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Defenders #101

Issue(s): Defenders #101
Published Date: Nov 81
Title: "Mind games!"
Credits:
J.M. DeMatteis - Writer
Don Perlin - Penciler
Joe Sinnott - Inker

Review/plot:
This issue and #102 are essentially an epilogue to the Six Fingered Hand saga. Demoralized over their Pyrrhic victory, the Defenders require some time to recover. For some, it just means getting the Silver Surfer to fly them around on his board.

Others visit Dolly in the hospital.

For the Devil-Slayer, it means wandering the streets of New York and doing some soul searching, plus helping out a hippie junkie.

The Hulk and Namor don't really see what the problem is - they won, after all, didn't they? - and they just leave.

This was better than the past epic story. It's too bad DeMatteis couldn't do all epilogues.

Quality Rating: C+

Historical Significance Rating: 1

Chronological Placement Considerations: Pushed back in publishing time to make room for Dr. Strange and Hulk solo stories. This takes place soon after Defenders #100. The Hulk leaves very early in issue #101, angry that his friends are not happy with the result of the fight with the devils last issue. Issue #102 also takes place in the aftermath of the Six Fingered Hand story, but it doesn't necessarily immediately follow #101 (and indeed the MCP places Marvel Team-Up #111-112 in between), so i've placed it in a separate entry.

References:

  • Patsy realizes that when Daimon used his powers to keep Dolly from dying in Defenders #96, he also used his powers to remove her memory of the incident, which proves to her that he really cared.
  • The Silver Server mentions having been trapped on the Earth since Fantastic Four #50.

Cross-over: N/A

Continuity Implant? N

Reprinted In: N/A

Inbound References (2): show

Characters Appearing: Clea, Devil-Slayer, Dolly Donahue, Dr. Strange, Gargoyle (Defender), Hellcat, Hellstorm, Hulk, Nighthawk, Satan, Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner, Valkyrie

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