Avengers The Contest HC (2010 Marvel) comic books
1st printing. Collects Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions (1982) #1-3, Avengers West Coast Annual #2 and Avengers Annual #16. Written by BILL MANTLO, MARK GRUENWALD, STEVEN GRANT, STEVE ENGLEHART and TOM DEFALCO. Art by JOHN ROMITA JR, AL MILGROM and BOB HALL. Covers by JOHN ROMITA JR. and AL MILGROM. To return his fellow Elder of the Universe, the Collector, to life, the Grandmaster enters a cosmic wager with Death herself, using Earth heroes as their chess pieces! Heroes from around the world, including several never-before-seen, battle it out for nothing less than the fate of Earth itself in the Contest of Champions! Featuring every Earth hero, circa 1982! Then, Grandmaster causes more problems for the Avengers when he plans to wipe out all life in the universe, and he pits the Avengers of both coasts against each other to claim his prize! Starring 15 Avengers and special guest star, the Silver Surfer! Hardcover, 168 pages, full color. NOTE: Without a doubt, this is one of my all time favorite Avengers stories. It begins in Contest of Champions and escalates into the Avengers Annuals that follow. The House of Ideas treats the readers to some of the best super hero showdowns in the history of comics. - Odinson, Lone Star Comics Archivist Cover price $24.99.