(2018)

Marvel, 2018 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
39.99 USD; 52.00 CAD
Pages
476
On-sale Date
2018-06-20
Publisher's Age Guidelines
T
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN
978-1-302-91180-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781302911805 53999
Printer
LSC Communications Inc., Kendallville, IN, USA
Editing
Mark D. Beazley (credited) (collection editor); Caitlin O'Connell (credited) (assistant editor); Kateri Woody (credited) (associate managing editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy
Binding
trade paperback
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects Champions (Marvel, 1975 series) #1-17, Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #163, Super-Villain Team-Up (Marvel, 1975 series) #14, Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (Marvel, 1976 series) #17-18, and Incredible Hulk Annual (Marvel, 1976 series) #7.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Champions / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Dan Adkins (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Champions / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
John Tartaglione
Colors
Phil Rachelson
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iceman; Venus; Ghost Rider; Angel; Hercules; Black Widow

Indexer Notes

Title page.
Image is taken from the splash page of The Champions #2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Champions / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Credits page.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

The Champions / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ralph Macchio
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Introduction by Ralph Macchio.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Dan Adkins (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Annette Kawecki ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Onward, my comrades!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman]
Reprints

The World Still Needs... the Champions! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Champions / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Dave Hunt

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two young men stroll the U.C.L.A. campus this sunny autumn morning.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman] (introduction; origin); Venus; Pluto (villain); Ares (villain); Hippolyta (villain); Amazons (villain); Mutates (villain); Cerberus (villain); Harpies (villain); Ivan
Reprints
Keywords
U.C.L.A.

Indexer Notes

Angel's new costume designed by Len Wein and John Romita, according to the Champions #4 letters page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Irv Watanabe ?; Morrie Kuramoto ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your comrades cannot help you, Hercules!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Pluto; Ares; Hippolyta; The Champions [Hercules; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside, Hippolyta's hair is colored green, while on the cover it is auburn.

Whom the Gods Would Join... (Table of Contents: 7)

The Champions / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
John Tartaglione
Colors
Phil Rachelson
Letters
Irv Watanabe

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chaos reigns on the campus of U.C.L.A. for in the past hour, its scholarly confines have been rent by creatures from beyond time.
Genre
superhero
Characters
THe Champions [Hercules; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman]; Venus; Zeus; Dionysius; Athena; Olympians; Pluto (villain); Ares (villain); Hippolyta (villain); Huntsman of Zeus (villain); Menoetius (villain)
Synopsis
Pluto tries to marry off Hercules and Venus against their will. He is blackmailing Zeus to get his support.
Reprints
Keywords
U.C.L.A.

Assault on Olympus! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Dan Adkins (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even if thy son and his comrades survive this combat, Zeus--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Pluto; Zeus; The Champions [Hercules; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman]
Reprints

Assault on Olympus (Table of Contents: 9)

The Champions / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella (plot); Bill Mantlo (script)
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Karen Mantlo

Job Number
JV 148
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It would seem that friend Iceman takes his defeats in stride, Angel!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman]; Venus; Zeus; Dionysius; Pluto (villain); Ares (villain); Hippolyta (villain); Mutates (villain); Huntsman of Zeus (villain)
Synopsis
The heroes take the fight to Olympus.
Reprints

Murder at Malibu! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Irv Watanabe

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman]
Reprints

Murder at Malibu! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Champions / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Phil Rachelson
Letters
Irv Watanabe

Job Number
JV 217
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It begins with a walk on the beach...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman]; Dr. Edward Lansing (villain, introduction, death); Old Billy (introduction)
Synopsis
Hercules and Natasha encounter a person who is an escapee of Dr. Edward Lansing's experiments to re-create the Super-Soldier Serum.
Reprints
Keywords
Malibu; San Marino

Murder Is a Man Called...Rampage! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman]; Rampage
Reprints

The Economy Is So Bad That... (Table of Contents: 13)

The Champions / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
Don Heck (layouts)
Inks
John Tartaglione (finished art)
Colors
Janice Cohen
Letters
John Costanza (pages 1-7); Irv Watanabe (pages 10-31, uncredited)

