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How Well Do You Know The Defenders?

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Long before comic fandom went mutant crazy and moviegoers fell in love with The Avengers, there was another Marvel team that entertained readers with their off-the-wall adventures, triumphs against great odds and continual bickering. For sheer power, The Defenders matched, and perhaps even exceeded, Marvel’s other superhero teams. However, unlike more famous teams like the Avengers and the X-Men, The Defenders were not a team in the strictest sense of the word. Many of the team’s mainstays — including Namor and the Hulk — weren’t natural fits for a team environment and members bickered with each other as often as they fought villains.

The series was one of Marvel’s quirkiest, most inventive titles in the ’70s and has seen several relaunches in the years since, almost each with a completely different roster. With the recent news that the stars of Marvel’s several Netflix series will unite as The Defenders, both on screen and in comic form, it seems that now is the perfect time to look back over the team’s wild and often wacky history. Now CBR is sure you already know a lot about the team, but we want to test your Defender knowledge to determine whether your intellect is closer to the green Hulk’s or to Doctor Strange’s.

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