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Best-selling, award-winning novelists and comic book writers Christopher Golden and Brian Keene rediscover one of their earliest mutual influences -- Marvel Comics' long-running, loony THE DEFENDERS series. They discuss the series, in chronological order, from the viewpoints of creatives, critics, and fans, sharing their passion and love for these enduring characters and story lines, and engaging in the most self-indulgent fanboy nonsense you'll ever encounter. Doctor Strange, Nighthawk, the Incredible Hulk, Valkyrie, Hellcat, Sub-Mariner, Silver Surfer, Gargoyle, the Son of Satan, Moon Knight, Devil-Slayer and all of your other favorite Bronze Age Marvel characters abound. Tune in each week for insight, nostalgia, and laughs in this deep appreciation we call DEFENDERS DIALOGUE. Excelsior, true believers!
||ExplicitDefender's Dialogue Issue #021||In this special episode, Brian discusses Devil-Slayer's origins and involvement with The Defenders, and his history with the rest of the Marvel universe, including Keene's own turn with the character.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue #020||Doctor Strange returns and Devil-Slayer joins the Defenders to thwart Xenogenesis: the rebirth of the demon race! Christopher Golden and Brian Keene alter their minds and listen to Blue Oyster Cult. Guest-starring Spider-Man!||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefender's Dialogue Issue #019||Brian and Chris welcome Scott Edelman back to the show to talk about the history of Marvel's back-up strips. Then, it's Valkyrie versus Lunatik while Bruce Banner fights to save the rest of the Defenders. Plus, Kurt Busiek versus Keith Giffen?||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefender's Dialogue Issue #018||In Russia, Hulk, Namor, Hellcat, and Nighthawk are caught in the heart of a nuclear blast as they face off against their former teammate, Red Guardian. Meanwhile, in New York, Valkyrie learns more about the mysterious Lunatik. Plus, Clea fights...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue #017||The Defenders face off in final battle against Scorpio and his new Zodiac! Then, Valkyrie faces off against institutionalized bureaucracy, Red Guardian meets the mysterious Codename: Sergei and Lunatik makes his debut. We bid farewell to Moon...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue #016: WHO IS THE COSMIC MUFFIN?||Doctor Strange, Luke Cage and Red Guardian are out. Moon Knight and Wonder Man are in. And Marvel's whiniest supervillain, Scorpio, sets his sights on the Defenders. Nick Fury guest-stars, Captain America shills cupcakes, and Chris and Brian...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue #015||Both Keith Giffen and the happy go-lucky Hellcat make their debuts as the Defenders face off against the Emissaries of Evil, the Red Rajah, and more! Plus, Chris looks back at some classic Seventies Marvel advertising.||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue #014||It's the end of an era as both Steve Gerber and Sal Buscema's time on The Defenders comes to a close. The fate of Trish Starr is revealed, and The Defenders team up with special guest star Howard the Duck! Plus, Chris and Brian discuss Marvel's...||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue #013||The Headmen - Nebulon Saga comes to a senses shattering conclusion as Doc Strange, Hulk, Valkyrie, Nighthawk, Luke Cage, Red Guardian, and Jack Norris engage the enemy on multiple fronts.||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue #012||The strangest Defenders saga ever told continues. The fate of Nighthawk's brain and Hulk's pet deer are revealed as both the Headmen and Nebulon's plans come to fruition. Plus, the Red Guardian makes her debut. Will she stand with Doctor Strange,...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue #011||The Headmen, Nebulon, and the Elf With A Gun return to kick off the strangest Defenders saga ever told. Nighthawk's secret origin is revealed. Hulk gets a pet. Brian shares fond memories of his first Defenders comic. And Christopher talks about...||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefender's Dialogue Issue #10||The Defenders and the Guardians of the Galaxy team up in final battle against the Badoon, and the secret of Starhawk is revealed!||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue #09||The Steve Gerber era continues, and the Guardians of the Galaxy epic begins. Before they became stars of the big screen, they were Defenders! Plus, Chris looks back on his time writing The Punisher, and Brian reviews the new Netflix series.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue #08||What was it like to be part of the 1970s Marvel Comics Bullpen? Find out as Scott Edelman joins Christopher and Brian to discuss working with Steve Gerber, the chaos of creativity, and his first Marvel credit -- GIANT-SIZE DEFENDERS #5.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue #07||Hulk punches Nazis as the Steve Gerber era continues and the senses-shattering Sons of the Serpent saga begins. Plus, Hank Pym can't catch a break, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and the Son of Satan return, and...is that an Elf...with a gun?!||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue #06||The Steve Gerber era begins, and it's clobberin' time as The Thing helps the Defenders discover Valkyrie's secret origin! Plus, the debut of the non-team's most bizarre rogues -- The Headmen! And how does Daredevil fit into all of this? Find out, as...||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue #05||Luke Cage and the Son of Satan join The Defenders as they face off against the Wrecking Crew and the forces of Hell. Plus, Chris and Brian share fond memories of The Million Year Picnic.||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue #4||In the aftermath of the Avengers-Defenders War, the non-team face the return of a familiar villain -- Xemnu, the Titan. And if that ain't enough, this episode marks the first appearance of Nighthawk and Nebulon the Celestial Man! Face it true...||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue #3||The Avengers - Defenders War begins! Chris and Brian discuss the first big crossover event in Marvel Comics history, and how it impacted comics for decades to follow. Plus, Hulk finally takes a stand against his teammate's incessant bullying.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue #2||Defenders Issues 1-6||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue #1||What happens when a legendary Golden Age creator decides to teach a young artist a lesson? Who's a bigger jerk -- Dr. Strange, Namor, or the Silver Surfer? And what is the real-life Rutland, Vermont's connection to the Marvel Universe? ...||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDefenders Dialogue Issue 0||There shall come a podcast – a podcast like NO OTHER – DEFENDERS DIALOGUE! Marvel Comic's original super-hero non-team convenes once again under Project Entertainment Network. Noted comic book writers and authors Brian Keene & Christopher...||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great companion piece
This podcast is a fantastic companion piece to Marvel’s classic team that I grew up with. Relevant because of the Defenders TV show and the characters involved.
Two creators I read and respect talking about a comic I love? I'm all in.
Bird-Nose, Sword Girl, and Dumb Magician
Two of my favorite writers talking about one of my all-time favorite comics? Aw, yeah. I loved the first episode. Keep it going!