Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #4 Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #4 - Written by Chris Sims & Chad Bowers. Art by Gang Hyuk Lim. Cover by SKAN.

THE FINAL CHAPTER OF DARKHAWK... FOR NOW!

In the wake of a disastrous run-in with the more-dangerous-than-ever Fraternity of Raptors, Chris faces the fear that he may never make it home from space!

But even as his foes’ might grows, Darkhawk will discover that his lowest point... has brought him incredible new power!

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Nova: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 Nova: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 - Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning. Art by Kev Walker, Sean Chen, Wellinton Alves, Paul Pelletier & More. Cover by Adi Granov.

Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning propel the Human Rocket to glory!

When the horrifying Annihilation Wave swarms across the cosmos, Richard Rider, the man called Nova, must step up - and become one of the galaxy's greatest heroes!

In the wake of the chaos, a desperate cosmos cries out for law and order. But can one lone human being police an entire universe?

Join Nova on the road to Knowhere - but what will he find there? And who is...Cosmo?

Rich will barely have time to catch his breath before another Annihilation event begins, with a deadly race on a quest for conquest!

And will Nova find love with Gamora, the deadliest woman in the galaxy?! All this, and Galactus too!

Collecting ANNIHILATION: NOVA #1-4, NOVA (2007) #1-15, NOVA ANNUAL (2008) #1 and material from NOVA: THE ORIGIN OF RICHARD RIDER.

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Champions #22 Champions #22 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Kevin Libranda. Cover by Stefano Caselli.

Guest-starring the macabre Man-Thing!

The Champions' mission in space (in INFINITY COUNTDOWN!) has left its mark, and the team tries to move on.

A chance to bring life back to a desolate village might be just what they need - or push them even farther apart...

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Series #3 - NOVA #5
Cover Date: September 1999
Writer: Erik Larsen
Artist: Coy Turnbull
Inkers: Erik Larsen & Al Milgrom
Letterers: Sharpefont & PT
Colorist: Steve Oliff
Editor: Ruben Diaz
Title: "Lo, There Shall Come A Spider"

Nova wakes up to find himself in Ginger Jaye's bed. Ginger tells him that she found him unconscious of her front porch and had brought him inside. The two discuss the events that lead to her husband, Darren, being in a coma. Ginger is angry with Darren for the abuse he put her through and tells Rich that she's grateful that her marriage is over. The courts have granted her a divorce.

The two also discuss Rich's power problems. Rich calls his roommates, Bernie Dillon and Roger "Caps" Cooper, to bring him some new clothes since he is too drained to activate his costume's tesseract release.

Meanwhile, in the cloud city of the Avians, the people are demanding their renegade scientist, The Condor, be brought to Avian territory to face trial. Their leader, Red Raven, agrees and orders the return of the Condor.

Back at Ginger's home, Bernie and Caps have brought Rich a set of awful looking clothes and teases him about being with Ginger. Rich tells them nothing happened and that he needs to get over to his brother's lab for tests. Bernie reminds Rich that he has a big baseball game later in the day.

At Robert Rider's lab in Queens, NY, Rich and his brother discuss the problems he's having with the Nova powers. Robert tells Rich that while he can measure his powers, a solution is beyond his expertise. He recommends that Rich go back to see Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four. Rich doesn't understand why Robert can't help since he's a brilliant scientist and has done some amazing work. Robert reminds him that the robot he invented years ago turned out to be the evil Dr. Sun. In the shadows, the robot form of Dr. Sun is watching them.

On the other side of the world, the Sphinx has murdered thousands of people in order to gain the energy necessary to bring him back to life. After fully recharging, the Sphinx leaves to begin his plans for world domination.

At the ESU baseball game, Rich is visited by his former New Warriors' teammate, Speedball. Speedball wants to reform the team and asks Rich to join him. Rich tells him that his life is too busy right now to be part of the team. He doesn't tell Speedball that he feels rejoining the New Warriors would be a step backwards in his career as Nova. Rich's goal is to be a member of the world's premier superteam, the Avengers.

Out on the field, Rich has hit his fourth home run of the game and has gained the attention of Jennifer Smith. Bernie Dillon interrupts their conversation to tell Rich that his parents' condo is on fire! Rich runs off to save his parents and Roger is left to take his place in the game.

At the site of the burning condo, Spider-Man has been saving lives and battling the villains responsible for the blaze. The supervillains are Badd Axe, Firearms and Vampiro. Nova joins Spider-Man and they capture the three supervillains after a tremendous battle.

Afterwards, Spider-Man has a talk with Nova concerning the Nova costume. He is concerned that Nova's uniform may actually be a living entity. The wall-crawler had a costume that behaved just like Nova's and it turned out to be the evil entity named Venom. Nova dismisses the warning and tends to his parents who have escaped the blaze.

The Riders are understandably upset that they have lost everything. Rich's brother, Robert, tells his parents that he has a surprise for them. The Riders drive out to their old home in Hempstead. Robert has bought the house and gives it to his parents as an anniversary present. Mr. and Mrs. Rider are overjoyed and very grateful to Robert. Rich feels unappreciated since, as Nova, he has saved his parents and the world many times over. His father tells Rich that while he knows how much Nova has done, it'll be nice to have his old workshop again. All Rich can do is sigh.

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