The Champions

English

Disambiguation: first Marvel team by the name

First published in: 1975

Description:
The Champions was a team of heroes based on the West Coast of the United States. Members included Hercules, Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze], Black Widow [Natasha Romanova], Angel [Warren Worthington III], and Iceman.
Notes:
The Champions disbanding was revealed in The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976 series) #17. This group had no affiliation with the later Champions teams.

Name:

    The Champions

Appearances With a Group Origin Universe:


Appearances With a Story Universe:


Translations:

  1. republished as - Campeões [Campeões de Los Angeles] (Portuguese)
  2. republished as - Champions (p. 1979) (Dutch)
  3. republished as - Les Champions [Premier groupe du nom] (p. 1976) (French)

Group Members:

  1. Angel [Warren Worthington III] (p. 1963)
    1975 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Champions (Marvel, 1975 series) #1 (October 1975).
  2. Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff] (p. 1964)
    1975 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Champions (Marvel, 1975 series) #1 (October 1975).
  3. Darkstar [Laynia Petrovna] (p. 1976)
    1976 - 1978 (associated)
    Notes: Never joined the team, but joined them on several missions.
  4. Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze] (p. 1972)
    1975 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Champions (Marvel, 1975 series) #1 (October 1975).
  5. Hercules [Marvel, Olympian god] (p. 1965)
    1975 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Champions (Marvel, 1975 series) #1 (October 1975).
  6. Iceman [Bobby Drake] (p. 1963)
    1975 - 1978 (formal)
    Notes: Joined in The Champions (Marvel, 1975 series) #1 (October 1975).