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.

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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

Nova #35
Cover Date: May 2010
Release Date: March 17, 2010
Writers: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Penciler: Mahmud A. Asrar
Inker: Scott Hanna
Colorist: Bruno Hang
Letterer: VC's Cory Petit
Assistant Editor: Rachel Pinnelas
Editor: Bill Rosemann
Covers Artist: Brandon Peterson
Title: "Time Out"

Inside the Fault, the Sphinx has obtained two Ka Stones and the godlike powers the gems have created by being brought together. The former New Warrior Darkhawk has regained control of himself from the Sphinx and joins the rest of heroes as they follow Nova into battle.

As they rush towards the Sphinx, Richard Rider realizes that the energy and destruction around them is reality trying to reorder itself to accomodate the Sphinx having two Ka Stones which is normally impossible. The heroes find themselves joined by the super-villains they have recently been fighting in single combat. However, the powerful Egyptian is not impressed with their efforts and quickly disintegrates Basilisk!

Reed Richards and Nova discover that the younger version of the Sphinx is still alive. They ask him how to stop his counterpart before it's too late. The injured Anath-Na Mut tells them that more powerful version of himself is already mastering paradox magic to bypass universal laws and is insane. The older possessor of the Ka Stones disagrees and feels his younger self doesn't appreciate what he is becoming. He picks up his powerless counterpart and swallows him whole!

Mr. Fantastic states that what has happened is impossible. Rich points out that a number of things that shouldn't be possible are happening including the death of Black Bolt. When Namorita asks why that wasn't possible, Nova reveals to everyone that the leader of the Inhumans wasn't supposed to die until the Shi'Ar/ Inhumans War.

Suddenly, Reed asks Rich if he knows the information or remembers it. The fact that Nova remembers the information indicates that history has not changed yet. It also means they still have a chance to stop the Sphinx. The leader of the Fantastic Four theorizes that the Sphinx built his magical construct inside the Fault because it is where time and space are broken. Inside such a region, the Sphinx would be allowed to do the impossible and possess two Ka Stones at the same time.

However, Dr. Richards believes that the true universe outside of the construct remains unchanged. He also postulates that the Sphinx is adjusting to his new power levels and learning how to use the two power gems together. Once he completes his task, the power-mad Egyptian will collapse the construct and reenter the universe. By then, the Sphinx will have remade reality so it will accept his new existence.

Nova asks Mr. Fantastic what would happen if the Sphinx went back into the universe before reality is altered. Reed explains that the Sphinx would collapse in the interdimensional equivalent of an explosive decompression. Richard Rider flies directly at his magical foe while communicating with Mr. Fantastic through Darkhawk's armor. The young Earth hero needs Reed to figure out complex quantum calculations in order for their plan to work.

Nova continues evasive actions to avoid the Sphinx's energy blasts. He is able to throw up a gravimetric shield just as a massive beam hits him! However, the heroes lose contact with their defender and believe he has been killed.

Suddenly, they hear Rich's voice come across the communicator! Nova is using the Nova Force at its maximum level and is able to hold back the Sphinx's blasts! With three seconds of maximum shielding left, Nova receives the calculations he needs to generate a stargate! The Sphinx is violently ripped apart as the stargate exposes him to the real universe!

Unfortunately, with the Sphinx's death, his magical construction begins to tear itself apart. Dr. Richards believes they will all be returned to their normal place and time in the real universe. Realizing that Namorita is being sent back to eventually die, Nova grabs hold of the woman he loves and refuses to let go.

Ten years in the past, Black Bolt finds himself with his wife Medusa in Attilan alive and well.

Five years in the past, Reed Richards is in his laboratory believing he has awoken from a strange dream.

In the present, Nova awakens to the voice of the WorldMind on the Resolute Duty. He discovers that only five minutes have passed since he had disappeared on the planet Shard! Centurion Zan Philo informs him that they were also able to rescue Darkhawk, the Kree archeologists and a young woman.

Richard Rider turns to see Namorita resting on a medical bed!

Darkhawk feels a sense of foreboding as Namorita's arrival will likely have later consequences. But for right now, Nova doesn't care.


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