Champions #9

Champions #9

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 7, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 16
7.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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• Casting a spotlight on young synthezoid Viv Vision! After what became of her family, she willingly shut down her emotions - but does that come with a price to pay?
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  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Brunell Jun 13, 2017

    The Champions is a great series for Marvel fans to get into if they want something fresh. At times I find some of the other titles from Marvel a little repetitive, so they fall to the back of my list of comics to read. Champions is one of the few titles I look forward to every month. The characters aren't new, but they are written from a different perspective here than in their other series. This series has been written from the beginning to give the heroes of tomorrow a more rational approach to life and being a hero than most senior heroes seem to have. Waid and Ramos keep delivering what makes this title great and I continue to love it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 11, 2017

    If I have my way, we've just seen the debut of the new hotness, the next Squirrel Girl, the next Deadpool in Fernanda, and I would love to see her join the team in a permanent manner. Of course, with the Secret Empire crossover going on, there's no telling when this book will return to stories that aren't about terrible dystopian hellscapes, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but Champions #9 is a wonderful spotlight issue for a Champion who deserves it, featuring lovely writing and dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Superior Spider-Talk - Doug Zawisza Jun 13, 2017

    Champions #9 is another solid chapter in a very solid comic book series. The newer run of characters that form the charter of this team " Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, Hulk, Cyclops, Nova, and Viv " bring their own fans, but Waid and Ramos give readers a treat featuring all six characters, regardless of the gateway character that brought readers in. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 11, 2017

    Champions remains a delightfully consistent Marvel title. Champions #9is easily recommendable and makes for a good one-off story. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jun 12, 2017

    Champions once again lets down regular readers in hopes ofpeople jumping on wherever they want. It shows a blatant misunderstanding ofhow the comic book industry work and the way that customers buy comics as wellas exhibits a clear laziness with this title. For a book that was going to bethe big new hit and was talked about so much, it has become such adisappointment and I cannot believe how much I loved this series and how fastit fell. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Billyndo Jun 7, 2017

    ¡Viva la Chapulina Colorada!

  • 8.0
    supercoolyeah Jun 10, 2017

    A new fighter has enter the ring. And she's lucha-tastic!!!! I'm going to love the new Champion, she's smart, honorable and adorable!!! I'm also super happy to see Viv in action more. She is a very interesting character and I'm glad Waid took an opportunity to highlight her more. Ramos's art really can't do no wrong. A nice easy breezy fun issue.

  • 8.0
    RustonLF Jun 13, 2017

    For this issue Viv runs away because she was grounded and meets new character Red Locust (Fernanda). The character seems to be another smart, optimistic and bubbly young girl much like Wasp, Ms Marvel or Lunetta, but where she differs is in the interesting backstory behind her hero. Much like the Phantom it is a mantle that is passed down from generation to generation to the oldest son with a specific task in mind. Because Fernanda's mother died before having a son she enthusiastically takes the role. This is done to chagrin of the mysterious Locust Brotherhood. The interaction is simple and there is not a lot here but it gives you enough questions to make the character interesting. Since all Red Locust are named Fernando was her name changed after her mother died or was she given the name because she was first born? Who is in the Brotherhood and what do they do? We are even given a moment where she makes an unethical choice to cover a mistake made, so what are her morals? The art is very cheerful and explosive making the small amount of action catchy. While it would have been nice to focus on Viv a bit more as promised it is an interesting issue.

  • 8.0
    Spock's Brain Jun 13, 2017

    Well, this was pretty good, my favourite "Champions" in a few issues. I liked the cab ride with Viv and the driver, and the Red Locust was entertaining enough, though I thought of "Kick Ass" for some reason. I kind of groaned when I saw that she will probably join the team as a permanent member, but, okay, whatever.

  • 8.0
    freemanlouis7 Jun 11, 2017

    A good enough filler until the next Marvel event comes storming in.

  • 7.5
    Granfalloon Jun 9, 2017

    A fairly chilled lightweight interlude. It was nice to spend a bit of time on Viv, and I liked the new character. I hope we see more of her.

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Jun 9, 2017

    I am not saying I do not like this comic. I think this was a great addition and filler story, but it has come at a bad time with the recent lackluster issues in this series. I feel like the concept of the Champions could be so much more than what they are at this moment. Waid is a great writer in my opinion and I really feel like hes not at his full potential with this series. I did like the Red Locust addition. This story was well thought out and a very feel good story as well. Just hope the stakes are raised coming up. Camping trips and movie watching is cool once in a while, but it seems like they just hangout and don't really do any crime fighting as a team.

  • 3.0
    Superior fan Jun 14, 2017

    Is it wrong I just want to hit Waid and Ramos with a rolled up newspaper everytime they do something stupid and scream 'be better'. I don't think that's too much to ask from a team with so much combined experience. There is a level of professional quality and this has just sunk so far and consistently below it.

  • 10
    MightyVin Jun 24, 2017

  • 9.0
    bucswin611 Jun 24, 2017

  • 8.0
    Khan/Murdock Jun 15, 2017

  • 8.0
    StanielK Jun 25, 2017

  • 8.0
    jmprados Jun 25, 2017

  • 7.5
    Spidey Spawn Jun 11, 2017

  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Jun 23, 2017

  • 7.0
    EDiakota Jun 7, 2017

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