CHAMPION of the UNIVERSE
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (race unrevealed; Elder of the Universe);
active from the distant past (billions of years ago) to the modern era;
his existence is known to the people of Earth, but his true nature is largely disbelieved
Occupation: Warrior, competitor
Group Membership: Elders of the Universe (Architect,
Caregiver (Rubanna Lagenris
Quormo), Challenger, Collector (Taneleer Tivan),
Ki), Explorer (Zamanathan
Time, Gara (last of the Viscardi),
Gardener (Ord Zyonz),
Grandmaster (En Dwi Gast),
Pacle), Possessor (Kamo
Tharnn), Profiteer, Promoter (Xirena Awhina), Runner (Gilpetperdon),
Trader (Cort Zo
Tinnus); possibly Ego the Living Planet (Egros; see comments), Geometer, Grand Astrogator); peripherally (but not truly Elders) "Carina Walters" (Collector's
daughter, real name presumably Carina Tivan Korvac), Matani (deceased), Voyager/Va Nee Gast);
former leader of the crew of the Quantum Shark (including Brank and Orblog)
duped into believing he had joined the Deadpool Corps, but they were just playing him
Affiliations: Eros (aka Starfox), Gun-R, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Nebula, Proja, Promoter (Xirena Awhina), unidentified trainers (at least eight), Snix, Thor Odinson, Zoma the Watcher;
unwittingly allied with the Contemplator impostor (an unidentified super-powered Skrull);
formerly Avengers (Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Hulk, Iron Man/Tony Stark, Thor), Deadpool Corps (Deadpool-616/Jack/"Wade Wilson," Dogpool-103173/Wade Wilson, Headpool-2149/Wade Wilson, Kidpool-10330/Wade Wilson, Lady Deadpool-3010/Wanda Wilson), Ego the Living Planet (allegedly Egros), Guardians of the Galaxy (Bug, Drax, Gamora, Groot, Rocket), the In-Betweener, Stranger, Thane, Thanos, Titania (Mary MacPherran), Zrhaer race; unidentified matriarch
drawn by Glorian (Thomas Gideon) to Godthab Omega alongside Gun Runner (Brell), Quantum, and Zarek (as well as various Elders) and may have interacted with them;
former pawn of the Chaos King (Amatsu-Mikaboshi); while he was one of countless beings enslaved, I am not listing all those enslaved by the Chaos King as allies, former or otherwise; however, was freed by Hercules (Heracles/Alcaeus);
uncertain relationship to Amaryllis Dejure (as aspect of Death) and Bobby Spector (a juvenile Watcher)
Enemies: The Awareness, Beta Ray Bill, Blue Devil (Daniel Cassidy) of a Distant Cosmos, Colossus (Peter Rasputin), Deadpool Corps (Deadpool-616,
Dogpool-103173, Headpool-2149, Kidpool-10330, Lady Deadpool-3010),
Doc Samson (Leonard Samson), Drax the Destroyer (Arthur Douglas),
Galactus (Galan), Gamora, Gladiator (Kallark), Corvus Glaive, Mantis, Mephisto, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Nova (Frankie Raye), Oblivion (cosmic manifestation), Omega
Confederation of Planets, Pip the Troll, Sasquatch (Walter Langkowski),
Shalla-Bal, She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters), Shuma-Gorath, Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd),
the Skard, Southpaw (Sasha Martin), Thane, Thanos, Thing (Ben Grimm), Titania (Mary MacPherran), Adam Warlock, Wonder Man (Simon Williams);
"the ablest sentients of the planet Grinx"; whoever occupied the planet Tamarata;
formerly Hulk (Bruce Banner), Promoter (Xirena Awhina), Thor Odinson
Known Relatives: All of the bipeds of the Thundrax, Baccan, and Velabian systems are reputed to be his offspring
Aliases: Formerly the Blue Buccaneer, Fallen One;
self-proclaimed "the living spirit of competition"; "the eternal challenger";
"Master" (from Proja and likely from other servants/agents);
"Big Guy" (from Nebula);
"Blue Guy" (from Drax the Destroyer);
"Highpockets" (from Kidpool);
Base of Operations: Mobile throughout the universe (and beyond);
formerly the Quantum Shark ship;
formerly the planet Skardon;
formerly the unidentified planet from which he gained the wristlets;
formerly planet Tamarata, unidentified star system, unidentified galaxy
formerly a training sphere in a dimensional void;
born and became self-aware in the Ancrindo Nebula in the direction of the Magellanic clouds
First Appearance: Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 (October, 1982)
Powers/Abilities: The Champion accesses the Power Primordial, energy derived from the Big Bang (the explosion at the start of the universe), which is allegedly the same energy that empowers the Infinity Gems/Stones (which may explain an affinity of the Elders for the Infinity Gems).
He has channeled this power into the development of his physical form, notably his musculature, reflexes, stamina, strength, and durability. Tapping cosmic/nuclear energies within his musculature, he can easily lift 100 tons and he has limitless stamina/endurance.
While he can be injured (he once claimed the Thing broke his ribs), he
apparently could not die unless his form has been molecularly
dispersed. The Tactigon weapon apparently blew a hole through his
chest, but he healed within minutes. He can survive falling from the edge of an atmosphere and striking a planet at terminal velocity.
He can be incapacitated by an unspecified energy weapon apparently derived from an aspect and/or agent of Death.
He can survive in the vaccum of space for an apparently unlimited time, and he can even communicate in space, presumably implying some form of subconscious telepathic communication as sound cannot be transmitted in space.
Following a pact with the cosmic manifestation of Death, he and his fellow Elders are barred entrance into the realm of Death, making him seemingly unable to die under any circumstances.
His reaction time is about 1/10 that of most human athletes.
He can (or at least, he could) project the Power Primordial form his
body in an expanding wave of force sufficient to knock multiple Class
100 strength warriors from their feet. While he only claimed that he
could use his power to devastate Earth, the likes of the Thing, Thor,
the intelligent Hulk, and Sasquatch all respected this power/threat.
However, as he only did so on one occasion, within an interdimensional training facility he owned, it has been suspected that he can only do so via technological augmentation.
Within the force field he had constructed, he was able to transport
objects and beings across space or dimensions. He banished Thor's
hammer Mjolnir to a nether dimension when Thor hurled it at him,
but he apparently allowed it to return to Thor. Thor, Hulk, and Wonder
Man were teleported out of the ring and returned to the place from
which they had been summoned upon being disqualified.
As Champion has not shown such power on his own outside of a ring/force field of his design, it seems most likely this was accomplished technologically.
He has consistently been shown to be unable to fly under his own power, either in space or within a planetary atmosphere.
Self-taught, the Champion has (had?) mastered untold thousands of different martial arts and fighting styles culled from across the known universe, and he spends the majority of his time between championship matches practicing these arts. Boxing is apparently his preferred form of combat.
Infinity Gem of Power (later designated the Power Gem and then the
Power Stone) further augmented Champion's might, making him virtually
invincible. However, it would seem that reliance on the Power Gem
caused him to become reliant on its power, and his fighting prowess
(and his physical toughness) has dwindled somewhat. Further, he has not
been shown to be able to unleash the Power Primordial since having held
the Power Gem.
Arrogantly believing the power he used while wielding the Power Gem was his own, he failed to realize the true extent of his power and remained unaware that he could use the power to fly.
He also briefly wore the "Wristlets of Sutaqoccu," which vastly augmented his power, allowing him to fly through space, project energy blasts, and withstand the Surfer's power cosmic.
He has used an omega class warp suit to warp through space, a space cycle to fly through space, another spacesuit, and a matter transmitter belt to teleport himself.
At times, the Champion has had access to seemingly unlimited funds and resources, allowing him various interstellar or interdimensional bases, numerous employees, and extensive high-tech resources.
Weight: 2050 lbs.
Eyes: Solid silver (no visible pupils or irides)
Hair: Red (sometimes shown as brown as Championpool)
Skin: Light blue
(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#2: Champion entry) - One of the Elders of the Universe, Tryco Slatterus is one of the oldest beings in the universe, having been among the first races to have become sentient in the wake of the Big Bang.
(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#2: Champion entry / All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#4: Fallen One entry) - Having dedicated himself to physical self-perfection in competition, he achieved immortality, and he became the last surviving member of his race.
(Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk I#3) - At some point, Slatterus joined fellow Elders Grandmaster and Runner (and presumably the Collector and Gardener, at least) as well as the In-Betweener in battling the demons Shuma-Gorath.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#2: Champion entry) - After (countless) millennia of training, he set forth to learn all of the methods of physical combat in the known galaxies.
(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 (fb) - BTS) - Scouring all of the known galaxies, the Champion's minions, Proja and possibly others of his race, constantly sought worthy adversaries who could challenge his prowess.
(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 (fb) - BTS / All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#4: Fallen One entry) - Eons ago, Champion decided that females were inferior and not worth fighting.
(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 (fb) - BTS) - While enjoying the thrill of combat, the Champion defeated numerous male challengers, none of whom lasted beyond the second round.
(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 (fb) - BTS / All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#4: Fallen One entry) - The Champion always stopping the battles short of death.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#2: Champion entry) - In 50,000 bouts on 20,000 worlds, the Champion had never lost.
(Silver Surfer III#1 (fb) - BTS) - As the Champion was known throughout the cosmos, the Silver Surfer knew that he always ended his competitions short of murder.
(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 (fb) - BTS) - The Champion sent Proja to recruit Earth's most powerful warriors to challenge him.
(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 - BTS) - Proja "recruited" -- teleporting them with or without their permission to the Champion's training sphere -- the Thing, Thor, Doc Samson, the Hulk, Colossus, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Sasquatch, and Wonder Man.