Job Number
JV 241
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Presenting: the everyman of super-villains... the first menace born of the recession... Rampage!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romonova]; Iceman; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze] (flashback)]; Rampage [Stuart Clarke] (introduction, villain, origin); Amos Crawley (introduction); Emerson Bale (introduction); Ivan Petrovich; Richard Fenster
Synopsis
The Champions must stop the bank robbing Rampage, a villain driven to crime by the poor state of the economy.
Reprints
Keywords
U.C.L.A.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Maybe you clowns just formed the Champions...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman]; Rampage
Reprints

Mad Dogs and Businessmen (Table of Contents: 15)

The Champions / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
George Tuska (breakdowns); Vince Colletta (finished art)
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
Irv Watanabe; Gaspar Saladino (page one)

Job Number
JV-270
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm talking about extending a needed hand when ordinary people face out-of-the-ordinary problems.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman]; Rampage (villain)
Reprints

The Man Who Created the Black Widow! (Table of Contents: 16)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You don't stand a chance against the Griffin, Champion--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Griffin; The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]]
Reprints

The Man Who Created the Black Widow (Table of Contents: 17)

The Champions / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Vince Colletta; John Romita (see notes)
Colors
Phil Rachelson
Letters
Karen Mantlo; Gaspar Saladino (page one)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome to the Champions' temporary headquarters, a plush suite in a twenty-three story top-dollar Los Angeles office building...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Black Widow [Natasha Romanova] (origin, flashback); Hercules; Angel; Iceman; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]]; Darkstar [Laynia Sergeievna Petrovna] (introduction); Yuri Petrovich (introduction); the Commissar [Alexi Bruskin] (introduction); Griffin (villain); Darkstar (villain); Rampage (villain); Titanium Man (villain)
Reprints
Keywords
Los Angeles

Indexer Notes

Romita inking touch-ups on Iceman throughout. Info per Nick Caputo.

Messenger of Death! (Table of Contents: 18)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane (signed as K)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed as M)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?; Jim Novak ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]]; Rampage
Reprints

Divide and Conquer! (Table of Contents: 19)

The Champions / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Bob Hall
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
Don Warfield
Letters
Karen Mantlo; Gaspar Saladino (page one)

Job Number
C-52
First Line of Dialogue or Text
By the silver bow of Apollo!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Hercules; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman]; Rampage; Alexi Brushki [The Commissar]; Ivan Petrovich; Griffin; Darkstar; Titanium Man; Crimson Dynamo [Yuri Petrovich a.k.a the Outcast]; Dick Fenster
Synopsis
Rampage stops by the Champions' offices to deliver a message about their teammate, the Black Widow. Instead, his exo-skeleton explodes. Then the Champions split up: Ghost Rider takes Rampage to the hospital, Iceman and Ivan search for Natasha, and Hercules and the Angel prepare for a press conference introducing the Champions to the world. But the conference is interrupted by the arrival of the Griffin, the Titanium Man and the Crimson Dynamo.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The origin of the Black Widow continues in flashback.

The Battle of Los Angeles! (Table of Contents: 20)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?
Letters
Irv Watanabe; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]]; Titanium Man [Yuri Petrovich]; Crimson Dynamo [Alex Nevsky]; Darkstar
Reprints

The Battle of Los Angeles! (Table of Contents: 21)

The Champions / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Bob Hall
Inks
Bob Layton
Colors
Don Warfield
Letters
Karen Mantlo; Gaspar Saladino (page one)

Job Number
C-112
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mere moments ago, an impressive ceremony began, officially inaugurating the Champions as Los Angeles' first super-hero group.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova] (origin continued); Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]]; Commissar [Alexei Buskin]; Crimson Dynamo [Alex Nevsky]; Titanium Man [Yuri Petrovich]; Griffin; Darkstar; Ivan Petrovich
Synopsis
The villains attack the remaining heroes and defeat them. Meanwhile, Black Widow escapes just as Ivan and Iceman locate the location where the Widow is being held.
Reprints
Keywords
Los Angeles

The Demon and the Demi-God! (Table of Contents: 22)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Annette Kawecki

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aside, Satan-spawn!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]]
Reprints

One Man's Son is Another Man's Poison! (Table of Contents: 23)

