Infinity Gauntlet Marvel Select HC Infinity Gauntlet Marvel Select HC - Written by Jim Starlin. Art by George Perez & Ron Lim. Cover by George Perez.

For the dark Titan, Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet was the Holy Grail - the ultimate prize to be coveted above all else.

With it came omnipotence: absolute control of all aspects of time, space, power, reality, the mind and the soul. But his gaining of supreme might meant the beginning of a dark nightmare for the entire universe.

Now, on the edge of Armageddon and led by the mysterious Adam Warlock, Earth's super heroes join in a desperate attempt to thwart this nihilistic god's insane plunge into galactic self-destruction.

Should the heroes fail, the astral gods of the universe wait to step into the fray. But in such an awesome cosmic conflict, will anyone survive?

It's one of the greatest blockbusters of all, from cosmic maestro Jim Starlin, the legendary George Perez and fan-favorite Ron Lim!

COLLECTING: INFINITY GAUNTLET (1991) 1-6

Rated T - 256 pgs./$29.99 - On Sale July 1st


What If? Classic: The Complete Collection Vol. 4 TPB What If? Classic: The Complete Collection Vol. 4 TPB - Written by John Byrne, Bill Mantlo, Tom DeFalco, Alan Weiss, David Anthony Kraft, David Michelinie, Rich Margopoulos, Alan Kupperberg, Alan Zelenetz, Peter B. Gillis & Mark Gruenwald. Art by John Byrne, Mike Vosburg, Arvell Jones, Alan Weiss, Paty Cockrum, Dan Reed, Alan Kupperberg, Ron Wilson, Butch Guice, Marc Silvestri, Ron Frenz, Bob Hall, Mark Gruenwald, Sal Buscema & Kelley Jones. Cover by Michael Golden.

More alternate-reality questions are answered!

Imagine a world where the Fantastic Four never gained their powers - or one where Stephen Strange never became Master of the Mystic Arts!

Consider the fates of the Thing and the Beast if they continued to mutate - or Spider-Man if Uncle Ben had lived!

Picture Conan the Barbarian meeting Thor - or finding himself stranded in the 20th century for good!

The Hulk goes berserk, Susan Richards dies in childbirth, Nova makes a life-changing decision and Galactus turns the Silver Surfer back into Norrin Radd!

But what if Loki had found Mjolnir before his brother - and what if the Marvel Universe ceased to exist?!

Plus: Thought-provoking tales featuring Daredevil, the Sub-Mariner, the Avengers and more!

Collecting WHAT IF? (1977) #36-47.

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Guardians of the Galaxy #4 Guardians of the Galaxy #4 - Written by Al Ewing. Art by Juann Cabal. Cover by Ivan Shavrin. Marvel Zombies Variant Cover by Mico Suayan.

The true Guardians have formed at long last - and their first mission is to defend a vital energy pipeline from a gang of unscrupulous ecoterrorists...

...including a rogue Nova, Moondragon's otherdimensional doppelganger, and a raccoon in a suit. And if you think you know where that's going... remember one thing.

This is the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. It can always get worse.

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Annihilation Scourge Nova #1
Release Date: December 4, 2019
Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artist: Ibraim Roberson
Inker: Ibraim Roberson
Letterer: VC - Cory Petit
Colorist: Carlos Lopez
Assistant Editor: Lauren Amaro
Editor: Darren Shan
Cover Artist: Josemaria Casanovas
Variant Cover: Eduard Petrovich
Title: "Annihilation: Scourge Nova"

Rich Rider Nova reflects on his career as Nova from the beginning up through his current situation with Annihilus.

After his time of reflection, Nova starts to ask why Annihilus needs his help. Before the arrogant insectoid can answer, a group of Annihilus's creature-infected crew crash through the wall ready to attack!

Although still a bit drunk, Rich Rider begins blasting the aliens and makes one explode. However, the attacker begins to instantly regeneration in front of Rich! Nova claims he is now sober.

The Many-Angled Ones begin speaking through the infected crew. They tell him that they didn't expect to see him again and the Cancerverse is the only option for eternal life. Nova unleashes a powerful blast which instantly destroys the being.

