Champions #18 Champions #18 - Written by Mark Waid. Art by Humberto Ramos. Cover by Humberto Ramos.


The new order changeth!

After a series of tragic setbacks and shakeups, the Champions are faced with a grim decision - is it finally time to disband and give up the fight?

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale March 28th

Annihilation: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 TPB Annihilation: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 TPB - Written by Keith Giffen, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning & Javier Grillo-Marxuach. Art by Mitch Breitweiser, Scott Kolins, Ariel Olivetti, Kev Walker, Renato Arlem & Gregory Titus. Cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto.

The explosive outer-space epic that revitalized Marvel's cosmos!

Drax the Destroyer gets a new look, a fresh purpose - and a surprising friend. But when Annihilus, lord of the Negative Zone, unleashes his monstrous Annihilation Wave on our universe, the galaxy's greatest heroes - and some you might call villains - must brace for war!

Annihilus' opening salvo devastates the Nova Corps, and Richard Rider's life is changed forever! Can he carry the Corps' powerful Worldmind alone without going mad?

Silver Surfer unites with his fellow heralds to protect Galactus, but what dark bargain must he strike?

And a personal mission takes Super-Skrull to the Negative Zone - where he faces betrayal!

Plus: Quasar takes on Annihilus, and only one will survive!


Rated T+ - 472 pgs./$34.99 - On Sale March 28th

Champions #19 Champions #19 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Sean Izaakse. Cover by Stefano Caselli.


IRONHEART and THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP join the Champions at last!

The team has grown but the mission stays the same - the Champions fight to make the world a better place for all!

Writer Jim Zub (AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER) and artist Sean Izaakse (UNCANNY AVENGERS) reunite to push the Champions beyond their limits with any icy Antarctic adventure that will challenge everything they believe in!

Don't miss this first chapter of a new era of Champions - and the birth of a brand new hero!

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale April 11th

Nova #18
Cover Date: December 2008
Release Date: October 29, 2008
Writers: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Artist: Wellinton Alves &
Geraldo Burges
Inker: Scott Hanna
Letterer: Virtual Calligraphy
Colorist: Guru EFX
Assistant Editor: Lauren Henry
Editor: Bill Rosemann
Cover Artist: Francesco Mattina
Variant Cover: Wellinton Alves
Title: "Reborn"

Inside the Project: Pegasus complex, Darkhawk and the Guardsman Security Troops are being overwhelmed by the attacking Skrulls. One of the super-powered Skrulls (whose powers mimick Nova's) prepares to kill Darkhawk, a devastating energy blast comes in and disintegrates the Skrull's head! Nova and Quasar have arrived to help turn the tide of the battle!

Meanwhile, on the Primary Lab Decks, Dr. Necker and Robert Rider explain the situation to Pegasus Director Gruenwald. They inform him of their actions involving the reboot of the WorldMind and the resurrection of Quasar's energy form. Suddenly, their conversation is interrupted by a holographic form of the WorldMind. He explains that he needs some time to fill in some areas of data he has found missing since his reboot.

Back down in Sub-Corridor 12, Nova and Quasar discuss the quantum hero's return. Quasar explains that the last thing he remembers is fighting with Nova against Annihilus in the Annihilation War. He theorizes that when he attempted to escape Annihilus's brutal attack, he was only able to partly make the quantum jump. As as result, his mind survived while his physical body did not. Rich Rider tells Wendell that they can finish discussing what's happened since the War after they finish fighting the Skrulls. In response, Quasar has Nova form a gravimetric shield around Darkhawk and the Pegasus troops. Once they are safe, the young quantum powered hero unleashes his full power and disintegrates dozens of super-powered Skrulls in a single massive blast!

However, with his power spent, Quasar returns to the Quantum Flask in the lab to recharge. Elsewhere in the lab, the WorldMind is briefed by Dr. Necker. The doctor explains that they extracted the artificial sentience from Nova and have contained it inside an experimental gestalt mainframe. The Xandarian computer recognizes Robert Rider and confirms to him that it is the WorldMind. The hologram begins linking itself to the Project: Pegasus computer systems and learns about the Skrull invasion of Earth. It calls out to Nova who is still fighting on Level 12.

The young hero is overjoyed to discover the WorldMind has been reactivated. He asks the artificial sentience to give him information on the location of the Skrulls. Just as it tells him that the Skrulls are near his location, the alien invaders attack through the floor! In order to help Nova, the WorldMind scans the inventory of Project: Pegasus and chooses a weapon.

In another area of the building, the lights and systems of the Minion Project are activated. The WorldMind uses his advanced systems to take control of the newly awakened Minion robots and powers them with a small portion of the Nova Force. The Minions are deployed and arrive just in time to help Nova and Darkhawk fight back the Skrulls.

As the aliens retreat back to the surface, Nova has the WorldMind close off the levels after they get move through them. The Xandarian computer system informs his former human host that the Skrulls aren't fleeing but are choosing a strategic retreat. Based on the communications from the Skrull commanders, the WorldMind discovers that the Skrulls are going to destroy Project: Pegasus from the air and everyone inside!

However just as the Skrull ship begins its bombardment of the facility, a series of large explosions erupt throughout the attack vehicle! As the glow of the ship's final destruction subsides, Nova looks up to find himself facing five Centurions of the Nova Corps!

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