(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7) - The Champion confronted his terrestrial challengers and reviewed his history, leading the heroes to assault him en masse, only for him to blast them away with the power primordial. As they regrouped to confront him anew, he warned them that he could turn his power on their homeworld, leading them to agree to the terms of combat. He then summoned eight trainers to prepare them for their bouts.
(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 - BTS) - During training, Doc Samson was knocked out by "multi-functional living computer" boxing robot, and Namor refused to participate, leading both to be eliminated from the competition and returned to their locales.
(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 - BTS) - Proja arranged the competition to take place in Madison Square Garden within an unbreakable force field and promoted the event across the planet. Aliens collaborated with terrestrial state gaming commissions to arrange off-ring betting.
(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 - BTS) - As the time of the competition arrived, Earth's heroes tried futilely to penetrate the force field.
(Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7) - No match for the Champion's combat skills, Thor hurled his hammer, Mjolnir, at him; the Champion banished Mjolnir extradimensional before returning it to Thor (to honor its enchantment) before Thor was disqualified for using foreign weaponry. Although he possessed Banner's mind, the collective stress of the event caused him to lose control, and the Hulk was banished as a mindless brute. Sasquatch was knocked out in the first round, and Colossus' fight was stopped when he could no longer defend himself. Out of his league, Wonder Man was disqualified when he tore up the floor and threatened to wrap it around the Champion. Though brutally battered, the Thing lasted three rounds, possibly even breaking his ribs, before the ref stopped the fight and declared the Champion the winner.
As the Champion proclaimed victory and prepared to pronounce sentence on Earth, the bloodied Thing crawled up to him and argued that he had not been defeated and that he would never give up. Acknowledging this, the Champion noted that any world that could spawn one such as him was truly the worthiest of all. After noting that someday -- in eons to come -- his people (see comments) would face Earth's in a battle for supremacy of the cosmos, the Champion departed to face "endless universes and infinite worlds," calling the Thing his friend and noting that they would never meet again, because to him alone, he would offer the supreme glory: A rematch.
(Silver Surfer III#7 (fb) - BTS) - By defeating the ablest sentients of the planet Grinx, the Champion obtained their world trophy, another Infinity Gem (see comments).
(Silver Surfer III#6 (fb) - BTS / Silver Surfer III#1_ (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89: Astronomer entry) - The Elders chafed under the idea that there was a non-mystical, non-purely-abstract being older than them: the immensely powerful planet-destroyer Galactus, who had survived the destruction of the previous universe and been reborn in the Big Bang of the subsequent/current universe.
(Silver Surfer III#15 (fb) - BTS) - Soon after Galactus empowered the Silver Surfer, the Astronomer became impressed with the Surfer's tracking abilities.
(Silver Surfer III#4 (fb) - BTS / Silver Surfer III#6 (fb) - BTS / Silver Surfer III#7 (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89: Astronomer entry) - Apparently working with the Grandmaster, the Astonomer conceived a plot to destroy Galactus, convincing fellow Elders Champion, Collector, Contemplator (actually a Skrull impostor), Gardener, Grandmaster, Obliterator, Possessor, Runner, and Trader that -- since Galactus served in maintaining the balance between Eternity, the cosmos' embodiment of existence and time; and Death, the embodiment of non-existence (this should more appropriately be the embodiment of mortality, as Oblivion is the embodiment of non-existence) -- Galactus' demise would alter the balance of and thusly bring about the end of the universe and lead to the development of a new universe.
To avoid perishing in the universe's end,
the Astronomer conceived a plot by which the Elders might become not only
unaging, but also unable to die. He further conceived that by assembling the six
known Infinity Gems (at the time largely known as the Soul Gems due to
misunderstanding of their true natures), the Elders could slay Galactus. Via the
gems' power, they planned to fatally siphon Galactus' biospheric energy (which
he had obtained by draining the life from other planets) into six other planets.
When the new universe would arise, the Astonomer believed that not only would they be the oldest beings in existence, but that they would be reborn as a race of "Galacti," Galactus-like beings, and be a dominant power in the universe.
(Silver Surfer III#7 (fb) - BTS) - While five of the six known Infinity Gems (not including the true Soul Gem) were believed to have been destroyed when Thanos siphoned their powers into his synthetic soul gem, which had been subsequently destroyed (Avengers Annual#7), the Astronomer appreciated that the Infinity Gems could not be destroyed; instead, they had been hurled through hyperspace at the instant of the synthetic gem's destruction.
The Astronomer had further appreciated that the Collector had obtained one of the Infinity Gems shortly after his resurrection by Death (Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions#3).
(Silver Surfer III#1 (fb) - BTS) - Presumably as part of the above plot, the Champion was sent to assault the Silver Surfer on Earth allegedly to prevent the Surfer's escape, which would instead lead the Surfer to find the means to escape Earth and inadvertently assist the Elders' collection of the Infinity Gem of Mind (see comments).
(Avengers Annual#16 - BTS) - The Grandmaster's and Collector's machinations with Death rendered the Elders of the Universe exiled from the realm of death, which made them essentially unable to die.
(Silver Surfer III#1) - While the Silver Surfer met with the Fantastic Four (Invisible Woman, Mister Fantastic, She-Hulk, Thing) in Antarctica -- where he had been burning a hole in the ozone layer to increase the cosmic energies that reached him in hopes of using the increased energies to allow him to to escape Galactus' barrier that held him there -- the Champion suddenly ambushed and smashed into the Surfer. Announcing that he wished the Surfer's death and noting that, as he was a cosmic Elder, the Surfer could not understand his reasons. When the Surfer fought back with the Power Cosmic, the Champion was initially pleased to face a foe more formidable than the Thing; however, as the Champion refused to end the fight, the Surfer incapacitated him with an energy burst (see comments).
Swiftly reviving, the Champion initially seethed before acknowledging that, as victor, the Surfer had the right to know his reasons. Telling the Surfer that he came to prevent the Surfer from disrupting the skrull contest for cosmic domination and enslaving Galactus. The Champion subsequently related how the Skrulls had captured Galactus' then herald, Nova, and that Galactus apparently could not destroy her captors without destroying Nova as well.
After the Surfer appreciated that the Champion was trying to stop him because he knew the Surfer could escape Galactus' barrier, the Champion refused to discuss matters further and instead vanished...
(All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#4: Fallen One entry) - ...teleported away by his fellow Elders.
(Silver Surfer III#3 - BTS) - The Surfer confronted the Collector, questioning two recent plots involving the Elders. The Collector claimed to have been solely seeking his wife's resurrection, which didn't work out, and to have no knowledge of the Champion.
(Silver Surfer III#3) - However, after the Surfer's departure, the Collector alerted the Champion, who insisted that the Surfer must be crushed, "like the baby gnat he is." The Champion instructed the Collector to rest while he would alert the other Elders.
(Silver Surfer III#3 - BTS) - The Champion alerted the other Elders of the Surfer's involvement.
(Silver Surfer III#3 (fb) - BTS) - This conversation was observed by a sentient plant in the Collector's collection...who apparently passed the information on to Mantis.
(Silver Surfer III#3 - BTS) - The Runner subsequently confronted and defeated the Surfer and left him for dead; the Surfer was recovered by Mantis.
(Silver Surfer III#4 (fb) - BTS) - The Champion gathered with several other Elders (Astronomer, Collector, Contemplator (actually a Skrull impostor), Gardener, Grandmaster, Obliterator,Possessor, Runner, Trader), using Ego the Living Planet as their meeting place. They formed an alliance with the powerful Ego by rationalizing that his nature as a unique being made him the last of his kind and thus an Elder.
(Silver Surfer III#4) - Mantis joined forced with the Silver Surfer to oppose the Elders' plans. They traveled to the planet on which the Elders held their meeting (unbeknownst to them, this was actually Ego), where the Grandmaster revealed how he had rendered the Elders immortal. The Grandmaster then revealed his and the Astronomers plot and the goal of the death of Galactus, which would make the Elders the oldest living beings in existence. Ego then detected the Surfer and Mantis' presence, and Ego and several Elders attacked them, with the Champion grabbing Mantis by the arm, but the Surfer freed her and the pair escaped.
(Silver Surfer III#7 (fb) - BTS) - By defeating the ablest sentients of the planet Grinx, the Champion obtained their world trophy, another Infinity Gem (which Gem he obtained has not been revealed, to the best of my understanding).
(Silver Surfer III#7 (fb) - BTS) - The Elders planned to next gather on Earth, as Galactus had sworn to never return there. They further arranged to meet in a tropical area lush with plant-life, knowing that this would allow the then plant-powered Mantis to travel there as well, and that the Gardener's superior control over plants would allow him to capture her.
(Silver Surfer III#5 - BTS) - The Obliterator tracked and assaulted the Surfer and Mantis, but after his weapons were disabled by the Surfer, the Obliterator agreed to share everything he knew so that the Grandmaster might be similarly deprived of his reason to live.
(Silver Surfer III#6 - BTS) - The Obliterator told the Surfer and Mantis of the place (Earth) and time (autumnal equinox) of the Elders' next planned meeting. During this meeting, they were to test the weapon they would use against Galactus. However, the Surfer soon learned of a Kree threat against Zenn-La, and so he honored his pledge to defend Zenn-La, leaving Mantis to return to Earth alone.
(Silver Surfer III#7 (fb) - BTS) - The Elders (Astronomer, Champion, Collector, Gardener, Grandmaster, Possessor, Runner, Trader) regathered on Earth as planned.
