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Defenders, The #12: Review

Feb 2002
Mary Jo Duffy, Mary Jo Duffy

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Story Name:

Silent But Deadly / Fooling With Mother Nature

Review & Comments

4 stars

Defenders, The #12 Review by (February 15, 2010)
The first story "Silent But Deadly" was written and drawn by Erik Larsen.Kurt Busiek participated in the script of the second story.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Defenders, The #12 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
The curse brings the Defenders' powerful four, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, Silver Surfer and Sub-Mariner to a place in Earth where no sound can be produced. This makes it difficult for the rest to explain Hulk about the great danger that the planet is under once more. When Jade Jaws finally gets it, he is surrounded by giant stone monsters! The quartet easily destroys the monsters and the rocky place turns into a garden.

Hulk, Doctor Strange, Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner, Valkyrie, Hellcat, and Nighthawk fight some dinosaurs brought back from the past. Hulk grabs the one responsible for it, a new villain called Chronarch, and rips his metallic costume off. Meanwhile, Silver Surfer locks the giant reptiles in cosmic energy spheres, and reactivates the time travel device to send them back in time. Chronarch explains that the dinosaurs showed up by accident, and that he controlled the time device so they wouldn't kill him. Strange invites the other big three (Hulk, Silver Surfer and Sub-Mariner) to discuss about the curse at his Sanctum Sanctorum. The other small three wonder what have made their companion's attitude change so much. While at Strange's mansion, Nighthawk invites Papa Hagg in. The small wizard offers his help to save them from the curse. But Strange kicks him off with a magic blast! Strange realizes that Mother-Goddess Gaea feeds the curse, so they must deal directly with her! As they vanish, undetected, a set of eyes and a diabolic smirk is seen in the dark... The big four and Nighthawk ask Gaea to release them from the curse. But she denies their plea since she wants them to keep protecting the Earth. Mad, the big four attack Gaea. But Earth's goddess reflects them with but a gesture. Vanished from her presence to the Himalayas, the powerful quartet agrees to take over the world so they can avoid all situations that trigger the curse, as Nighthawk doesn't give credit to his own eyes.

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Mary Jo Duffy
Ivan Reis
Randy Emberlin (Cover Penciler)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange

(Stephen Strange)

(Patsy Walker)

(Bruce Banner)

(Kyle Richmond)
Silver Surfer
Silver Surfer

(Norrin Radd)


Plus: Defenders, Gaea (Mother Earth).

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