Press Release: @Marvel launches CHAMPIONS #1 Launch Parties to YOUR Local Comic Shops!

Time to speak to your Local Comic Shop and get them involved!

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The Marvel Universe is fractured. Heroes, who once stood together, now position themselves in opposition to one another. The next generation of heroes are fed up! It’s time for a change. It’s time for a brighter tomorrow. Enter…the CHAMPIONS! Six determined young heroes out to change the world They’re coming to you in Marvel’s CHAMPIONS #1 – a brand-new ongoing series launching this October as the flagship title of Marvel NOW!

To ensure Marvel NOW! kicks off with a bang, each retailer opting into the event will receive a Champions #1 Party Kit, containing exclusive promotional materials. Retailers are encouraged to check their Marvel Mailer for information on how to opt-in by 9/5, ensuring stores have access to these items.

“The next chapter of the Marvel Universe is about to begin and it all starts with the Champions,” says Marvel SVP, Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “CHAMPIONS #1 sees Marvel’s top characters striking out on their own for a thrilling new series and we’re helping retailers support this launch in a huge way. In addition to huge incentives, limited edition variants and lithographs – we’ll be offering can’t miss promotional items for fans including Action Figure standees for each of the team members and Champions pins.”

All retailers who opt-in and qualify will receive the following as part of the Champions #1 Party Kit:

Champions #1 Invitational Postcards

Champions #1 Skottie Young Lithographs

Champions #1 Jay Fosgit Gwenpool Party Sketch Variant

Champions #1 Premiere Variant

Champions #1 Pins

Champions #1 Action Figure Standees (Second Standee Sheet Available w/ Issue #2)

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But that’s not all! Retailers who qualify will also be eligible to order a variety of variant covers to Champions #1 – including the Champions #1 Gwenpool Party Variant. Artist Jay Fosgitt brings Gwenpool face-to-face with the Marvel Universe’s newest super team – all as part of a hearty and nutritious breakfast. This one-of-a-kind variant is only available at Marvel’s Champions #1 Launch Parties and should not be missed!

CHAMPIONS #1  Written by MARK WAID and Art/Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS will be ON THE SHELF October 10th.

  • Party Variant by JAY FOSGITT
  • Variant Covers by ALEX ROSS & SKOTTIE YOUNG.
  • Champions Variant by MARK BROOKS
  • Classic Ghost Rider Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
  • Miles & Hulk Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
  • Hip-Hop Variant by RAHZZAH
  • Captain America 75th Anniversary Variant Also Available

Will Champions make your pull list this October? Will your LCS win a party? Let us know in the comment section below.


Thanks To: Marvel Comics

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