Champions #16

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 19
8.5Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Following their staggering loss in their adventure with the Avengers, the Champions decide to double down on their mission to make the world a better place - but they know now they can't do it alone! That's right - it's time for a membership drive!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Chaston Jan 24, 2018

    This book is from start to finish, a must read. Nothing is overly complicated or unnecessary. There is no wasted motion is the writing or its art. It's fun, heartfelt, and meaningful from the word go. I can't wait to find out who'll become a new member of this awesome team. And more than that, I'm looking forward to the resolution, if any, for Viv and her sister Vivian. And what is up with Vision and Vivian? I didn't know they could sneeze. This is the only book that makes me feel like a kid again who can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jan 17, 2018

    A fresh take on Marvel's creepiest family and a healthy dose of hero recruitment combine into a comic that's both hilarious and heartrending. This issue covers a lot of ground, offers up a lot of memorable moments, and hangs onto the powerful "storytelling for the ages" tone this title has had since Secret Empire. If you have the slightest interest in these characters - particularly Viv and Vision - you just can't miss this new chapter of their story. If you're just here for cool teen heroes doing cool heroic stuff, Champions #16 has you covered too. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jan 18, 2018

    There are some good character moments throughout, and I wasn't as annoyed by the art as I usually am. This book deserves the benefit of the doubt before the claws come out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Paul Manzato Jan 23, 2018

    Overall, you guessed it, I loved this issue. But not for the reasons I thought. I was so excited for the new member search that I did not see the story involving Viv coming, and it totally grabbed my attention it made that the central story for me. Don't get me wrong, I still loved seeing the team reaching out to potential members, and it was fun to see how the meetings took place, but it definitely played second fiddle to Viv and her struggle. And that is what has always been a driving point for me and this book; the writing and story telling is consistently solid. We get great action mixed in with witty banter, character development and stories that readers can relate to. Who hasn't had to deal with feeling different or out of place? Or have to face a new challenge and not knowing where to start? This book is so much more the heroes going out to save the day and that is why it will continue to be one of my favorite Marvel titles out right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Jan 21, 2018

    All in all this was a return to what I enjoy about this series, and special mention should go to Ramos' art - both on the internal artwork but also on a pretty epic cover this issue. In my recent reviews I noted my sense that he wasn't fully invested in the Avengers Crossover and seemed to not enjoy working on the Avengers (maybe just my perception) but that feeling is now dispelled and his work on this issue is fabulous (one panel where the team just burst out laughing at Miles Morales was a pure delight). Storywise it is great to see two meaty plot threads that look like they will sustain the title for a few issues, and have the potential for interesting follow up stories. Back on top form. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Jan 18, 2018

    Champions continues to be the most fun teen team book on shelves. This run deserves to be mentioned with the likes of Young Justice, We Are Robin, and New X-Men: Academy X. Champions is the perfect platform for these legacy heroes to stand out not only as individuals but also as a team. Marvel needs Champions. The fandom needs Champions. Everybody needs to get familiar with this series. Period. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi Jan 19, 2018

    Exciting superhero action, relatable teenage drama, and a sense of delight in this mad, mad world. This is exactly what we need more of from Marvel " and if there's any justice to be had, it's a book that will hopefully be around for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jan 19, 2018

    Champions is shaping up to be one of the stronger Marvel Legacy offerings. The mixture of carefree youth and intriguing comic book drama makes this an important title. This offers plenty to the reader no matter what age. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Jan 17, 2018

    The pieces of this title are all interesting, but the characters are so similar in their dialogue that they start to drown each other out, making this an even bigger disappointment than it would have been otherwise. Read Full Review

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