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Marvel's Champions Get Political For Incoming?

Marvel’s Champions Get Political For Incoming?

Another day, another part of Marvel’s Incoming puzzle, their big new Point One-style anthology for December 26th, leading into whatever it is Marvel has planned for 2020. And this has the Champions clustered around a TV screen featured what appears to be a politician at a podium making the sign of… well what? Middle and ring […]

Champions #9 [Preview]

Betrayed by Ironheart in Champions #9 [Preview]

Champions #9 is in stores on Wednesday from Marvel Comics, the penultimate issue of the series, by the creative team of Jim Zub and Steven Cummings. But if you can’t wait three days, we’ve got a preview of the issue below. For the second-to-last time, get caught up with the recap page. And we find […]

Leadership Problems in Champions #8 [Preview]

Leadership Problems in Champions #8 [Preview]

The Champions are having some problems… and we’re not just talking about the book’s unfortunate and untimely cancellation with issue #10. With various team members suffering crises of conscience, Viv has been left as team leader, but in this preview of Champions #8, when Ironheart comes calling, she finds that Viv may be… a bit […]

Marvel's Champions Canceled with October's Champions #10

Marvel’s Champions Canceled with October’s Champions #10

October’s Champions #10 will be the final issue of the series starring a team of Marvel’s teenage superheroes, writer Jim Zub revealed on his blog Thursday. Zub said that the book “didn’t click the way we hoped” and that his “long-term plans for the series have been cut short.” Once the October solicits arrived online, […]

Champions #7: When Heroes Cry [Preview]

Champions #7: When Heroes Cry [Preview]

Crying is a right of passage for superheroes. Superman, the original superhero, does it all the time. And in next week’s issue of Champions #7, it’s Ms. Marvel’s turn. Following the Champion’s exploits during War of the Realms (and a super-mega-crossover event could make anyone cry), Ms. Marvel is quitting the Champions! At least, temporarily. […]

Champions #6 Preview

The Menace of Youth in Champions #6 (Preview)

Trouble is brewing in the pages of Champions #6, in stores next week, as we see in this preview. It begins with a calm scene, the mighty warriors of the Disir standing guard in Brazil, doing their duty for their leader, Amora the Enchantress, Queen of the Dead. The Disir are a pretty big deal… […]


Adult Cyclops Rejoins the Champions for War of the Realms

You would think that Scott Summers would have a lot on his plate having just returned from the dead into a world where the X-Men have disappeared, forcing him to team up with Wolverine to rebuild the X-Men from the ground up. But back when Scott was a time-displaced teenager living alongside his adult counterpart […]

Champions Give Jared Kushner a Run for his Money in Next Week’s Champions #2

It’s hard to come up with an idea more damaging to America’s reputation in the Middle East than Donald Trump making Jared Kushner the regional ambassador, but in next week’s Champions #2, the titular superhero team does its best. Seen in this preview below, the superheroes have taken one of their massively destructive battles to […]

Marvel Celebrates International Women’s Day with Champions #3 Variant

Marvel Comics revealed plans Thursday to celebrate International Women’s Day in the most appropriate way possible: with a variant cover. Okay, maybe there are technically more appropriate ways, but variant covers are one of three Marvel solutions to everything, and since there’s already an unrelated super-mega-crossover event in the works and you can’t simply reboot […]

Discussing Canadian Politics at the Dinner Table in Champions Annual #1

In next week’s Champions Annual #1, Snowguard returns home for the first time since joining the Champions, but if you thought that being a famous superhero would excuse her from dealing with the same bull@#$% everyone else does when they get together with family, you’d be dead wrong! Snowguard is barely back when her family […]

How Does Thanos Save the Day in Next Week’s Champions #26?

The Champions are stuck in Weirdworld, where they’ve lost their memories (except for Ironheart) and have been split apart. But thanks to everyone’s favorite Mad Titan, all is not lost. Wait, what? Yes, that’s right, it’s Thanos who seems to be the key to getting the Champions back together and out of Weirdworld. Er… sort […]

Champions to be Relaunched as a Legion of Superheroes for the Marvel Universe

Shots have been fired in the Marvel vs. DC war, at the former announced plans at New York Comic Con Saturday to move into their rival’s territory. It seems that Champions is relaunching with a new number one issue, having dared to hit double digits, a big no-no at Marvel. And according to writer Jim […]

Ant-Man and the Wasp #5 cover by David Nakayama

Ant-Man and the Wasp #5 Review: A Solid if Unexciting Finale

Ant-Man and the Wasp have returned to Earth…or so they think. They’re larger than the planet, but they’re not suffocating in space. They are still in the Microverse, and they’re still entangled. Scott nor Nadia can shrink or grow without the other willing it. Their memories are becoming muddled, and it’s only a matter of […]

School Shooting at the Brooklyn Visions Academy in Champions #24 (Preview)

Marvel has released a preview for Champions #24, otherwise known as “the school shooting issue.”  The special topic was revealed back in August, and it hits stores next week. And today, Marvel released a preview, revealing a little more info about what will happen in the issue, and who might be most personally affected, as […]

Marvel to Address School Shootings in Champions #24

Pursuing its slogan of representing “the world outside our window,” Marvel Comics will finally tackle the subject of school shootings in an upcoming issue of Champions. The company revealed the news via media partner Newsarama, who had both the scoop and a quote from writer Jim Zub. Earlier this year, I started talking to Tom Brevoort about […]

Champions #23 Review: Burning at the Touch of the Man-Thing

Viv Vision has been taken out by the Man-Thing. Snowguard fights to protect Viv, and the rest of the Champions follow soon behind. They manage to pacify the beast, but Viv is still comatose. Wasp can’t wake her up without risking damage. The Man-Thing is kept in containment as he feeds off the emotions of […]

Marvel Teaser for Champions 25 Asks: “Change the World?” as Amadeus Cho Gets Weird

San Diego Comic-Con may be over, but Marvel’s marketing machine continues to churn out teasers for upcoming comics. With Champions heading toward a milestone 25th issue in August (come on, that’s a lot by Marvel reboot standards), Marvel has released the following teaser, featuring the headline “Change the World?” It’s unclear why the teaser is […]

Champions #22 cover by R.B. Silva and Nolan Woodard

Champions #22 Review: New Heroes and Identities, Same Lovable Team

The Champions have reunited after their adventures in outer space (as seen in Infinity Countdown: Champions). Amadeus Cho is slightly powered down and now going by the name Brawn. Ironheart has a new costume based upon Chitauri technology. Nova Sam Alexander has lost his Nova gear and, as a result, his powers. New Champion Snowguard […]

Ant-Man and the Wasp #3 cover by David Nakayama

Ant-Man and The Wasp #3 Review: Are You the Ant-God?

The Unstoppable Wasp is being held without her suit by an alien species in the Microverse. Ant-Man is struggling to free her, but he’s stuck at a size that’s small for even the Microverse. Can an army of super-intelligent Microverse ants and an eccentric alien scientist be the key to saving the day? Ant-Man and […]