First Look: CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1

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Cover by Paco Medina
Cover by Paco Medina

The Secret Wars may be over, but the battle is just beginning! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1 – the brand-new in-continuity ongoing series inspired by the hit mobile game! Written by Al Ewing with art by Paco Medina – enter the Battlerealm, a broken section of space-time where cosmic beings gamble for the ultimate power.

Where unwilling pawns from across the Marvel Universe do battle for their very lives, locked in combat with friends, foes and everything in between. Even those long dead are not immune to the Contest. As heroes and villains from various universes are mysteriously transported to Battlerealm, the war is about to begin. To the winners go the ultimate prize – their continued existence. The same cannot be said for the losers. Who will survive….the CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS? Find out this October!

CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1 (AUG150731)

Mark Bagley Variant
Mark Bagley Variant

Written by AL EWING

Art & Cover by PACO MEDINA

Variant Covers by MARK BAGLEY (AUG150733), SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG150734),

And LEINIL YU (AUG150735)

Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG150732)

Connecting Variant by RON LIM (AUG150736)

Contest of Champions Game Variant by KABAM w/GABRIEL FRIZZERA (AUG150737)

Hip-Hop Variant by DENYS COWAN (AUG150738)

Kirby Monster Variant by DAN BRERETON (AUG150739)

Blank Variant Also Available (AUG150740)

FOC – 09/14/15, On-Sale 10/07/15

Variant by Dan Brereton
Variant by Dan Brereton
Variant by John Tyler Christopher
Variant by John Tyler Christopher
Variant by Denys Cowan
Variant by Denys Cowan
Variant by Kabam and Gabriel Frizzera
Variant by Kabam and Gabriel Frizzera
Variant by Ron Lim
Variant by Ron Lim
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Variant by Skottie Young
Variant by Skottie Young
Variant by Leinel Yu
Variant by Leinel Yu

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#2  Edited By Cap10nate

That is a lot of variants. Still not sure if I am going to pick this up or not. Still leaning towards pass.

Hydra Moon Boy and Devil Dinosaur is funny though.

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Looks pretty cool. The series seems to be continuing the aspect of Secret Wars where alternate versions of Marvel characters fight. I don't know whether to like or hate Hydra Devil Dinosaur....

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Devil Dinosaur is being used a lot lately.

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@zombiesamurai: So it's not the main Marvel heroes but alternates? or is it both? also who's the chick in blue?

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Not sure about reading it but I'm very curious as to who this black punisher is. If he's an already existing character can someone tell me who he is

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#7  Edited By jadenyuki02

Anyone play the Android game of this? It's pay to win but some of you might've played it at some point.

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The cover with Guillotine looks awesome.

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#11  Edited By donmeca2020

@snes9x: actually pretty entertaining... i havent bought anything yet and dont plan too..

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@snes9x: actually pretty entertaining... i havent bought anything yet and dony plan to neither..

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Ugh... This makes me sad considering I didn't want to buy this book but that Skottie Young variant is going straight into my collection.

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@thekingofthehill: it's White Fox. She's from some famous Korean Web comic that became really popular. I peeked at an English translation of it... uh, to say it was dumb is an understatement. Simply put some mysterious badguys are making building come to life as godzillia sized monsters and yet the Avengers (all mcu ones) and White Fox (with 8 unlisted powers that she'll slowly reveal throughout series) try to stop it. I dropped it when White Fox was scratching the buildings up

Leaning to a pass on this series, will wait for it to appear on Marvel Unlimited.

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#16  Edited By Thedailybagel

The art is looking great. 100% picking this up.

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#17  Edited By MachoMustachio

Once again with an evil Hulk and now with a dead Spiderman whose torn costume Venom is wearing like a cape....

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Wtf happen to punisher

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i love maestro

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#20  Edited By Avenging-X-Bolt

@g-dude: That's not the Punisher. Thats Outlaw,a n old ally of his from the uk

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That is Nigel Higgins, the British Punisher replacement known as Outlaw. He and a few other Punisher-wannabes debuted during the 90s Suicide Run story arc.

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@jrjoanes: that guy is not the Punisher, he goes by "Outlaw." I don't think he's been in the comics in a long time but he's British & was inspired by the Punisher.

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If Iron Man don't stomp Grey Hulk, I will riot.

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lol Here it comes.

"OH NO MARVEL MADE PUNISHED AFRICAN AMERICAN."

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lol Here it comes.

"OH NO MARVEL MADE PUNISHED AFRICAN AMERICAN."

It's been done before.

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I never heard of Outlaw before, I thought it was an alternate Luke Cage from another reality who became the Punisher. "THE POWER PUNISHER!!!!!"

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Looks good.

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#30  Edited By Stahlflamme

Joe Fixit? Well, thats been a while.

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I'm going to say it because I'll probably be alone on it. This kinda makes me think of Arena from Infinite Crisis. Which to me wasn't a bad thing. I did like that series.

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Who needs a plot when you can mash up two or three characters/create alternate versions and make em fight.

Hero vs hero, villain vs villain, to the death of course.

Because: doesn't matter. There's no plot to distract us.

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The art work looks good. here's hoping that the story is decent.. Love that venom is wearing spideys costume as a cape, and wtf wow when's the last time joe fixit made an appreance? And outlaw is pretty cool il dig it and I guess this is also where white doc will make her marvel apprance?

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Return of Joe fixit Maestro has element gun

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LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!

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Just waiting to see the Sentry.

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Well we all know who's going to come out on top....Maestro.

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They are rehashing all of Jim Shooter's ideas! Or at least using the old titles to sell their books.

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