Infinity Countdown #2 Infinity Countdown #2 - Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Aaron Kuder & Mike Hawthorne. Cover by Nick Bradshaw. Variant Cover by Ron Lim. Venom 30th Variant Cover by TBA. Connecting Variant Cover by Aaron Kuder. Super Skrull Holds Infinity Variant Cover by Adi Granov.

THE BATTLE FOR THE STONES CONTINUES!

The secret is out about the Power Stone, and the Chitauri are in on the action as the Raptors, Novas and Guardians meet for a showdown in space!

PLUS: Adam Warlock enters the fray after the events of INFINITY COUNTDOWN: ADAM WARLOCK - his next move will set the stage for cosmic chaos to come!

Rated T+ - 40 pgs./$4.99 - On Sale April 18th


Annihilation: The Complete Collection Vol. 2 TPB Annihilation: The Complete Collection Vol. 2 TPB - Written by Simon Furman, Keith Giffen, Christos Gage & Stuart Moore. Art by Jorge Lucas, Andrea DiVito, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Mike McKone & Scott Kolins. Cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto.

The cosmic epic concludes, and the Marvel Universe will never be the same!

Exiled and on the run, Ronan the Accuser faces the deadliest women in the galaxy - including Gamora!

As war rages across the universe, Richard Rider, the new Nova Prime, must marshal a united front against Annihilus and his lethal Annihilation Wave!

Drax the Destroyer, Peter "Star-Lord" Quill, Moondragon and Phyla-Vell join the fight to guard the galaxy - but what chilling plan does Annihilus have for Galactus?

Whose side is Thanos on, and what will happen when he faces down Drax? Can Ronan save the Kree Empire from Annihilus' forces? And how can Nova's ragtag team possibly defeat the Annihilation Wave, stop the war and save the galaxy?

Collecting ANNIHILATION: RONAN #1-4, ANNIHILATION #1-6, ANNIHILATION: HERALDS OF GALACTUS #1-2 and ANNIHILATION: THE NOVA CORPS FILES.

Rated T+ - 408 pgs./$34.99 - On Sale April 25th


Champions #20 Champions #20 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Sean Izaakse. Cover by Stefano Caselli.

What good is conquering a world if it's already destroyed by the time you take over?

The Master is determined to save Earth from itself and the Champions are going to help him do it...Plus, a new hero from an unexpected source - Who is Snowguard?

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

Below are various Nova appearances related to his first series in 1976. For a complete listing of Nova appearances, click on the Checklist under Issues.


Daredevil #142 - Feb. 1977

Writer/Editor: Marv Wolfman Artist: Bob Brown

Takes place between Nova #5 & #6 Vol. 1 - Nova appears in 3 panels as he rescues Daredevil from the Hudson River. Daredevil had just escaped a death trap created by Bullseye.


Spider-Man #171 - Aug. 1977

Writer: Len Wein
Artist: Ross Andru

Part 2 of 2. Continuation from Nova #12 Vol. 1

Nova and Spider-Man discover the missing suspects at an abandoned lighthouse. Along with them, the heroes find a squad of A.I.M. soldiers! After quickly defeating the agents, Nova and Spider-Man are knocked out by Photon!

When they awaken, the heroes find they have been chained to an anchor and dumped overboard! Nova's suit supplies him with air and Spider-Man is able to hold his breath long enough for them to escape. Back at the Rider home, the duo find it being invaded by A.I.M. agents in search of Dr. Rider's invention. The police quickly handle the agents while Spider-Man and Nova subdue Photon.

Captain Steele reveals that Dr. Rider himself identified his killer. By using the calendar pages he fell on, Dr. Rider spelled out Photon's real identity. The first letters of July through December form the name J-A-S-O-N Dean!


Thor #271

Takes place between Nova #18 & #19 Vol. 1 - Nova has a brief fly-by cameo.


