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!

Collecting HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-6.

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

Nova #33
Cover Date: March 2010
Release Date: January 20, 2010
Writers: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Artist: Andrea DiVito
Colorist: Bruno Hang
Letterer: VC's Cory Petit
Assistant Editor: Rachel Pinnelas
Editor: Bill Rosemann
Cover Artist: Brandon Peterson
Title: "Riddle of the Sphinx
              Part Two: The Book of the Dead"

Nova smiles as Namorita flies from the water of a nearby river. The Atlantean girl is so happy to see Richard Rider that she grabs him and flies him into the air as she kisses him. Rich is shaken by the fact that Namorita is alive. He tells her that everything is fine when she asks what is wrong. Their former New Warriors' teammate, Darkhawk, appears and begins talking to Namorita.

Sensing the hero's unease, Mr. Fantastic comes up to Nova and tells him that, no matter how much he wants to, he can't tell his former girlfriend about her own future. He reminds Rich that everyone in their group has been taken from different time periods and they must all be careful not to unravel temporal continuity.

Reed Richards informs Namorita of their situation and how it is the work of the Sphinx. She also learns they are not actually in ancient Egypt. The group is in a mystically generated environment created by the Sphinx to resemble Egypt. Suddenly, the desert turns dark and lightning erupts around the nearby pyramid. The Sphinx has arrived in a chariot pulled by flying lions surrounded by flying bug-like creatures!

The heroes quickly take to the skies and begin battling the villain's horde of insectoids. Black Bolt and Dr. Richards attack one side and Nova and Namorita fight another group. During the heated battle, Namorita begins questioning Nova's new uniform and powers. Rich sidesteps the questions and they focus on getting to the young and powerful Sphinx.

However, the numbers become overwhelming and the group of heroes retreat inside the pyramid. Black Bolt drives them back with a sonic blast and Nova holds them off with a gravimetric shield. They come to a blocked passage but Reed senses there is a magical power source behind the wall. Before he can finish translating the writing on the wall, Mr. Fantastic is blasted by a powerful beam of energy! As the team rush to help the fallen scientist, Darkhawk's amulet begins to react to the mysterious energy. Without warning, the enormous doors open and the entire team of superheroes is knocked unconscious by the powerful energy that is released.

Sometime later, Nova finds himself dreaming about an altered reality. He sees himself with Namorita and is able to change the events which happened in the real universe. Nova prevents his girlfriend's death and also stops the civil war of superheroes. As a result, the young hero is about to warn Dr. Richards of the Skrull's secret invasion plans and together they stop the infiltration. In return, the Avengers and Fantastic Four join Nova in stopping the Annihilation War and the eventual War of Kings is avoided.

Nova's friend, Darkhawk, revives from the energy blast to find the other heroes are entangled in an energy web in a dreamlike state. He attempted to wake up Nova Prime but to no avail. Inside the energy web, the dreaming heroes find their own altered worlds to be as blissful as Nova's. Reed Richards did not go into space with his teammates and become the Fantastic Four which allowed him to live a normal life. Black Bolt's world finds the Inhumans in peaceful relations with mankind and his parents are alive. Namorita's peaceful life is shattered as Darkhawk is finally able to jolt her awake. Suddenly, they all find themselves free of the energy web.

Richard Rider believes someone is trying to tempt them and show that time can be rewritten. Before they can continue, the heroes look at their surroundings and are stunned to see a magical world in space near the Fault! The area consists of floating pyramids and two Sphinx monuments facing each other with red energy beams coming from their heads. At the base of one of the sphinxes, the group discovers an extremely aged Sphinx sitting on a throne connected to machinery inside the monument.

Nova demands answers from his old enemy who agrees to give them. The feeble Egyptian explains that he has been dying for a long time from temporal cancers caused by his constant manipulations of time. He could no longer travel to other time periods and was locked in the present. The Fault changed his situation and gave him the chance to alter his own history. The Sphinx created a mystical construction in order to heal and attempt to purge his timeline of temporal diseases. The timeless villain brought a younger version of himself through time to convince him to change his life and avoid his mistakes.

Suddenly, an energy blast interrupts the explanation! The young Sphinx has arrived and tells the heroes he refuses to listen to the warning of his older self. He reveals his own plans for the ancient Sphinx. The young Egyptian intends to kill his older counterpart and take his Ka Stone in order to join it with his own. Under normal circumstances, two Ka Stones cannot exist at the same time, however the unique energies of the Fault make it possible. With the two magical stones, the young Sphinx plans to become a powerful god and reshape the universe in his own image!

The older Sphinx retaliates and creates an energy shield around himself and the heroes. He informs them that the two versions of himself are too evenly matched and neither can win alone. That is the reason he brought this particular group of superheroes together. They each have defeated him in the past and he believes they can defeat the younger Sphinx before he destroys reality.

The young version of the powerful Egyptian responds to the threat by bringing his own team through time! The heroes from Earth suddenly find themselves facing villains who each possess a gem from the Lifestone Tree!


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