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

Series #2 - NOVA #13
Cover Date: January 1995
Writer: Chris Marrinan
Artist: Dario Carrasco Jr.
Inkers: Mark Stegbauer
Cover Artists: Marrinan & Stegbauer
Letterer: Starkings/Comicraft
Colorist: Tom Smith
Editor: Tom Brevoort
Cover Title: "Deathstorm: T-Minus 3!"
Story Title: "Shadows Aflame!"

On the surface of the moon near the city of Attilan, Nova has been captured by the Inhumans and their ally, Star-Thief! The Inhumans tell Nova that his fate is to be judged by Attilan's ruling body, the Genetic Council.

Nova is being charged with conspiracy to destroy Attilan. Star-Thief informs the young hero that a mysterious message warned them of Nova and Nova 0:0 arrival and intent. Nova convinces Star Thief that they have been lied to by an unknown enemy and that the approaching Deathstorm is their mutual threat. However, the Inhumans refuse to free their prisoner and decide to take him to the Genetic Council.

Nova becomes angry and uses the Nova force to break free! Before an all-out war can begin, the leader of the Inhumans, Black Bolt intervenes! Black Bolt decides that Nova will have to face Deathstorm without the aid of the Inhumans. The Inhuman named Lockjaw teleports Nova and the Inhumans back to New York City.

Meanwhile, in the headquarters of the mysterious Shadow Consortium, the Condor is receiving a special invitation. One of the Consortium's leaders, the Planner, wants Nova's foe to gather super-powered beings into a force capable of conquering the planet for the Consortium. The Planner is joined by his fellow leaders, Thera and Maxoff. The Condor finds the Consortium's alien technology and enforcement squad, Shatterforce, intriguing. He informs the Consortium that they will have their answer in two days.

Back at the New Warriors' Crash Pad, Nova is consulting with his friends, Night Thrasher and Firestar. The two Warriors have been helping Nova track down information on Shatterforce. They discover Warhead was a bank robber who Nova had captured years ago. After escaping prison, he murdered a family and was later executed in the electric chair!

Realizing the potential of the Shadow Consortium, Nova wonders if they may be responsible for Deathstorm. Night Thrasher calls Nova paranoid and the two almost begin fighting. Firestar quickly intervenes as they receive a message from Nick Fury.

The leader of SHIELD tells the New Warriors the name and location of the Shadow Consortium. SHIELD just learned this information and Fury felt Nova deserved the chance to smash their operation. A short time later, the Warriors begin their assault on the Consortium's supply warehouse in New Jersey. After quickly knocking out the guards, Nova begins his full attack on the warehouse! Inside, he finds radioactive materials and a large number of armed criminals.

The control room alerts the main base of the attack as a guard blasts Nova with a high energy weapon. The young hero plays possum while his helmet's radio tracks the signal's location. After getting a fix on the Consortium's headquarters, Nova quickly knocks out all of the remaining criminals. The Human Rocket returns to Night Thrasher and Firestar to find they have taken care of their own group of armed henchmen!

Back at the Rider home, Rich is finished dinner with his parents and brother. After saying goodnight to their parents, the two brothers go to Robert's room. Rich reveals everything he knows about Nova 0:0 and Deathstorm to his brother. He also tells him that the New Warriors are going to attack the Shadow Consortium and he wanted to see his family just in case he didn't return. After receiving encouragement from his brother, Rich turns into Nova and leaves to join the Warriors.

Robert begins working on a computer model of Deathstorm in order to help his brother. As he looks over his notes, Robert begins drawing over the 0:0 symbol on his notepad. The symbol begins to take the shape of an infinity sign but it goes mostly unnoticed by Rich's brother.

Elsewhere, the Shadow Consortium has become frustrated over their efforts to eliminate Nova. The group funding the Consortium has decided to take over the operations due to the repeated failures. No longer will Nova be facing normal humans but now he must battle...the Aakon!

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