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Contest of Champions • Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions (1982) Save link
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Front coverJohn Romita Jr., Bob Layton
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Ti:A gathering of heroes!21
Cr:W-Steven D. Grant, Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo   P/L-Bob Layton, John Romita Jr.   I/F-Bob Layton, Pablo Marcos   L-Joe Rosen   C-Patricia DeFalco, Andrew Yanchus   Ed-Tom DeFalco, Mark Gruenwald   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter
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Infos and statsMarvel Super Heroes - 1982 (from Acroyear to Karnak with a brief description of each)?2
21982/07Marvel Unlimited 
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Ti:First contest: Frenzy in the frozen north!13*
Cr:W-Steven D. Grant, Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo   P/L-John Romita Jr.   I/F-Pablo Marcos   L-Joe Rosen   C-Christie Scheele, Michele Wolfman
Rm:Sunfire, Invisible Girl, Iron Fist vs. Talisman, Daredevil, Darkstar
Ch:Daredevil I, Darkstar I, Invisible Woman I, Iron Fist I, Sunfire I, Talisman I
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Ti:Second contest: Ghost town showdown!9
Cr:W-Steven D. Grant, Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo   P/L-John Romita Jr.   I/F-Pablo Marcos   L-Joe Rosen   C-Christie Scheele, Michele Wolfman
Ch:Arabian Knight I, Captain Britain I, Defensor, Iron Man I, Sabra, She-Hulk I, Iron Man, Sabra, Arabian Knight vs. She-Hulk, Captain Britain, Defensor
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Infos and statsMarvel Super Heroes - 1982 (from Karkas to Vision with a brief description of each)?2
31982/08  
Front coverEdward Hannigan, Allen Milgrom1
Ti:Third contest: Siege in the city of the dead!10*
Cr:W-Steven D. Grant, Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo   P/L-John Romita Jr.   I/F-Pablo Marcos   L-Joe Rosen   C-Carl Gafford, Don Warfield
Rm:Thing, Wolverine, Peregrine vs. Black Panther, Angel, Vanguard
Ch:Angel I, Black Panther I, Peregrine (Le), Thing, Vanguard, Wolverine I
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Ti:Fourth contest: Struggle in the jungle!7
Cr:W-Steven D. Grant, Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo   P/L-John Romita Jr.   I/F-Pablo Marcos   L-Joe Rosen   C-Carl Gafford, Don Warfield
Rm:Storm, Shamrock, Collective Man vs. Captain America, Sasquatch, Blitzkrieg
Ch:Blitzkrieg, Captain America I, Collective Man, Sasquatch I, Shamrock, Storm I
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Ti:Winner takes none!6
Cr:W-Steven D. Grant, Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo   P/L-John Romita Jr.   I/F-Pablo Marcos   L-Joe Rosen   C-Carl Gafford, Don Warfield
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Infos and statsMarvel Super Heroes - 1982 (from Wasp to Wonder Man with a brief description of each, followed by lists of inactive super heroes, honor roll of the deceased, super heroes of other worlds and other times, quasi-heroes)?2
Contest of Champions II (1999) Save link
11999/09Marvel Unlimited$2.50
Front coverOscar Jiménez?
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Ti:The gathering23
Cr:W-Christopher Claremont   P/L-Oscar Jiménez   I/F-Eduardo Alpuente   L-Comicraft, Albert Deschesne, Richard Starkings   C-Atomic Paintbrush   Ed-Ruben Diaz   E-i-C-Bob Harras
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The fighters of the individual battles, winners are marked with *.

  • Iron Man* - Psylocke (Lady Mandarin): IM electrocutes P
  • Iron Man - X-Force* (Cannonball, Moonstar, Sunspot, Meltdown, Proudstar, Siryn, Bedlam, Domino): Bedlam disrupts IM's armor, Domino kicks him out
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21999/09Marvel Unlimited$2.50
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Ti:Process of elimination23*
Cr:W-Christopher Claremont   P/L-Oscar Jiménez   I/F-Eduardo Alpuente   L-Comicraft, Albert Deschesne, Richard Starkings   C-Atomic Paintbrush   Ed-Ruben Diaz   E-i-C-Bob Harras
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The fighters of the individual battles, winners are marked with *.

  • Human Torch* - Spider-Woman III (Mattie Franklin): HT traps SW in a whirlwind of flame
  • Mr. Fantastic - Hulk*: H breathes(!) in Mr.F and spits him out
  • Human Torch* - She-Hulk: HT dehydrates SH
  • Human Torch - Storm*: HT gives up, because he does not want to kill Storm to win
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Ti:Culling the herd23*
Cr:W-Christopher Claremont   P/L-Oscar Jiménez   I/F-Eduardo Alpuente   L-Liz Agraphiotis, Comicraft, Richard Starkings   C-Atomic Paintbrush   Ed-Ruben Diaz   E-i-C-Bob Harras
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The fighters of the individual battles, winners are marked with *.