(Silver Surfer III#7) - The Elders discussed their absent members and their reasons. The Trader noted the Champion and Runner's failures to killer the Surfer, and the Champion noted that neither he nor the Runner were murderous by nature and that sport always involved the possibility of defeat.
They then discussed how they might slay Galactus via the six main Infinity
Gems. They discussed having five Infinity Gems so far, and the Astronomer noted
that as soon as the "Contemplator" obtained the Mind Gem, ultimate victory would
As planned, the Gardener discovered Mantis spying on them and captured her.
(Silver Surfer III#7-8 - BTS) - As apparently planned by the Astronomer, the Surfer conflicted with the Supreme Intelligence and stole the Mind Gem that it used to maintain its sanity due to the conflicting blue and pink Kree minds it contained, incapacitating the collective intelligence.
(Silver Surfer III#9 (fb) - BTS) - The Gardener captured Shalla-Bal and brought her to join Mantis as their prisoner near the Cone Nebula where the other Elders (Astronomer, Champion, Collector, Gardener, Grandmaster, Possessor, Runner, Trader, and the astral self of the "Contemplator") had gathered to ambush Galactus.
(Silver Surfer III#9) - The Contemplator told the Elders of the Surfer holding the Mind Gem, and of the fate of the Supreme Intelligence. The Champion noted that this made the Kree as shattered as the Skrulls.
(Silver Surfer III#9 - BTS) - The Gardener's astral self told the Surfer to meet them in the Cone Nebula and give them the last "soul gem" or the women would perish.
(Silver Surfer III#9) - When the Surfer arrived, the Elders coerced him to release the Mind Gem to save Shalla-Bal and Mantis, then sent the women to a distant place where their containment would detonate on his approach, but the Surfer's power and speed enabled the Surfer to escape destruction and save one of the women (Shalla-Bal, though he had tried to save Mantis).
(Silver Surfer III#9 - BTS) - Via duplicating the flare used by Nova (Frankie Raye), the Elders summoned Galactus to their base.
(Silver Surfer III#9) - After Nova arrived to investigate, the Elders used the six Infinity Gems to siphon Galactus' powers into six nearby worlds. When Nova tried to stop them, the Elders used the gems' power to contain her within an energy beam. Returning, the Surfer freed Nova and then guided her to cause the six planets' sun to go nova, disrupting the transfer and creating a black hole towards which the Elders, Infinity Gems, and Nova and the Surfer were pulled.
(Silver Surfer III#9 / Silver Surfer III#10 (fb) - BTS /
Silver Surfer III#11 (fb) - BTS) - Restored by the nova explosion's energies,
Galactus saved the Surfer and Nova -- as well as Champion, Collector, Gardener,
Grandmaster, and Runner -- from the black hole. Possessor, Astronomer, and Trader, as well as the Infinity Gems,
were lost into the black hole.
Present only in astral form, the Contemplator escaped the other Elders' fates.
(Silver Surfer III#10) - As Galactus warned the Champion, Collector, Gardener, Grandmaster, and Runner that there would be a reckoning, the Champion told him to do his worst, as he had failed but once in all his cycles of life, but once was enough for an Elder. Despite the Grandmaster's assertions that they could not die, the vengeful Galactus converted the five Elders into energy and consumed them. He did subsequently note that their energies were difficult to absorb, but considered that he had all Eternity to do so.(Silver Surfer III#10 (fb) - BTS) - Eternity informed Galactus how he had known of the Elders' plot and had indirectly opposed it by influence the Celestial Jemiah the Analyzer to appear on a Skrull world, which precipitated the Skrulls attacking the Kree and ultimately led to the Surfer taking the Mind Gem from the Supreme Intelligence.
(Silver Surfer III#17 (fb) - BTS) - Unable to die, the Elders reformed within Galactus and began to attack him from within.
(Silver Surfer Annual#1/2 - BTS) - Galactus collapsed, unable to digest the Elders who were destroying him from within. Galactus sent Nova to get the Silver Surfer and Reed and Sue Richards to help him.
(Silver Surfer III#15 - BTS) - After the Surfer arrived with
the Richards es (including Franklin), Galactus instructed them to enter the black
hole and retrieve the Infinity Gems so they could be used to remove the Elders'
immortal souls, leaving their bodies inert/harmless. He cautioned them to have
Sue surround the gems with her force field because if any of them touched the
Soul Gem it would steal his or her soul.
(Silver Surfer III#16 - BTS) - Via control over the Soul Gem, the In-Betweener reformed himself before returning their souls.
(Silver Surfer III#17) - Revealing his alliance with the Astronomer, Possessor and Trader, the In-Betweener then traveled with them to Earth's universe. The In-Betweener attempted to obliterate Galactus with an energy blast but found that as Galactus was unique, as he had no opposite that the In-Betweener could counterbalance against him. When the In-Betweener decided to cast Galactus into the black hole to eliminate him from the universe, the Elders threatened to use their Infinity Gems against him so that the Elders within Galactus would not share his fate.
(Silver Surfer III#17 / All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#4: Fallen One entry) - In response, the In-Betweener summoned Oblivion (whom he disguised as Death), whom he had seemingly slay Astronomer, Possessor and Trader (instead confining them to the realm of Oblivion)..
(Silver Surfer III#17) - Lord Chaos and Master Order, at the Surfer's request (in exchange for returning the In-Betweener to them) caused Galactus to disgorge the Elders within him.
(Silver Surfer III#18 (fb) - BTS) - Lord Chaos and Master Order returned Galactus, the Surfer, the Richards es, and the Champion, Collector, Gardener, Grandmaster, and Runner to their native universe.
(Silver Surfer III#18) - The Gardener noted that upon their departure from Lord Chaos and Master Order's realm that they were now free of their control. Champion, Collector, Gardener, Grandmaster, and Runner observed the battle between Galactus and the In-Betweener. When the Grandmaster wagered his gem against anyone's that the In-Betweener would win, the Champion took the wager, noting that he smelled Galactus as the winner, and he excitedly noted the combat to be glorious.
As the fierce struggle between Galactus and the In-Betweener ensued, the Collector voiced that the In-Betweener had forced Death to take three of the brethren, and the Gardener added that the In-Betweener could have them destroyed as well. Disbelieving Death being forced to do anything, the Grandmaster discouraged the others from interfering with the conflict. When the Champion suggested that the Gardener may be right and noted that while he was enjoying watching the event, he was drawn to join in, the Grandmaster warned him that he would be be drawn to stop the Champion if he interfered, as they had made a solemn wager and he would not allow the Champion to nullify it.
Ultimately, the Champion restrained the Grandmaster while the other Elders added their Infinity Gems power to the Surfer's own to push the battling titans into the realm of Lord Chaos and Master Order, where those two reclaimed the In-Betweener (still in possession of the Soul Gem) as their prisoner. The two cosmic beings then cast the Champion and the others from their realm.
(Silver Surfer III#19) - Champion, Collector, Gardener, Grandmaster, and Runner used their Infinity Gems to depart to elsewhere in the universe via hyperspace.
(Thanos Quest#1 (fb) - BTS) - Retaining the Power Gem, Champion parted ways with the other Elders.
(All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#4: Fallen One entry) - Believing the Power Gem to be dormant and not wanting to attract the notice of Galactus, Death, or Eternity, the Champion returned to his competitions.
(Thanos Quest#1 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Champion encountered the "Zrhaer" race, whom he considered to be weaklings.
(Thanos Quest#1 (fb) - BTS) - Champion traveled to Tamarata, a strategic world in the defense plans of five different warring federations and which was constantly under siege, forever being conquered and reconquered. Enamored of the constant combat, Champion considered this world to be a paradise as he daily faced one federation after the other, alway letting each group think he worked for the enemy.
Subconsciously tapping into the Power Gem as needed, Champion believed the gem to be dormant and wore it as something of a "good luck" charm, crediting his successes to his own battle prowess.
(Thanos Quest#1 - BTS) - Seeking to gather the Infinity Gems, Thanos of Titan traveled to Tamarata.
(Thanos Quest#1) - As Champion pummeled an army of warriors, Thanos interrupted him, insisting they have words. Champion did not recognize Thanos and asked what he wanted, and Thanos told him he had come to take Tamarata away from him.
Champion further asked what needs had he of this world, and Thanos told him that he had no such need but instead sought a worthy opponent and asked if he would find it here. Champion confirmed that he would but assured him that he would also find defeat as he as invincible.
Presumably blinded by power and ego, Champion rushed forward and swung at Thanos who dodged the blow, grabbed his hair, swung him around and punched him away. When Champion furiously charged him, Thanos again dodged, allowing (and perhaps assisting with a swat) Champion to crash into a rocky wall, which collapsed atop him. As Thanos mocked him as disappointing lack of challenge, Champion broke free and announced that he would avoid Thanos' tricks by taking it slow and easy.
Challenging this, Thanos blasted Champion back and then, as Champion charged him, Thanos fired a continuous beam, which Champion powered through, until Thanos eventually stopped the beam, causing Champion to stumble forward and allowing him to punch him away again.
When Champion charged anew, Thanos had his power platform/chair project a force field. Champion furiously railed against the shields, threatening to shatter them, and then leapt high into the air and dove down, exerting all of his power in an effort to destroy his attacker. Thanos teleported away at that last second, and the force of Champions' impact with the surface caused seismic disruptions that set off a long dormant volcanic chain, which spread throughout the planet and eventually caused its explosion destruction. While Champion had no idea that he had this level of power, Thanos did know, and he had anticipated and provoked this.
