(August 1999)

Marvel, 1999 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
17.95 USD; 27.50 CAD
Pages
164
On-sale Date
1999
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel's Finest; Marvel Comics
ISBN
0-7851-0726-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785107262 51795
Editing
Bob Harras (editor-in-chief); Polly Watson (reprint editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover
Binding
Softcover
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Originally published as Contest of Champions (Marvel, 1982 series) #1-3, West Coast Avengers Annual (Marvel, 1986 series) #2 and Avengers Annual (Marvel, 1967 series) #16.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Marvel Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pepe Moreno (painting)
Inks
Pepe Moreno (painting)
Colors
Pepe Moreno (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil; Captain America; Arabian Knight; Thor; Black Panther; Thing
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[Contents Page] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Contents and indicia page.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Letters
typeset

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A Gathering of Heroes! (Table of Contents: 3)

Marvel Heroes / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Bill Mantlo; Steven Grant
Pencils
John Romita Jr.
Inks
Pablo Marcos; Bob Layton (additional art)
Colors
Andy Yanchus; Pat DeFalco (credited as Patricia DeFalco)
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Wasp; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Wonder Man; Iron Man [Tony Stark]]; Beast; Soviet Super Soldiers [Darkstar; Vanguard; Crimson Dynamo; Ursa Major]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing]; Alpha Flight [Guardian [James MacDonald Hudson]; Shaman; Sasquatch; Aurora; Northstar; Snowbird]; X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Kitty Pryde]; Inhumans [Black Bolt; Medusa; Quicksilver; Crystal; Gorgon; Karnak; Triton; Lockjaw]; Eternals [Makkari; Karkas; Sersi; Thena]; Power Man; Iron Fist; Dazzler; Hellcat; Valkyrie; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Daredevil; Moon Knight; Ka-Zar; Shanna; Dr. Strange; Devil-Slayer; Spider-Woman [Jessica Drew]; Machine Man; Jack Of Hearts; Quasar; Hulk; Doc Samson; Son of Satan; Thor; Red Wolf; Sunfire; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Captain Britain; Sabra; Collective Man; Arabian Knight; Nighthawk; She-Hulk; Hercules; Werewolf by Night; Falcon; Ant-Man [Scott Lang]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanov]; Gargoyle; Rom; Jocasta; Shroud; Dr. Druid; Stingray; Night Rider; Texas Twister; Torpedo; Moondragon; Brother Voodoo; Mockingbird; Tigra; Captain Ultra; Guardsman; Living Mummy; Firebird; Whizzer; Silver Surfer; Captain Universe; 3-D Man; Angel; Iceman; Peregrine [Alain Racine] (introduction); Talisman (introduction); Defensor [Gabriel Carlos Dantes Sepulveda] (introduction); Shamrock [Molly Fitzgerald] (introduction); Blitzkrieg [Franz Mittelstaedt] (introduction); Grandmaster (villain); The Unknown [Death] (villain); Red Ghost (villain); Gypsy Moth (villain); Stan Lee (cameo); Collector (cameo); Korvac (cameo)
Synopsis
The third contest takes place in a Japanese city between Thing, Wolverine and Peregrine vs. Black Panther, Angel and Vanguard. The Thing wins for the Grandmaster. The fourth contest takes place in the jungle between Captain America, Sasquatch and Blitzkrieg and Storm, Shamrock and Collective Man. Shamrock wins for the Grandmaster (?; See note below). Grandmaster is declared the winner and the Unknown, who Invisible Girl reveals to be Death, uses the Golden Globe of Life to resurrect the Collector but she uses the Grandmaster's life force to do so. The heroes are returned to earth.
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Indexer Notes

In one of the bigger blunders on record, with the final contest looming, the score stands Grandmaster-2 The Unknown-1. Shamrock triumphs in the last conflict and the Grandmaster is declared the winner for the final part of the story. The only problem is that Shamrock was on The Unknown's team which would have made the battles tied. I guess even cosmic entities can make mistakes.

