The defenders was an amazing comic, the fact that the original members didnt get on that well lead to an intresting spin on the storys.
I am glad that they will be doing something with them again in some form but to be honest doubt that they will e able to recapture the magic of the original. saying that the recent one shot was definatly a fun read
Thanks for posting that its really nice and your so lucky to have it
Yeah Hellcat was pretty cool, also found Devil Slayer interesting
That's similar to the Badger cover that was used for issue #4.
Hellcat is a briliant character though she dose have shocking taste in men. I always though her first hubby Mad dog should of been used more he would work perfectly in heros for hire as a sort of head henchman type.
My favorite overall arc was the Six-Fingered Hand story. Just great seeing it become almost Marvel Team-Up Starring the Defenders with them encountering a new character each issue (Dracula, Man-Thing, Ghost Rider). But best story, to me, was DeMatteis' Miracle Man two-parter (#120-121). Just really brilliant use of a z-grade villain.
Favorite cover would have to be honorary - Gargoyle #1. Just outstanding and a true work of art.
Loved the Larsen revival partly because it was Larsen and partly because he involved so many obscure villains. Giffen's run was hilarious and a nice change of pace while still retaining the weirdness of the Defenders.
A couple of my favorites:
By Michael Golden. Hellcat didn't look nearly as cool inside, unfortunately.
Kevin Nowlan did a bunch of great ones for the final run.
And let's not forget that Valkyre has experience riding winged horses ;)