"The Defenders" #9 is the best issue of the series so far and a benchmark for the potential of the book. Fraction and McKelvie deliver a whole new world, the speedy descent of its Nick Fury and all the action and strangeness this title needs. The narrative moves in fast, does some damage and moves on. The end leaves the audience entertained with a whole scattering of obvious and subliminal suggestions for other very cool things to check out. Here's hoping the title can keep this high bar aloft as the story of the Concordance Engine continues. Read Full Review
If you have wanted to try out the Defenders this is not the issue to test the waters. The series is still new enough that it should be easy enough to pick up the first issues. If you are reading the series, this issue is a bit of a let down. Read Full Review
Fractions calling back to the old Marvel days, back in the 60s, and McKelvie is producing some really great artwork. Theres absolutely no reason why this book should be bad, but it is. If the story was a little more conciseDefenderscan really hit hard. Unfortunately, its been lacking a solid plot for some time now. Lets hope we see some more development next issue. Read Full Review
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