The Netflix Daredevil show was a big hit! Now people are all excited to see Jessica Jones, Luke Cage/Power Man, and Iron Fist get their own shows. And then eventually, to see them all team up in The Defenders! An Avengers concept except in Television form. But what some people don't know is that these guys aren't the real Defenders. "Imposters! Burn them!" Well hold on guys lets not get too crazy.
The real Defenders made up a small team of Doctor Strange, The Hulk, and Namor The Sub-Mariner. Later Silver Surfer was added, and that was the team for the longest time. Certain other members came in once in awhile like Beast, or Hellcat, Valkyrie, and even Luke Cage. The point of the Defenders was to gather heroes that were known to operate by themselves, and have them fight cosmic and supernatural forces.
The comic lasted for awhile. It was cancelled and then brought back, and then cancelled and brought back again. There hasn't been an issue since 2011, but I'm pretty sure when the new Defenders show is coming up Marvel will release a new comic. Just like they did for [Ant-Man](movie:9048) (Read the New Ant-Man it's great).
Now there was a nice reference to The Defenders in Dan Slotts new Silver Surfer comic. It works so well. The comedy is perfectly timed, the action is great, the art is beautiful, and the storyline is fantastic. So while you're reading The Defenders read Dan Slotts Silver Surfer while you're at it. "Boy Dave you're really giving us a big reading list!" Trust me guys it's worth it.
Though I really like the new direction of The Defenders with [Daredevil](movie:47230) and all them. I still would love to see The Original Four come together and fight off mystic threats. I know Silver Surfers rights are still held by FOX, but you can just keep the three. Or you can add Sif in instead of Surfer, or put in Valkyrie. But unfortunately that won't happen, so I'll keep dreaming.....