Meet Marvel's most eclectic super hero team! With the Avengers defending the East Coast, the Champions rise to defend the West. The team assembles for the very first time…amidst a skirmish of the Olympian Gods! Hercules and Venus are being hard-pressed into a plot to overthrow Zeus. Will Black Widow, Ghost Rider, Iceman and Angel, join Hercules in this battle for Olympus?
It all begin with an attack on the UCLA campus by the rogue Olympian god Pluto, who sought to force his fellow gods Hercules and Venus (both UCLA lecturers at the time) into marrying Hippolyta and Ares as part of a plot to overthrow Olympian monarch Zeus. Hercules and Venus resisted with the aid of super-spy Black Widow, demon cyclist Ghost Rider, and mutant heroes Angel, and Iceman. Pluto's plot was foiled, and while Venus chose to return to Olympus, the other five heroes decided to remain together as a new super-team, the Champions.