An underrated, underpriced, underappreciated 3 issue series! What an assemble of Marvel Characters!! In 1982 Marvel started publishing Mini-Series for the first time!
The 3 issue Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions was the FIRST EVER Marvel Mini-Series followed by the 1982 classic Frank Miller Wolverine Mini-Series! CGC Now recognizes the Value of the Newsstand versions by adding "NEWSSTAND" onto the labels! The Much Harder to find Newsstand edition! Newsstand books were handled uncaringly by the general public, by kids with snotty noses and sticky fingers, at your local 7-11 and other locations that's why they are hard to come by in better conditions!
I've provided a historical chart with estimates from industry leaders like Chuck from Mile High Comics concerning the distribution of Direct to comic stores vs Newsstands. How many were sent back and then how many survived in high grade shape! Once collectors really understand the rarity of Newsstands in great shape we all know what will happen! Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions. Gruenwald, Mantlo & Grant story John Romita Jr.
& Pablo Marcos art John Romita Jr. Of Peregrine, Talisman, Collective Man, Blitzkrieg, Defensor & Shamrock.