Issue(s): Defenders #70, Defenders #71, Defenders #72, Defenders #73, Defenders #74, Defenders #75
I don't know what's going on here, and i don't really care. Lunatik, a zany street level vigilante type, turns out to be part of some mystical fantasy plotline that makes no sense (i've since learned that he is Arisen Tyrk, from Kraft's Man-Wolf story, but really, it doesn't make this story any better). The Defenders spend, oh i don't know, a hundred issues wandering around an alien dimension only to leave the major threat to that dimension up to the locals once their problems are solved.
Things get better when Hannigan focuses on more down-to-Earth plotlines involving Kyle Richmond getting in trouble for tax evasion and the Foolkiller showing up to kill the Defenders.
The end of this arc also sets up for the long promised resolution to Gerber's Omega the Unknown storyline.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: We know from Hulk #243 that the Hulk appearance here occurs after that issue and before Daredevil #163.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (7): show
The title to #72 references Robert Heinlein's novel "Stranger In A Strange Land", and #73 refers to the song "Up From The Skies" from Jimi Hendrix's "Axis:Bold As Love" album.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | September 3, 2011 11:09 PM
Ed Hannigan later stated he quit the book because of low sales and everybody hating his work.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | September 6, 2013 3:35 PM
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