Issue(s): Defenders #31
Meanwhile, the Hulk witnesses a pair of hunters kill a deer. He beats up the hunters and brings "Bambi" to Dr. Strange to learn how to take care of it.
Hulk runs into Chondu/Nightwing on the way to Dr. Strange's house, and leads him there. There they meet up with the Valkyrie, who has been on a date to the carnival with her 'husband' Jack Norriss.
The Headmen apparently want all the Defenders to create an army of super-powered soldiers, but Chondu's magic is no match for Dr. Strange at all.
I think it's weird that Jack Norriss would be brought into the battle, though. Unfortunately the battle leaves Nighthawk badly injured; Dr. Strange didn't believe it was really Nighthawk so he attacked full-force.
The Elf With a Gun kills off another mundane middle class couple this issue.
Gerber's Defenders run is getting quite good.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (2): showArthur Nagan, Chondu, Dr. Strange, Elf with a Gun, Hulk, Jack Norriss, Jerry Morgan, Nighthawk, Valkyrie, Wong
The title most likely refers to the infamously awful Star Trek episode "Spock's Brain".
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 21, 2011 1:11 AM
When FOOM#11 previewed this book, it called the Headsmen "the reprint people".
Posted by: Mark Drummond | March 4, 2013 5:41 PM
"Men kill Bambi's mother!"
That, that is just awesome.
Posted by: Erik Beck | March 11, 2015 12:06 PM
I've always liked the use of the Headmen; since they're a bunch of 1950s mad scientists, they can do the kinds of stuff that only happened in 1950s B-movies.
And I suspect the reference is not to "Spock's Brain," but rather to Donovan's Brain.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | December 6, 2015 3:07 PM
"It's 'goodbye', Charles."
And that, my friends, is art.
Posted by: Dan Spector | August 26, 2016 11:14 PM
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