It’s a sad day for The Defenders, as their greatest writer signs off.
I get the sense that Steve was upset enough about leaving that he threw all his ideas into Defenders Annual #1 and this is just a paycheck issue for him. Issue #41 is Gerber’s final issue. It is mostly about Dr. Strange helping Nighthawk save his girlfriend Trish from Shazana (Clea’s sister).
It makes no reference to current continuity–not sure if he pushed it out or if it was an old, rejected script.
Steve Gerber loved words.