The Champions / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Bob Hall
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Don Warfield
Letters
Ray Holloway

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You are going to die, Champions--and you'll never even know why!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova] (origin continues); Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]]; Darkstar; Titanium Man [Yuri Petrovich]; Crimson Dynamo [Alex Nevsky]; Griffin
Reprints

Guest Starring Black Goliath! Providing He Lives That Long! (Table of Contents: 24)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Layton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Iceman]; Black Goliath [Bill Foster]
Reprints

The Shadow from the Stars (Table of Contents: 25)

The Champions / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Bob Layton
Colors
Don Warfield
Letters
Bruce Patterson; Gaspar Saladino (page one)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Los Angeles, twenty-five stories above street level, the Champions' shiny new sky-car begins a 1.5 second out-of-control plunge toward sudden death!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]]; Darkstar; Black Goliath [Bill Foster]; Hawkeye; Two-Gun Kid; Warlord Kaa (villain); Shadow-Aliens (all death, villains); Hulk (flashback); Stilt-Man (villain, cameo)
Synopsis
Black Goliath stops the Champions' sky-car from crashing and reveals that he designed the ship. He discovers that the metal used in the construction of the ship was of inferior quality. The Champions, including new ally Darkstar, travel to Arizona and help Hawkeye and the Two-Gun Kid defeat the Warlord Kaa and his Shadow-Aliens. Back in LA, a girl arrives at Champions base carrying a box (formerly belonging to the Stranger) that was stolen from Bill Foster's lab a week ago. The Stilt-Man breaks into Champions HQ looking for the box.
Reprints
Keywords
Arizona; flying saucers; Los Angeles; mind-control

Indexer Notes

Two-Gun Kid appears between Avengers #151 and Marvel Tales #100. The box was stolen in Black Goliath #4.

From Beyond the Stars...The Stranger Strikes! (Table of Contents: 26)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fall, Olympian!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Hercules; Angel [Warren Worthington III]]; Stranger
Reprints

Did Someone Say... the Stranger? (Table of Contents: 27)

The Champions / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Bob Layton
Colors
Don Warfield
Letters
Annette Kawecki

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There they are, Champions--fighting atop our headquarters!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]]; Darkstar; Black Goliath [Bill Foster]; Stranger; Stilt-Man (villain); Kamo Tharnn [Possessor] (villain)
Synopsis
In Los Angeles, the Champions and Black Goliath drive away Stilt-Man. The Goliath chases after and ultimately defeats Stilt-Man. The Stranger arrives and tells the team that the box is the Null-Life Bomb. The bomb activates and begins to grow in size. The Stranger enters the bomb to try to disarm is and teleports the Champions away. The team find themselves in another realm and are attacked by Kamo Tharnn and his Beast-Men.
Reprints

The Doom That Went on Forever! (Table of Contents: 28)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You fight in vain, humans--
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Hercules; Angel [Warren Worthington III]]; Kamo Tharn
Reprints

The Doom That Went On Forever! (Table of Contents: 29)

The Champions / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Bob Layton
Colors
Bruce Patterson; George Roussos
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Irv Watanabe

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Holeee crud!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]]; Darkstar; Black Goliath [Bill Foster]; Stranger; Kamo Tharnn [Possessor] (villain)
Synopsis
Inside the Null-Life Bomb the Stranger is attempting to slow the expansion of the bomb. The Champions figure out that they were sent to steal Kamo Tharn's Runestaff in order to disarm the bomb but, at an earlier date, Hercules had already taken the Runestaff to earth in order to aid Thor. Darkstar travels back to earth to acquire the Runestaff and, with the aid of the Stranger, uses it to disarm the bomb.
Reprints
Keywords
Los Angeles; New York City

Indexer Notes

Hercules took Kamo Tharn's Runestaff to earth in Thor #235.

