Champions Annual #1 Champions Annual #1 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Marcus To. Cover by Sean Izaakse. Variant Cover by Babs Tarr.

The spirits of the North stir and Snowguard must answer their call!

Amka Aliyak's past and present collide as she strives to understand the power she's been given and where she belongs.

Take a deep dive into Marvel's newest young hero in this special supersized Champions issue!

Rated T+ - 40 pgs./$4.99 - On Sale December 19th


Champions #1 Champions #1 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Steven Cummings. Cover by Kim Jacinto. Marvel 80th Variant Cover by Phil Noto.

THE WORLD STILL NEEDS HEROES - AND THERE ARE HEROES ALL OVER THE WORLD!

The Champions have gone global! The team has seen explosive growth under Ms. Marvel's leadership, with super-powered members ready to answer the call in a dozen different countries.

They're saving people and improving lives across the planet while they inspire the next generation... but something sinister lurks beneath the surface of their expanded mission.

It's a dark secret that could destroy the team and everything they stand for!

Jim Zub (AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER, UNCANNY AVENGERS) and Steven Cummings (Wayward, Legends of the Dark Knight) ignite a new era of CHAMPIONS, filled to the brim with action, adventure and drama in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale January 2nd


Black Order #3 Black Order #3 - Written by Derek Landy. Art by Philip Tan. Cover by Philip Tan. Variant Cover by John Tyler Christopher.

You just can't work to destabilize an empire these days without drawing the attention of at least one pesky super-powered hero, now can you?

All the Black Order wants to do is usurp, assassinate and sabotage, and here comes the man called Nova to spoil all the fun...

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale January 9th

An Interview With Marvel Adventures Super Heroes Editor Nate Cosby!
A Nova Prime Page Exclusive

The Marvel Adventures books are an exciting line of comics meant for readers of all ages and who enjoy modern stories of classic superheroes! Beginning in Marvel Adventures Super Heroes #17, a new lineup of Avengers take over the series including a certain human rocket named Nova!

Series editor Nate Cosby was very generous and took the time to answer some questions about Nova's upcoming role in the Avengers and even sent over some artwork! I'd like to thank him for his time and answers!

What led writer Paul Tobin and you to selecting Nova as part of the new Avengers line-up?

Cosby: We spent a LOT of time deliberating. The selection of the seven took a few weeks, to the point where one incarnation had MARVEL GIRL, MARVEL BOY, and CAPTAIN MARVEL (that would've been a weird group). Paul and I figured we needed a Spider-Man, but we didn't want to use Spider-Man (he's got his own book, I suggest everybody read it!!! It's really good, especially MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #53, which begins a new status quo on the book).

But we wanted a kid on the team, somebody just starting out, powerful but not at his full potential, and we picked Nova. He's our Spider-Man. (FYI--This team consists of CAPTAIN AMERICA, IRON MAN, THOR, THE VISION, THE BLACK WIDOW, THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, and NOVA. The new arc that introduces this team begins in MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES 17, on-sale in November!)

What role will Nova play in the title?

Cosby: Spider-Man. :) He's the screw-up. He's always wanted to be a part of this kind of team, and now he is, and he's FREAKED out. He's too green, it's too soon to be up this high. But he's gonna do his best to try and fit in...and fail miserably from time to time. There's a little frat boy in him from time to time, but at the end of the day, he knows when to stop partying and take out the bad guys.

Will the Nova in the series still be Richard Rider and will his origin be any different from the one presented in the 616 Marvel Universe?

Cosby: We're not going to get TOO far into his origins. You pretty much just need to know that he's about 18-19 in this series, he can fly fast, he's strong, and he shoots bolts. And he listens to music in his helmet (mostly hard rock, I would think).

But yeah, that's Rich under the helmet. I was a huge New Warriors fan growing up (I was THISCLOSE to putting him in the brown costume!), so Rich is the only Nova to me. ALSO, in Issue 18, we see Rich's brother Bobby (we call him Bobby! Not Robbie) and Bobby's girlfriend, Fran.

How do you and Paul see Nova interacting with the other members of the new Avengers?

Cosby: Awkwardly. Nova does NOT fit in. He fits in less than The Vision, and The Vision's a freakin' robot. He gets intimidated by Thor's muscles. He's not training enough for Captain America's liking. Invisible Woman doesn't think he takes super heroing seriously. He's not smart enough for Iron Man to recognize that he exists. He tries to flirt with Black Widow and gets called a little boy.

Life sucks as an Avenger. That's why he begins a friendship with The Vision...they're both outsiders, they're both new at this (Nova at being on a team, The Vision at having a personality), so their connection grows as the story rolls on.

Will we be seeing any of the original Nova villains (Condor, Powerhouse, Diamondhead, Sphinx, etc.) appearing in new Marvel Adventures versions in the title?

Cosby: Speak of the devil!!! Diamondhead himself shows up in Issue 21. I always kinda had a soft spot for Sphinx, but there's no plans to use him as of yet. Not to worry though; we'll have plenty of Nova-fighting-then-getting-the-snot-kicked-out-of-him-and-getting-back-up-because-he-doesn't-know-better type action.


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