The Defenders Then & Now- Let Your Geek Sideshow Podcast

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The newest episode of Then & Now focuses on The Defenders, Marvel’s notable “non-team” that has undergone some radical roster changes from when they first started.  Susan and Kitty discuss how the team has evolved from protecting Earth from cosmic threats to keeping Hell’s Kitchen in check.

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Beginning with heroes like Dr. Strange, the Hulk, Namor the Submariner, and Silver Surfer, the Defenders protected the Marvel Universe from cosmic threats thanks to their wide-reaching powers.  The team rotated rosters frequently over the year, never having an official membership process, unlike the Avengers.

With the 2013 announcement of the development of a Daredevil series for Netflix, the Defenders title was revived both in comics and television and took on a new life as almost exclusively street-level heroes filled its ranks, including Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist.


If you are interested in following The Defenders throughout Marvel Comics and Netflix television, be sure to check out the following comics and shows:

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