Crashing through the outside of Annihilus's ship to gather himself together, Nova gets a better look at the threat and launches an attack of his own. While the creatures continue trying to convince Nova that eternal life is inevitable, the human rocket pushes their entire starship into a nearby star!

Annihilus appears from behind Rich Rider which startles him. The bug leader asks if Nova thought he was still on the ship when it was destroyed by the sun. Rich tries to deny it at first but then admits that he did and is still considering incinerating him. Annihilus continues his plea for help from Nova who loudly laughs at the idea.

Later on the world where Annihilus came into the positive universe, the Negative Zone leader explains to Nova that the portal was to open once he returned with help. Rich debates with his foe on why anyone would assist him. The intelligent insectoid explains that if the Negative Zone falls to the Cancerverse, the positive universe will be next.

After realizing the portal isn't opening and that Blastaar must have been forced to destroy it, Nova reluctantly tells Annihilus that he has a plan.

Back on Earth, Rich Rider and his temporary ally arrive at the residence of the Fantastic Four. They are rudely dismissed by Franklin Richards and Valeria Von Doom.

However, Nova decides to enter the house and blasts the door open. Upon entering, the two visitors are met by Franklin and Valeria who are pointing large weapons at them! Annihilus steps forward attempting to intimidate the children. They respond by shooting him!

45 minutes later, the children are preparing to open the portal to the Negative Zone. After Annihilus awakens, Rich Rider explains that the children agreed to help them. He also reveals that their parents, along with a number of Negative Zone refugees, entered the zone and the two siblings want Annihilus and Nova to see if they need help.

Passing through the portal into the Negative Zone, the two former foes appear on Ollirg's moon. They are surprised to discover the planet Ollirg itself is being consumed by fire!

Nova doesn't understand how so much destruction could have been done in only a few days. Annihilus explains that time moves differently in the Negative Zone. What has been two days in the positive universe has been months in the zone (42 days since the invasion).

Suddenly, Nova hears the Cancerverse forces approach. Annihilus reveals he had stolen a weapon from the Fantastic Four's laboratory. Nova informs the insectoid to stay in the area and he will lead the forces away from them.

Nova flies at high speed over the moon until he returns to the spot he started. Annihilus is concerned the enemy forces were already looking for them. He assumes the Richards children had betrayed them. A voice from a cave tells him that the Cancerverse creatures are looking for them and not the two new arrivals to the moon.

Hours later, Rich has educated the moon's inhabitants of the invasion and how he had arrived on their moon. Nova's hosts explain that they are from Ollirg and reveals that the Cancerverse didn't destroy their planet, they did to deny their attackers the victory!

Later in private, Rich realizes that his body has begun trembling and he needs to keep focused. Annihilus arrives and he admits that Nova is a brave warrior and the Nova Corps itself consisted of fierce warriors. He reveals that a member of the Corps killed him once. Rich has to remind Annihilus that he was the one who had ripped out his internal organs!

The Negative Zone's leader admits that all humans look the same to him. However, he wonders what happened to Nova as he isn't the same warrior he remembers.

Suddenly a Ollirg baby begins to cry. Annihilus moves in to kill the baby in order to prevent their enemy from knowing their location. Rich grabs Annihilus by the throat and throws him against the wall. An Ollirg informs the two that the Cancerverse forces are coming their way. Nova tells Annihilus to get all the Ollirgians to their ship and makes it clear that if they die, he dies.

Rich Rider Nova begins a fierce attack on the invading creatures. He kills them all but believes they will begin to reanimate at any time. However, Annihilus inspects the bodies and confirms their deaths. He also explains that death is different in the Negative Zone and the Cancerverse forces can be exterminated. Rich finally agrees with the Negative Zone leader that the fight must be won in the zone.

Nova goes on a rampage through the Negative Zone destroying every Cancerverse creature in sight!

Suddenly, Nova is knocked from the sky by the Sentry! The two start battling but Nova is soon overwhelmed by the leader of the Cancerverse's forces. Sentry turns over his fallen foe to the Revengers. Before they can turn Richard Rider back into one of them, Nova breaks free and flies towards orbit while activating Valeria Von Doom's signal device to open the dimensional portal.

As he watches Nova's escape from a distance, Annihilus informs the Ollirgians they are now alone in their fight.


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