Defenders #128-130 (1984)

New team, old story.

More of the “Secret Empire” epic.  I’m not really feeling this ongoing tale.  Even the name “Secret Empire” is pretty generic.  And their leader Professor Power—that’s a pretty generic name for a  super-villain with a generic aim: Blow-up-slash-take-over the world.

Thankfully, this appears to be the end of the story: The Defenders win in the end and get recognized by the U.S. Government as a super-team, in the same way that The Avengers have recognition and clearance.

With this arc, DeMatteis leaves the series.

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