Friday, 9 May 2014
CONSIDER YOURSELF A CHAMPION? THEN WHY NOT ENTER OUR CONTEST?
Right, now that I've got your attention by means of a cunning subter-
fuge, what can I tell you about MARVEL SUPER HERO CONTEST OF
CHAMPIONS? Not much as it happens, 'cos I don't recall reading them
in the 30-plus years that I've owned them - which means that I probably
didn't. I plan to get around to doing so one of these days 'though.
All you really need to know is that it was an excuse to get all the Marvel
heroes together in order to part you from your cash. If you've got these
issues then it obviously worked. I think I bought them as back numbers in
the early 1980s, and there was a gap between me getting #1 and 2 & 3, if I
remember rightly. I understand that it was the relative success of this title
that lead to the later SECRET WARS comics, so if those two MATTEL
toy tie-in series didn't ring your bell, you have Contest to blame for it.
Looking at the three splash pages on offer here, the story looks pretty
underwhelming. At least, they hardly fire me up with enthusiasm to get
stuck into them, but let's hope I'm wrong in my first impressions and
that they're a cracking good read. Anybody know for sure?
I'll give you my verdict when I've read them.
Posted by Kid at Friday, May 09, 2014