Giant-Size Defenders #1 (July 1974):
“The Way They Were!”
by Tony Isabella, Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom
8 characters in this story:
This "story" is bridging material: 9 new pages spread around reprints of three stories from previous publications. The reprinted stories are from: "Banished to Outer Space" from Incredible Hulk #3 (Sep. 1962), "Bird of Prey!" from Sub-Mariner Comics 41 (Aug. 1955), and "To Catch a Magician!" (featuring Doctor Stange) from Strange Tales #145 (June 1966). This issue also features a Silver Surfer story: "The Peerless Power of the Silver Surfer" from Fantastic Four Annual #5 (Nov. 1967).
The character indexing done here is only for the characters in the new bridging material, not the issue as a whole (and its constituent reprint material).