Champions #25 Champions #25 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Sean Izaakse & Max Dunbar. Cover by Sean Izaakse. Marvel Battle Lines Variant Cover by Keunwoo Lee.

OVERSIZED 25TH ISSUE!

Celebrate 25 issues of Champions with the start of a brand-new story and a perfect jumping-on point!

Swords and sorcery beckon as our heroes travel to Weirdworld, a place where dreams can come true, but nightmares are never far away!

A quest begins and sacrifices will be made...

Rated T+ - 40 pgs./$4.99 - On Sale October 3rd


Champions #26 Champions #26 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Sean Izaakse & Max Dunbar. Cover by Sean Izaakse. Uncanny X-Men Variant Cover by Rob Liefeld.

In a world of magic and glory, the Champions can take hold of what they desire, but not without a price...

Plus, how can Snowguard protect the North, when she's not even on planet Earth?

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale November 7th


Champions Vol. 4: Northern Lights TPB Champions Vol. 4: Northern Lights TPB - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Sean Izaakse & Emilio Laiso. Cover by Stefano Caselli.

A fresh era begins as Ironheart and the Unstoppable Wasp join the Champions!

The team has grown, but the mission stays the same - fighting to make the world a better place for all!

But the super villain known as the Master has plans, too: he's determined to save Earth from itself! And the Champions are going to...help?!

But the Champions are on a collision course with Alpha Flight!

Could Ms. Marvel have to battle her idol, Captain Marvel? And who is the new hero Snowguard? Plus: Nova no more?!

And the events of Infinity Countdown are felt as the battle for the Power Stone sends the Champions into outer space, where they'll fight for - Thanos!

Strange allegiances and sacrifices will be made...and one young hero is about to lose everything.

Collecting CHAMPIONS (2016) #19-21 and INFINITY COUNTDOWN: CHAMPIONS #1-2.

Rated T+ - 136 pgs./$17.99 - On Sale November 7th

An Interview With
Fabian Nicieza!

A Nova Prime Page Exclusive

Mr. Nicieza was kind enough to answer some questions about his work on Nova and the New Warriors. His work on New Warriors and Nova's 2nd series made the character popular to a new generation of comic book readers in the 1990's. I'd like to thank Mr. Nicieza for giving us his insights on Nova.

1) What was it about Nova that made you want to use him in the New Warriors?

The team roster was put together by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. When I was named the writer of the monthly title, I inherited that cast of characters, but everything that happened from page one of issue one was my own ideas, etc.

2) Who was responsible for the name 'Kid Nova' and the red-jacketed uniform?

Tom and Ron. Nobody much liked it, but since there was a new Nova (Frankie Raye in FF) at the time, they thought it was necessary for trademark reasons, etc. We just treated it like a gag.

3) Was it always in your plans to have 'Kid Nova' go back to 'Nova' and the original costume or were the changes due to outside influences (fans, editorial, etc.)?

Totally my plan from my original proposal outline, but I turned it into a story and character-generated reason, as opposed to an obligatory, "I think Kid Nova is dumb so I'm going to change it with issue #1." We caught a lot of flack from Nova fans for the first year of the NW because they didn't see the forest for the trees. By the time the "real" Nova return around issue #15, they were all pretty happy and understood that there HAD been a plan all along.

4) Did you ever consult Marv Wolfman for insight on Nova?

No, because Marv's NOVA was written at a different time, was a different age and had a different range of experiences than the Rich Rider I inherited. I didn't make Rich a "Brooklyn dope" just because I wanted to distance myself from the original Nova as some thought, but rather because I wanted to show the "sad sack loser" aspect of the character having hit rock bottom.

5) Were there any Nova stories or aspects of the character that you wish you had explored but didn't have the opportunity?

Oh, if I had wanted to remain as monthly writer of the NW or the NOVA Vol. 2 book (before it got cancelled), there are lots of things I would have done with him, but I have a preference not to discuss storylines that never actually saw print, because quite frankly, they just don't matter.

6) How do you feel Nova has been handled by other writers?

I honestly haven't read Erik or Jay's work on the character yet, so I couldn't say. I think Evan Skolnick did a good job with Rich after he took over NW Vol. 1.

7) How would you like to see Nova handled in the future and do you have any interest in writing the character again?

It would always depend on the circumstances involved, but I'm pretty busy and satisified with my current projects, GAMBIT, THUNDERBOLTS and MAGNETO:Heaven & Earth Limited Series.


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