Third Eye Guide to Defenders: The Best Defense

The Third Eye Guide to DEFENDERS: THE BEST DEFENSE

Defenders: Best Defense, a 5-week series of one-shots bringing the Defenders back to Marvel.

We’ve been loving the heck out of what Marvel has been doing with recent titles like IMMORTAL HULK, DOCTOR STRANGE, and more — and now, some of the biggest writers working in the Marvel Universe today are uniting to release FIVE big one-shots reuniting the original DEFENDERS!

That’s right, Third Eye Faithful: DOCTOR STRANGE, IMMORTAL HULK, NAMOR THE SUB-MARINER, THE SILVER SURFER — they’re all coming back, and with a vengeance!

We were lucky enough to sneak peek many of these one-shots, and we’re telling you right now: these are going to be books you GOTTA have, and will be the sleeper hits of the Winter, trust us!

 

WHERE IT STARTS: DEFENDERS IMMORTAL HULK!

It all starts in the DEFENDERS: IMMORTAL HULK one-shot, where we learn of the stunning discovery that drives this storyline: Stephen Strange is DEAD.

That’s right, the Sorcerer Supreme is a charred skeleton left in an abandoned barn on the edge of a deserted town.

And, we all know how the Hulk feels about deserted towns, right?

Bruce Banner wants to know why, and he’s not planning on stopping until he has the truth in his hands… with or without the IMMORTAL HULK!

 

AN EPIC WAR FOR THE SUB-MARINER!

And, then in DEFENDERS: NAMOR, following up on the fact that the Monarch of the Oceans has declared war once more on the surface world in the pages of AVENGERS by JASON AARON (Which rules! And, yes, we do have all those issues in stock)

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?

Find out how the mystery of Steven Strange’s death ties into everyone’s favorite wing-footed anti-hero!

 

DOCTOR STRANGE FIGHTS HIS TOUGHEST BATTLE!

This may be our favorite as writer GERRY DUGGAN teams with GREG SMALLWOOD (who is SO freakin’ good) to deliver one of the best Doctor Strange tales ever.

In a desolate, barren landscape, the Master of the Mystic Arts fights to 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?

If you only read one Doctor Strange story for the 21st century.. we think this is it. Serious worship and tribute to all the madness and awesomeness Ditko brought to the character!

 

BALANCE LAYS IN THE SILVER SURFER’S HANDS!

Another personal fav of the bunch… DEFENDERS: SILVER SURFER delivers an incredible take on the Surfer by the dynamo creative team of JASON LATOUR (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, SPIDER-GWEN) and RON GARNEY, and Third Eye Faithful: it rules!

Shall not the Judge of All Earths do right?

Norrin Rädd 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 surer can find one in time!

 

DEFENDERS: BEST DEFENSE delivers the grand finale, and ties all of the above one-shots together into an amazing read by the only and only AL EWING who has completely stunned us with how freakin’ good his work on IMMORTAL HULK is!

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.

 

 

 

 

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