Marvel Two-In-One Annual #3 - 1978

Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Sal Buscema

Takes place between Nova #19 & #20 Vol. 1

The Thing and Nova team up to stop the Monitors. The Monitors have come to Earth to judge its worthiness to survive. Nova discovers that he can create a space warp by riding the electron path of an actual star's nova and traveling faster than light.


The Defenders #62 - Aug. 1978, #63 - Sept. 1978, #64 - Oct. 1978

Writer: David Kraft Artist: Sal Buscema

Takes place between Nova #21 & #22 Vol. 1 - Nova has a few brief cameos as the Defenders have a membership drive. Nova tries out with a number of other applicants but all fail to make the team.


Fantastic Four #204 - #214; Vol. 1, March 1979 - Jan. 1980

Writer: Marv Wolfman Artist: Keith Pollard

Takes place after Nova #25 Vol. 1 - Adora comes to the Fantastic Four for help in the Skrull/Xandar War. She informs us that Xandar had survived Zorr's devastating attack due to the intervention of the Watcher. The Watcher saved Xandar's four major cities by enclosing them in spheres of force. Over a two year period, the Xandarians constructed tunnels to connect their cities and rebuild their society. Soon afterwards, the Skrull began their attempt to conquer the newly-rebuilt world. The FF go to Xandar and team up with Nova and his allies.

As the FF, Nova and Nova's allies team up to stop the Skrull, the Sphinx merges with Xandar's Living Computers. Instead of using the knowledge to end his immortality, the Sphinx decides to conquer the Earth. In order to stop him, the FF, using the Nova Prime Starship, enlist the help of Galactus. The Sphinx is defeated by Galactus and placed in an infinite time loop where he is destined to repeat his life forever. Nova decides to stay on Xandar to continue fighting against the Skrull.

Note: Nova's actual appearances in this storyline are in #206, #208, #209 & #214.


Rom #24 - Nov. 1981

Writer: Bill Mantlo Artist: Sal Buscema

Takes place a year after the events of Fantastic Four #214, Vol. 1 - Rom the Space Knight encounters Nova and his allies (now called The New Champions) in the Andromeda Galaxy, home of Xandar. Rom is searching for the galaxy of Galador. After a brief battle caused by tension in the Skrull/Xandar War, Rom and The New Champions journey to Xandar.

Nova hopes that the Living Computers can provide Rom with the coordinates for his home galaxy. Adora explains that the power of the Living Computers have been transferred to Prime Thoran, the keeper of the computers, and are no longer available until his return. Prime Thoran, now called The Protector, has taken his new powers and the Nova Prime Starship to engage in a final battle with the Skrull. Along with the Nova Corps, the Protector has taken half of the New Champions with him. They include Diamondhead, Comet and Crimebuster.

As the Nova Prime Starship and its crew returns, victory celebrations are held all over Xandar. After transporting down to Xandar, Prime Thoran's crew is revealed to be Skrulls in disguise! As a fierce battle rages across Xandar, Nova flies up to the Nova Prime Starship to find out what happened to the real crew. Upon his arrival, Nova finds that Diamondhead had betrayed his allies to the Skrull. In his rage, Nova rips through the entire one-mile length of the starship effectively disabling the Skrulls onboard. After confronting Diamondhead, Nova figures out where his captured friends are. Activating the ship's Dimensional Phaser, an extra-dimensional escape device, the Protector and all of the starship crew return to their proper dimension!

The Comet explains that they had answered a distress signal only to find that Diamondhead had betrayed them to the Skrull. The Skrull killed his son, Crimebuster, and trapped all of the others in the other dimension. Along with Rom, the rejoined New Champions and the Nova Corps quickly defeat the invading Skrulls.

After the victorious battle, Nova decides to return to Earth to help fight Rom's enemies, the Dire Wraiths. The Protector informs him that the Nova powers must stay on Xandar. Nova sacrifices his powers in order to return to Earth, his family and to battle the Dire Wraiths.


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