Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Guardians of the Galaxy #1 - Written by Al Ewing. Art by Juann Cabal. Cover by Juann Cabal. Variant Cover by Belen Ortega. Variant Cover by Ivan Shavrin. Variant Cover by Ron Lim. Party Variant Cover by Pepe Larraz. Premiere Variant Cover by Juann Cabal. Variant Cover by Mike McKone. Marvels X Variant Cover by Skan. Space Variant Cover and Blank Variant Cover Also Available.

Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they're a family, and they've earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place - and it's only getting worse.

The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead.

And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned - harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars themselves. Someone has to guard the galaxy - but who will accept the mission?

And will they survive it?

Al Ewing (IMMORTAL HULK) and Juann Cabal (FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN) bring you in on the ground floor of a whole Marvel Universe of action and suspense!

Rated T+ - 40 pgs./$4.99 - On Sale January 22nd

History of the Marvel Universe Treasury Edition TPB History of the Marvel Universe Treasury Edition TPB - Written by Mark Waid. Art by Javier Rodriguez. Cover by Steve McNiven. DM Variant Cover by Javier Rodriguez.

It's the greatest tale ever told - and you've never seen it like this!

Writer Mark Waid and artist Javier Rodriguez weave together a sprawling, interconnected web of stories into one seamless narrative that takes you from the dawn of the Marvel Universe all the way to its end!

Far more than a collection of moments you may already know, this is a new tale featuring previously unknown secrets and shocking revelations, connecting dozens of threads from Marvel's past and present!

From the Big Bang to the twilight of existence, this sweeping saga covers every significant Marvel event, providing fresh looks at characters of all eras!


Rated T - 224 pgs./$29.99 - On Sale February 12th

Guardians of the Galaxy #2 Guardians of the Galaxy #2 - Written by Al Ewing. Art by Juann Cabal. Cover by Ivan Shavrin. Variant Cover by Andrea Sorrentino. Gwen Stacy Variant Cover by Annie Wu. Chinese New Year Variant Cover by Yuze Wu.

Peter Quill fights for his life against the King of the Gods!

Rocket fights alone against the legions of Hephaeustus!

Phylla-Vell makes a choice between love and duty - with death on the line!

And somewhere, a black hole bomb ticks down to zero...

The Guardians' first mission comes to a cataclysmic end!

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale February 19th

An Interview With Nova's Andrea DiVito and Bruno Hang!
A Nova Prime Page Exclusive

The current Nova series has gained a new art team as of Nova #22! The new penciler and inker is Andrea DiVito. Andrea is returning to the Nova character following the fantastic Annihilation series! Joing DiVito is Bruno Hang, Nova's new colorist! Bruno is a veteran of Spider-Girl, Superman, Wonder Woman and other titles.

Andrea and Bruno were very generous and took the time to answer some questions about their arrival on Nova and their art in general! I'd like to thank them for their time and answers!

For readers who may be discovering your work for the first time, what is your art background and influences?

DiVito: I didn't study any art at school. I was studying law when I decided to drop it all and pursue my crazy dream of penciling comics! As far as I can remember I have always been drawing since i have been able to hold a pencil in my pudgy little hands:)

My biggest influence is without a doubt BIG John Buscema. I grew up reading his Savage Sword of Conan stuff, that's what made me think about penciling for a living. Later in the years I had been able to meet John on a couple of occasions when he came in Italy for conventions. We spent evenings chatting about art and storytelling. He really left a mark on my soul and I miss his work terribly. The world is indeed smaller since he passed on.

Hang: First of all, I want to say thank you to all Nova fans who are reading this and also thanks to Doug for all the great stuff on Nova Prime Page. (Ed.- Thanks, Bruno!) I'd like to say that my influences were the great masters of painting or even the comic book legends - of course I was influenced by Will Eisner's story telling, the beautiful Caravaggio's contrast (so impressive) and others - but the truth is that they won't influence me some like some contemporaneous artists like Laura Martin, Alex Sinclair and Morry Hollowell (just for exemple), for the jobs that I'm doing now.

