MARVEL SUPER-HERO CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS (1982) #1 - Descriptive Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions #1
"A Gathering of Heroes!" is written by Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo and Steven Grant and drawn by John Romita Jr. and Pablo Marcos. Starring every super-hero in the Marvel Universe! This is the superstar-filled predecessor to the Secret Wars and the Infinity Gauntlet. The Grandmaster, an immortal for whom games are his raison d'etre, wagers a team of his hand-picked super-heroes can defeat a similar team of heroes chosen by his mysterious robed opponent. From the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Defenders and more, caped do-gooders are snatched from their day to day lives to a cosmic plane. Many super-heroes from other countries, previously unseen, are also taken. Meanwhile, Earth's inhabitants are frozen between seconds of the clock.

In a gigantic chamber, the puzzled champions intermingle; many meeting old friends or encountering new heroes they'd never seen before. Among the multi-colored crowd are newcomers Peregrine of France, Defensor of Argentina, Talisman of Australia, Shamrock of Ireland, Sabra of Israel, the Collective Man of Red China, the Arabian Knight of Saudi Arabia and Blitzkrieg of Germany. At stake is the fate of the Earth (natch!). As for the Grandmaster, he seeks the life of his brother, the Collector; recently snuffed out by the mad god Korvac (see Avengers #174). The teams are chosen and the battlegrounds prepared! Let the contest begin! Also, check the back of the book for mini-bios on all of 1982's super-heroes!

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Title: A Gathering of Heroes

Featuring: Marvel heroes

Credits: Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo, Steven Grant (Script), John Romita, Jr. (Pencils), Pablo Marcos (Inks), Andy Yanchus, Patricia DeFalco (Colors), Joe Rosen (Letters).

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Publisher: MarvelTitle: MARVEL SUPER-HERO CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS (1982)
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