Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Guardians of the Galaxy #1 - Written by Al Ewing. Art by Juann Cabal. Cover by Juann Cabal. Variant Cover by Belen Ortega. Variant Cover by Ivan Shavrin. Variant Cover by Ron Lim. Party Variant Cover by Pepe Larraz. Premiere Variant Cover by Juann Cabal. Variant Cover by Mike McKone. Marvels X Variant Cover by Skan. Space Variant Cover and Blank Variant Cover Also Available.

Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they're a family, and they've earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place - and it's only getting worse.

The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead.

And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned - harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars themselves. Someone has to guard the galaxy - but who will accept the mission?

And will they survive it?

Al Ewing (IMMORTAL HULK) and Juann Cabal (FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN) bring you in on the ground floor of a whole Marvel Universe of action and suspense!

Rated T+ - 40 pgs./$4.99 - On Sale January 22nd


History of the Marvel Universe Treasury Edition TPB History of the Marvel Universe Treasury Edition TPB - Written by Mark Waid. Art by Javier Rodriguez. Cover by Steve McNiven. DM Variant Cover by Javier Rodriguez.

It's the greatest tale ever told - and you've never seen it like this!

Writer Mark Waid and artist Javier Rodriguez weave together a sprawling, interconnected web of stories into one seamless narrative that takes you from the dawn of the Marvel Universe all the way to its end!

Far more than a collection of moments you may already know, this is a new tale featuring previously unknown secrets and shocking revelations, connecting dozens of threads from Marvel's past and present!

From the Big Bang to the twilight of existence, this sweeping saga covers every significant Marvel event, providing fresh looks at characters of all eras!

Collecting HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-6.

Rated T - 224 pgs./$29.99 - On Sale February 12th


Guardians of the Galaxy #2 Guardians of the Galaxy #2 - Written by Al Ewing. Art by Juann Cabal. Cover by Ivan Shavrin. Variant Cover by Andrea Sorrentino. Gwen Stacy Variant Cover by Annie Wu. Chinese New Year Variant Cover by Yuze Wu.

Peter Quill fights for his life against the King of the Gods!

Rocket fights alone against the legions of Hephaeustus!

Phylla-Vell makes a choice between love and duty - with death on the line!

And somewhere, a black hole bomb ticks down to zero...

The Guardians' first mission comes to a cataclysmic end!

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale February 19th

An Interview With Nova's Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning!
A Nova Prime Page Exclusive

The writers of the current Nova series, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, have had Nova blazing the spaceways by himself (with the WorldMind, of course) since Annihilation. Things have suddenly changed as of Nova #18 as the lone Centurion discovered that he's not quite so alone any more!

Dan and Andy were very generous and took the time to answer some questions about their time with Nova and what the future might hold! I'd like to thank them for their time and answers!

The Nova Corps that arrived on Earth at the end of #18. Were they Centurions who simply weren't there for the Annihilation War or are they something completely new?

DnA: These are brand new centurions, created since the Annihilation War. But their presence was unknown to Richard. The reasons for this will be revealed as the story unfolds in the upcoming issues!

What can we expect from the upcoming issues involving the Nova Corps?

DnA: The Nova Corps story is a pretty big one and will lead very dramatically into War of Kings.You can expect several jaw-dropping moments along the lines of the ending of issue 18 as well as developments and revelations that will change the status quo of Nova forever!

Can you give us some background and synopsis for the War of Kings limited series?

DnA: War of Kings is a massive cosmic event that plays out of the events in both Annihilation and Secret Invasion and follows the Inhumans response to the Skrull Invasion which puts on a direct collision course with the Shi'Ar Empire. We'd love to say some more but Marvel is trailing this event very carefully and we don't want to give too much away at this point.

How much involvement will Nova have in War of Kings?

DnA: Although Nova won't play a central role in War of Kings like he did during Annihilation, the story arc in his book will be very much determined by the Shi'Ar/Inhuman struggle. We didn't want Nova to become swept up in another crossover for the sake of it. We very much want to tell his story against the backdrop of the current cosmic events.

Will Nova be involved in Dark Reign similar to the way he was with The Initiative and Secret Invasion?

DnA: Once again, we want Nova to be firmly set in the Marvel Universe and its continuity but forms the background on which his storylines are set and not the defining content.

January will see the release of Nova: Origin of Richard Rider. The issue appears to have two reprints (The Man Called Nova #1 and #4) with a framing sequence by the both of you. Is the goal of the one-shot to simply reintroduce Nova's origin to new readers or does it provide set-up for future Nova storylines?

DnA: The Origin book is a cool way to re-introduce the classic Nova early appearances and his origin to new readers and old alike. We've written a little 6 page framing sequence that segues into each classic issue which helps tie the old and new together.

We can't wait to get our copies as we're both huge fans of the original series and its great to see this classic version on the stands again.

With the energetic return of Quasar, have you heard from the Quasar fans who weren't too happy with his fate back in Annihilation: Nova?

DnA: We were well aware of the Quasar fans displeasure and were always open to Wendell returning, provided we could come up with a storyline which we felt was appropriate and organic. Introducing Project Pegasus into the Secret Invasion scenario gave us the ideal opportunity to bring Quasar back, not only that, but to rejuvenate and restore the character for a new readership. We're only too happy that his fans seem to be pleased with what we've done. However, they haven't seen what we've got planed for him yet...BWA-HA-HA!

You both have been writing Nova for two years with a lot of positive reaction from readers and Nova fans. How long are you planning to stay on the series? (Personally, I'm hoping for one of those 10-year Peter David on Hulk-type runs!)

DnA: We're here for the foreseeable future and are more than happy to be writing one of our childhood heroes as we both read Nova from the first issue. Marvel were generous enough to give us a 2 year contract, which is in part due to the work we've been doing on Nova, so we should be around a little while longer.


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