Invasion! (Table of Contents: 30)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
?
Letters
Annette Kawecki ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No use, Widow!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]]; Swarm
Reprints

The Creature Called... Swarm! (Table of Contents: 31)

The Champions / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo; John Byrne (co-plot)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Irv Watanabe; Gaspar Saladino (page one)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The L.A. headquarters of the Champions is quiet this night--too quiet for a brooding man-god named Hercules!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]]; Darkstar; Swarm [Fritz Von Meyer] (villain; introduction); Ivan Petrovich
Synopsis
Hercules and Iceman are attacked by the security system in the Champions headquarters. Ghost Rider, Black Widow, and Darkstar are attacked by Swarm.
Reprints
Keywords
Los Angeles; Santa Monica Bay

Indexer Notes

Iceman dons a newly designed costume.

Day of the Death-Drones! (Table of Contents: 32)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Milgrom
Inks
Al Milgrom ?; Mike Esposito ?
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman]; Swarm
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Marvel Comics Index #9A erroneously credits Gil Kane on pencils and Annette Kawecki as letterer.

Death Drone! (Table of Contents: 33)

The Champions / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Irene Vartanoff
Letters
Bruce Patterson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bees--! Swarming through the open window!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman]; Darkstar; Swarm (villain, origin)
Synopsis
The Champions defeat Swarm who seemingly dies after the bees that make up his body fly out to sea.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

An editor's note states that Black Goliath (who does not appear in the story itself) is a "part-time Champion" and the story states specifically that Darkstar is a "non-Champion".

The Caverns of Doomsday! (Table of Contents: 34)

Iron Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Milgrom
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Champions [Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Hercules]; MODOK [M.O.D.O.K.]
Reprints

The Doomsday Connection! (Table of Contents: 35)

Iron Man / comic story / 29 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Don Perlin
Colors
Phil Rachelson
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I must find Modok!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Champions [Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Hercules]; MODOK [M.O.D.O.K.] (villain); A.I.M. (villain)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
Pablo Marcos (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't Do It, Shellhead! Stop!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Beast]; The Champions [Hercules; Iceman; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]]
Reprints

The Demi-God Must Die! (Table of Contents: 37)

The Champions; Iron Man / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Colors
Phil Rachelson
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Denise Wohl

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; The Champions [Beast; Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Iceman]; Typhon
Synopsis
Iron Man and The Champions join forces.
Reprints

Doom Supreme! (Table of Contents: 38)

Magneto / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Annette Kawecki ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Doom; The Avengers [Yellowjacket [Hank Pym]; Wasp; Vision; Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; The Beast; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Scarlet Witch]; The Champions [Hercules; Angel; Iceman]
Reprints

A World For the Winning! (Table of Contents: 39)

Doctor Doom; Magneto / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Bob Hall
Inks
Don Perlin; Duffy Vohland
Colors
Don Warfield
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Irv Watanabe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Doom; The Avengers [Thor; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Beast; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Wasp; Yellowjacket [Hank Pym]; Wonder Man]; Magneto; Eric the Red (flashback, cameo); X-Men [Nightcrawler (flashback, cameo); Colossus (flashback, cameo); Wolverine (flashback, cameo); Storm (flashback, cameo); Cyclops (flashback, cameo); Banshee (flashback, cameo)]; The Champions [Angel (cameo); Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze] (cameo); Hercules (cameo); Iceman (cameo); Black Widow [Natasha Romanov] (cameo); Darkstar (cameo)]
Synopsis
Dr. Doom has used his neuro-canisters to release a gas that prevents everyone on Earth from opposing him. Because Doom is bored, he frees Magneto from the gas. Magneto trys to free the Avengers from Doom's gas but is only able to free the Beast from Doom's gas.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in Champions #16

Carnage in the Capital! (Table of Contents: 40)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cease fighting me, dolts!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Magneto; Beast; The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Iceman; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]]
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A World Lost! (Table of Contents: 41)

The Champions / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Bob Hall
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Phil Rachelson
Letters
Denise Wohl

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Curse you, Beast!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Doom; Magneto; The Beast; The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]]; Hulk; President Jimmy Carter; Cyrus
Synopsis
Magneto and the Beast try to defeat Dr. Doom, who has used his neuro-canister gas to become the ruler of the world.
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Keywords
Los Angeles; Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP (Marvel, 1975 series) #14.

