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Contest of Champions II (1999) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Contest of Champions II (1999) 1

    cover by oscar jimenez & eduardo alpuente chris claremont/oscar jimenez/eduardo alpuente ? THE SCOOP: The greatest heroes of the Marvel Universe go to war?with each other? in this all-new super slugfest! ? THE STORY: From deep space comes the Coiterie, a group of intergalactic samaritans who come to Earth seeking its most powerful champion?through all-out combat! But what could possibly make our heroes compete against one another? How about this: the victor receives a miraculous wish of their choice! In other words, the winner could once and for all save mankind! But as Wolverine, Spider-Man, the Thing, Rogue, Thor, Hulk and a legion of heroes are culled from the Avengers, Fantastic Four and the X-Men, the participants begin to wonder: could their alien hosts really have a more sinister agenda?! They better figure it out soon?before they take each other out! Plus: This series will bring two new heroes to the Marvel Universe (hint: check out FANTASTIC FOUR #17 & #18)! ? THE CREATORS: These brutal bouts are brought to you by writer Chris Claremont (FANTASTIC FOUR), penciler Oscar Jimenez (WOLVERINE: BLACK RIO) and inker Eduardo Alpuente. ? THE FORMAT: Five-issue biweekly limited series. ? THE SUPPORT: In addition to house and industry advertisements, CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS II will be spotlighted in Choose Your Champion! a special site at www.marvel.com/champions through which readers can vote for the winners of key match-ups! FC$2.50" Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #2
    Contest of Champions II (1999) 2

    cover by oscar jimenez & eduardo alpuente chris claremont/oscar jimenez/eduardo alpuente ? THE SCOOP: The greatest heroes of the Marvel Universe go to war?with each other? in this all-new super slugfest! ? THE STORY: From deep space comes the Coiterie, a group of intergalactic samaritans who come to Earth seeking its most powerful champion?through all-out combat! But what could possibly make our heroes compete against one another? How about this: the victor receives a miraculous wish of their choice! In other words, the winner could once and for all save mankind! But as Wolverine, Spider-Man, the Thing, Rogue, Thor, Hulk and a legion of heroes are culled from the Avengers, Fantastic Four and the X-Men, the participants begin to wonder: could their alien hosts really have a more sinister agenda?! They better figure it out soon?before they take each other out! Plus: This series will bring two new heroes to the Marvel Universe (hint: check out FANTASTIC FOUR #17 & #18)! ? THE CREATORS: These brutal bouts are brought to you by writer Chris Claremont (FANTASTIC FOUR), penciler Oscar Jimenez (WOLVERINE: BLACK RIO) and inker Eduardo Alpuente. ? THE FORMAT: Five-issue biweekly limited series. ? THE SUPPORT: In addition to house and industry advertisements, CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS II will be spotlighted in Choose Your Champion! a special site at www.marvel.com/champions through which readers can vote for the winners of key match-ups! FC$2.50" Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #3
    Contest of Champions II (1999) 3

    Culling the Hero, script by Chris Claremont, pencils by Oscar Jimenez, inks by Eduardo Alpuente; The Scarlet Witch's hex brings Lockdown and Rosetta Stone into the fray; Psylocke learns the Brood are the threat, and that the winners will be hosts for royal Brood embryos; Scarlet Witch defeats Cable; New Warriors defeat Slingers; Thor defeats Storm. 36 pgs. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #4
    Contest of Champions II (1999) 4

    Chris Claremont/Oscar Jimenez/Eduardo Alpuente The super hero slugfest rages on! Heroes win and heroes lose?but the ultimate victory seems destined for the mysterious sponsors of this contest! They may call themselves the Coterie, but their origin and purpose is far more sinister! Meanwhile, Iron Man and Psylocke wage a far more desperate struggle to learn the truth of this event and somehow prevent the destruction of the worlds greatest heroes. And if that task sounds tough, imagine how difficult it will be in a prison where their super-powers dont work! Plus: You met them in the pages of FANTASTIC FOUR, now Lockdown and his sidekick Rosetta Stone leap from the Negative Zone into the Marvel Universe! They may be strangers in the strangest of lands, but they may also hold the ultimate key to Earths survival! Cover by Oscar Jimenez & Eduardo Alpuente. FC (3 of 5)" Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #5
    Contest of Champions II (1999) 5

    cover by oscar jimenez & eduardo alpuente chris claremont/oscar jimenez/eduardo alpuente The very best of Earth's heroes have been selected, and their reward is... death! Who is ultimately behind the Contest? What are their true plans for our heroes... and for Earth? Find out as the final battle erupts, determining both the fate of the world and the shape of the future?with ramifications not just for the aliens but for the Avengers, the Fantastic Four and the rest of the heroes who stand against them! "Multi-character crossovers are often impersonal, plot-driven and dry. CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS II is a great exception. This is a character-driven, introspective story full of mystery and strategy... This is a surprisingly good crossover event. Grade: A-" -Comics Buyer's Guide " Cover price $2.50.