Floating amidst planetary rubble, the Champion exclaimed his victory until Thanos appeared and mocked him for both destroying his planet and stranding himself in space (as the Champion had no idea he could use the gem for propulsion or almost anything). After Thanos refused Champions offer to battle for his vessel and noted that Champion may float there for centuries, Champion begged to be transported another planet, and Thanos offered to do so in exchange for Thanos' gem.
Initially refusing, after Thanos pointed out that anyone who might encounter him would likely remember his arrogance and leave him there, Champion gave up the Power Gem. Thanos then towed Champion to "Zrhaemall" -- which Champion considered to be ruled by weaklings -- and released him from his tractor beam in low orbit, causing him to begin the plunge to the planet.
(Silver Surfer III#98 (fb)) - Surviving the impact with the planet, the Champion found that the simple Zhaer thought him a god fallen from Heaven. They worshipped him and gifted him with their most potent icons, the "Wristlets of Sutnaqoccu," which were of mystical origin --
(All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#4: Fallen One entry) - and which were apparently adaptations of the Quantum Bands --
(Silver Surfer III#98 (fb)) - which greatly augmented his power. Champion ruled the people for a time, but he grew tired of dictatorship, so he met the entire population in battle; he was frustrated that the race had no warriors among them, and they were scarcely worth his effort.
(Silver Surfer III#97) - Standing atop a pile of defeated foes, the Champion -- his hands coated in gore -- asked, "Anybody else?"
(Silver Surfer III#98 (fb)) - Champion then took to the stars, seeking Thanos...
(All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#4: Fallen One entry) - and the Power Gem.
(Silver Surfer III#98 (fb) - BTS) - Champion heard rumor of Drax the Destroyer returning to Earth to serve alongside Adam Warlock.
(Silver Surfer III#98) - Locating and smashing his way into Thanos' sanctum, Champion announced his intent to punish Thanos for his theft and humiliation, warning that his wristlets granted him the power to destroy even the Titan. Mildly annoyed, Thanos dismissed Champion with a blast that teleported him to a lifeless world.
(Silver Surfer III#98 (fb) - BTS) - In his rage, Champion destroyed this planet.
(Silver Surfer III#98) - When the Silver Surfer and "Nova" (actually Mephisto as part of a plot in which he sought to tempt the Surfer with wealth, power, etc.) approached this planet, they were stunned by an energy blast and then found the Champion amidst the planet's rubble.
After Champion had detailed his recent activities, the Surfer raged against the callous destruction of a civilization, and the Champion welcomed the challenger until "Nova" blurted out that it was fortunate that Drax had ended with the Power Gem rather than this maniac. Seeking to regain the Power Gem, the Champion took off toward Earth find Drax. To prevent the Champion from reclaiming the Power Gem and tapping into its true power, the Surfer intercepted him, telling him that he had proven himself unfit to possess the Power Gem and that he would not permit it to fall into his grasp. Champion asked how the Surfer would stop him, as the wristlets granted him power enough to best even him. While Surfer argued to avoid a conflict, Champion fired a blast, which the Surfer dodged, after which Champion delivered a powerful punch to the Surfer's face.
Accepting that reason was wasted on Champion, the Surfer told him he would have the contest he desired, but not the outcome. When the Surfer asked "Nova" why she did not aid him in the battle, as Champion must be stopped, she instead flew off.
(Silver Surfer III#98 (fb) - BTS) - "Nova" traveled to Earth and convinced Drax to accompany her.
(Silver Surfer III#98) - Noting that she showed more wisdom than him, Champion blasted the Surfer into a piece of planetary rubble and then hurled another massive boulder against him. After the Surfer flew back to continue the fight, they were interrupted by Drax.
Disgusted that the then-imbecilic Drax controlled the Power Gem, Champion rushed to claim it, but the Gem enabled Drax to smash the Champion into the submission with a single punch. Drax then told the stuporous Drax that the stone belonged to him and that Champion should not bother Drax any more.
After Drax departed, "Nova" claimed the wristlets from Champion, tempting the Surfer with their power, but the Surfer destroyed them rather than let anyone else gain their vast power.
(JLA/Avengers#4) - As the immortal Krona from a Distant Cosmos merged his reality with Reality-616, the Champion battled the Distant Cosmos' Blue Devil. (Daniel Cassidy)
(Thing III#3 (fb) - BTS) - Allegedly taking employment to gain funds to provide for himself, the Champion was placed as leader of an elite cadre charged with protecting someone that "the matriarch" had agreed to shield.
(Thing III#3) - While the Thing investigated the Brooklyn apartment of Brusque (Bill Broadman, who had been empowered by Mot, an agent of Death) alongside Amaryllis Dejure (an aspect of Death) and Bobby Spector (apparently a Watcher and the possible son or nephew of Uatu), the Champion suddenly appeared. The Thing tackled Slatterus and the two battled fiercely in the streets. As Slatterus began to dominate the fight, the Thing donned a gauntlet given to him by Bobby, but the Champion ultimately overpowered him nonetheless. After Champion told the Thing to leave and he would spare him, the Thing refused, and Champion prepared to kill him. However, Amaryllis then used a glowing vial they had taken from Brusque to incapacitate Champion.
Via the Fantasticar, the Thing brought Champion back to the Baxter Building and put him in the Interrogator, a machine that prevented his escape by dampening strength, energy flow, psionics, and -- in time -- his will.
After briefly/vaguely explaining his employment, Slatterus told the Thing to free him or he would slaughter the Thing and everyone he knew; however, if he set him free, he would only slaughter the Thing.
Apparently recognizing Bobby's and Amaryllis' true nature, Champion put the matter aside and answered his question that he was not there for the Thing but rather to save the universe. As the Thing and Amarylla went to bed, Champion addressed Bobby as "worm"and Amaryllis as "lad," asking her what brought her there; she told him she was on a blind date.
Bobby then asked the Champion what was the burden of life without end, and Champion noted that life was change, but that the Elders no longer changed and that they were looking for a meaning that no longer existed: It is when the unendurable meets the uneding.
(Thing III#3 - BTS) - Ben Grimm contacted Reed Richards about dealing with the Champion, after which Ben apparently contacted the Silver Surfer.
(Thing III#4 (fb) - BTS) - Bobby appanrently spent the night trying to see if he could get the Champion to tell him how he had just appeared in the apartment when he didn't have any transport power.
(Thing III#4) - The next morning, after the Surfer arrived, Ben showed him the captive Champion, and the Surfer considered it a conundrum that anyone from Earth could capture "one of the divine beings of existence."
After Bobby explained how he had spent the night questioning Champion, Slatterus told Bobby that "even with his lineage," he could never suspect the powers that served his kind.
The Surfer subsequently explained that the Champion's belt was a matter transmitter of enormous range. After the Surfer offered to take the weakened Champion to a distant place he would be distracted for some time, the Thing asked that the matter transmitter be left with them, and Bobby considered that this would at least prevent the Champion from immediately returning to them.
(Thing III#4 - BTS) - Thing, Amaryllis, and Bobby used the belt to to travel to the Watcher's base in the Blue Area of the Moon.
(Thing III#6) - Donning what appeared to be the Globe of Ultimate Knowledge, the Thing observed, among other things, the Surfer and Champion on some rocky world.
(She-Hulk I#8 (fb) - BTS / All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z#4?: Fallen Entry) - Reclaiming the Power Gem at some point, the Champion resumed his practice of seeking opponents.
(She-Hulk I#8 (fb) - BTS) - The Champion came to Skardon, a planet where leadership was determined in hand-to-hand combat, and he defeated its toughest fighters in a series of boxing matches, which by their rules made him Skardon's ruler, until someone else could take him down.
(She-Hulk I#8 (fb) - BTS) - Seeking someone who could challenge him, the Champion started running things into the ground on purpose, after which he spread it around the quadrant that he was going to continue to make the Skard suffer until a worthy challenger showed up to dethrone him.
(She-Hulk I#8 (fb)) - A pair of Skard shared this information with Adam Warlock, who traveled to Skardon and incapacitated the Champion with a blast from his Soul Gem.
(She-Hulk I#8 (fb) - BTS) - As the fight had not taken place in the ring or by strict Skardian rules, the Skard refused to accept the outcome. They carried the Champion off and nursed him back to health
(She-Hulk I#8 (fb) - BTS) - Adam directed Pip to transport himself and Gamora around the universe, looking for the biggest, baddest, cosmic strongmen they could find.
(She-Hulk I#8 (fb) - BTS) - The Champion defeated Drax and all other challengers.
(She-Hulk I#8 (fb) - BTS) - The Champion defeated Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd), as his power gem, and the Power Primordial it accessed, allowed him to outmatch the Surfer's Power Cosmic-strength enhancements.
(She-Hulk I#7 (fb) - BTS) - The Living Tribunal sent the Magistrati to recruit She-Hulk to their order (presumably at least partially to help thwart the threat of the Power Gem-wielding Champion of the Universe (Tryco Slatterus))
(She-Hulk I#7) - From the capital city of Skardon, the Skard cheered as their announcer presented the fight between Beta Ray Bill and the Power Gem-wearing Champion, and then clanged the bell to announce round one. Though the crowd yelled, "Destroy the tyrant!" and "Death to Champion!", the Champion made short work of Beta Ray Bill.
After the Magistrati completed the ten count and declared the Champion the victor, the crowd booed the Champion, who demanded another challenger, or he would make Skardon suffer like never before.
Shortly therafter, Pip transported the Gladiator (Kallark) to the ring, and the Skard watched with excitement as the Champion knocked him back with his first punch and subsequently knocked Gladiator out into the crowd.
Champion then demanded another challenger, and, having no one else, Adam Warlock stepped into the ring.