...The Champions' Last Stand! (Table of Contents: 42)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernie Chan (signed)
Inks
Ernie Chan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]]; Sentinels
Reprints

The Sentinels Hunt Again! (Table of Contents: 43)

The Champions / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
Phil Rachelson
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aye, the world may well need heroes, but after braving life and limb, first against Magneto, then Doctor Doom, and lastly, Modok--what the Champions need is rest, pure and simple.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]]; Darkstar (next in IRON MAN #109); Villain: Vanisher; Lorelei; Blob; Unus; Sentinels
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Indexer Notes

Next Champions appearance in SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (Marvel, 1976 series) #17

To the Last Champion! (Table of Contents: 44)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (signed) [as JR])
Colors
?
Letters
Annette Kawecki ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Angel; Iceman (as Rampage)
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Whatever Happened to the Iceman? (Table of Contents: 45)

Spider-Man / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Dave Hunt (finished art)
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Janice Cohen
Letters
Bruce Patterson

Job Number
C-646
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; GUEST: Angel; VILLAINS: Stuart Clarke; Rampage [Iceman]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Champions--Ghost Rider; Black Widow; Hercules; Darkstar (Team Disbands); Sentinel
Synopsis
Peter is in California to cover the breakup of the Champions but finds only Angel has stayed in the badly constructed Champion's Tower. Spidey and Angel take on one of the Champion's former foes who is using Iceman as a pawn.
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Indexer Notes

Story continued in part from CHAMPIONS #17.

Cold Rage, Swift Doom! (Table of Contents: 46)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Iceman; Angel [Warren Worthington III]
Reprints

My Friend, My Foe! (Table of Contents: 47)

Spider-Man / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Mary Ellen Beveridge
Letters
Joe Rosen

Job Number
C-761
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Iceman; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Sha Shan; Flash Thompson; Hector Ayala [White Tiger]; Holly Gillis (introduction); Rampage (villain); Stuart Clark (cameo flashback); The Champions [Darkstar; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]] (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Angel and Spidey try to break Iceman out of Clark's brainwashing before their chilly friend puts them both on ice permanently.
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Hand of Holocaust! (Table of Contents: 48)

Incredible Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Bob Layton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Irv Watanabe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman
Reprints

The Evil That Is Cast... (Table of Contents: 49)

Incredible Hulk / comic story / 35 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne (co-plot); Roger Stern
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Bob Layton
Colors
Janice Cohen
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman; Doc Samson; Jim Wilson; Candy Southern; Master Mold [Steven Lang] (villain); Thunderbolt Ross (cameo); Cyclops (cameo flashback); Jean Grey (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Iceman crashes at Angel's pad for a little fun with his new girl when a mysterious Sentinel attacks. With the Master Mold hot on his trail, Angel arrives at Gamma Base and gets the Hulk involved in the battle. Master Mold captures both of the mutants and the jade giant but cannot handle the savage fury of the Hulk. The station is destroyed and the three heroes make it back to Earth in dramatic fashion.
Reprints

They Were the Champions, My Friend! (Table of Contents: 50)

The Champions / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction by Tony Isabella.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

The Champions / illustration / 7 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; George Tuska; Rich Buckler; Gil Kane; John Byrne
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Vince Colletta; Rich Buckler; Bob Layton; Mike Esposito

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Original art from The Champions #6 cover, page 7, #7 original cover, #11 unedited cover, #14 page 8, Hulk Annual #7 pages 1 and 10.

Whatever Happened to Iceman? (Table of Contents: 52)

Angel [vampire from Buffyverse]; Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Todd McFarlane (signed)
Inks
Todd McFarlane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]
Reprints

A Mutant Gone Mad! (Table of Contents: 53)

Angel [vampire from Buffyverse]; Iceman; Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Todd McFarlane (signed)
Inks
Todd McFarlane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 54)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Dan Adkins (signed)
Colors
Tom Smith

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Champions [Hercules; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Iceman]
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Indexer Notes

Cover sans trade dress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 55)

Doctor Doom; Magneto / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors
Dan Kemp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Doom; The Avengers [Yellowjacket [Hank Pym]; Wasp; Vision; Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; The Beast; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Scarlet Witch]; The Champions [Hercules; Angel; Iceman]
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Indexer Notes

Back cover art of Essential Super-Villain Team-Up TPB sans trade dress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 56)

The Champions / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ernie Chan
Inks
Ernie Chan
Colors
Tom Smith

Genre
superhero
Characters
Champions [Hercules; Black Widow [Natasha Romanov]; Angel; Iceman; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]]; Sentinels
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover sans trade dress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 57)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
Andy Troy of Avalon Studios (as Avalon's Andy Troy)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Angel; Iceman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover art sans trade dress.

