The newest Initiative team has been deployed to…..New Jersey! The Last Defenders #1 (of 6), written by the sensational Joe Casey with lush pencils by Jim Muniz, starts us off with seasoned Defender veteran Nighthawk in action taking down some Serpent goons. After scoring a meeting with S.H.I.E.L.D director, Tony Stark, Nighthawk has got his super powered team consisting of his old friend Blazing Skull (who’s just looking to beat baddies up), She Hulk (who wants to get back at Tony Stark) and the former X-Man, Colossus (who has no place left to go). In their first mission, the team takes down the Sons of Serpents while awaking the feared Aztec god, Quetzalcoatl. There’s no telling how they will get themselves out of this one!

“The Last Defenders is the Marvel series I've been waiting my entire career to write,” said Casey. “Every issue is jam-packed with superhero teambook goodness. Jim's art is phenomenal, and industry legend Keith Giffen pitched in with his classic storytelling chops. For me as a writer, this one's really got it all.”

The Last Defenders is rip-roaring adventure and sure to make a Defenders fan out of anyone new and old! How will Nighthawk fare as a team leader? Can he control this team of quarrelsome hotheads? Also, there is trouble brewing in the sea beneath them and in the skies above! Find out who’s planning to make this team work for their paycheck in The Last Defenders #1 (of 6)

THE LAST DEFENDERS #1 (of 6) (JAN082155)
Written by JOE CASEY
Breakdowns by KEITH GIFFEN
Pencils by JIM MUNIZ
Rated T+…$2.99
FOC—2/21/08, On Sale--3/12/08

Last Defenders #1

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