  • Cable - Scarlet Witch*: SW puts the hex on C, but maybe C gives up (as he realizes that the contest is a trick)
  • New Warriors* (Nova, Namorita, Bolt, Turbo, Aegis, Speedball) - Slingers: NW win a game of basket ball
  • Beast - Spider-Man*
  • Domino* - Power Man II (Luke Cage)
  • Hawkeye* - Wasp
  • Colossus - Iron Fist*
  • Daredevil* - Firestar
  • Phoenix* - Justice
  • Gambit* - Quicksilver
  • Black Panther* - New Warriors
  • Wonder Man - Black Widow*
  • Deadpool* - Generation X
  • Invisible Woman* - Iron Fist
  • Thor* - Storm: T sucks the breath out of Storm
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Ti:Final cut23*
Cr:W-Christopher Claremont   P/L-Michael Ryan   I/F-Raymond Kryssing, John Livesay   L-Comicraft, Albert Deschesne, Richard Starkings   C-Atomic Paintbrush   Ed-Ruben Diaz   E-i-C-Bob Harras
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The fighters of the individual battles, winners are marked with *.

  • Daredevil - Deadpool*: DP tricks DD
  • Black Window* - X-Force
  • Thor* - Black Widow: T electrocutes BW
  • Phoenix* - Thing: P suffocates T
  • Hulk* - Deadpool: Hulk smash!
  • Spider-Man* - Domino: SM webs up D
  • Black Panther - Captain America*: BP is out of balance
  • Gambit* - Wolverine: Rogue turns the fight in G's favor
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Ti:Victory!23
Cr:W-Christopher Claremont   P/L-Oscar Jiménez, Michael Ryan   I/F-Eduardo Alpuente, John Livesay   L-Comicraft, Albert Deschesne, Richard Starkings   C-Atomic Paintbrush   Ed-Ruben Diaz   E-i-C-Bob Harras
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The fighters of the individual battles, winners are marked with *.

  • Gambit* - Hawkeye
  • Rogue (possessed by the Brood Queen) takes out Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, Hulk, the Scarlet Witch and Phoenix in a surprise attack. Then she fights a lot of other heroes, but is almost defeated by Lockdown.
  • The final battle is Rogue - Warbird*. W wins, as the Brood Queen leaves R fearing W might kill her.
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Add onThe Fast Lane 1/4: Media blitz! (Spider-Man)Glenn Herdling, Gregg Schigiel, Richard Case, Chris Dickey, Paul Mounts, Michael Stewart, Steve Behling8
Contest of Champions II TPB (2002) Save link
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Front coverMichael Ryan, Ted Pertzborn, Udon Studios1
Ti:The gathering23
Cr:W-Christopher Claremont   P/L-Oscar Jiménez   I/F-Eduardo Alpuente   L-Comicraft, Albert Deschesne, Richard Starkings   C-Atomic Paintbrush   Ed-Ruben Diaz   E-i-C-Bob Harras
Rm:See Details  

The fighters of the individual battles, winners are marked with *.

  • Iron Man* - Psylocke (Lady Mandarin): IM electrocutes P
  • Iron Man - X-Force* (Cannonball, Moonstar, Sunspot, Meltdown, Proudstar, Siryn, Bedlam, Domino): Bedlam disrupts IM's armor, Domino kicks him out
Rp:Reprint from Contest of Champions II #1
Ti:Process of elimination23*
Cr:W-Christopher Claremont   P/L-Oscar Jiménez   I/F-Eduardo Alpuente   L-Comicraft, Albert Deschesne, Richard Starkings   C-Atomic Paintbrush   Ed-Ruben Diaz   E-i-C-Bob Harras
Rm:See Details  

The fighters of the individual battles, winners are marked with *.

  • Human Torch* - Spider-Woman III (Mattie Franklin): HT traps SW in a whirlwind of flame
  • Mr. Fantastic - Hulk*: H breathes(!) in Mr.F and spits him out
  • Human Torch* - She-Hulk: HT dehydrates SH
  • Human Torch - Storm*: HT gives up, because he does not want to kill Storm to win
Rp:Reprint from Contest of Champions II #2
Ti:Culling the herd23*
Cr:W-Christopher Claremont   P/L-Oscar Jiménez   I/F-Eduardo Alpuente   L-Liz Agraphiotis, Comicraft, Richard Starkings   C-Atomic Paintbrush   Ed-Ruben Diaz   E-i-C-Bob Harras
Rm:See Details  

The fighters of the individual battles, winners are marked with *.

