Champions #23 Champions #23 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Kevin Libranda. Cover by R.B. Silva.

While Ironheart and Amadeus Cho take major steps forward in their super hero journeys, Nova takes a step back.

As the team faces a complicated and dangerous threat, Sam Alexander wonders: is there a future for him with the Champions?

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale August 8th


Champions Vol. 3: Champion For A Day Champions Vol. 3: Champion For A Day - Written by Mark Waid & Jeremy Whitely. Art by Humberto Ramos, Ted Brandt & Ro Stein. Cover by Humberto Ramos.

Following the staggering loss suffered in their adventure with the Avengers, the Champions decide to double down on their mission to make the world a better place - and that means it's time for a membership drive!

Some of the best and brightest young superhumans in the Marvel Universe - including Red Locust - turn up to be Champions for a day!

But who will make the grade as the new order changeth? And how long will they last when - following a series of tragic setbacks and shakeups - the disillusioned Champions begin to consider giving up the fight after all?

Plus: As monsters are unleashed on Earth, a peaceful protest in an endangered habitat leads the team into a showdown with the Freelancers - not to mention giant Leviathons falling from the sky!

Collecting CHAMPIONS (2016) #16-18 and #1.MU.

Rated T+ - 112 pgs./$15.99 - On Sale August 8th


New Warriors: Darkness & Light TPB New Warriors: Darkness & Light TPB - Written by Fabian Nicieza & More. Art by Darick Robertson, Craig Brasfield, Dave Hooper & More. Cover by Mark Bagley.

As the Infinity War begins, Speedball and Rage take on their doppelgangers! But when the Warriors head to the Middle East to fight a whole different kind of war, they must face harsh truths - and make impossible decisions!

Night Thrasher steps out of the Warriors' shadow to take care of business - learning the four key steps to control his own destiny!

But when the Darkforce, source of Silhouette's powers, threatens to engulf New York City in eternal shadow, the Warriors - along with Spider-Man and Doctor Strange - must face the darkness within!

Plus: Will Cloak and Dagger join the team? Who is (or are?) Turbo? And the imprisoned Marvel Boy begins his journey to justice!

Collecting NEW WARRIORS (1990) #27-36 and ANNUAL #3, NIGHT THRASHER: FOUR CONTROL #1-4 and material from MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL #2.

Rated T+ - 408 pgs./$34.99 - On Sale August 29th

An Interview With Annihilation's artist - Andrea DiVito!
A Nova Prime Page Exclusive

Andrea DiVito took a few moments from drawing the high intensity 'Annihilation' mini-series to answer a few questions about the project! I'd like to thank Andrea for sharing his time, artwork and answers!

What is your art background and how did you come to choose comics as your profession?

I don't really have an art background, I just picked up a pencil when I was a kid and never let go! I was studying law when I realized that all I wanted to do was to draw comics for a living. I gathered all my money and went to San Diego Con looking for a job. I was lucky enough to meet some Crossgen people and some months and many tryouts later, I moved from Rome to Tampa and started my career as an Associate Penciller, basically I was getting paid to learn from some of the best artists in the field!

Your artwork is extremely detailed. Who were the influences for your art style?

My biggest influence is the great John Buscema, his Conan is what drew me to comics. I absolutely worshipped him as an artist, later, when I had the chance to meet him and spend an evening with him, my respect for the man overshadowed my awe for him as an artist.

How did you get assigned to the Annihilation project?

I was drawing The Thing monthly when Marvel told me the book was going to be cancelled. Luckily Andy Schmidt chose me to handle the main mini for the Annihilation event, and it's been one hell of a ride ever since:)

How does the writer/artist dynamic work between Keith Giffen and yourself for this project? Does Keith's experience as a fellow artist help the process?

We're moving so fast on this project that I barely have time to talk to my wife, so I guess I don't stay in touch with Keith as I would like. His script is very thorough and of course being the great artist he is, Annihilation is all about visual storytelling and character interaction.

And for the reverse side of that question. As a fellow artist who's the writer of Annihilation, does Keith approach you for input on the plot or scripting process?

Not really, he leaves me enough freedom so I can choose how to tell the story, he's very smart. Keith gives me just the right amount of info to get my imagination going . I think Annihilation is going to surprise a LOT of people. It's a very compelling story and it's HUGE!

How does a project like Annihilation differ from your past works such as Stormbreaker and the Thing?

Did I mention it's HUGE? :) Seriously, I don't think I've ever been asked to draw something this complicated. We have a huge cast, cosmic visuals, lots of aliens for me to design, MILLIONS of spaceships, planets blow up, GAZILLIONS of bugs, drama, scope, love and death....

What are your impressions of Nova as a character and how do you convey those thoughts through your art?

Nova has changed a LOT in Annihilation. The Richard Rider I am drawing is much more mature, a boy that went through hell and came out of it as a man, just in time to face the Devil himself. I changed his appearance a little to make him reflect the changes he's been through, he's more of a badass now, with a responsibility so big that would crush any other man.

What projects are in your future after Annihilation?

No idea yet! I'm wrapping up Annihilation #2 right now and I have 4 more to go. Whatever Marvel has in store for me I hope I'm gonna get a breather after this, my hand hurts:)

Special Note: Andrea asked if I could post a special birthday card he drew for Stefano Liggeri (or as Andrea calls him; "the greatest Nova fan in Italy"). Happy Birthday, Stefano!


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