To return his fellow Elder of the Universe, the Collector, to life, the
Grandmaster enters a cosmic wager with Death herself, using Earth
heroes as their chess pieces! Heroes from around the world, including
several never-before-seen, battle it out for nothing less than the fate
of Earth itself in the Contest of Champions! Featuring every Earth
hero, circa 1982!
Then, Grandmaster causes more problems for
the Avengers when he plans to wipe out all life in the universe, and he
pits the Avengers of both coasts against each other to claim his prize!
Starring 15 Avengers and special guest star, the Silver Surfer!
Collecting Contest Of Champions #1 to 3, West Coast Avengers Annual #2 and Avengers Annual #16, written by Bill Mantlo, Mark Gruenwald, Steven Grant, Steve
Englehart and Tom DeFalco, pencilled by John Romita Jr, Al Milgrom and
Bob Hall, with covers by John Romita Jr. and Al Milgrom.
Marvel, hardback, 168 pages, published June 2010