All things must come to an end, and the Defenders will fight their way to the finish in epic fashion. Moondragon seeks to master her arrogance, leading to a new outlook and a new uniform; however, despite outward appearances, her internal struggle continues. She succumbs to the power of the Dragon of the Moon, the cosmic entity that eradicated all life on Titan. Now, the remaining Defenders must battle their own teammate or Earth will suff er the same fate. It's a struggle that won't end without the death of a Defender. Also featuring Beast's fight for mutant rights, Cloud's identity conflict, the return of Manslaughter, the debut of Andromeda and Gargoyle's solo series adventure. COLLECTING: VOL. 9: DEFENDERS (1972) 138-152, GARGOYLE (1985) 1-4
J. M. DeMatteis has been a professional musician, a rock journalist, and a writer for film and television, but he's best known as a critically acclaimed, Eisner Award-winning writer of comic books. In addition to his work on Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, and many other pop culture icons, he is the author of an acclaimed autobiographical graphic novel, Brooklyn Dreams, as well as the Abadazad series for young readers. Mr. DeMatteis lives with his family in New York. This is his first novel for HarperCollins.