Appearing in "A Garden of Earthly Demise!"
- Squadron Sinister (Only in flashback)
- Trish Starr (Only in flashback)
- Arthur Richmond (Corpse) (Kyle's father) (Only in flashback)
- Penelope Richmond (Corpse) (Kyle's mother) (Only in flashback)
- school principal (Only in flashback)
- J.C. Pennysworth
- Sons of the Serpent (Only in flashback)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (Only in flashback)
- Gorilla Man (Only in flashback)
- Mr. Kaslov
- Taylor Charles
- female prisoners
Synopsis for "A Garden of Earthly Demise!"
Nighthawk's brain transplant is a success, and in thanks for her assistance, Doctor Strange uses his magic powers to insure that Tania Belinskaya (AKA Red Guardian) can remain in America for a period of time.
Meanwhile, Jack Norriss and the Hulk manage to save Aragorn from a man's double barreled shotgun, and Val settles in jail using her might to try and get her out of a jam but cannot bring herself to strike another woman. While, Samuel Smithers after visiting a home for the Ludberdite Bozo's, decides that he should continue to pursue a life of crime and resumes his guise of Plantman to attack the city.
When Plantman captures Kyle Richmond to use as ransom, Doctor Strange and Red Guardian swing into action to stop Plantman and save Kyle. However, during the fight they are captured in a giant flower by Plantman who then demands 5 million dollars or he will kill Richmond.
- Script: "special assist" from Skrenes.
- This issue features a letters page, Defenders Dialogue. Letters are published from Crystal D. Strauser, Mike Christiansen, Glenn C. Mesa, and Michael Murov.