Defenders #8

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: David Marquez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 20, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 14
8.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

KINGPINS OF NEW YORK Part 3
•  The bloody battle for the streets of New York hits a zenith, as one of the potential Kingpin crime lords has a change of heart that sends shock waves across the entire Marvel Universe.  
•  At the same time, Luke and Jessica's bad press has a disastrous impact on their lives!
•  How does Diamondback know so much about the Defenders?
Rated T+

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Dec 23, 2017

    Bendis leaving Marvel is exciting for the sake of change at the "Big 2" but at the expense of this series, I don't know if it's worth it. Defenders will leave a gaping hole in Marvel's lineup. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Dec 28, 2017

    Defenders #8 is another fantastic installment to an already great series. The tension is heavy, the stakes are high, the characters are great, and the art is incredible. This one is highly recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Dwight Dec 23, 2017

    Deadpool is in this issue as well and is his usual funny self, though honestly, I would have sacrificed him for more developmental time for the heroes' crew. He still is a welcome addition either way. Another cameo makes this a can't-miss issue for me. I wish there was more Punisher though, but aside from that, I have no real problems; this was one of my favorite issues though I'm not sure if it tops the last one with the great Iron Fist vs Elektra fight. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Dec 21, 2017

    The Defenders continues to be one of, if not the best, series Marvel comics is putting out right now; I am not sure what is going to happen with it after Bendis leaves. I know it did not have a solicitation in March, but I have not heard if it is officially canceled yet. Let's not focus on that–just focus on the fantastic story and beautiful art we are getting from this series right now, and enjoy it while we can! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 20, 2017

    I liked this issue and some may just love it. If you're a fan of comic book storytelling and innovation in the industry you will adore this series. This issue wastes time with unnecessary asides and red herrings, which will undoubtedly annoy many. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    IGN - Kat Calamia Dec 21, 2017

    Defenders #8 is worth buying for the dynamic art style, but takes a few missteps with the story. Read Full Review

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