Marvel Universe


There are Marvel heroes who seek to protect our planet or even the galaxy. But there are also those who protect turf of a smaller scale, safeguarding their own neighborhoods from threats within. Meet the street-level defenders of Marvel – a handful of New York City vigilantes and Heroes for Hire who pack powerful punches on the streets they call home.


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Marvel’s Defenders


in Defenders (2017) #1


in Daredevil (2015) #1

Jessica Jones

in New Avengers Annual (2009) #3

Luke Cage

in Cage! (2016) #1

Iron Fist

in Power Man and Iron Fist (2016) #1

More Street-Level Heroes

Colleen Wing

in Daughters of the Dragon (2006) #1

Claire Temple

in Hero for Hire (1972) #2

Dr. Claire Temple proves that the power of intellect can rival that of physical strength. What better use of her brilliance than helping to save human and superhuman lives? Check out her first appearance!

Misty Knight

in Heroes for Hire (2006) #1

While working as a beat cop, Misty Knight lost her arm to a bomb blast, but she now possesses a bionic arm that she wields along with her savvy. Misty once led her own Heroes for Hire operation, a return to form since her earliest team-ups with original Heroes for Hire Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

The Punisher

in The Punisher (2016) #1

Cloak & Dagger

in Cloak and Dagger (1985) #1

Yin and Yang. Hot and Cold. Cloak and Dagger. If you believe opposites attract, this is the crime-stopping comic duo for you! Cloak uses the power of darkness, while Dagger possesses the divinity of light, but it is the secrets of their past which bind these two together.

Moon Knight

in Moon Knight (2016) #1


in The Totally Awesome Hulk (2015) #15