New Defenders #146-147
The team heads back to NYC to hang out at Dr. Strange's apartment for awhile. Strange isn't there, but they hang out, anyways.
The demon spirit of an 18th century hedonist from the "Lords of Fun" shows up, calling himself Hotspur. They duel in Central Park, with all sorts of weird mental images, including a random appearance of Sgt. Fury. Cloud suddenly has telepathy and uses it to defeat Hotspur. In the midst of the fight, Andromeda arrives (the mysterious stockbroker-dating chick) and joins the team.
Seraph returns at the end, taking Cloud away and teasing she knows the Secret Origin of Cloud. It'll be awhile, since we've got a filler issue coming up...
New Defenders #148
Hellstrom and Patsy Walker meet Gargoyle and the Beast in San Francisco on a case involving a relic called "The Lesser Grey God". Hellstrom invited them out because they were all Defenders in the story arc against the Six-Fingered Hand. Okay--- a nice attempt at continuity, but Beast didn't join until a few issues after that story. Val would've been a better choice.
Then it's a return appearance by Cutlass and Typhoon, along with former vampire Hannibal King in ANOTHER convoluted plot. There's a cabbie resembling Groucho Marx who receives a ton of screentime, since the writer probably thought he was hilarious.
Gargoyle immediately expresses regret when Cutlass and Typhoon enter, which is unintentionally the same emotion of this issue's readers. Nice to see Hellstrom and Patsy back, but they just stand around while Cutlass babbles. With this callback to the old team, along with the random campout at Dr. Strange's place, you can see how they were trying to bring back readers.
In the typical Defenders subplot, a big hairy drifter is seen walking through the mountains.