Marvel’s Original DEFENDERS Revival Isn’t an Ongoing ... Yet

The Original Defenders
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Ron Garney/Richard Isanove (Marvel Comics)
Credit: Marvel Comics

Marvel's four original Defenders are reuniting - sort of. Rather than full on revival, instead the four heroes - Hulk, Namor, Silver Surfer, and Doctor Strange - will receive one-shots focused on each character, with a fifth team-up one-shot capping things off.

The format is curiously similar to how Netflix introduced their Defenders concept - four solo projects followed by a fifth team-up. 

The five one-shots, collectively known as The Best Defense, will "spin five interconnected specials that tell a unique and captivating story for each original Defender," according to Marvel's press release.

Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel Comics

The Best Defense launches in December.

Marvel also promised "more information, coming soon! " so an expansion of the revival into an ongoing series is possible. 

Here are the titles and creative teams for each of the five one-shots, along with the covers by Ron Garney and Richard Isanove:

IMMORTAL HULK: THE BEST DEFENSE
Written by AL EWING
Art by SIMONE DI MEO

NAMOR: THE BEST DEFENSE
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art by CARLOS MAGNO

Credit: Marvel Comics

DOCTOR STRANGE: THE BEST DEFENSE
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by GREG SMALLWOOD

SILVER SURFER: THE BEST DEFENSE
Written by JASON LATOUR
Art by JASON LATOUR

THE DEFENDERS: THE BEST DEFENSE
Written by AL EWING
Art by JOE BENNETT

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