Cover: David Marquez
Artist: David Marquez | Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Release Date: June 2017
When it comes to the Defenders all eyes are on Netflix but the TV won't be the only place to get your fix of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones as Marvel will be launching a new ongoing series focusing on these street level heroes in June with Brian Michael Bendis handling the writing duties.
My Take: The formation of The Defenders has been awesome to watch on Netflix and while each of the characters has their own shows along with the standalone Defenders series an ongoing series can do nothing but help get this team and its members in front of new comic readers. Bendis and Marquez are definitely a duo that will knock this out of the park!
Show Press Release
MARVEL COMICS ANNOUNCES THE DEFENDERS
BY BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS AND DAVID MARQUEZ
All-New Marvel Comic Series Teams-up Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist
New York, NY—January 11, 2017— The streets of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen have become overrun with crime and corruption, and there is only one group of Super Heroes – Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist – who are willing to unshackle themselves from the constraints of the rest of the Marvel Super Hero community and fight the villains no one else is willing to take on. Written by EISNER award-winning writer, Brian Michael Bendis (Civil War II, Jessica Jones, Invincible Iron Man) with artwork by New York Times best-selling artist, David Marquez (Civil War II, Invincible Iron Man), prepare for THE DEFENDERS!
The toughest hard-hitting heroes of the Marvel Universe stand together as a brand new team ready to take down one of the most dominating criminal empires ever to shadow over New York City. But in a city where leaders of violence and death are all vying for dominance, who is the one criminal despot powerful enough to challenge the saviors of Hell’s Kitchen?
“As opposed to other more global or galactic Super Hero groups, the Defenders are very much focused on the streets, on the neighborhoods, on the community,” says SVP, Executive Editor, Tom Brevoort. “Their battles are no less fiercely fought or consequential, but the arena is a very different one, and the stakes more personal. Brian will be building upon the relationships that he established years ago in NEW AVENGERS to create something unique and primary within the Marvel Universe.”
“THE DEFENDERS is a smorgasbord of everything I truly love about Marvel Comics,” continues Bendis. “And to keep the team of David [Marquez], Justin [Ponsor], and myself together for another creative challenge is so exciting! We’ve been planning this book for well over a year and we’re so excited to show you what we think the next phase of the gritty marvel streets will have to offer.”
Some of the darkest days await Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist, but THE DEFENDERS are ready to plant their feet, and fight back-to-back against one of the most epic wars the streets of NYC have ever encountered and stand resolute against an attack so personal that it will challenge our heroes at their very core and everyone they have ever cared about.
This June, the five boroughs have a new front line of defense. But can the collective strength of Daredevil, Luke, Jess, and Iron Fist have what it takes to protect the “Big Apple?” Find out this summer from Marvel Comics’ THE DEFENDERS!