Comic Book Series
The Defenders 2021 1

Cover to The Defenders #1

The Defenders is published by Marvel Comics. Price per issue is $3.99.

Publication Dates[]

Last Issue[]

Defenders: Beyond #4: 19 Oct 2022

Current Issue[]

Defenders: Beyond #5: 23 Nov 2022

Next Issue[]



A five-issue mini-series Defenders: Beyond started in July 2022.


Main Characters[]

  • Doctor Strange
  • Masked Raider
  • Silver Surfer



Minor Characters[]

Other Characters/Places/Things[]

Recent Storylines[]

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Defenders: Beyond #4[]

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Defenders: Beyond #1[]

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Defenders #4[]

Defenders #3[]

Defenders #2[]

Defenders #1[]

Defenders: The Best Defense #1[]

Doctor Strange: Defenders #1[]

Silver Surfer: Defenders #1[]

Namor: Defenders #1[]

Immortal Hulk: Defenders #1[]

The Defenders #10[]

The Defenders #9[]



  • Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 1 #1-6, plus Marvel Feature #1-3, and The Sub-Mariner #34-35. - WorldCat - ISBN 0785130446 - Kindle
  • Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders, vol. 3 - Collects vol. 1 #17-21 & Giant-Size #2-4, plus Marvel Two-in-One #6-7. - WorldCat - ISBN 0785159614 - Kindle
  • Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders, vol. 5 - Collects vol. 1 #31-41 & Annual #1, plus Marvel Treasury Edition #12. - WorldCat - ISBN 0785191828 - Kindle
  • Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders, vol. 7 - Collects vol. 1 #58-75, plus Marvel Treasury Edition #16. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302922269
  • Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders, vol. 8 - Collects vol. 1 #76-91, plus Tales to Astonish vol. 2 #13. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302933302

Omnibus Hardcovers[]

  • The Defenders Omnibus, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 1 #1-19 & Giant-Size #1-2, plus Sun-Mariner #34-35, Marvel Feature #1-3, & Avengers vol. 1 #115-118. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302948771

Trade Paperbacks[]

  • Essential Defenders, vol. 2 - Collects vol. 1 #15-20 & Giant-Size #1-5, plus Marvel Team-Up #33-35, Marvel Treasury Edition #12, and Marvel Two-in-One #6-7 (in B&W). - WorldCat - ISBN 0785121501
  • Essential Defenders, vol. 7 - Collects vol. 1 #126-139, plus Iceman vol. 1 #1-4 & Beauty and the Beast #1-4 (in B&W). - WorldCat - ISBN 0785184058

  • The Defenders Epic Collection, vol. 8: The New Defenders - Collects vol. 1 #126-137, plus Iceman vol. 1 #1-4 & Beauty and the Beast #1-4. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302912031
  • The Defenders Epic Collection, vol. 9: The End of All Songs - Collects vol. 1 #138-152, plus Gargoyle #1-4. - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302920708

  • The New Defenders, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 1 #122-131. "Elves, Gods, and Over-Minds - oh my! What else can you expect when your team's starting lineup consists of a sorcerer, a gargoyle, a Valkyrie, a pair of X-Men, a former model, the Son of Satan, and more of Marvel's wildest warriors? Far out fantasy the likes you've never seen, that's what!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9780785162469
  • Defenders: Indefensible - Collects vol. 3 #1-5. "Wong possessed by Nightmare! Dormammu and Umar in unholy alliance! The Hulk and the Sub-Mariner at each other's throats! The Silver Surfer... uh... surfing. Can Doctor Strange reunite the Defenders and save reality as we know it? Only the Ancient One knows for sure!" - WorldCat - ISBN 0785117628 - Kindle
  • Defenders by Matt Fraction, vol. 1 - Collects vol. 4 #1-6. "The final member of the Worthy is on a global rampage, and everyone's favorite Marvel misfits must band together to solve a mysterious conspiracy deep in the heart of the Marvel Universe! What is the secret of Wundagore Mountain?" - WorldCat - ISBN 0785158510 - Kindle
  • Defenders by Matt Fraction, vol. 2 - Collects vol. 4 #7-12. "The Defenders find their way to Wakanda and team with the Black Panther to face the lethal John Aman, the Prince of Orphans! What is Aman protecting that's worth killing so many for so long? And just how is Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat, going to steal it? Then: the Defenders are lost in space-time! What alternate universe will they find first ... and who is waiting for them? Finally, when the purpose of the Concordance engines are revealed, the team must act fast to save everything! What are the Death Celestials? How can the Defenders even hope to stop them? And how can you save the world when you can't tell anyone it's about to end?" - WorldCat - ISBN 0785158537 - Kindle
  • Defenders, vol. 1: Diamonds Are Forever - Collects vol. 5 #1-5. "If the streets weren’t mean enough already, they get more dangerous than ever when the Punisher sets his sights on his fellow vigilantes! As chaos threatens to engulf New York, can this group of socially maladjusted heroes trust each other enough to function as a team? Or will the power vacuum caused by the Kingpin’s absence lead to all-out gang war? Only one thing could make life worse for the Defenders: Deadpool!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302907464
  • Defenders, vol. 2: Kingpins of New York - Collects vol. 5 #6-10. "The Kingpin’s kingdom is up for grabs, and the streets will burn as every major underworld figure makes a play to be the next lord of crime! Unfortunately for them, this is exactly why the Defenders have gathered: to fight for the people of New York! But bad press is about to have a disastrous impact on the lives of Luke and Jessica. And how exactly does Diamondback know so much about the Defenders?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302907471
  • Defenders: The Best Defense - Collects Immortal Hulk: Defenders, Immortal Hulk: Defenders, Immortal Hulk: Defenders, Immortal Hulk: Defenders & Defenders: The Best Defense. "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 greatest non-team of all. Only they can connect the dots and challenge the strange power behind these disconnected happenings before all of reality pays the price! But Doctor Strange is…dead? Namor has declared war on the surface world! The Surfer once more serves Galactus! And the Hulk is…Immortal! Estranged and distressed, can these former allies come together in time to stave off a crisis of cosmic proportions?" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302916145
  • Defenders: There Are No Rules - Collects vol. 6 #1-5. "Doctor Strange and the Masked Raider gather a non-team of Marvel's weirdest, wildest heroes for a mission that will uncover the hidden architecture of reality itself! This cosmos was not the first to exist — but if the Defenders can't track Marvel's oldest villain through the deepest trenches of time, it might be the last! The group must travel to the long-extinct previous cosmos, the birthplace of Galactus — but the Devourer is not the man they remember." - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302924720
  • Defenders: Beyond - Collects Defenders: Beyond #1-5. "When the dearly departed Doctor Strange sends a dire warning from beyond the grave, America Chavez, the Blue Marvel, Tigra and Loki assemble alongside Taaia — mother of Galactus — to defend reality itself!" - WorldCat - ISBN 9781302946715


Leftover Useful Information[]

Creative Team[]

Volume 5[]

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis. Artist/Covers: David Marquez.

Volume 6[]

Writer: Al Ewing. Artist: Javier Rodríguez.

Publishing History[]

  • Volume 1: #1-152, 1972-1986 (as The New Defenders for issues #125-152)
  • Volume 2: #1-12, 2001-2002
  • Volume 3: #1-5, 2005-2006
  • Volume 4: #1-12, 2012
  • Volume 5: #1-10, 2017-2018
  • Volume 6: #1-5, 2021-2022 (mini-series)
  • Defenders: Beyond: #1-5, 2022 (mini-series)

See also Fearless Defenders.

Future Publication Dates[]

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

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