(She-Hulk I#7 (fb) - BTS) - A short time later, Gamora threw in the towel to save Warlock from being beaten to death. amidst boos and hisses, the Magistrati announced Champion to be the winner by forfeit.
(She-Hulk I#7) - As there were no further challengers, the Magistrati asked Pip if they would like the Magistrati to supply them with a court-appointed advocate to adjudicate on their behalf.
(She-Hulk I#7 (fb) - BTS) - Pip accepted their offer.
(She-Hulk I#8) - Pip transported She-Hulk and Southpaw (Sasha Martin) to Skardon.
(She-Hulk I#8) - After hearing of the Champion's activities, She-Hulk traveled to the arena to confront the Champion; the Skard cheered the impending fight and then booed when the Champion initially refused to fight a woman. Ultimately, however, the Champion accepted that he must fight or forfeit, and he swiftly pummeled She-Hulk until the Magistrati called the fight to save her life.
When She-Hulk argued that she could still go on, the Magistrati granted her an appeal, noting that they would reconvene in 3 solar months for a rematch. Having won clear and undisputed victories since the dawn of creation, Champion confronted the Magistrati, grabbing its robes, and questioning the matter since there was a Magistrati presiding as well as one as the challenger. Reminding the Champion that the Magistrati spoke with the Living Tribunal, the Magistrati convinced Champion to stand down and accept the ruling; however, for this affront to his flawless record, Champion vowed to grind She-Hulk out of the fabric of reality.
(She-Hulk I#8 (fb) - BTS) - Recalling that her strength as She-Hulk was exponentially increased from her strength as Jen Walters, she spent that time strength and boxing training as Jen Walters under Gamora.
(She-Hulk I#8) - The day before the match, Champion encountered Southpaw on the streets of Skard, taking a piece of fruit she had taken by force from a merchant and noting that it was his job to abuse the locals. When she grabbed him with her energy fist, he easily shrugged it off, but did note that the power level of her weapon was impressive. When Southpaw remarked that she might take a shot at him after he was done with She-Hulk, Champion informed Southpaw that weapons weren't allowed in the ring.
(She-Hulk I#8) - Hearing Southpaw complain of this, She-Hulk realized that the Power Gem the Champion held should also be considered a foreign object, and she insisted he remove it before the fight. Accepting this and still considering himself to be more than a match for her, he further accepted She-Hulk's demand that he also promise to never again wear the Power Gem; in return, he insisted that if she lost, she would become one of his many wives and bear him many strong sons so that someday he may actually have fitting contenders for the title.
Not planning on losing, She-Hulk accepted these terms, after which she removed her robe, revealing her vastly muscled frame and causing Champion to exclaim, "By the Fires of Eternity, woman! What has happened to you."
As She-Hulk battered Champion, the Skard cheered her name. She swiftly defeated him, and the Magistrati proclaimed that Slatterus was Champion no more. The Skard were released from his control, and they carried him out of the stadium, jeering him as a bum.
(She-Hulk I#11 (fb) - BTS) - As "More than any beings in the universe, the Elders of the Universe shared a bond with 'these stones,' " the Power Gem was apparently drawn back to Slatterus.
(She-Hulk I#10 (fb) - BTS) - Honor-bound not to use the Power Gem himself, Slatterus (no longer calling himself the Champion but now the Fallen One) sought the person in the universe who most hated She-Hulk with the intension of gifting that person with the Power Gem.
Champion further somehow learned that Zoma the Watcher had a grievance with She-Hulk for causing his associate, Qyre, to be rendered mute and banished to the world of the Recluses.
(She-Hulk I#10 (fb) - BTS) - Acquiring an "omega class warp suit," Slatterus somehow determined the location of Zoma, programmed the coordinates into the suit's navi-computer, and transported 12,688 light-years to the "outer-rim territories."
(She-Hulk I#10) - Confronting Zoma, Slatterus -- acknowledging that Watchers did not engage in direct action but did provide information on occasion -- noted that he sought information that could destroy She-Hulk.
Hearing this, Zoma answered his questions and told the story of Titania, whom Zoma assessed to be the person in the universe that most hated She-Hulk.
Subsequently arriving on Earth, Slatterus introduced himself to Titania, presenting the Power Gem and telling her he wanted to give her the gift of Ultimate Power.
(She-Hulk I#11 (fb) - BTS) - Slatterus spent "many weeks" with Titania, training her to access the Power Gem.
(She-Hulk I#10) - With Slatterus' guidance, Titania accessed the Power Gem. After he explained how he was choosing not to use the gem, Titania threw a massive boulder atop him to prevent him from reclaiming it from her.
(Annihilation: Ronan#3 (fb) - BTS) - Slatterus' vast strength, durability, and otherwise immortal nature allowed him to survive Titania's assault.
(Annihilation: Ronan#3 (fb) - BTS) - Glorian, former herald to the Shaper of Worlds, took up residence on Godthab Omega and began drawing beings of power and conflict there, intending to use the energies of their conflicts to transform the relatively barren and harsh Godthab Omega into a paradise.
(Annihilation: Ronan#3) - Astronomer, Champion, Contemplator, Grandmaster, Gun Runner, Judicator, Quantum, Runner, and Zarek showed up in the transformed Abyss on Godthab Omega. The newly arrived group witnessed the arrival of the Annihilation Wave.
(Annihilation: Ronan#4 - BTS) - The new arrivals' fates are unrevealed, though Glorian eventually wiped out the Annihilation Wave.
(Deadpool Corps#1) - After Contemplator selected the Deadpool Corps (Deadpool-616, Dogpool-103173, Headpool-2149, Kidpool-10330, Lady Deadpool-3010) as his champions to oppose the Awareness, which consumed the consciousnesses of entire planets, Champion was apalled by the choice of these feeble mortals. When Grandmaster -- who had participated in testing the Deadpools' worthiness for the mission -- agreed with him somewhat, but noted that he was honor-bound not to interfere, Champion resolved to test these so-called champions himself.
As the Corps flew through space in the Contemplator's ship, Champion confronted them on his rocket sled and demanded that they face him in combat. Deadpool-616 agreed to meet him on an uninhabited planet, but upon landing, they seemingly sent the young Kidpool to meet him in combat; however, Deadpool then distracted Champion by mooning him, allowing Kidpool to steal Champion's rocket sled, after which they flew off while the stranded Champion stood there in shocked disbelief.
Grandmaster subsequently visited Champion; wishing to judge the Corps for himself as well, Gardener teleported the Champion to on another unidentified planet where the Corps had stopped to refuel. Finding Deadpool in a bar, Champion punched him across the room. After Lady Deadpool futilely peppered Champion with bullets, Deadpool-616 sent her away, after which he warned Champion that he and Dogpool were going to kick his ass for interfering while he had been flirting with babes.
(Deadpool Corps#2) - Deadpool sent Dogpool to attack Champion, to minimal effect, after which Deadpool convinced Champion that he could regain his lost glory by helping the Corps in their mission.
(Deadpool Corps#2 (fb) - BTS) - Deadpool, Champion, Gardener, and some alien women drank themselves into a stupor.
(Deadpool Corps#2) - Later, aboard Deadpool's ship, the Bea Arthur, Deadpool re-commissioned/re-costumed the Champion as the newest member of the Deadpool Corps, Championpool, which earned him laughter from Gardener and Kidpool. Deadpool and the others somewhat humored Champion as he discussed his plans to led them, although Kidpool mocked him for being unable to teleport like Gardner.
The Corps subsequently told Champion that a strange alien ship with a powerful warrior had challenged them to single combat, after which they dropped Champion off on a nearby world for the supposed combat; however, they instead left him there with his rocket sled's tank empty.
(Deadpool Corps#3 (fb) - BTS) - Upon learning that Votives of the Awareness were in that sector, Champion resolved to carry the battle to the enemy himself, without the Deadpool Corps, to reaffirm his status as Champion.
(Deadpool Corps#3 (fb) - BTS) - Champion hired Snix to take him to the pyramid, which was the base of the Votives of the Awareness.
(Deadpool Corps#3) - Dogpool somehow hired Snix as well, and Champion was less than pleased when Dogpool got in the seat next to him.
(Deadpool Corps#3 (fb) - BTS) - Champion had the urge to throttle Dogpool, but he typically did not pick on hapless mutts and he instead considered that they should address the mission first.
(Deadpool Corps#3) - After they arrived at the pyramid, Champion told Dogpool he would reserve his revenge for Deadpool, and the sound of his snapping neck would be the soundtrack of his revenge. They were subsequently joined by Headpool; after Champion revealed he had no actual plan against the Awareness, Headpool convinced him to follow his plan instead.
As Dogpool attacked a number of the Votives and then freed Deadpool and Lady Deadpool, Headpool instructed Champion to remove the pyramid's safety protocols and fly it straight into the nearest star. Having considered that the Contemplator must have known what he was doing in selecting the Deadpool Corps, Champion subsequently instructed the Deadpool Corps to go, and he would stay to make sure none of the Votives changed course. He acknowledged that he might perish, but considered it worth it as his way to contribute to the battle against Awareness.
(Deadpool Corps#6 (fb)) - The explosion of the pyramid left Champion amensiac, unable to recall anything before the explosion.
(Deadpool Corps#6 (fb) - BTS) - A roving band of pirates aboard the Quantum Shark found Champion and made him their leader...after he broke the spines of several of their crew. He was dubbed or chose the name the "Blue Buccaneer." Orblog was his first mate, and Brank was his talent scout.
Whereas the pirates had previously been driven back by the military forces of the Omega Confederation of Planets, the Blue Buccaneer attacked with impunity and destroyed the battle frigates the Omega Confederation sent against him, such that the Confederation's captains feared to take their ships to the frontier.
