An interview this week at Marvel.com offers some fun perspective into the appeal of the early Defenders.
In the interview, TV writer and radio host Tom Scharpling discusses why he tended to read "the second tier books of the day," including Defenders, Power Man and Iron Fist, and Doctor Strange.
Here's an excerpt:
- I always weirdly gravitated towards the Defenders over the Avengers, because the Avengers just had everything locked down and were on it.
- … and the Defenders were just this group of third stringers, where it's like, "Ugh, these guys are losers, and they don't like each other either!" Guys would just check out for huge stretches. For some reason the messiness of that appealed to me. Just how chaotic that was.