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Defenders 96 cover by Michael Golden

Artist: Michael  Golden (Penciller)

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Title: Defenders 96 cover by Michael Golden
Artist: Michael  Golden (Penciller)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: In my permanent collection
Views: 3,238
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Favorited on CAF: 2
Comments: 17
Added to Site: 7/21/2012
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What is a grail? If it is now owning when of your top 10 favorite covers of all time (possibly in the top 5) well then I'd consider this a grail. This cover stands up there to me with Avengers Annual #7, Avengers #127, Rom #3, Avengers #133, Avengers #122, Hulk #193, Thor #225, Defenders #13 and Avengers #100. These where the comics as a teenager that I bagged and tacked up to my wall so I could look at them everyday (and night). There was another dozen or so up there (but more on those when I buy another favorite) but these were the best of the best to me. Thank you Mitch!! Much appreciated. To top it off this comic came out in June 1981~ a very memorable time for me.


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Foggy Bottom 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/21/2012

As good as it gets. Baller score mate!

frank x townsondecker 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/21/2012


Kevin Moorhead 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 7/21/2012

_wow_ Just ... _wow_.

Mike W 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 7/21/2012

Indeed a Grail!! Huge congrats!!!!

Olivier D 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/21/2012

You're kidding me! This is INCREDIBLE Kirk. One of my ALL time most preferred cover! WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!

robert frey 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/21/2012


Jeremy Radisich 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 7/22/2012

Wow, they don't make covers like this anymore. Huge, jealous congrats. Geez...

F M 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/22/2012

A memorable Golden cover. A memorable 80s cover. Splendid! Happy for you :)

Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/22/2012

Nostalgia really has such a part to play in this hobby! Great cover. Treasure it

Chris Nordeen 
Member Since 2007

Posted on 7/22/2012

Congrats on obtaining a grail piece Kirk!

Shannon El Guapo Slayton  
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/22/2012

Nothing else to say about this one except - WOW, and congratulations!

Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/22/2012


Michael  Mikulovsky 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 7/22/2012

Very nice! Awesome cover by Golden! Then everything he drew was Gold! Gold!

Will K 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/27/2012

I can't say I'm the biggest Golden fan. But more than any artist of this period, Golden's art demands that the colorist be on their toes. I looked up this issue on Even though the colors are subdued, I always thought Golden's linework left a lot of clues about how the art should be colored.

Ramon B. 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 9/9/2012

Awesome cover!!

Peter Venkman 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 3/5/2016

Mesmerizing piece of nostalgia!

Eric Callen 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 3/13/2017

My absolute favorite cover of all time. HUGE congrats and thanx for sharing!

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