Who wants the core Defenders team back?

#1 Posted by The Iron Cavalier (231 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally, I read a lot of old Defenders issues, back from when Hulk, Namor, Strange, and Silver Surfer made up the team. To date, it's probably my favorite team. I read the limited series recently put out, and it was pretty good, but I didn't like the "Silvery Q-tip" look of the Surfer. I really would like these guys to come back in a real series, but thats not realistic anymore, considering Hulk hates Namor and Strange right now. And in the Ultimates universe, Hulk is kinda dead. What do you think about reviving the team?

#2 Posted by Silvercomet (14 posts) - - Show Bio

That the only way to do it, err that is the 2nd wave of Defenders, Hellcat, Valkarie, Gargoyle,and Nighthawk.......Clea and the Doctor would be cool to.

#3 Posted by Donnieman v5.1 (44323 posts) - - Show Bio

I want the core defenders back s bad, they were awesome

#4 Posted by avengpymhawk (371 posts) - - Show Bio

To me the core members were Dr. Strange, Nighthawk, Hulk, Valkarie, Hellcat, Hellstrom, and Gargoyle. It would be cool to add the Black Knight into that mix. But come on Blazing Skull and Colossus as Defenders? It sounds like somebody just thrown in a bunch of chracters he likes to make a team, and Marvel approved it.

#5 Posted by lboy (525 posts) - - Show Bio

avengpymhawk says:

"To me the core members were Dr. Strange, Nighthawk, Hulk, Valkarie, Hellcat, Hellstrom, and Gargoyle. It would be cool to add the Black Knight into that mix. But come on Blazing Skull and Colossus as Defenders? It sounds like somebody just thrown in a bunch of chracters he likes to make a team, and Marvel approved it. "

maybe a little luke cage/ powerman

#6 Posted by fesak (7041 posts) - - Show Bio

The Defenders concept never really worked anyway. Just a bunch of random characters that weren't used elsewhere.

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#7 Posted by Vance Astro (91191 posts) - - Show Bio

I want Captain America,Toro,Human Torch,Starhawk,and Bucky back....

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#8 Posted by fesak (7041 posts) - - Show Bio

Vance Astro says:

"I want Captain America,Toro,Human Torch,Starhawk,and Bucky back...."

You mean Invaders? Maybe you should check out the upcoming Avengers/Invaders series.

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#9 Posted by Alpha (7328 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the New Avengers should be the Defenders. The changes I would do would be 1)No Dr Strange 2)Ronin back as Hawkeye 3)Add Nighthawk and another female character that flys and has some sort of power (Firestar maybe) 4)Spiderman and Wolverine become part-timers who come when needed. They should also have ties to the Avengers (like they currently do).

This team would deal with street level events as well as major events (nothing galactic).

Namor or the Hulk should never be on a team. Their characters are better loners. Strange is too powerful for a team like this and should be a Mighty Avenger, but more like someone they can call when the need is great.

#10 Posted by Mighty Thorion (797 posts) - - Show Bio

Recreating teams / titles from the past doesn't always work well. Sometimes we just have to be thankful for the issues we have and hope that any future versions of said teams don't disappoint.

#11 Posted by Vance Astro (91191 posts) - - Show Bio

fesak says:

"Vance Astro says:
"I want Captain America,Toro,Human Torch,Starhawk,and Bucky back...."
You mean Invaders? Maybe you should check out the upcoming Avengers/Invaders series."

Yea.I wasn't saying they were the defenders I was just saying I would like to see that team again.

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#12 Posted by Alpha (7328 posts) - - Show Bio

Mighty Thorion says:

"Recreating teams / titles from the past doesn't always work well. Sometimes we just have to be thankful for the issues we have and hope that any future versions of said teams don't disappoint."

Well Said!

#13 Posted by POHOCOM (807 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved the Defenders as a kid, but I think it would be difficult to make that lineup fly

today. Surfer, Strange, Hulk (any version of Hulk), and Namor could appear together mabey in a limited series, but not a regular series. It would be impossible to explain those guys being together on a regular basis today. Sort of like New Avengers.

#14 Posted by BatDance (2248 posts) - - Show Bio
As a group I think the Defenders are too powerful so it would cause a writers problem
 
whats the point in having these over powered bricks when the enemies you face are as weak as Doctor Octopus, Red Skull, Magneto, Osborn, Sabretooth
 
The classic Defenders would stomp most of the villains in the Marvel Universe today
without breaking a sweat
#15 Posted by OhTru (1583 posts) - - Show Bio
@fesak said:
"The Defenders concept never really worked anyway. "
How dare you! 
 

 

#16 Posted by milleniumcyke (56 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think the big four would work these days. They're too "big." You can't get away with the standby stuff like you could back in the day or readers will cry foul. How many times can Namor get mad or Hulk hate everyone and want to leave or Dr. Strange whip up some crazy spell to save the day, before it gets old?

#17 Posted by celestial_man (108 posts) - - Show Bio

what i would like to see is Defenders stories that are new that are set in the past something akin to X-men the hidden years/ firstclass  the untold tales of spiderman  just as i dont think it would be possible to do  a core defenders team the present marvel climate

#18 Posted by Hoboseid (1022 posts) - - Show Bio

i think Fraction has a good plan for them

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