Andrea, how do you feel your art has changed since you completed Annihilation?

DiVito: I think I'm getting more confident with my inking and figure work. Annihilation has been a blessing and a curse for me. After the first issue it all became a giant blur of extra sized issues and nightmare deadlines:) But I enjoyed every minute of it! Overall, I think that Annihilation had a big part in my professional evolution. No pain no gain, after all!

How does inking your own work affect your approach to penciling?

DiVito: It was a hindrance at first, now it's a strong plus. The more confidence I gain, the less penciling I make on the actual page. Often I find myself going straight with ink on some panels, whereas before I would be too afraid of not being able to erase my work if it didn't satisfy me.

I am also more aware of light and shadow on my figures. Inking has become like sculpting in a way. Thinking of the shape I have to ink using light and darkness brings a very 3d feel to it.

Bruno, what tools do you use in your work as a colorist?

Hang: I use an Apple iMac as my computer platform, Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Corel Painter IX (mostly for covers) and a Wacom Intuos tablet.

How is a look and palette chosen on a project? Is it an editor's decision, your own or a collaboration of both?

Hang: In fact it usually come defined on the script. DnA are awesome in the mood definition for each panel, page, whatever, and DiVito really makes the pages' lines vibrant like they've imagined. Then I try to add my vision based on their touches, respecting the line art and the penciler's vision also. Once colored, if everything was right and match with the creator's idea, the editor(s) approve the final version.

Andrea, how does it feel to return to work on Nova?

DiVito: Like seeing a very old friend after too much time. When I penciled my first Rich shot I felt like I knew the guy so well I could jump into the panel and hug him:)

I have taken Rich through his worse moments in Annihilation and I felt terribly guilty of not being able to draw his future adventures after all of that. It's nice to see how much the character has developed since the original Annhilation event, he's more fun to draw than ever!

How is it working with the rest of Nova's creative team?

Hang: Amazing, indeed. We always communicate with each other, telling our ideas, our thoughts. Like I'd said before, Bill (Rosemann) and Mike (Horwitz) give us all the support and they always been there for what we'd need... [Really? Are they reading this? Geez... I hope they keep me on the book for years!] -- Like I was saying, in fact I LOVE to work with the Nova crew!

DiVito: Let's put it this way, if you're a Nova fan you should thank the gods that Abnett and Lanning exist. They write AMAZING stories, stuff that makes me itch to draw the next page in the book. And I am not kidding. Bill Rosemann and Mike Horwitz are editing this book like it's their own baby, all of us in the team feel their love for the character and the creative process. The lettering by Cory Petit is simply perfect and fits the story like a glove.

Last but not least, Bruno Hang is coloring me for the first time while my amazing colorist-wife Laura Villari takes care of our newborn baby and he's doing an EXCELLENT job, keep an eye out for him, he's going to be one of the top colorists soon....

Have you always been a Nova fan?

Hang: Honestly no... I live in Brazil, have always lived, and the Nova issues weren't published in my country. So in my childhood I just used to see him in other comics as a secondary character. But I've grown up (kinda) and I've started to enjoy Nova adventures and his news by the internet.

Moments before Annihilation (2006) - at this point I'd already became a colorist and some night (probably in 2007) I really had a dream that I was coloring Nova.

Really... Do you believe that? I swear it is all truth... but if someone else had told me... I really would not!

DiVito: Yep:) Since his debut. Rich has always been my kind of hero, the one that makes mistakes and struggles to fix the situation. He's got one of the greatest powers of the universe at his disposal and still struggles with his family, friends and real life problems. All that and he's also got one of the coolest costumes ever! And a golden bucket over his head, don't forget the bucket:)

Gotta go scratch that itch to draw the next pages! See you in the funnybooks and thanks!

Thanks to both of you for the great answers!

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