Hey Kids, Comics! #128 - HKC! Team-Up #6: The Defenders

Just who are the Defenders?

That was a burning question on the minds of hosts Andrew Farmer and Cole Houston when they set about producing the latest HKC! Team-Up.  As the most famous unknown team in Marvel Comics history apart from the Circus of Crime, this low-rent Avengers has enjoyed an on again, off again career at the House of Ideas that spans decades.  But who are they, really?

Hey Kids, Comics! is back from the All-Con hiatus at last with a lighter sort of topic to launch back into things.  With a charter membership that included the Hulk, Doctor Strange, and Namor the Sub-Mariner.  With a roster like that right out of the gate they should have been elevated to the upper echelon of  Marvel Comics groups.  But alas, they have never proven as popular as the X-Men or Fantastic Four.  Even the Inhumans tend to get more coverage!

Well Hey Kids, Comics! comes to the rescue and defends the Defenders, who are poised to become part of the Marvel television universe by the way and in a way, with an issue all about their unique history and more unique roster!  And what a roster!  From Angel, Beast, and Iceman (in alphabetical order it works out) to Silver Surfer and Valkyrie to Gargoyle and Son of Satan, this team has embraced nearly everyone in catalog at some point over the years.  Now it is their chance to shine!

Apologies to Cloud (of the Defenders) who was left out of all conversations in this issue.