(2006)

Marvel, 2006 Series
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Volume
1
Price
19.99 USD; 32.00 CAD
Pages
212
On-sale Date
2006
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN
0-7851-2097-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785120971
Editing
Jeff Youngquist (credited) (senior editor, special projects); Jennifer Grünwald (credited) (associate editor); Mark D. Beazley (credited) (associate editor); Michael Short (credited) (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

Collects The Champions (Marvel, 1975 series) #1-11.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Champions / cover / 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]
Reprints

The Champions (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Title page.

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

The Champions / credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Credits pages.

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

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: 4)

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: 5)

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: 6)

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: 7)

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: 8)

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: 9)

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

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: 10)

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

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Phil Rachelson (credited as P. Rache)
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: 11)

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

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: 12)

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: 13)

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: 14)

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: 15)

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: 16)

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 (splash)

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

Messenger of Death! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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: 18)

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.

The Battle of Los Angeles! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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: 20)

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 (splash)

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: 21)

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: 22)

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: 23)

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

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: 24)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

The Champions / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Griffin; Hercules; Iceman; Angel; Ghost Rider

Indexer Notes

Original unused cover for The Champions #7.

Editing
Related Scans
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Champions
  2. 1. The Champions
    The Champions
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Champions
  4. 3. ["Onward, my comrades!"]
    The Champions
  5. 4. The World Still Needs... the Champions!
    The Champions
  6. 5. ["Your comrades cannot help you, Hercules!"]
    The Champions
  7. 6. Whom the Gods Would Join...
    The Champions
  8. 7. Assault on Olympus!
    The Champions
  9. 8. Assault on Olympus
    The Champions
  10. 9. Murder at Malibu!
    The Champions
  11. 10. Murder at Malibu!
    The Champions
  12. 11. Murder Is a Man Called...Rampage!
    The Champions
  13. 12. The Economy Is So Bad That...
    The Champions
  14. 13. ["Maybe you clowns just formed the Champions..."]
    The Champions
  15. 14. Mad Dogs and Businessmen
    The Champions
  16. 15. The Man Who Created the Black Widow!
    The Champions
  17. 16. The Man Who Created the Black Widow
    The Champions
  18. 17. Messenger of Death!
    The Champions
  19. 18. Divide and Conquer!
    The Champions
  20. 19. The Battle of Los Angeles!
    The Champions
  21. 20. The Battle of Los Angeles!
    The Champions
  22. 21. The Demon and the Demi-God!
    The Champions
  23. 22. One Man's Son Is Another Man's Poison!
    The Champions
  24. 23. Guest Starring Black Goliath! Providing He Lives That Long!
    The Champions
  25. 24. The Shadow from the Stars
    The Champions
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    The Champions
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