Champions Annual #1 Champions Annual #1 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Marcus To. Cover by Sean Izaakse. Variant Cover by Babs Tarr.

The spirits of the North stir and Snowguard must answer their call!

Amka Aliyak's past and present collide as she strives to understand the power she's been given and where she belongs.

Take a deep dive into Marvel's newest young hero in this special supersized Champions issue!

Rated T+ - 40 pgs./$4.99 - On Sale December 19th


Champions #1 Champions #1 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Steven Cummings. Cover by Kim Jacinto. Marvel 80th Variant Cover by Phil Noto.

THE WORLD STILL NEEDS HEROES - AND THERE ARE HEROES ALL OVER THE WORLD!

The Champions have gone global! The team has seen explosive growth under Ms. Marvel's leadership, with super-powered members ready to answer the call in a dozen different countries.

They're saving people and improving lives across the planet while they inspire the next generation... but something sinister lurks beneath the surface of their expanded mission.

It's a dark secret that could destroy the team and everything they stand for!

Jim Zub (AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER, UNCANNY AVENGERS) and Steven Cummings (Wayward, Legends of the Dark Knight) ignite a new era of CHAMPIONS, filled to the brim with action, adventure and drama in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale January 2nd


Black Order #3 Black Order #3 - Written by Derek Landy. Art by Philip Tan. Cover by Philip Tan. Variant Cover by John Tyler Christopher.

You just can't work to destabilize an empire these days without drawing the attention of at least one pesky super-powered hero, now can you?

All the Black Order wants to do is usurp, assassinate and sabotage, and here comes the man called Nova to spoil all the fun...

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale January 9th

Nova #12
Cover Date: June 2008
Release Date: April 9, 2008
Writers: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Artist: Paul Pelletier
Inker: Rick Magyar
Letterer: VC - Cory Petit
Colorist: Guru EFX
Assistant Editor: Lauren Sankovitch
Editor: Bill Rosemann
Cover Artist: Alex Maleev
Title: "Inheritance"

A fully mature member of the Technarchy has arrived on Kvch in order to destroy its offspring! With a thunderous landing, the Technarch howls and begins digging through the planet in search of his son Tyro.

Below ground in the Creche Terminal, Warlock and Tyro watch its approach on a monitor. Meanwhile, the arrival of the Technarch has aggravated the transmode virus inside Nova who is only barely conscious. Warlock tries to convince Nova that they must flee but the young hero believes they must fight as long as they can. He also explains that he has the full Nova Force but it's no use to him as long as he has the virus.

Tyro agrees and insists on fighting his father. Realizing what he has to do, Warlock orders Tyro to flee into space as fast as he can and not look back. Tyro begins to argue but Warlock's command is final. Tyro reluctantly agrees and flies away.

With his adopted son safely away, the former New Mutant turns to his new friend and makes him promise to fight as long as he can so that Tyro can get further away. Rich Rider doesn't understand until Warlock puts his hand on his chest. As the Technarch breaks through the terminal, the last bit of lifeglow leaves Warlock into Nova and the artificial lifeform goes dark.

With a terrific burst of pure raw power, Nova blasts the Technarch all the way back to the planet's surface! Warlock's sacrifice has cleansed the virus completely from his body and he's back to full power! With a renewed vigor, Nova attacks the Technarch and fights with full fury. The human rocket knocks the mechanical monster to the ground and unleashed full gravimetric blasts at it. As Rich Rider continues his onslaught, the WorldMind reminds him that they can't hope to defeat the entity and should leave while they can. Nova refuses and tells the artificial sentience that he made a promise and he will keep it.

After the Technarch regrows its destroyed arm, Rich realizes that maybe its time to lead it away from Kvch and Tyro. As he begins to head towards the edge of the atmosphere, Nova sees Tyro racing towards its siredam/father! Tyro is fighting for pride without realizing the sacrifice Warlock made so he could get to safety. Warlock's fears are well-founded as the Technarch grabs its offspring and easily tears it him in half and swallows the shattered parts!

As Nova rushes to avenge his lost allies, the Technarch suddenly explodes from within! The WorldMind's scans also show that the monster's techno-organic code is being rewritten from the inside. Without warning, the Technarch begins speaking to Nova in Tyro's voice! He explains that the mutated transmode virus he was given by Warlock years ago allowed him to override the Technarch's personality. Tyro's plan worked as the original personality was destroyed leaving him in control of the body and its reserves of lifeglow.

Twenty-four minutes later, Nova brings the lifeless body of Warlock to Tyro. The younger Technarch transfers a part of his lifeglow to his adoptive father and revives him! Rich Rider is happy to introduce Warlock to the new Tyro and asks Tyro for a favor. With his lifeglow reserves, Tyro agrees and cures Gamora and Drax of the transmode virus.

While Drax is grateful to Rich, Gamora is shocked and saddened by the loss of the Phalanx. Nova tells her that she will be fine and that they all have a mission to finish. Joined by Warlock and Tyro, the group begins planning their fight to save the Kree Empire from the Phalanx!

Story concludes in Annihilation: Conquest #6

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