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PREVIEW: “Defenders” #1

by  in Comic News Comment

Official Press Release

To support the launch of this major new series, Marvel is promoting Defenders through the following retailer support program:

  • A free Defenders/Avengers X-Sanction preview book in stores Wednesday, November 2nd
  • Exciting new ordering incentives for retailers, announced in this week’s Marvel Mailer
  • Full issue preview on Diamond Retailer Site
  • Extremely limited-edition Defenders #1 Neal Adams Inked Variant
  • In-store promotional items including mini-posters, postcards and more.
  • Digital marketing designed to drive consumers to comic stores for Defenders #1
  • Prominently placed Defenders house ads in major Marvel comics
  • A month long promotion through the Marvel Comics app, designed to create greater awareness and interest in Defenders
  • Defenders-centric E-mail blasts to consumers
  • Mainstream press timed around the Defenders #1 on-sale
  • Ads in each digital issue of Defenders #1 directing fans to check out subsequent issues at their local comic shop

This December, all-new era in Marvel history begins with Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson’s Defenders #1.

DEFENDERS #1 (OCT110587)

DEFENDERS #1 IMMONEN VARIANT (OCT110588)

DEFENDERS #1 ADAMS VARIANT (OCT110589)

DEFENDERS #1 ADAMS INKED VARIANT (SEP118111)

DEFENDERS #1 BLANK VARIANT (OCT110590)

DEFENDERS #1 I AM A DEFENDER VARIANT (OCT110591)

Written by MATT FRACTION

Pencils & Cover by TERRY DODSON

Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN

Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS

Sketch Variant Cover by NEAL ADAMS

Blank Variant available

I Am A Defender Variant also Available

FOC-11/7/11, On-Sale-12/7/11