Because the world still needs heroes, they are...the Champions! In the wake of the second superhuman Civil War, the three youngest Avengers - Ms. Marvel, Nova and Spider-Man - quit the team and strike out on their own! With Viv Vision and the Totally Awesome Hulk by their side, these young heroes are determined to change the world their own way - and they're only the beginning! Their ideas quickly become their ideals - and soon one of the greatest X-Men of all joins their movement! The time-traveling young Cyclops joins the Champions...but unfortunately not all of his new teammates are glad to see him! Hopefully the team can sort out their differences in time to face down their new rivals - the Freelancers! And when Hydra's Secret Empire rises, how will the Champions react to this terrible turn of events?