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Defenders, The #5: Review

Jul 2001
Kurt Busiek, Erik Larsen

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2 stars

Defenders, The #5 Review by (February 15, 2010)
This issue has a small glossary in the back related to Defenders history called “Through the Eyes of Agamotto”. The Headmen first appeared in Defenders vol. 1 #21. This issue features a return to the Hulk by longtime artist Sal Buscema.


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Defenders, The #5 Synopsis by Peter Kowalchick
After the events of last issue, the Defenders go their separate ways. Namor returns to Atlantis, determined to end his affiliation with the Defenders. Doctor Strange sends Hellcat, Valkyrie, and Nighthawk away so he may work on Yandroth’s curse. Bruce Banner discusses his sudden disappearances with his psychiatrist Doc Samson. Namor returns to Atlantis to remove Attuma, who has usurped his throne. Hellcat, Nighthawk and Valkyrie stop at Ray’s Pizza, at Val’s insistence because she is still partially amnesiac and it feels familiar to her. 

The Headmen attack a nearby museum to retrieve a fragment of an ancient statue. As they leave the front door, Nighthawk snatches the fragment from the Headmen. A fight ensues between the three Defenders and the Headmen. It ends with the Headmen snatching the fragment and teleporting away. Namor finally gets his hands on Attuma, who sits on the Atlantean throne with Namorita in chains only to be teleported away by Yandroth’s curse. At the same time, the child-like Hulk is attempting to relate his adventures with the Defenders to Doc Samson and is plucked away. Nighthawk, Hellcat, and Valkyrie return to Dr. Strange’s Sanctum to relate the story of the Headmen. Dr. Strange also disappears and finds himself with Namor and Hulk in the shadow of a large monster.

Silver Surfer, Bi-Beast, Alicia Masters

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Erik Larsen
Klaus Janson
Erik Larsen (Cover Penciler)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)
Doc Samson
Doc Samson

(Leonard Samson)
Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange

(Stephen Strange)

(Patsy Walker)

(Bruce Banner)

(Kyle Richmond)
Silver Surfer
Silver Surfer

(Norrin Radd)


Plus: Alicia Masters, Defenders, Headmen, Namorita, Yandroth.

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