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
Nova's creator: MARV WOLFMAN!

A Nova Prime Page Exclusive

Anyone who's a fan of Nova, and comics in general, knows the name Marv Wolfman. Mr. Wolfman has written almost every hero in the DC and Marvel universes along with creating a number of his own. He even destroyed and recreated the entire DC universe in one of comics' greatest epics - Crisis On Infinite Earths. One of his best creations is the subject of this interview. I will be forever grateful to Mr. Wolfman for sharing his insights on Nova.

1) How was Nova created?

I was publishing a fanzine called Super Adventures. It featured a hero called The Star. I had wanted to change the character. My friend, Len Wein, and I discussed the changes and I believe I came up with the idea for a character to be called Black Nova. Len came up with the costume.

2) What were the major differences between the Star, Black Nova and Nova?

There are similarities and differences. The main one is that Black Nova was an adult and Nova was a teenager. However I always felt more of a connection between them than differences which is why I used him then adapted him into Nova.

3) Is there any existing artwork or copies of Super Adventures with the Star and Black Nova that you're aware of?

Yes, there are many.

4) Were there any particular inspirations for the names of the characters (Rich Rider, Rhomann Dey, Ginger Jaye, etc) and the Nova costume?

I came up with everything concerning The Man Called Nova, but only adapted the original costume Len designed. I took off a few of the chest stars and put the starburst that was on Black Nova's belt onto his helmet. Otherwise they are the same. Len then colored the version based on what he intended the original costume to look like.

5) Were there any plot lines that were unresolved in the Nova series? For example, I remember Rich being worried about his pen pal from Brazil right before he went off to Xandar to fight in the Skrull/Xandar War.

It's been too long. I don't remember.

6) Have you read any of the work done with Nova since your series (New Warriors or the other two Nova series)? If so, do you feel he has been handled well?

I never read any of my characters once I leave them.

7) Neither of the two follow-up Nova series lasted as long as your original series. Do you feel that is due to readers' interests being different today or due to publishers not giving a book a chance to find an audience?

It may. It may also have to do with how the book was done. I don't know., There are many factors in why a book sells or doesn't.

8) Would you still like to write Nova and what would you like to do with the character?

Very much so.

9) With your extensive experience in animation, would you be interested in doing a Nova animated series? If so, what style would you have it done in (Japanese anime or American Saturday morning style or something completely different?)

I'd love to see him done in animation. After all, his flying 'comet tail' was inspired by Mighty Mouse's.

10) What's the newest Marv Wolfman projects we can look forward to?

A bunch. 10th Muse from Image. Farscape and RoboDojo from Wildstorm and The Mummy from Chaos.


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