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How the Olympics Led to Marvel Comics' First Miniseries

How the Olympics Led to Marvel Comics' First Miniseries

CSBG looks back at the strange way the Olympic Games ended up leading to Marvel's first miniseries, "Contest of Champions."

The Great Comic Cover Homage Streak Hits Week 200!

The Great Comic Cover Homage Streak Hits Week 200!

CSBG finds at least one new comic book cover released each week that is an homage, with the streak now hitting a remarkable 200 consecutive weeks!

Ewing Explains Battleworld's Return, Maestro's Ascent in Marvel's "Contest of Champions"

Ewing Explains Battleworld's Return, Maestro's Ascent in Marvel's "Contest of Champions"

Al Ewing tells CBR how Battleworld was refashioned and why Marvel's heroes and villains are fighting to the death to appease a god-like Maestro.

EXCLUSIVE: New "Captain America" Anniversary Covers and More from Marvel

EXCLUSIVE: New "Captain America" Anniversary Covers and More from Marvel

Wind down your Sunday with new Marvel art including "Captain America" 75th Anniversary covers, "Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" and more.

The First Appearance of Marvel's Illuminati and More Hilarious in Hindsight Comics

The First Appearance of Marvel's Illuminati and More Hilarious in Hindsight Comics

CSBG looks at old comic book stories that are funny/interesting in hindsight, like whether "Contest of Champions" first assembled the Illuminati.

Ewing Escalates the Marvel Universe-Changing "Contest of Champions"

Ewing Escalates the Marvel Universe-Changing "Contest of Champions"

Al Ewing spoke with Punisher 2099 joining the cast, the emergence of the mysterious substance Iso-8, and the Batman-esque character on his way.

EXCL PREVIEW: Marvel's Heroes Battle One Another in "Contest of Champions" #1

EXCL PREVIEW: Marvel's Heroes Battle One Another in "Contest of Champions" #1

Battlerealm forces unwilling pawns to fight for their lives and a chance to return home in Al Ewing & Paco Medina's "Contest of Champions."

PREVIEW: Marvel Heroes From Five Universes Battle in "Contest of Champions" #1

PREVIEW: Marvel Heroes From Five Universes Battle in "Contest of Champions" #1

Al Ewing & Paco Medina scour the Marvel Universe for an in-continuity tale of a broken section of space-time where the fights never stop.

Bagley's "Contest of Champions" #1 Variant Revives Punisher-Inspired Outlaw

Bagley's "Contest of Champions" #1 Variant Revives Punisher-Inspired Outlaw

In a new variant cover by Mark Bagley, "Contest of Champions" #1 appears to signal the return of Outlaw, a Punisher-inspired British vigilante.

Did Black Widow Just Choke Out Wonder Man?

Did Black Widow Just Choke Out Wonder Man?

In their latest spotlight on "bad" comic book fights, CSBG examines Black Widow's surprising success in the second "Contest of Champions."

Ewing's "Contest of Champions" Pits Hero Against Hero in Battles to the Death

Ewing's "Contest of Champions" Pits Hero Against Hero in Battles to the Death

Al Ewing discusses bringing heroes and villains together across time and space for epic battles, and how their fights will affect the greater Marvel U.

Marvel Announces "Contest Of Champions" Series From Ewing, Medina

Marvel Announces "Contest Of Champions" Series From Ewing, Medina

The comic, based on a the video game of the same name, will introduce new characters into the post-"Secret Wars" continuity.

EXCLUSIVE: Kindt Revives Contest of Champions in "Infinity: The Hunt"

EXCLUSIVE: Kindt Revives Contest of Champions in "Infinity: The Hunt"

In a CBR exclusive announcement, "Infinity: The Hunt" writer Matt Kindt discusses reviving Marvel's Contest of Champions concept and how he - and Thanos - will challenge the next wave of young Marvel heroes.

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