Defunct Teams: Champions of Los Angeles (Table of Contents: 58)

The Champions / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Bob Budiansky
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Champions [Angel; Iceman; Black Widow; Ghost Rider; Hercules; Darkstar]
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Champions
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Champions
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Champions
  4. 3. Introduction
    The Champions
  5. 4. ["Onward, my comrades!"]
    The Champions
  6. 5. The World Still Needs... the Champions!
    The Champions
  7. 6. ["Your comrades cannot help you, Hercules!"]
    The Champions
  8. 7. Whom the Gods Would Join...
    The Champions
  9. 8. Assault on Olympus!
    The Champions
  10. 9. Assault on Olympus
    The Champions
  11. 10. Murder at Malibu!
    The Champions
  12. 11. Murder at Malibu!
    The Champions
  13. 12. Murder Is a Man Called...Rampage!
    The Champions
  14. 13. The Economy Is So Bad That...
    The Champions
  15. 14. ["Maybe you clowns just formed the Champions..."]
    The Champions
  16. 15. Mad Dogs and Businessmen
    The Champions
  17. 16. The Man Who Created the Black Widow!
    The Champions
  18. 17. The Man Who Created the Black Widow
    The Champions
  19. 18. Messenger of Death!
    The Champions
  20. 19. Divide and Conquer!
    The Champions
  21. 20. The Battle of Los Angeles!
    The Champions
  22. 21. The Battle of Los Angeles!
    The Champions
  23. 22. The Demon and the Demi-God!
    The Champions
  24. 23. One Man's Son is Another Man's Poison!
    The Champions
  25. 24. Guest Starring Black Goliath! Providing He Lives That Long!
    The Champions
  26. 25. The Shadow from the Stars
    The Champions
  27. 26. From Beyond the Stars...The Stranger Strikes!
    The Champions
  28. 27. Did Someone Say... the Stranger?
    The Champions
  29. 28. The Doom That Went on Forever!
    The Champions
  30. 29. The Doom That Went On Forever!
    The Champions
  31. 30. Invasion!
    The Champions
  32. 31. The Creature Called... Swarm!
    The Champions
  33. 32. Day of the Death-Drones!
    The Champions
  34. 33. Death Drone!
    The Champions
  35. 34. The Caverns of Doomsday!
    Iron Man
  36. 35. The Doomsday Connection!
    Iron Man
  37. 36. ["Don't Do It, Shellhead! Stop!"]
    Avengers
  38. 37. The Demi-God Must Die!
    The Champions; Iron Man
  39. 38. Doom Supreme!
    Magneto
  40. 39. A World For the Winning!
    Doctor Doom; Magneto
  41. 40. Carnage in the Capital!
    The Champions
  42. 41. A World Lost!
    The Champions
  43. 42. ...The Champions' Last Stand!
    The Champions
  44. 43. The Sentinels Hunt Again!
    The Champions
  45. 44. To the Last Champion!
    Spider-Man
  46. 45. Whatever Happened to the Iceman?
    Spider-Man
  47. 46. Cold Rage, Swift Doom!
    Spider-Man
  48. 47. My Friend, My Foe!
    Spider-Man
  49. 48. Hand of Holocaust!
    Incredible Hulk
  50. 49. The Evil That Is Cast...
    Incredible Hulk
  51. 50. They Were the Champions, My Friend!
    The Champions
  52. 51. [no title indexed]
    The Champions
  53. 52. Whatever Happened to Iceman?
    Angel [vampire from Buffyverse]; Spider-Man
  54. 53. A Mutant Gone Mad!
    Angel [vampire from Buffyverse]; Iceman; Spider-Man
  55. 54. [no title indexed]
    The Champions
  56. 55. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Doom; Magneto
  57. 56. [no title indexed]
    The Champions
  58. 57. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  59. 58. Defunct Teams: Champions of Los Angeles
    The Champions
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