The Champions #8 [Regular Edition]
(October 1976)

Marvel, 1975 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode
0714860211210
Editing
Archie Goodwin
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Messenger of Death! (Table of Contents)

The Champions / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane [as K] (signed)
Inks
Al Milgrom [as M] (signed)
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

Indexer Notes

Marvel Comics Index #9A lists Jim Novak as letterer.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Divide and Conquer! (Table of Contents: 2)

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 (splash)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Cables of Champions / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Champion-Cablers, Champions #6 gave me the highest hopes I've had for this team.

Indexer Notes

Letters from Giles Dyer, Ed Via, William MacDonald Neville, Larry Twiss

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

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Spalding YourGlove / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Messenger of Death!
    The Champions
  2. 1. ["Declare your Independence..."]
  3. 2. Divide and Conquer!
    The Champions
  4. 3. ["Dear Champion-Cablers, Champions #6 gave me the highest hopes I've had for this team."]
    Cables of Champions
  5. 4. ["A ragbag of riotous repartee for our resplendently rarefied readership!"]
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. ["Earn famous name prizes or cash"]
  7. 6. ["Your game is specialized."]
    Spalding YourGlove
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