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Defenders issue 47 cover by Ed Hannigan and Joe Sinnott

Artists: Ed  Hannigan (Penciller) ,  Joe  Sinnott (Inker)

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Title: Defenders issue 47 cover by Ed Hannigan and Joe Sinnott
Artist: Ed  Hannigan (Penciller)
Artist: Joe  Sinnott (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 174
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Comments: 14
Added to Site: 5/11/2018
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You all know I love the Defenders. Some of you know I am a big Wonderman fan as well. Big bonus is this is a nice example of Val in her outfit from this era (loved the original but liked this one too). Thus I paid more than I was comfortable with to add this to my collection.

The first 55 plus issues of the Defenders was so great.I was hard pressed to say if I preferred the Avengers or the Defenders. I was so unhappy with Marvel that shortly there after they were bound and determined to kill the book by putting some of my least favorite artists to tell their tales. It could have remained a mainstay for decades but they let it die a slow death. I am really not sure why they have had such a difficult time making it work the 30 years since. Marvel says it will start a new movie franchise starting next year. I put my money on them making Namor work and getting an already successful Hulk and Dr. Strange and doing the cinematic version of 'my team'. They even have Valkyrie, right? If they do maybe Marvel can actually get the darn comic to work.

HA description: Defenders #47 Cover Moon Knight and Wonder Man Original Art (Marvel, 1977). Four of Marvel's most interesting B-tier heroes on one cover! Wonder Man, Moon Knight, Hellcat, and Valkyrie! The Defenders was long-touted as Marvel's "non-team", as characters would come and go frequently, but there usually was a core membership, and Hellcat and Valkyrie were part of the team for a very long time. Hellcat (Patsy Walker) has actually appeared on Marvel's Netflix shows Jessica Jones' friend Trish Walker (sans Hellcat attire... but we're hoping). This cover was created in ink over graphite on Bristol board with an image area of 9.75" x 15". The corner box, logo, and all header info are stat paste-ups. There are two missing paste-ups in the lower section (the UPC box and a caption box) leaving glue residue behind. There are minor production oil stains, and also some whiteout art corrections. In Very Good condition.


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John Livesay 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 5/11/2018


Foggy Bottom 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 5/11/2018


red raven 
Member Since 2012

Posted on 5/11/2018

fabulous cover by the masters !!

John C 
Member Since 2014

Posted on 5/11/2018


Member Since 2016

Posted on 5/11/2018

Fantastic Cover, congratulations

Mark Levy 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 5/11/2018

I remember this cover well from a sweet nostalgia spot - love the selection of heroes on this one, very cool!

frank x townsondecker 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 5/11/2018


robert frey 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 5/11/2018

krik is a beast! loved that era of defenders also. congratulations, i know you were excited to see this piece available and i am glad you got it.

Aidan (Re-Legion ) Lacy 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 5/12/2018

Congratulations. This was quite an intense auction ( I got my Avengers 26 page at it yesterday also ) but it landed in the right hands. ENJOY

Jamie Cufr 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 5/12/2018

Really cool cover!  You're definitley right about this era of Defenders.  

Fred Bronaugh 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 5/12/2018

great cover.  like these Defenders vs. luke cage and his goons

Carlo M 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 5/12/2018

I echo 100% the second paragraph of your commentary.  I actually would also add Defenders 62-64 in the mix!  Anyway, Hannigan is a great cover artist, and this is a true gem.  Well done, your Defenders collection is second to none!

Michael Lovitz 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 5/12/2018

So glad you ended up with one of your grails!

[And if spending a bit more than you wanted means you need to sell me back that Avengers page, I wouldn’t say no...]

J L 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 5/14/2018

Great looking cover!!!!

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