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in: Comics, 1976, 1976, April Bronze-Age, Champions Vol 1, Rich Buckler/Cover Artist, Dan Adkins/Cover Artist, Tony Isabella/Writer, Don Heck/Penciler, John Tartaglione/Inker, Janice Cohen/Colourist, John Costanza/Letterer, Irv Watanabe/Letterer, Marv Wolfman/Editor, Hercules (Earth-616)/Quotes, Champions of Los Angeles (Earth-616)/Appearances, Natalia Romanova (Earth-616)/Appearances, Warren Worthington III (Earth-616)/Appearances, Robert Drake (Earth-616)/Appearances, Hercules (Earth-616)/Appearances, Johnathon Blaze (Earth-616)/Appearances, Ivan Petrovich Bezukhov (Earth-616)/Appearances, Richard Fenster (Earth-616)/Appearances, Stuart Clarke (Earth-616)/Appearances, Emerson Bale (Earth-616)/Appearances, Amos Crawley (Earth-616)/Appearances, Edward Lansing (Earth-616)/Appearances, Earth/Appearances, United States of America/Appearances, California/Appearances, Los Angeles/Appearances, Westwood (Los Angeles)/Appearances, University of California, Los Angeles/Appearances, Clarke Futuristics/Appearances, Champions Headquarters/Appearances, Black Widow's Gauntlets/Appearances, Value Stamps/Appearances

Champions Vol 1 5


Champions Vol 1 5

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Quote1 By the gods, the man is crazed! Quote2
-- Hercules

Appearing in "The Economy Is So Bad That…"Edit

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Synopsis for "The Economy Is So Bad That…"Edit

Angel finds out how much money he's inheriting from his parents and plans to use it to incorporate the Champions into a storefront superhero service. He recruits Richard Fenster as their Business Manager after he gets fired from the UCLA due to the damages caused in the first issue. Meanwhile, industrialist Stuart Clarke finds out he will have to declare bankruptcy due to the recession, so he dons the powered exoskeleton he had developed and robs a bank. The Champions fight against him until he captures Angel as a hostage.

  • Watanabe is uncredited.
  • This issue contains a letters page, Cables of Champions. Letters are published from Larry Twiss, Brett Slack, Joseph Noke, and Martin Greene.

  • No trivia.

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks

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