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 Scott Kolins!
A Nova Prime Page Exclusive

In celebration of the release of Annihilation: Prologue, artist Scott Kolins generously took some time to answer some questions about the cosmic event and Nova's new uniform! I'd like to thank Scott for the interview and for sharing his artwork!

Where did you train to become an artist and how did you start in comics?

I studied under Dennis Jensen, Kim Demulder, Bart Sears and went to the Kubert School for 2 years. I was first hired by Valiant comics (though nothing came of it) and then drew The Jaguar Annual #1(Impact/DC). I then was accepted to be a Romita Raider at Marvel comics (in house art corrections under John Romita Sr.) and then went full time freelance penciler after that. I've been working at drawing and comics since I was about 10.

How did you become involved in the Annihilation project?

Andy Schmidt called and asked me. I read the script and joined up. I was very excited to work with Keith Giffen.

What was the creative process that went into the designs for Xandar and the Nova Corps' uniforms?

I was told that Nova Corp had changed/updated from the Rider uniform and was asked to draw up some new versions. The second version I drew (dubbed around the office as the football version) was chosen. The rest of the ships and such (besides the few Annihilus ships designed by Giffen/Olivetti) were just me filling up the pages with the best stuff I could think of. My sci-fi tech is somewhere in between Star Wars and Star Trek.

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?

I asked Keith to do breakdowns to help me with this monster. There were so many characters and so much happening initially, I need some help putting it in storytelling perspective. Although I changed his layouts a lot as I went, it helped me keep everything organized. Keith's great to work with. Very straight-forward - no B.S.

Given the large amount of action sequences in the 'Annihilation: Prologue', how do you, as a storyteller, approach your layouts for those scenes?

Same as always, what's need to convey what's happening. In this case it was a lot of stuff. Tons of ships, many different locales, scads of Nova's and more ships. Oh and lots of destruction! I would needed a few more weeks to choreograph everything and keep it straight in my head -if Keith hadn't provided those breakdowns. I spent a lot of time on those pages. I wanted to get everything in there I could fit - it was such a large scale story.

What other ongoing and future projects can we be looking forward to?

My next thing is a book called "Beyond". It's a random group of Heroes and Villains thrown together to see who'll survive. Little bit of T.V.'s "Lost" and some Secret Wars to set the stage. Bucket loads of fun. I think it'll be out in June or July.


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