First Look - DEFENDERS: THE BEST DEFENSE Solicitations

Marvel Comics December 2018 solicitations
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Marvel's original Defenders will reunite in a new event titled The Best Defense

Here's an advance look at the full solicitations and covers for all five one-shots included in The Best Defense. Marvel's full solicitations will be released at 1pm ET, right here on Newsarama.

Read “THE BEST DEFENSE” in order!
An unsolvable murder. An aquatic doorway to nothingness. A wanderer at the end of time. And a cosmic train of planetary proportions.
Four seemingly-unrelated events that will require the powers and insights of the members of the greatest Non-Team of them all, the original DEFENDERS, to connect the dots and challenge the strange power behind these disconnected happenings – before all of reality pays the price!
Doctor Strange! Immortal hulk! Namor the Sub-Mariner! The Silver Surfer!
Don’t call them a team – call them the DEFENDERS!

ON SALE 12/5/18
IMMORTAL HULK: DEFENDERS #1
NAMOR: DEFENDERS #1

ON SALE 12/12/18
DOCTOR STRANGE: DEFENDERS #1
SILVER SURFER: DEFENDERS #1

ON SALE 12/19/18
DEFENDERS #1

IMMORTAL HULK: DEFENDERS #1
AL EWING (W) • SIMONE DI MEO (A)
Cover by RON GARNEY
Variant Cover by Joe Bennett
VARIANT COVER BY ADI GRANOV
REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY JACK KIRBY VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
“THE BEST DEFENSE” STARTS HERE!
• Stephen Strange is dead. A charred skeleton in an abandoned barn on the edge of a deserted town.
• Bruce Banner wants to know why. And he won’t stop until he has the truth in his hands…
• …with or without THE IMMORTAL HULK.
40 PGS./one-shot /Rated T+ …$4.99

NAMOR: DEFENDERS #1
CHIP ZDARSKY (W) • CARLOS MAGNO (A)
Cover by RON GARNEY
Variant Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS STEVENS
HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVER BY MIKE MIGNOLA
VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
“THE BEST DEFENSE” PART TWO!
• The Monarch of the Oceans has declared war once more on the surface world in the pages of AVENGERS. And if this is a war that Namor means to win, he is going to need allies to stand beside him!
• The Sub-Mariner’s quest for a lost tribe of sea-dwellers carries him further than he ever thought possible—and to a reckoning both strange and wonderful!
• And hey, what’s up with that weird apparition in the sheet, anyway?
40 PGS./one-shot /Rated T+ …$4.99

DOCTOR STRANGE: DEFENDERS #1
GERRY DUGGAN (W) • GREG SMALLWOOD (A)
Cover by RON GARNEY
Variant Cover by CHRISTIAN WARD
VARIANT COVER BY MIKE MCKONE
REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY STEVE DITKO
VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
“THE BEST DEFENSE” PART THREE!
• In a desolate, barren landscape, the Master of the Mystic Arts fights what may well prove to be his final battle—alone, unaided, friendless…
• Except…what’s in that bag that Stephen Strange is carrying with him?
40 PGS./one-shot /Rated T+ …$4.99

SILVER SURFER: DEFENDERS #1
JASON LATOUR (W) • JASON LATOUR (A)
Cover by RON GARNEY
Variant Cover by SKAN
VARIANT COVER BY PASQUAL FERRY
REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY JOHN BUSCEMA
VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
“THE BEST DEFENSE” PART FOUR!
• Shall not the Judge of All the Earths do right?
• Norrin Radd is not so certain.
• But it falls to him who is the Silver Surfer to decide which planets will live…and which will feed the unending hunger of the world-devouring Galactus!
• A single honest person can tip the balance…if only the Surfer can find one in time!
• And the Train rolls on…
40 PGS./one-shot /Rated T+ …$4.99

DEFENDERS: THE BEST DEFENSE #1
AL EWING (W) • JOE BENNETT (A)
Cover by RON GARNEY
Variant Cover by ART ADAMS
VARIANT COVER BY KEVIN NOWLAN
REMASTERED VARIANT COVER BY SAL BUSCEMA
VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
“THE BEST DEFENSE” FINALE!
• The lost Atlanteans. The Train. The bedsheet man. Dead Steve. The Stock Exchange of Souls. Trust us, it all makes sense.
• In fact, it makes enough sense to destroy our entire solar system… Unless four very different heroes can come together to stop it.
40 PGS./one-shot /Rated T+ …$4.99

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