and Jade Jaws is captured and paraded as a prisoner. Aeroika rallies his people to further action, while Strange and Namor ponder their next course of action. Meanwhile, a gloating Ytitnedion reveals to Xhoohx that this is all part of an elaborate scheme: Hulk has been secretly in the Unnameable's power and all of Ytitnedion's actions have been intended to capture the Defenders, put down the slave rebellion, and destroy Xhoohx and the Orb.

Herb Trimpe
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