The Champions #12 [Regular Edition]
(March 1977)

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
0714860211203
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.


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

The Champions / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Dan 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

Indexer Notes

Marvel Comics Index #9A lists Annette Kawecki as letterer.

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

King Kong / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Did Someone Say...the Stranger? (Table of Contents: 2)

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

[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 Peebles, CHAMPS #9 was pretty good.

Indexer Notes

Letters from Kurt Busiek, Mike Christiansen, Sam Pina, Steve Pauwells

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

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

Spider-Man! The Champ (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Spider-Man; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. From Beyond the Stars...The Stranger Strikes!
    The Champions
  2. 1. ["The most exciting original motion picture event of all time."]
    King Kong
  3. 2. Did Someone Say...the Stranger?
    The Champions
  4. 3. ["Dear Peebles, CHAMPS #9 was pretty good."]
    Cables of Champions
  5. 4. ["With winsome wags, warped wrongdoers and a wandering warlock!"]
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. Spider-Man! The Champ
    Spider-Man; Hostess Cup Cakes
  7. 6. ["204pc Revolutionary War soldiers set"]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. ["Make money get prizes with fast selling American seeds"]
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