The Omega Confederation hired the Deadpool Corps to take down the pirates, or at least the Blue Buccaneer.
(Deadpool Corps#6) - Posing as a beautiful woman and demonstrating her deadly fighting skills, Lady Deadpool was recruited into the Blue Buccaneer's crew. She stood by his side as Deadpool, Dogpool, and Kidpool, who had allowed themselves to be captured, also allowed themselves to be seemingly slain in the death cage. Bored with the "entertainment," the Blue Buccaneer invited Lady Deadpool to his chambers, offering her a drink, assuring he only wished to get to know her and asking her about herself. When she turned the question back on him, Champion was more than happy to talk about himself. He related his recent past as Lady Deadpool massaged his shoulders, and she offered some techniques to recover lost memories. As he progressively relaxed, she asked him a number of questions about everyday things, concluding with his ship's self-destruct code, which he supplied just before he fell asleep. She then gave the code to Deadpool, who set the ship's self-destruct, and the rest of the Corps escaped back to their ship, the Bea Arthur.
The explosion restored Champion's memory, and he cursed the Deadpool Corps as he floated in space once again.
(Chaos War: Chaos King#1) - Champion was amongst various cosmic beings and alien gods enslaved by the Chaos King, Amatsu-Mikaboshi, as he prepared to assault Earth's forces.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z softcover#2: Champion update) - Champion presumably returned to his normal life after Hercules sacrificed his newfound omnipotence to undo the Chaos King's actions.
(Avengers Assemble#7) - Having acquired a
Cosmic Cube-like device constructed by the US military (actually an advanced
dark matter generator using stolen formulae from an AIM terrorist), Thanos
summoned a group of "Elders" (see comments), which included
immense forms of the Champion, the Collector, the Contemplator, the Stranger,
and the In-Betweener. The Stranger asked Thanos how many times the universe
must punish him for his ways, and Champion contended that the Cosmic Cube Thanos held was not real.
Replying that all he wanted was for them to know that he was the one who ended their existence, he unleashed energy from the Cube that seemingly did just that.
(Thanos: The Infinity Ending) - Observing
Thanos' confrontation with the "Elders" (or Cosmic Aspects, as Eros
called them), Eros noted them to be the wrong people, notably the In-Betweener
with some of the Elders of the Universe. When Pip further noted that those
beings were supposed to be human-size, Eros reasoned that they may have caused
this with all of their wild jumping around time.
(Avengers Assemble#8 (fb) - BTS) - Unable to destroy these cosmic beings, the Cube's energies instead banished them to the Cancerverse (Reality-10011).
(Avengers Assemble#8) - After Thanos transported the Avengers to the Cancerverse, they encountered the Stranger, In-Betweener, Champion, Collector, and Contemplator; when In-Betweener said they would have the aid of the Elders of the Universe, Champion replied that he had not agreed to that, but the Stranger silenced Champion, advising him that he was embarassing himself.
After Stark confirmed that Thanos' "Cosmic Cube" was not a real one, Champion surmised that this was why Thanos had not killed them (because he could not), and Champion vowed to kill him.
The Champion's associates helped Iron Man (Tony Stark) complete his program to neutralize this false
(Avengers Assemble#8 (fb) - BTS) - In exchange for the cosmic beings' aid, the Avengers agreed that the cosmic beings could take custody of Thanos after his defeat.
Iron Man returned the Avengers and cosmic beings to Earth.
(Avengers Assemble#8) - After the false Cosmic Cube's destruction and Thanos' defeat, the Champion and his associates appeared and then vanished, taking Thanos with them.
(Contest of Champions II#6 (fb)) - Following the destruction and recreation of Reality during Secret Wars the Elders vied for control of the Power Primodial. Champion suggested they all fight for it, but, given their immortality, Grandmaster convinced them to agree to a tournament of champions. Champion chose Gun-R, a War Machine-like being, as his champion, and he swore when that champion took 3rd place when he was slain by the Maestro.
(Thanos II#4 (fb)) <7 months before the main story> - Slatterus was imprisoned by agents of Corvus Glaive in a cell alongside Thanos' son Thane. Noting he had heard of Thane, Champion made friends by giving him an apparent chocolate bar he had smuggled in.
(Thanos II#4 (fb) - BTS) <6 months before the main story> - Slatterus defeated Thane in a game of Cross and Stones.
(Thanos II#4 (fb)) <6 months before the main story> - Winning again, Slatterus proclaimed himself Champion of Cross and Stones. Wishing Thane to suffer rather than make friends, Corvus Glaive had Champion stunned with an energy prod and then placed Thane in solitary confinement.
(Thanos II#4 (fb)) <3 months before the main story> - Having bonded with and been freed by a manifestation of Death, Thane freed Champion on the condition that they kill Thanos.
(Thanos II#1) - Champion traveled to an unidentified space station and sought out Eros/Starfox, telling him he had been sent by his nephew Thane to bring him back to Titan.
(Thanos II#2) - Champion accompanied Eros as they recruited Nebula and convinced her to join them on Titan.
After arriving on Titan, they met with Thane. Champion suggested they take seriously Thane's plot to kill Thanos, as Thanos had become vulnerable. He further noted that he owed Thane a debt and that to slay Thanos would truly make him a champion.
(Thanos II#4) - Champion met with Thane, Eros, and Nebula, sitting silently as Thane made plans for Eros and Nebula to steal a prisoner from Terrax, who allegedly knew a back door into the heart of the Black Quadrant, Thanos' domain.
(Thanos II#5) - After Eros flew his ship into Terrax's base and distracted Terrax, Champion, Nebula, and Thane sneaked out of the ship and sought out Terrax's prisoner, fighting their way past Terrax's guards. When they reached their destination, Champion shattered the door sealing the room, setting off an alarm, at which point they discovered that they had actually brought Thane to the Phoenix egg.
(Thanos II#6) - After Thane confirmed that he had sought the Phoneix egg to regain his lost power, Champion threatened to rip out his spine for using him thusly. Ultimately, apparently slain by Nebula, Thane was reborn via the Phoenix egg.
(Thanos II#6 - BTS) - The Phoenix-powered Thane confronted Thanos, ultimately stripping him of his power and leaving him stranded on Titan.
(Thanos II#8 (fb) - BTS) - Realizing the danger the Phoenix-powered Thane posed, Eros advised Champion and Nebula that Thanos was their only hope in stopping Thane.
(Thanos II#7) - Champion, Eros, and Nebula arrived on the ruins of Titan to which Thane had condemned the powerless Thanos, and Eros told Thanos they needed his help to save the universe.
(Thanos II#8) - When Nebula attacked the weakened Thanos, Champion restrained her, telling her it was not the time, but she kicked him in his...elderberries...and told him not ever put his hands on her again.
After Champion recovered and Nebula had calmed down, Thanos noted his recommendation to seek out the Witches of Infinity so he could regain his power. Champion, Eros, and Thanos accompanied Nebula on her ship toward the black hole that would carry them to the God Quarry / Quarry of Creation. En route, Thanos answered Champion's query, noting that he had learned of the God Quarry's location while he held the Infinity Gems. When they reached the black hole and Thanos prepared to enter it, Eros resolved to go with him as he could not trust Thanos alone with the power he might gain there; Champion told them that he thought they were both insane.
(Thanos II#8 - BTS) - Thanos and Eros passed through the black hole and arrived at the God Quarry.
(Thanos II#9) - After hours of waiting, Slatterus expressed his boredom, and Nebula first suggested he enter the black hole to find out what was going on. When he asked what else they might do, Nebula suggested that they could find out what other talents the "Champion of the Universe" possessed, and she began to address. As he began to catch her meaning, she suggested he stop talking.
After the lovin', Tryco noted his surprise, but Nebula assured him it was a one-time thing, and he advised him that when Thanos and Eros returned that this had never happened. They subsequently received a proximity alert as they were approached by Thane, who sought to find and slay Thanos.
(Thanos II#10) - Appreciating that they had no chance against the Phoenix Force-empowered Thane, Nebula instructed Slatterus to buy her some time against Thane while she prepared the ship for them to escape at light speed. The weapons used against Thane did nothing, and even after Nebula launched the ship at lightspeed, Thane kept pace with and then incapacitated their ship, knocking them out of light speed and causing them to crash on an uncharted planet. Thane subsquently confronted them, and while Champion futilely challenged him, Thane demanded to know his father's location.
Re-empowered by the trial of the God Quarry, Thanos then confronted Thane, noting that he would wipe Thane from the world like the accident that he was.
(Thanos II#11) - As Thanos engaged Thane, Champion and Nebula fled into the woods, although Slatterus noted that there was no place safe they could go. After Nebula was knocked out by a flying rock after noting they could at least use a damaged ship's spacesuit's propulsion systems to escape that planet, Champion suited them both up and started the flight to orbit. Recovering, Nebula denounced Slatterus as an overgrown caveman, kicked him away, and then began flying her self; frustrated, he nonetheless followed. Regardless, the fight between Thane and Thanos ultimately destroyed the planet, and Champion and Nebula could do nothing but follow them into the nearby black hole and to the God Quarry.
(Thanos II#12) - After the Witches of Eternity banished the Phoenix from their domain, Thane was helpless against Thanos. Regardless, the recovering Slatterus, Nebula, and Eros appreciated the peril but had no means to depart the God Quarry. After Thanos had condemned Thane to the God Quarry and denounced Death herself, whom the Witches banished form their realm, he ungratefully left Champion and the others there. When even the Witches were nowhere to be found, Slatterus assured Nebula and Eros that he was the Champion of the Universe and would find a way out of that place.
(Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Champion apparently resolved to arrange a challenge between the Hulk and Thor, with the winner facing the Champion.
(Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#1 (fb) - BTS / Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#1 (fb) - BTS) - Fellow Elder of the Universe the Promoter allied with Champion and arranged a plot to lure the Hulk and Thor aboard an alien ship, from which they were both transported to the Champion's ship.
(Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#1) - With the Hulk and Thor contained within energy bubbles, the Champion watched as the Promoter detailed her plot and the reason for and nature of the challenge. With the threat of launching a hundred asteroids at Earth, the heroes agreed to comply with the contest.
(Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#2) - As the Champion demonstrated numerous acts of strength, the Promoter announced the Hulk to be the victor of the first challenge -- retrieving the belt of Tuurgid -- and then sent them on the second challenge.
(Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#3) - Champion demonstrated additional feats of strength as the Promoter reviewed the matches thus far.
(Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#3 - BTS) - After Thor won the second challenge, obtaining a healing locket from a dragon, the Promoter started a third challenge with Moonstone manipulating their minds.
(Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#4 - BTS) - Thor won the third challenge, overcoming Moonstone's manipulations. The Promoter then sent them on the fourth challenge, to recover the Tactigon from a world about to be pulled into a black hole.
(Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#5 - BTS) - The Hulk obtained the Tactigon, tying the competition at two wins each.
(Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#5) - After the Promoter announced this, Champion questioned how they would determine who would face him. Having obtained the items of power from each of the challengers, however, the Promoter then entered the challenge, which she announced as sudden death.
(Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#6) - Detailing her origins, the Promoter revealed she had claimed Tuurgid's belt, the dragon's locket, Moonstone'e moongem, and the Tactigon. After the Champion questioned her motivation and noted that he considered her to be stupid and weak, the Promoter transported them to the Death Pits of Corot7B and announced a free-for-all amongst them for the title of Champion of the Universe.
Via the Tactigon, the Promoter blasted a hole through the Champion's chest and then stunned the Hulk. When Thor attempted to strike down the Promoter with Mjolnir's power, however, the Champion tackled Thor and then battered his face in an attempt to win the contest. When the Promoter attempted to slay them both in an attack from behind, the Hulk knocked her away, and Thor and the Champion continued to fight each other relentlessly. Amplifying the power of the Tactigon, the Promoter incapacitated Thor and the Champion with agony, but the Hulk confronted her, reverted to Banner, and achieved a rapport with her by sympathizing with her plight.
After that resolution, the quartet agreed to destroy Corot 7B.
(Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#6 (fb) - BTS) - Champion, Hulk, Promoter, and Thor destroyed Corot 7B and then walked away in sunglasses.
(Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#6) - With the others having earned the Champion's respect, at his request, they agreeed to one last brawl to determine who was the strongest, with none of them telling others who won.
Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco, Ron Wilson, and an uncertain inker (detailed in the Appearances list below).
The Power Gem ruined my life!
The Champion was much more noble and cool in his first appearance than in any of the follow-ups. I started reading/collecting Marvel when I was seven years old in late 1977. This came out when I was 12, and I think it was the coolest stories I had ever read at that point. It remains a favorite.
First appearance power hyperbole: Examining Alicia Masters' studio after Proja had teleported the Thing away, Reed Richards concluded that his devices weren't equipped to measure something this powerful and that the Thing was in the hands of someone on a greater power-level than Galactus. Obviously that's not the case, but the Champion is a tough customer, nonetheless.
I was also dissatisfied with the idea that Reed's instruments had
detected that the Champion possessed more power than Galactus. The reason that
I developed to explain this was that the Champion had actually acquired the
Power Gem before his arrival on Earth but he just hadn't started wearing it on
his forehead yet. I don't know if this idea actually works, since Silver Surfer
III#7 does seem to imply that the Elders all acquired the Soul Gems shortly
before that issue, but all that is really needed is that Marvel Two-in-One
Annual#7 (1982) take place after Thanos's artificial Star-Gem was shattered by
iron Man in Avengers Annual I#7 (1977). And it does.
After that, seeing him just being a meathead strongman is a little painful. However, he was certainly an egomaniac, and it's not that big a stretch that his gaining unlimited power via the Infinity Power Gem would cause him to become accustomed to that power and rely less and less on skill. So, perhaps when divested of the Power Gem, he didn't know how to handle his strength and wasn't using his skills...and maybe his underestimation allowed She-Hulk to stun him with her first punch, leaving him vulnerable a beatdown before he could get his bearings.
The more I think about it, the Champion was powerful, highly-skilled, noble, and dedicated prior to obtaining the Power Gem. Once he received the Power Gem, he became murderous, even genocidal, and all of his finesse was lost in favor of brute strength...he couldn't even lay a hand on Thanos.
Regardless, I really disliked Juan Bobillo's art on the Champion. Compare his supremely muscled-frame from Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 to that of She-Hulk I#7-8...ugh! Fortunately, there are flashbacks from Paul Pelletier from which to work...
Slatterus was decidedly much less powerful in Thanos' 2017 series...where was the Power Primordial? Perhaps his dependence on the power of the Power Gem and/or his series of defeats weakened his confidence and his ability to access such power. Perhaps the loss of such power made him behave much more like a mortal being of power?
In Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7, after the conclusion of the fight, the Champion told the Thing, "he sensed that someday -- in eons to come -- his people (see comments) would face Earth's in a battle for supremacy of the cosmos."
As an Elder of the Universe, he does not have any other survivors of his race, but he does have numerous offspring, as the entire races of bieps of three star systems are allegedly descended from him; or perhaps he was referring to the Elders of the Universe
The complex Elders of the Universe plot in Silver Surfer III (1987)
It is covered in full detail under the Astronomer's profile.
Alternatively, the Champion may have actually been part of a plot to help the Skrulls enslave Galactus, and the Surfer's defeat of the Champion and subsequent escape from Earth may have been incorporated into the Astronomer's subsequent plans. The Champion seemed to be actually seeking the Surfer's destruction in both Silver Surfer III#1 & 3, though the Astronomer could easily have considered the Champion a simpleton and not told him of the full plans at this point. I have to think the Astronomer wanted the Surfer to get the Soul Infinity Gem from the Supreme Intelligence. I further think that while this group of Elders had already gathered together, only the Grandmaster was aware of the nature of the Astronomer's plot until portions of it were revealed to the rest in Silver Surfer III#4.
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition noted that
the Champion had strong psychological inhibitions against killing,
which was why he met if first defeat when he attempted to kill the
Silver Surfer. We've certainly seen the Champion wipe out entire
planets since then, and there's not really any evidence he has any
inhibition against killing (although in combat, he would stop a fight
short of killing an opponent).
I think it was more a matter of the purely strong and durable Champion challenging the Power Cosmic of the Silver Surfer. The All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#4: Fallen One entry confirms that the Surfer defeated the Champion via the use of the Power Cosmic rather than martial combat.
That being said, per his first appearance, the Champion should have been able to access the Power Primordial to give the Surfer a more even battle. However, no story has shown the Champion as powerful as he was in Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7, it may be that he was using technological means to generate the energy release, something he cannot do on his own. The Champion and others have referenced the Power Primordial in association with the Champion since then, so I don't think it was fake. The connection to the Power Primordial is apparently why the Elders of the Universe have an affinity for the Infinity Gems.
Though it is hard to believe, perhaps the Champion took a fall against the Surfer as part of the Astronomer's plot.
In Silver Surfer III Annual#5/2, the Champion was listed among the Silver Surfer's greatest foes.Soul Gems-->Infinity Gems-->Infinity Stones
As far as I know, the Infinity Gems (and later the Infinity Stones, because of the movies) were first called by that name in Thanos Quest#1. As he sought the "Soul Gems" (which they had all been called to that point), Thanos obtained the first from the In-Betweener and then the second "soul gem" from the Champion. He then considered that as only the one he obtained from the In-Betweener had power over the soul, a better name for the group would be the "Infinity Gems," and he identified the one from the Champion as the "gem of power." Thereafter, the gems were referred to as Infinity Gems...until the movies called them the Infinity Stones..and...courtesy of David A Zuckerman
When did the Stranger become one
of the Elders of the Universe (as shown in Avengers Assemble#7-8)?
The Thing III was supposed to be "a new story from a Classic era."
The first question is WHEN"
But, WHY is he there?
I am not certain whether Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe was intended to be Reality-616 or not, but I don't see any clear conflicts...
Lastly...when are we going to see the child of Nebula and Champion?
From John Holstein:
In Thanos Quest#1, Thanos noted that Champion's strength seems to grow in direct proportion to his anger, like
the Hulk...but maybe the Champion is subconsciously tapping into the Power
Gem/Stone to create that effect. That was my assumption--Snood
Plus am I the only one to notice that in the Champion's first appearance the one hero with Class 100 strength and boxing skills was conveniently missing? I'm talking Hercules( Herakles ) who in either one of his major or minor mythological labours fought Eryx a king of the city of Eryx in Sicily in a match who died. Plus the Eternal the Forgotten One/Gilgamesh might have boxing skills to and he was also missing.
Ron Frenz's artwork for the original Champion OHotMU entry was so good that it was reused in his subsequent handbook entries. And it is still the best image, so it's the main, here, too!
Thanks to Loki for providing me a cleaned-up (text and lines edited-out) image of that image for this profile. Thanks to Markus for pointing out the appearance of Champion in Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk I#3 and providing the image!
Profile by Snood.
