The Press Release:
New York, NY—August 26th, 2016 — The Marvel Universe is fractured. Heroes who once stood together now position themselves in against one another. The next generation of heroes are fed up! It’s time for a change. It’s time for a brighter tomorrow. Enter…the CHAMPIONS! Six determined young heroes out to change the world. Get ready to meet them in Marvel’s CHAMPIONS #1 – a brand-new ongoing series launching this October as the flagship title of Marvel NOW!
Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid and Eisner Award nominated artist Humberto Ramos join forces to bring you a brand new super team for a brand new era. A teen team supreme that refuses to adhere to the outdated ways of old and is ready to change the world on their own terms. It’s time to be heroes again, and Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales, Nova, Viv Vision, Cyclops and the Totally Awesome Hulk are striking out on their own to make a new future. Not Avengers. Not Defenders. They are – Champions!
“To their mind – the reputation of super heroes has taken a very public beating and they’re very intent on proving to the world that super heroes still have value and still have relevance,” says writer Mark Waid in an interview with Marvel.com.
It doesn’t take a Tony Stark or Captain America to make a difference. All it takes is six young heroes and you can change the world. A new day is dawning – and these six are just getting started! Be there for their first outing as Marvel NOW! shifts into high gear in CHAMPIONS #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on October 5th!
CHAMPIONS #1: Written by MARK WAID; Art & Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS
CHAMPIONS #1 LAUNCH PARTY OPT-IN
Party Variant by JAY FOSGITT
Variant Covers by ALEX ROSS & SKOTTIE YOUNG
Champions Variant by MARK BROOKS
Classic Ghost Rider Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Miles & Hulk Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Hip-Hop Variant by RAHZZAH
Captain America 75th Anniversary Variant Also Available
Blank Cover Available
FOC – 09/05/16, On-Sale – 10/05/16
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As I shared in my post about the team in the “Change The World” posting, I am eager to see what kind of action this new version of The Champions will be like in terms of storytelling. Despite it being a very maligned and off-kilter team way back in the seventies, I did like The Champions back then. It might have been my youthful naivete but who knows now in this 2016 year what I was thinking at the time. Anyway, what do you think of all the variant covers and the preview pages that I’ve shared below. Let me know down in the comments if you think that this title will be of interest to you. See you next time around.
Official Website: http://www.marvel.com
Official Character Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champions_(2016_team)