While there is a brand new youthful team of heroes using the name, for their Marvel Legacy initiative this fall Marvel Comics is readying a reunion of the original short-lived 1970’s version of The Champions.
As revealed by Comic Book Resources, October’s Iceman #6 will see Iceman and Angel heading to California to meetup with their old teammates Hercules, Black Widow, Darkstar and Ghost Rider.
“If you go back and look at the Champions books, Bobby was very much working hard to not be perceived as ‘the kid’ in the group,” writer Sina Grace said. “What’s interesting is that no one really sees him as that anymore, but that doesn’t mean his perceived value has grown. He’s always trying to prove something, it seems. I want to play with that. What’s even more interesting is that most all of these characters are in the midst of a shakeup of sorts, so everyone’s kind of wondering about the phrase ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same.’ Add the theme of ‘legacy’ to the mix, and you’ve got a solid backbone for a story about people leaning on each other in a time of need.”
Check out the solicitation & cover for Iceman #6 below:
Written by SINA GRACE
Penciled by ROBERT GILL
Cover by KEVIN WADA
ICEMAN, one of the most powerful mutants within the Marvel Universe, discovers his powers and his outlook on life evolving. He needs to lead the charge with a team who stand proudly by his side in the war to “protect those who can’t protect themselves.” Hercules, Ghost Rider, Black Widow, Darkstar, and Angel re-unite with Marvel’s fearless frozen fighter setting ICEMAN on an all-new path. As more unexpected enemies emerge, can Bobby mature into the warrior he’s destined to become? Hope he survives the experience!