Purpose: To join, or take advantage of, the good name of the Defenders!
Affiliations: Defenders (Hellcat, Hulk (Banner), Nighthawk, Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)), Dollar Bill, Iron Man (Stark), Kris Keating
Enemies: "Defenders" (Batroc the Leaper, Beetle (Jenkins), Blob, Boomerang, Electro (Dillon), Joe the Gorilla, Leap-Frog, Libra (android), Looter, Melter, Pecos, Plantman, Porcupine (Gentry), Sagittarius (android), Shocker (Schultz), Toad, Whirlwind)
Base of Operations: Richmond Riding Academy, Long Island, New York
First Appearance: Defenders I#62 (August, 1978)History: (Defenders I#62) - Film student Dollar Bill aired a TV special on the exploits of the Defenders, during which he invited any interested hero to join their ranks, even providing the address the Defenders headquarters' was located at. The next morning, over a dozen heroes responded to the invitation and showed up at Nighthawk's riding academy, immediately causing chaos. Nighthawk and Falcon got into an airborne chase, Marvel Man, Nova, Prowler, and White Tiger stirred up the horses, Captain Marvel and Jack of Hearts got into a fight over Hellcat, and a group of the heroes impetuously voted Hercules their leader due to his heroic experience. Valkyrie served some of the heroes poorly-made coffee. Black Goliath, Iron Fist, Tagak, Polaris, Stingray, Havok, and Torpedo decided to take down the Hulk while they had the chance, and moved to attack.
(Defenders I#65) - The heroes on Hercules' team also quit as the villains were arrested. Policeman Kris Keating questioned those he could.
Comments: Created by David Kraft, Sal Buscema, and Jim Mooney.
Profile by Chadman.
"Defenders for a Day" has no known connections to
Defenders I#62, cover
Defenders I#63, p6, pan5
Defenders I#63, p7, pan3
Defenders I#63, p8, pan1
Defenders I#62-63 (August-September, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker), Bob Hall (editor)
Defenders I#64 (October, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Don Perlin (inker), Bob Hall (editor)
Defenders I#65 (November, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Bruce D. (inker), Bob Hall (penciler)
First Posted: 10/09/2006
Last updated: 02/14/2013
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