It's the night before the night before Christmas.
And that means just one thing.
That, just as Santa Claus will soon do, I've been travelling the world.
Unlike Santa Claus, I've done it without the aid of a chimney.
I've done it via a mega-chimney. The mega-chimney of knowledge that is the internet. And so, yet again, my blundering around has brought me across a comic that I once owned but had totally forgotten I ever had.
In this case, it's The Champions #12.
As I may have said before, somewhere or other on this blog, I would claim that the Champions always seemed a strange concept for a super-team, except that I don't have a clue what the concept actually was
It comes across like Marvel just decided to use up whatever heroes they had who couldn't support their own title and didn't have a berth in any established team.
And so it was that we got the unlikely alliance of Hercules, the Black Widow, the Angel, Iceman and, least likely of all, Ghost Rider. I may be mistaken but I do believe that, just to make the mix even more random, we later got the addition of Black Goliath.
Other than what's shown on the cover, I don't have a clue what happens in this comic but it seems unlikely to me that the Champions could possibly be powerful enough or organised enough to defeat a being as mighty as the Stranger. I therefore have no choice but to conclude that they must all get killed in this issue and subsequently continue their careers as a team of ghosts.
Admittedly that would mean Ghost Rider would have to be renamed Ghost-Ghost Rider which would instill into his name a certain degree of redundancy.
On the other hand, it would mean we also got the adventures of Ghost Hercules.
I mean. Come on. Ghost Hercules. Who wouldn't want to read the adventures of Ghost Hercules?
Granted, Hercules might not. But I would and when it comes to comics, once I've handed over my thirty cents, I'm all that matters.
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