CAPTAIN UNIVERSE full body

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Presumably human (brief recipient of cosmic powers)

Occupation: Superhero

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Alpha Flight (Aurora, Northstar, Sasquatch, Shaman, Snowbird, Vindicator (James Hudson)), American Eagle (Jason Strongbow), the Angel (Warren Worthington III), Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Arabian Knight, the Avengers (Beast, Captain America (Steve Rogers), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Scarlet Witch, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man), Black Knight (Dane Whitman), Black Panther (T'Challa), Black Widow, Blitzkrieg, Blue Shield, Brother Voodoo, Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), Captain Ultra, Collective Man, Daredevil, Dazzler, Defensor, Devil-Slayer, Doc Samson, Doctor Druid, Doctor Strange, the Eternals of Earth (Ajak, Ikaris, Sersi, Titanis), the Fantastic Four (Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Invisible Girl, Mister Fantastic, Thing), the Falcon (Sam Wilson), Firebird, Gargoyle (Isaac Christians), Guardsman (Michael O'Brien), Hawkeye, Hellcat, Hercules, Heroes for Hire (Iron Fist, Power Man), Hulk, Iceman, the Inhumans (Black Bolt, Crystal, Gorgon, Karnak, Lockjaw, Medusa, Quicksilver, Triton), Jack of Hearts, Jocasta, Ka-Zar, Living Mummy, Machine Man, Makkari, Mockingbird, Moondragon, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Namor the Sub-Mariner, Nighthawk, Night Rider (Hamilton Slade), Le Peregrine, Professor X, Quasar, Red Wolf (Will Talltrees), Rom: Spaceknight, Sabra, Shamrock, Shanna the She-Devil, She-Hulk, Shooting Star, Shroud, Silver Surfer, the Son of Satan, the Soviet Super-Soldiers (Crimson Dynamo (Dmitri Bukharin), Darkstar, Ursa Major, Vanguard), Spider-Man, Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Sprite (Kitty Pryde), Stingray (Walt Newell), Sunfire, Talisman, Texas Twister, Thor, the 3D Man, Tigra, Time Traveler/Enigma Force, Torpedo (Brock Jones), Union Jack (Joey Chapman), Valkyrie, Werewolf (Jacob Russoff), the Whizzer, the X-Men (Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Storm, Wolverine), as well as others that were only behind-the-scenes during the "Contest of Champions" conflict, including el Aguila, Aquarian, Banshee, Biotron, Blue Diamond, Clea, the Comet, Crimson Cavalier, Drax the Destroyer, Destroyer (Roger Aubrey), Eros (Starfox), the Fin, Firelord, Dominic Fortune, Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze), Giant-Man (Bill Foster), Golden Girl (Gwenny Lou Sabuki), Gorilla Man (Ken Hale), Havok, Her, Hero, the Human Robot, the Human Top (David Mitchell), Human Torch (Frankie Raye), Jack Frost, Karkas, Madame Masque, Madrox, Man-Wolf, Mantis, Mentor, the Micronauts (Acroyear, Bug, Devil, Marionette, Microtron, Nanotron, Space Glider), Modred the Mystic, Namorita, Nova (Rich Rider), Paladin, Patriot (Jeff Mace), Polaris, Powerhouse, the Presence, Razorback, Red Guardian (Tania Belinsky), Reject, Scarecrow (Straw Man), Scarlet Scarab (Abdul Faoul), Sir Steel, the Silver Squire, Spitfire, Sprite (the Eternal), Star-Dancer, Tagak the Leopard Lord, Tamara Rahn, Thena the Eternal, the Thin Man, Thundra, the Two-Gun Kid, Venus, the White Tiger (Hector Ayala), the Wraith, and Yellowjacket (Hank Pym)

Enemies: Death, Grandmaster

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Presumably mobile

First Appearance: Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions#1 (June, 1982)

Powers/Abilities: While Captain Universe did not display any superhuman powers, it was probable that she had all of the powers that the Uni-Power normally granted its recipients, such as superhuman strength, durability, and the ability to manipulate cosmic energy for various effects.

History:  (Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions#1) - The woman who was the current recipient of the Captain Universe title and the Uni-Power that came with it was transported into space aboard an orbiting athletic stadium by the Grandmaster and Death, who were playing a game against one another for the life of the Elder of the Universe known as the Collector. While in space, Captain Universe met with many of Earth's superheroes.

 (Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions#2 - BTS) - While four seperate groups of Earth's heroes battled each other on behalf of Death and the Grandmaster, the current wielder of the Uni-Power remained in orbiting athletic stadium in outer space.

 (Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions#3 - BTS) - Captain Universe remained aboard the orbiting athletic stadium while the remaining battles continued between the champions chosen by Death and the Grandmaster. When the battle were finished, Grandmaster had won the wager and opted to return the Collector to life. Unfortunately, Death drained the life from Grandmaster to restore the Collector and all of Earth's heroes were sent back from whence they were transported. Captain Universe presumably returned to Earth and the Uni-Power left her body towards another recipient.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo, Steven Grant, John Romita Jr., and Pablo Marcos.

I apologize for the picture in the profile. I know it doesn't show much of the character's full body, but it was the ONLY pic of this particular Captain Universe. She was only seen in the first issue of Contest of Champions and only on the one panel I took the image from.

Profile by Proto-Man

Clarifications:

Captain Universe has no known connections to

  • Captain Universe, Raymond Coffin, @ Micronauts I#8
  • Captain Universe, Steven Coffin, @ Marvel Spotlight II#9
  • Captain Universe, Ann Stanford, @ Marvel Spotlight II#10
  • Captain Universe, Clare Dodgson, @ Marvel Spotlight II#10
  • Captain Universe, Monty Walsh, @ Marvel Spotlight II#11
  • Captain Universe, Stephen Strange, @ Micronauts I#35
  • Captain Universe, Arcturus Rann, @ Micronauts I#35
  • Captain Universe, Bruce Banner, @ Incredible Hulk Annual#10
  • Captain Universe, Delayne Masters, @ Marvel Fanfare I#25
  • Captain Universe, Evan Swann, @ Web of Spider-Man Annual#5
  • Captain Universe, Peter Parker, @ Spectacular Spider-Man I#158
  • Captain Universe, Eddie Price, @ Web of Spider-Man Annual#6
  • Captain Universe, Jeff Christiansen, @ X-Men & Captain Universe: Sleeping Giants#1
  • Captain Universe, Elijah Jackson, @ Marvel Comics Presents#148
  • Captain Universe, Roland Taylor, @ Cosmic Powers Unlimited#5
  • Captain Universe, L'Matto of the Badoon, @ Guardians of the Galaxy#30


images: (not counting ads)
Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions#1, p17, pan2 (Captain Universe, only pic)


Appearances:
Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions#1-3 (July-August, 1982) - Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo & Steven Grant (writers), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Pablo Marcos (inks), Tom DeFalco (editor)


Last updated: 09/18/13

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