It is beginning to look a lot like Marvel Comics is rebooting the Defenders as they’ve revealed throughout the day teasers for a variety of heroes. The only text to go with the teasers says, “The Best Defense” and the team is composed of classic Defenders heroes.
In the latest tease Marvel revealed Doctor Strange who followed Namor, Silver Surfer, and Hulk (who looks very much like the newer Immortal Hulk version from Al Ewing’s series).
Take a peek at all of the teasers below:
Earlier today @Marvel teased "The Best Defense" with Hulk, Namor, Silver Surfer and now…Doctor Strange. This is a cosmic team to look out for December 2018 Coming from @RonGarney and Richard Isanove! #comics #news #Defenders pic.twitter.com/bEDvmtc0cP
— AiPT! Comics (@AiPTcomics) August 24, 2018
We also know Ron Garney and Richard Isanove will be working on the title which is out this December.
Marvel released full details late Friday along with a new cover image and details on the full creative teams involved.
The Original Defenders Return with DEFENDERS: THE BEST DEFENSE!
Featuring all-star creative teams and brand new stories of the non-team, coming this December!
New York, NY–August 24, 2018–Doctor Strange. The Immortal Hulk. Namor the Sub-Mariner. The Silver Surfer. You know their names and you know their powers…and you know them as the DEFENDERS! This December, Marvel’s favorite non-team – the original Defenders – return in all-new stories!
With an assembly of stellar creative teams, writers and artists such as Chip Zdarsky (Marvel 2-In-One), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Jason Latour (Spider-Gwen), Simone Di Meo (Old Man Logan Annual), Carlos Magno (Thunderbolts), Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight), Al Ewing (The Immortal Hulk) and Joe Bennett (The Immortal Hulk) will spin five interconnected specials that tell a unique and captivating story for each original Defender.
See below for the full creative teams, and stay tuned to Marvel for more information, coming soon!
IMMORTAL HULK: THE BEST DEFENSE
Written by AL EWING
Art by SIMONE DI MEO
NAMOR: THE BEST DEFENSE
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art by CARLOS MAGNO
DOCTOR STRANGE: THE BEST DEFENSE
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by GREG SMALLWOOD
SILVER SURFER: THE BEST DEFENSE
Written by JASON LATOUR
Art by JASON LATOUR
THE DEFENDERS: THE BEST DEFENSE
Written by AL EWING
Art by JOE BENNETT
What do you think? Is it time for a cosmic Defenders? Should Marvel have stuck it out with the Defenders composed of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones a bit longer? Let us know in the comments.