The Champion (Tryco Slatterus) should be distinguished from:
Marvel Two-In-One Annual#7 (October, 1982) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Wilson (penciler), Bob Camo, Mike Esposito, Frank Giacoia, Dan Green, Armando Gil, and Chic Stone (inkers), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#2: Champion entry (February, 1983) - Mark Gruenwald (editor/head writer/designer), David Cody Weiss, Bob Harras, Bob Simpson, Peter Sanderson, Nelson Chin (research), Ron Wilson (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Michael Carlin (associate editor/designer)
Silver Surfer III#1 (July, 1987) - Steve Englehart (writer), Marshall Rogers (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Michael Higgins (editor)
Silver Surfer III#3 (September, 1987) - Steve Englehart (writer), Marshall Rogers (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Michael Higgins (editor)
Silver Surfer III#4 (October, 1987) - Steve Englehart (writer), Marshall Rogers (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Michael Higgins (editor)
Silver Surfer III#6 (December, 1987) - Steve Englehart (writer), Marshall Rogers (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Michael Higgins (editor)
Silver Surfer III#7 (January, 1988) - Steve Englehart (writer), Marshall Rogers (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Michael Higgins (editor)
Silver Surfer III#8 (February, 1988) - Steve Englehart (writer), Marshall Rogers (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Michael Higgins (editor)
Silver Surfer III#9 (March, 1988) - Steve Englehart (writer), Marshall Rogers (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Michael Higgins (editor)
Silver Surfer III#10 (April, 1988) - Steve Englehart (writer), Marshall Rogers (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Michael Higgins (editor)
Silver Surfer Annual#1/2 (1988) - Steve Englehart (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), Chris Ivy (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Surfer III#15 (September, 1988) - Steve Englehart (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Surfer III#16 (November, 1988) - Steve Englehart (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Surfer III#17 (October, 1988) - Steve Englehart (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Surfer III#18 (December, 1988) - Steve Englehart (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), Joe Rubinstein (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Silver Surfer III#19 (January, 1989) - Steve Englehart (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), Keith Williams (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#1 (July, 1989) - Peter Sanderson (writer/researcher), Ron Wilson (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker/embellisher), Sara Tutchinsky (assistant editor), Gregory Wright (editor), Mark Gruenwald (executive editor)
Thanos Quest#1 (1990) - Jim Starlin (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), John Beatty (inker), Renee Witterstaetter (assistant editor), Craig Anderson (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#14 (January, 1992) Len Kaminski, Peter Sanderson, Glenn Herdling, Murray Ward (writers), Keith Pollard (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Silver Surfer III#97-98 (October-November, 1994) - Ron Marz (writer), Jim Hall (penciler), Tom Christopher (inker), Craig Anderson (editor)
JLA/Avengers#4 (February, 2004) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (artist), Tom Brevoort, Mike Carlin, Dan Raspier, Stephen Wacker, Andy Schmidt, & Mark Sumerak (editors)
She-Hulk I#7-8 (November-December, 2004) - Dan Slott (writer), Juan Bobillo (penciler), Marcelo Sosa (inker), Molly Lazer, Andy Schmidt, & Nicole Wiley (assistant editors), Tom Brevoort (editor)
She-Hulk I#10-11 (February-March, 2005) - Dan Slott (writer), Paul Pelletier (penciler), Rick Magyar (inker), Molly Lazer, Andy Schmidt, & Nicole Wiley (assistant editors), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#4: Fallen One entry (April, 2006) -
Jeff Christiansen (head writer/coordinator), Sean
McQuaid, Michael Hoskin, Eric J. Moreels, Mark O'English, Stuart Vandal, Ronald Byrd, Madison Carter, Mike Fichera, Anthony Flamini, Chris Biggs, Barry Reese & Henrique Ferreira (writers), Ron Wilson (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Michael Short (assistant editor), Jeff
Youngquist & Jennifer Grunwald (editors)
Annihilation: Ronan#3-4 (July-September, 2006) - Simon Furman (writer), Jorge Lucas (artist), Molly Lazer & Aubrey Sitterson (assistant editors), Andy Schmidt (editor) Deadpool
Corps#1-3 (June-August, 2010) - Victor Gischler (writer), Rob Liefeld
(penciler), Adelso Corona (inker), Sebastian Girner (assistant editor),
Axel Alonso (editor) Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z
hardcover#2: Champion entry (May, 2008) - Jeff Christiansen (head writer/coordinator),
Madison Carter, Mike Fichera & Stuart Vandal (coordination
assistants), Sean McQuaid, Stuart Vandal, Ronald Byrd, Michael Hoskin,
Mark O'English, Eric J. Moreels, Madison Carter, Mike Fichera, Al
Sjoerdsma, Chad Anderson, David Wiltfong, Chris Biggs, Jacob Rougemont,
Rich Green, Kyle Sims, & Anthony Flamini (writers), Ron Wilson (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Brian
Overton (copy editor), John Denning & Cory Levine (assistant
editors), Mark D. Beazley (editor, special projects), Jeff Youngquist
& Jennifer Grunwald (editor)
Deadpool Corps#6 (November, 2010) - Victor Gischler (writer), Marat Michaels (penciler), Jamie Mendoza (inker), Sebastian Girner (assistant editor), Axel Alonso (editor)
Chaos War: Chaos King#1 (January, 2011) - Brandon Monclare (writer), Michael Wm Kaluta (artist), John Denning (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Corps#1-3 (June-August, 2010) - Victor Gischler (writer), Rob Liefeld
(penciler), Adelso Corona (inker), Sebastian Girner (assistant editor),
Axel Alonso (editor) Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z
hardcover#2: Champion entry (May, 2008) - Jeff Christiansen (head writer/coordinator),
Madison Carter, Mike Fichera & Stuart Vandal (coordination
assistants), Sean McQuaid, Stuart Vandal, Ronald Byrd, Michael Hoskin,
Mark O'English, Eric J. Moreels, Madison Carter, Mike Fichera, Al
Sjoerdsma, Chad Anderson, David Wiltfong, Chris Biggs, Jacob Rougemont,
Rich Green, Kyle Sims, & Anthony Flamini (writers), Ron Wilson (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Brian
Overton (copy editor), John Denning & Cory Levine (assistant
editors), Mark D. Beazley (editor, special projects), Jeff Youngquist
& Jennifer Grunwald (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z hardcover#2: Champion entry (May, 2008) - Jeff Christiansen (head writer/coordinator), Madison Carter, Mike Fichera & Stuart Vandal (coordination assistants), Sean McQuaid, Stuart Vandal, Ronald Byrd, Michael Hoskin, Mark O'English, Eric J. Moreels, Madison Carter, Mike Fichera, Al Sjoerdsma, Chad Anderson, David Wiltfong, Chris Biggs, Jacob Rougemont, Rich Green, Kyle Sims, & Anthony Flamini (writers), Ron Wilson (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Brian Overton (copy editor), John Denning & Cory Levine (assistant editors), Mark D. Beazley (editor, special projects), Jeff Youngquist & Jennifer Grunwald (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z softcover#2 (2011) - Mike O'Sullivan (head writer/coordinator), Markus Raymond, Stuart Vandal & Mike Fichera (coordination assistants), Jeff Christiansen, Anthony Cotilletta, Mike Fichera, Kevin Garcia, Michale Hoskin, Rob London, Chris McCarver, Markus Raymond, Jacob Rougemont, Sean McQuaid, Stuart Vandal, & Jeph York with Ronald Byrd, Madison Carter, Patrick Duke, Roger Ott & Al Sjoerdsma
Avengers Assemble#7-8 (November-December, 2012) - Brian Michael Bendis
(writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Jake Thomas
(assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (associate editor), Tom Brevoort
Contest of Champions II#6 (May, 2016) - Al Ewing (script), Paco Medina (penciler), Juan Vlasco (inker), Chris Robinson & Mark Paniccia (editors)
Thanos II#1-2 (January-February, 2017) - Jeff Lemiere (writer), Mike Deodato (artist), Kathleen Wisneski (assistant editor), Darren Shan (associate editor), Jordan D. White (editor)
Thanos II#4-8 (April-August, 2017) - Jeff Lemiere (writer), Mike Deodato Jr. (artist), Kathleen Wisneski (assistant editor), Darren Shan (associate editor), Jordan D. White (editor)
Thanos II#9-12 (September-December, 2017) - Jeff Lemiere (writer), German Peralta (artist), Kathleen Wisneski & Charles Beacham (assistant editors), Darren Shan (associate editor), Jordan D. White (editor)
Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#1 (November, 2017) - Jeremy Whitely (writer), Simone Buonfantino (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)
Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#2 (November, 2017) - Jeremy Whitely (writer), Alti Firmansyah (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)
Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#3 (December, 2017) - Jeremy Whitely (writer), Simone Buonfantino (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)
Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#4 (December, 2017) - Jeremy Whitely (writer), Alti Firmansyah (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)
Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#5 (January, 2018) - Jeremy Whitely (writer), Simone Buonfantino (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)
Thor vs. Hulk: Champions of the Universe#6 (January, 2018) - Jeremy Whitely (writer), Alti Firmansyah (artist), Alanna Smith (editor)
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk I#3 (August, 2018) - Chris Sims & Chad Bowers (writers), Gang Hyuk Lim (artist), Annalise Bissa (assistant editor), Jordan D. White (editor)
Thing III#3-4 (March-April, 2022) - Walter Mosley (writer), Tom Reilly (artist), Martin Biro (editor), Annalise Bissa (editor)
Thing III#6 (June, 2022) - Walter Mosley (writer), Tom Reilly (artist), Martin Biro (editor), Annalise Bissa (editor)
First posted: 11/19/2022
Last updated: 12/03/2022
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