DEFENDERS (1972) (#1-152) (MARVEL) #37 - Descriptive Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: Defenders (1972) #37
"Evil in Bloom!" is written by Steve Gerber and drawn by Sal Buscema and Klaus Janson. Guest-starring Luke Cage, Power Man. The Plant-Man, a Marvel villain remarkable for his mediocrity, nonetheless has the Defenders on the ropes. Aragorn, the winged horse, has already been wounded in battle against the chlorophyl killer and that's got the Hulk pretty upset. Unfortunately, New York's finest aren't exactly the best grief counselors in the world and inevitably the Hulk clashes with police in the skies of Manhattan. Meanwhile, Dr. Strange and the Red Guardian are encased in a giant pod created by the Plant-Man. With them is Kyle (Nighthawk) Richmond who has just survived his second brain transplant operation in about as many days.

The Plant-Man is demanding $10 million from Richmond Enterprises in ransom for his three hostages. Mistakenly thinking that the Valkyrie is in the pod, Jack Norriss believes he has to take desperate action to save her; especially because he believes Val, who is inhabiting the body of his estranged wife Barbara, might still have some feeling for him. He calls in Luke Cage, also known as the Hero for Hire, or Power Man. Luke settles a little business with some Harlem thugs and then accepts the job. Meanwhile, Dr. Strange has managed to free himself and his friends. But even though Power Man puts a big hurt on Plant-Man, the villain manages to escape. Seeking more firepower for his cause, Plant-Man looks for his partners in crime: the Eel and the Porcupine. But those two have become converts of Celestial Mind Control and that movement has no room for Bozos like Plant-Man!

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Title: Evil in Bloom!

Featuring: Defenders, The

Synopsis: Valkyrie in jail

Credits: Steve Gerber (Script), Sal Buscema (breakdowns), Klaus Janson (finished art) (Pencils), Klaus Janson (Inks), Don Warfield (Colors), Ray Holloway (Letters).

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Publisher: MarvelTitle: DEFENDERS (1972) (#1-152) (MARVEL)
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37 (6.00) 12.00 24.00 34.00 57.00 75.00

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