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Contest of Champions #2: Review

Jul 1982
Bill Mantlo, John Romita Jr.

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Chapter 2 First Contest: Frenzy In the Frozen North! Chapter 3 Second Contest: Ghost Town Showdown!

Review & Comments

Rating:
3 stars

Contest of Champions #2 Review by (February 15, 2010)
Other characters appearing in this comic: Talisman, Sunfire, Arabian Knight, Sabra, Defensor, Captain Britain.

Cameos by Angel, Vision, Sasquatch, Captain America, Collective Man, Wolverine, Hulk, Dr. Strange, Power Man (Luke Cage), Guardian (James MacDonald Hudson), Blitzkrieg, Black Panther, Falcon, Shamrock, Spider-Man, Thing, Storm, Thor, Human Torch, Black Bolt, Neast, Vanguard.


Contest of Champions #2 Review by (March 15, 2010)
Part two of a three-part miniseries; originally planned as a single MARVEL TREASURY EDITION. Many heroes, including Hulk, Captain America and Thor, appear only in group scenes.

Grandmaster’s Team: Captain America, Talisman, Darkstar, Wolverine, Captain Britain, Sasquatch, She-Hulk, Daredevil, Thing, Defensor, Le Peregrine, Blitzkreig. Unknown’s Team: Iron Man, Shamrock, Iron Fist, Storm, Arabian Knight, Angel, Sabra, Invisible Girl, Sunfire, Black Panther, Collective Man, Vanguard.



 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Contest of Champions #2 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
Synopsis by Pedro

With all life on Earth held hostage in suspended animation, the twelve chosen pawns disappear from the orbiting area, and the greatest competition of all-time begins. Daredevil, Darkstar, and Talisman go up against the Invisible Girl, Iron Fist, and Sun Fire in the “Frozen North! Elsewhere the team of Arabian Knight, Iron Man, and Sabra meet the team of Captain Britain, Defensor, and the Savage She-Hulk in “Ghost Town Showdown!



Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Round One begins. Six heroes find themselves in the Arctic: Daredevil, Talisman and Darkstar for the Grandmaster and Invisible Girl, Sunfire and Iron Fist for the Unknown. Sunfire and Darkstar battle in the skies, the mystical Talisman battles Invisible Girl by sending her into dream-time, and DD and Iron Fist slug it out in a martial arts battle. As the warriors converge on the quarter of the Golden Globe, Invisible Girl is nearest but Daredevil manages to snag it with a cable from his billy club. Round One goes to the Grandmaster.

Round Two takes place in a western ghost town. For the Unknown, Iron Man, Sabra, Arabian Knight; for the Grandmaster: She-Hulk, Captain Britain, Defensor. The teams must deal with internal conflict this time: Sabra and Arabian Knight are divided by their countries’ enmity while She-Hulk is offended by Defensor’s Latin machismo. She-Hulk battles Sabra whose weaponry takes her by surprise; Iron Man is startled by Defensor’s defensive capabilities and Captain Britain mixes it up with Arabian Knight. Soon, only Iron Man and She-Hulk are left standing; the two battle but Iron Man’s repulsor rays prove too much for her. While Shell-Head is tending to her wounds, Arabian Knight claims the prize. Round Two goes to the Unknown.

Grandmaster’s Team: Captain America, Talisman, Darkstar, Wolverine, Captain Britain, Sasquatch, She-Hulk, Daredevil, Thing, Defensor, Le Peregrine, Blitzkreig.

Unknown’s Team: Iron Man, Shamrock, Iron Fist, Storm, Arabian Knight, Angel, Sabra, Invisible Girl, Sunfire, Black Panther, Collective Man, Vanguard.


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John Romita Jr.
Pablo Marcos
Michelle Wolfman
John Romita Jr. (Cover Penciler)
Plot: . Letterer: Joe Rosen.

Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Daredevil
Daredevil

(Matt Murdock)
Invisible Woman
Invisible Woman

(Sue Storm)
Iron Fist
Iron Fist

(Danny Rand)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
She-Hulk
She-Hulk

(Jennifer Walters)

Plus: Darkstar, Death.