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Champions (1975 Marvel) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 1
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    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 08/15/2015.
    • Label #1316509013
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    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 02/25/2015.
    • Label #1316549011
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    • Paper: White
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    • Label #0287616004
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    "The World Still needs the Champions!" Part 1 of 3. Story by Tony Isabella. Art by Don Heck and Mike Esposito. Cover by Gil Kane and Dan Adkins. Courage made them heroes - Fate made them Champions! Can a former super-spy, two mutants, a demi-god, and a demon carry on in the tradition of the mighty Avengers and Fantastic Four? Black Widow, Ice Man, Angel, Hercules, and Ghost Rider must unite to defend the Olympic goddess, Venus, from the evil machinations of Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, Ares, God of War, and Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 2

    "Whom the Gods would Join...!" Part 2 of 3. Story by Tony Isabella. Art by Don Heck and John Tartag. The newly formed Champions - Hercules, Black Widow, Ice Man, Angel, and Ghost Rider - venture to Mount Olympus to face the might of Pluto, Ares, and Hypolyta! Can even the combined might of these heroes defeat such an alliance of Olympic might, especially when Zeus, king of the Olympic gods, is powerless to help them? Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #3
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 3
    • Cover detached at one staple. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    "Assault on Olympus!" Part 3 of 3. Story by Tony Isabella and Bill Mantlo. Art by George Tuska and Vince Colletta. Cover by Dan Adkins. The Champions have failed...Hercules and Venus are at the mercy of evil Pluto's malevolent machinations. Can Black Widow, Angel, Ice Man, and Ghost Rider regroup in time and find away to save their friends? NOTE: Letters page begins and includes a Marvel Value Stamp (series B # 29). Rich Buckler cover pencils, Dan Adkins cover inks. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #4
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 4

    "Murder at Malibu!" Story by Chris Claremont. Art by George Tuska and Vince Colletta. It's mutant skill and hellfire versus Olympian strength as the Champions' most powerful member, Hercules, turns against the group. Who could have done this to the scion of Zeus, and why? NOTE: Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Cupcake Caper." The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series B # 57 (the Silver Surfer by Jack Kirby). Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #5
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 5

    "The Economy is so Bad That...!" Part 1 of 2. Story by Tony Isabella. Art by Don Heck and John Tartag. A down on his luck inventor constructs a suit of armor whose power rivals that of the Invincible Iron Man. Can even the Champions of Los Angeles hope to defeat the power of Rampage?! NOTE: The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series B # 77 (Dracula). Rich Buckler cover pencils. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #6
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 6
    • Cumulative spine split.

    "Mad Dogs and Business Men!" Part 2 of 2. Story by Tony Isabella. Art by George Tuska and Vince Colletta. Cover by Jack Kirby. Rampage has single-handedly dismantled the Champions. If Black Widow, Hercules, Angel, and Ice Man can't learn how to fight as a team quick, their careers as Los Angeles' Champions might be over before it begins. NOTE: Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Twinkie Takers." Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #7
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 7

    "The Man Who created the Black Widow!" Part 1 of 4. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by George Tuska and Vince Colletta. The Black Widow and Ivan's pasts catch up to them as the Soviet Union has sent their most dangerous agents - the savage Griffin and mysterious Darkstar (1st appearance) - to retrieve the defectors. As if that wasn't bad enough, an even more dangerous adversary waits in the wings. Plus in this very issue, meet the man who created the Black Widow. NOTE: Letter to the editor from comics writer Ralph Macchio. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 8

    "Divide and Conquer!" Part 2 of 4. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Bob Hall and B. Patterson. Cover by Gil Kane. The Black Widow has been taken captive by the Soviets. The rest of the Champions set out to rescue their friend, but can even Hercules, Angel, Ice Man, and Ghost Rider stand against the power of the indomitable Titanium Man, the savage Griffin, the always dangerous Crimson Dynamo, and the mysterious Darkstar? Plus, what secret does the new Crimson Dynamo reveal, and what does it have to do with Natasha's partner, Ivan Petrovitch? Meanwhile, Ghost Rider races against the clock to save the life of...an enemy?! Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #9
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 9

    "The Battle of Los Angeles!" Part 3 of 4. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Bob Hall and Bob Layton. Cover by Gil Kane. The Champions go public, but the festivities are cut short by the sudden and brutal attack of the new Crimson Dynamo, Griffin, and the always dangerous Titanium Man! Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #10
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 10
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1497181005

    "One Man's Son is Another Man's Poison!" Part 4 of 4. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Bob Hall and Frank Giacoia. Cover by Dave Cockrum. The Soviets are getting away with the Black Widow and Ivan in tow, and the Champions are powerless to stop them. If the brash son of Zeus breaks them free from their prison the city of Los Angeles will be destroyed. Can the power of the Spirit of Vengeance calm the Lion of Olympus, or will his demon presence have the opposite effect? Plus, someone has a change of heart and switches teams! Don't miss the earthshattering conclusion to the Champions' battle with the Crimson Dynamo, Titanium Man, Griffin, and Darkstar. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #11
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 11
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0750813001

