Should the Defenders and Secret Defenders be considered the same team?
The original Defenders were a loose knit team of heroes that worked together to stop many mystical/world conquery sort of threats. The membership had several core members like Dr. Strange, Namor, Nighthawk, Hulk, Valkyrie and Hellcat with several other guest star members. In the later 40 issues the team was almost exclusively Beast, Angel, Iceman, Gargoyle, and Valkyrie.
Whereas the Secret Defenders had no base of operation and was simply a strike force chosen on a case by case basis.
I've always though of them as two seperate entities.
Does the Secret Defenders deserve to be seperate?