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Issue Details

Issue #8
Published October 1976
Frequency bi-monthly
Cover Price 0.30 USD
Pages 36
Editing Archie Goodwin

Cover Details - "Messenger of Death!"

Characters Champions [Hercules; Black Widow; Angel; Iceman; Ghost Rider]; Rampage
Genre superhero
Pencils Gil Kane
Inks Al Milgrom
Letters Dan Crespi ?

17 page Champions story "Divide and Conquer!"

Characters Champions [Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff]; Hercules; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Angel; 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.
Genre superhero
Script Bill Mantlo
Pencils Bob Hall
Inks Bruce Patterson
Colors Don Warfield
Letters Gaspar Saladino (page one); Karen Mantlo
Notes The origin of the Black Widow continues in flashback.