    "The Shadow from the Stars!" Part 1 of 3. Guest-starring Hawkeye, Goliath (Bill Foster), Darkstar, and Two-Gun Kid. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by Bob Hall and B. Patterson. Cover by Gil Kane and Bob Layton. When the Champions' air-cruiser careens out of control only the power of Goliath can save them. Meanwhile in the Arizona desert, Ghost Rider, ex-Avenger Hawkeye, and the Wild West hero, the Two-Gun Kid, discover an impending danger that they'll need the Champions alive to help them stop. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #12
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 12

    "Did Someone Say the Stranger?!" Part 2 of 3. Guest-starring Goliath (Bill Foster) and Darkstar. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by John Byrne and Bob Layton. Cover by John Byrne. Goliath is doing all he can to keep the armored Stilt Man from getting his hands on a box that contains unimaginable power. Luckily for him, the Champions have just arrived on the scene. However, things go from bad to worse when the enigmatic Stranger appears with tidings of doom! NOTE: Goliath and Stilt Man's battle is a carry over from the pages of Black Goliath (1976) #4 - Odinson, Lone Star Comics Archivist Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #13
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 13

    "The Doom that went on Forever!" Part 3 of 3. Guest-starring Goliath (Bill Foster) and Darkstar. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by John Byrne and Bob Layton. Cover by Dave Cockrum and Al Milgrom. While Hercules, Angel, Black Widow, and Ghost Rider fight for their lives against the Possessor, an immortal Elder of the Universe (last seen battling Thor and Hercules in Thor (1962-1996 1st Series) #235), and his demon hordes, Ice Man, Darkstar, Goliath, and the enigmatic Strange use all their strength and courage to save the universe from total destruction. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #14
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 14

    "The Creature called Swarm!" Part 1 of 2. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by John Byrne and Mike Esposito. Introducing the menace of Swarm (1st appearance)! Can the Champions hope to defeat a fiend who can control the stings of millions of bees? What is this mysterious villain after, and what does it mean for the future of mankind? Meanwhile, Hercules and Ice Man are attacked by the Champions' headquarter's own defenses? Plus, the team says goodbye to one of their own. NOTE: Swarm made a memorable appearance in the "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" Saturday morning cartoon a few years after the release of this issue. - Odinson, Lone Star Comics Archivist Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #15
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 15

    "Death Drone!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Darkstar. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by John Byrne and Mike Esposito. Can even the Champions hope to defeat the insect menace of Swarm, Lord of the Killer-Bees?! If they can't, mankind is doomed! Plus, who is responsible for the heroes' own headquarters unprovoked attacks? Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #16
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 16

    Doctor Doom Triumphant: Part 2 of 2 - "A World Lost!" Guest-starring the Hulk and the Beast. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Bob Hall. Inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by Gil Kane and Bob Adkins. Story continues from Super-Villain Team-Up (1975) #14. Magneto and the Beast desperately search for allies to end Dr. Doom's world-domination! The unlikely duo stops in Los Angeles to ask the Champions for help, but the west coast heroes have been afflicted by the Latverian Monarch's neuro-gas too! After a terrific fight, the Master of Magnetism learns that Doom has taken over the White House! So the X-Men's long-time foe and the Beast rush to Washington D.C. (with the Champions in hot pursuit)! And once the Hulk joins the party on the White House lawn, the chaotic clash erupts! Magneto vs. Doctor Doom! The Green Goliath vs. the Lion of Olympus! The Beast and Ghost Rider vs. Angel and Iceman! Wow, rare battles between Marvel heavyweights! In the end though, what will it take to defeat the near-omnipotent Victor Von Doom? Perhaps a taste of the hellfire will do the trick! Cameo appearances by President Jimmy Carter and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. Champions Lineup: Angel, Black Widow, Darkstar, Ghost Rider, Hercules, and Iceman. (Notes: This story features the first meeting between Magneto and Doctor Doom; and also early encounters among Magneto, Hercules, and the Hulk. Magneto appears next in Uncanny X-Men 111. Many years later the events of Champions 16 tie into Giant-Size Hulk (2006 2nd series) issue 1.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #17
    Champions (1975 Marvel) 17

    Final Issue. "Death Drone!" Guest-starring Darkstar. Story by Bill Mantlo. Art by George Tuska and John Byrne. Cover by Ernie Chan. The Champions are challenged by the mutant hunting Sentinel robots. And if that wasn't bad enough, the Vanisher and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants wait in the shadows to destroy which ever side wins. Cover price $0.35.