Chapter 2 First Contest: Frenzy In the Frozen North!; Chapter 3 Second Contest: Ghost Town Showdown! (Table of Contents: 4)

Marvel Heroes / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (plot); Steven Grant (plot); Bill Mantlo (plot, script)
Pencils
John Romita Jr.
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Colors
Michele Wolfman; Christie Scheele
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil;Talisman; Darkstar; Invisible Girl; Iron Fist; Sunfire; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Arabian Knight; Sabra; She-Hulk; Defensor; Captain Britain; Grandmaster (villain); The Unknown [Death] (villain); Angel (cameo); Vision (cameo); Sasquatch (cameo); Captain America [Steve Rogers] (cameo); Collective Man (cameo); Wolverine (cameo); Hulk (cameo); Dr. Strange (cameo); Power Man [Luke Cage] (cameo); Guardian [James MacDonald Hudson] (cameo); Blitzkrieg (cameo); Black Panther (cameo); Falcon (cameo); Shamrock (cameo); Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (cameo); Thing (cameo); Storm (cameo); Thor (cameo); Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (cameo); Black Bolt (cameo); Beast (cameo); Vanguard (cameo)
Synopsis
The first contest takes place in the arctic between Daredevil, Talisman and Darkstar [Grandmaster's team] vs. Invisible Girl, Iron Fist and Sunfire [Unknown's team]. Daredevil wins for the Grandmaster. The second contest takes place in a western ghost town between She-Hulk, Captain Britain and Defensor [Grandmaster's team] and Iron Man, Sabra and Arabian Knight [Unknown's team]. Arabian Knight wins for the Unknown. The score is tied.
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Chapter 4 Third Contest: Siege In the City of the Dead!; Chapter 5 Fourth Contest: Struggle in the Jungle!; Chapter 6 Winner Takes None! (Table of Contents: 5)

Marvel Heroes / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (story); Steven Grant (story); Bill Mantlo (story, script)
Pencils
John Romita Jr.
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Colors
Don Warfield; Carl Gafford
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Wonder Man; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Iron Man [Tony Stark]]; Beast; Black Panther; Angel; Vanguard; Wolverine; Thing; Peregrine; Sasquatch; Blitzkrieg; Storm; Shamrock; Collective Man;Daredevil; She-Hulk; Captain Britain; Darkstar; Talisman; Defensor; Sabra; Arabian Knight; Iron Fist; Sunfire; Invisible Girl; Collector (restored to life); Grandmaster (villain; Death but later Resurrected); Death (villain); American Eagle (cameo); Blue Shield (cameo); Shooting Star (cameo); Quasar (cameo); Union Jack (cameo); Hulk (cameo)
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Death and Texas! (Table of Contents: 6)

West Coast Avengers / comic story / 41 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart; Mark Gruenwald ("creative kibitzing"); Tom DeFalco ("creative kibitzing")
Pencils
Al Milgrom
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Gregory Wright
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Doctor Druid; She-Hulk; Thor; Wasp]; Elders of the Universe [Champion (flashback); Collector; Gardener (flashback); Possessor (flashback)]; Silver Surfer; West Coast Avengers [Hawkeye; La Espirita; Mockingbird; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Moon Knight; Tigra; Wonder Man]
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The Day Death Died! (Table of Contents: 7)

Avengers / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Bob Hall (breakdowns pages 1-5, 35-40); Keith Pollard (breakdowns pages 13-17); Marshall Rogers (pages 18-22); Butch Guice (pages 23-28); Ron Frenz (breakdowns pages 29-34); John Romita Jr. (breakdowns pages 6-11)
Inks
Tom Palmer (finishes pages 1-5, 35-40); Bill Sienkiewicz (finishes 6-11); Al Williamson (finishes pages 13-17); Bob Layton (pages 18-22); Kevin Nowlan (pages 23-28); Bob Wiacek (finishes pages 29-34)
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [the Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Black Panther (flashback); Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Dr. Druid; She-Hulk; Thor; Wasp]; Collector (flashback); Death; Grandmaster; Legion of the Unliving [Baron Blood; Black Knight [Sir Percy]; Bucky; Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Dracula; Drax; Executioner; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]; Hyperion; Korvac; Nighthawk; Red Guardian [Alexei Shostakov]; Swordsman; Terrax]; Silver Surfer; Thing (flashback); Vanguard (flashback); West Coast Avengers [Dr. Pym; Hawkeye; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mockingbird; Moon Knight; Tigra; Wonder Man]; Wolverine (flashback)
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Heroes
  2. 1. [Contents Page]
  3. 2. Introduction
  4. 3. A Gathering of Heroes!
    Marvel Heroes
  5. 4. Chapter 2 First Contest: Frenzy In the Frozen North!; Chapter 3 Second Contest: Ghost Town Showdown!
    Marvel Heroes
  6. 5. Chapter 4 Third Contest: Siege In the City of the Dead!; Chapter 5 Fourth Contest: Struggle in the Jungle!; Chapter 6 Winner Takes None!
    Marvel Heroes
  7. 6. Death and Texas!
    West Coast Avengers
  8. 7. The Day Death Died!
    Avengers
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