  • Cable - Scarlet Witch*: SW puts the hex on C, but maybe C gives up (as he realizes that the contest is a trick)
  • New Warriors* (Nova, Namorita, Bolt, Turbo, Aegis, Speedball) - Slingers: NW win a game of basket ball
  • Beast - Spider-Man*
  • Domino* - Power Man II (Luke Cage)
  • Hawkeye* - Wasp
  • Colossus - Iron Fist*
  • Daredevil* - Firestar
  • Phoenix* - Justice
  • Gambit* - Quicksilver
  • Black Panther* - New Warriors
  • Wonder Man - Black Widow*
  • Deadpool* - Generation X
  • Invisible Woman* - Iron Fist
  • Thor* - Storm: T sucks the breath out of Storm
Rp:Reprint from Contest of Champions II #3
Ti:Final cut23*
Cr:W-Christopher Claremont   P/L-Michael Ryan   I/F-Raymond Kryssing, John Livesay   L-Comicraft, Albert Deschesne, Richard Starkings   C-Atomic Paintbrush   Ed-Ruben Diaz   E-i-C-Bob Harras
Rm:See Details  

The fighters of the individual battles, winners are marked with *.

  • Daredevil - Deadpool*: DP tricks DD
  • Black Window* - X-Force
  • Thor* - Black Widow: T electrocutes BW
  • Phoenix* - Thing: P suffocates T
  • Hulk* - Deadpool: Hulk smash!
  • Spider-Man* - Domino: SM webs up D
  • Black Panther - Captain America*: BP is out of balance
  • Gambit* - Wolverine: Rogue turns the fight in G's favor
Rp:Reprint from Contest of Champions II #4
Ti:Victory!23
Cr:W-Christopher Claremont   P/L-Oscar Jiménez, Michael Ryan   I/F-Eduardo Alpuente, John Livesay   L-Comicraft, Albert Deschesne, Richard Starkings   C-Atomic Paintbrush   Ed-Ruben Diaz   E-i-C-Bob Harras
Rm:See Details  

The fighters of the individual battles, winners are marked with *.

  • Gambit* - Hawkeye
  • Rogue (possessed by the Brood Queen) takes out Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, Hulk, the Scarlet Witch and Phoenix in a surprise attack. Then she fights a lot of other heroes, but is almost defeated by Lockdown.
  • The final battle is Rogue - Warbird*. W wins, as the Brood Queen leaves R fearing W might kill her.
Rp:Reprint from Contest of Champions II #5
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Text with art/photosUnfinished Business (with mini-illustrations)Robert Greenberger4
Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions TPB (2015) Save link
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Front coverJohn Romita Jr., Robert Layton
Reprints cover of Contest of Champions #1 / EAN:978-0-7851-9447-7 / Marvel Preview
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Ti:A gathering of heroes!?
Cr:W-Steven D. Grant, Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo   P/L-Bob Layton, John Romita Jr.   I/F-Bob Layton, Pablo Marcos   L-Joe Rosen   C-Patricia DeFalco, Andrew Yanchus   Ed-Tom DeFalco, Mark Gruenwald   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter
Rp:Reprint from Contest of Champions #1
Ti:First contest: Frenzy in the frozen north!?
Cr:W-Steven D. Grant, Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo   P/L-John Romita Jr.   I/F-Pablo Marcos   L-Joe Rosen   C-Christie Scheele, Michele Wolfman
Rm:Sunfire, Invisible Girl, Iron Fist vs. Talisman, Daredevil, Darkstar
Ch:Daredevil I, Darkstar I, Invisible Woman I, Iron Fist I, Sunfire I, Talisman I
Rp:Reprint from Contest of Champions #2
Ti:Second contest: Ghost town showdown!?
Cr:W-Steven D. Grant, Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo   P/L-John Romita Jr.   I/F-Pablo Marcos   L-Joe Rosen   C-Christie Scheele, Michele Wolfman
Ch:Arabian Knight I, Captain Britain I, Defensor, Iron Man I, Sabra, She-Hulk I, Iron Man, Sabra, Arabian Knight vs. She-Hulk, Captain Britain, Defensor
Rp:Reprint from Contest of Champions #2
Ti:Third contest: Siege in the city of the dead!?
Cr:W-Steven D. Grant, Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo   P/L-John Romita Jr.   I/F-Pablo Marcos   L-Joe Rosen   C-Carl Gafford, Don Warfield
Rm:Thing, Wolverine, Peregrine vs. Black Panther, Angel, Vanguard
Ch:Angel I, Black Panther I, Peregrine (Le), Thing, Vanguard, Wolverine I
Rp:Reprint from Contest of Champions #3
Ti:Fourth contest: Struggle in the jungle!?
Cr:W-Steven D. Grant, Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo   P/L-John Romita Jr.   I/F-Pablo Marcos   L-Joe Rosen   C-Carl Gafford, Don Warfield
Rm:Storm, Shamrock, Collective Man vs. Captain America, Sasquatch, Blitzkrieg
Ch:Blitzkrieg, Captain America I, Collective Man, Sasquatch I, Shamrock, Storm I
Rp:Reprint from Contest of Champions #3
Ti:Winner takes none!?
Cr:W-Steven D. Grant, Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo   P/L-John Romita Jr.   I/F-Pablo Marcos   L-Joe Rosen   C-Carl Gafford, Don Warfield
Rp:Reprint from Contest of Champions #3
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Cover galleryContest of Champions #1John Romita Jr., Bob Layton1