Marvel is unleashing a new teaser campaign for The Champions, their new team book resurrecting a long legally disputed name. Given all the retailer incentives for the book – including an entire launch party promotion – it seems that Marvel is trying to sell it as the Next Big Thing.
The team consists of a bunch of MArvel’s younger more progressive characters, including Viv Vision, Ms. Marvel. Miles Morales, Amadeus Cho Hulk and teen Cyclops. It’s the latets in the “young Avengers/teen heroes” genre.
Here’s the solicit:
MARK WAID (W) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (A/C)
Variant cover by ALEX ROSS
YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
MARVEL NOW! ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
CLASSIC ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
CAPTAIN AMERICA 75th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER BY TBA
CHAMPIONS VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
HIP-HOP VARIANT COVER BY RAHZZAH
PARTY VARIANT COVER BY JAY FOSGITT
PREMIERE VARIANT COVER BY TBA
BLANK VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
Following the fallout of CIVIL WAR II, Avengers Ms. Marvel, Nova and Spider-Man strike out on their own — joined by Cyclops, Viv Vision and the Totally Awesome Hulk! Six young heroes determined to change the world — and they’re only the beginning!
48 PGS./Rated T …$4.99
Does Champions, Waid and Ramos have what it takes to change the world? What do YOU think Marvel reader?
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.