Not that long ago…on a post not so far away I explored why Marvel’s non-team was getting another shot at a series…this time with the Uncanny X-Men dream team of Matt Fraction and Terry Dodson.
The Defenders by Matt Fraction Trade Paperback is out this week collecting the first six issues of the series.
In the aftermath of Fear Itself this odd mix of heroes is recruited to stop a monster’s rampage. I won’t spoil the hero that summons Dr. Strange, Silver Surfer, Iron Fist, Namor and Red She-Hulk into this latest incarnation of Marvel’s non-team.
The book has action, humor and strange twists. How does the idea of Dr. Strange hooking up, monsters and zero gravity kung-fu in the first chapter strike you? The misfits discover threats and mysteries on Wundagore Mountain and deep in the sea. Fraction has said the book is filled with characters he really wanted to write and you can feel the love for each of them. Dodson’s bold art captures the big screen fun, supernatural twists and enthusiasm Fraction pounds into the script.
With so many other Marvel teams why would you need the Defenders? Why would a concept that’s been tried so many times he another reboot. Check out Defenders By Matt Fraction and you’ll see why. If only Fraction could find a way to bring Hellcat back on the team!