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

Nova #4
Cover Date: July 2013
Release Date: May 15, 2013
Writer: Jeph Loeb
Penciler: Ed McGuinness
Inker: Dexter Vines
Colorist: Marte Gracia
Letterer: Albert Deschesne
Assistant Editor: Ellie Pyle
Editor: Stephen Wacker
Cover Artists: Ed McGuinness,
Dexter Vines & Marte Gracia
Variant Cover: Stephen Platt
Title: Chapter Three: Betrayal

Out near Jupiter, Sam Alexander's body floats apparently lifeless after being blasted by the Chitauri armada. As the alien ship attempts to retrieve the Nova helmet, Sam opens his eyes revealing that he had been feigning injury and zooms towards the ship!

He communicates back to Rocket Raccoon and Gamora that he is going to try and destroy the ship's power generator. However, after bursting through the ship's hull, the young hero is blasted to the floor by an alien weapon. Nova looks up to see the person holding the energy gun is Titus!

Titus is determined to claim the Nova helmet that Sam is wearing for himself. Sam tries to understand why the former Black Nova is attacking him. The tiger-like warrior reveals to the young Earth hero that Jesse Alexander was a traitor!

Titus explains how years ago on a covert operation in the Rigellian Empire to recover the Recorder, the Black Novas were under attack. During the attack, Jesse chose to abandon the group in order to escape to Earth and his wife. As the members of the Black Novas were killed by the invading Chitauri, Titus swore revenge on Jesse Alexander!

The former Black Nova continues to inform Nova that he was taken prisoner by the Chitauri and was able to make a bargain for his life. He offered them the Rigellian Recorder, the method to open the container and his assistance to discover the Recorder's secrets. Years later, they were able to decipher the encrypted files and create an Ultimate Nullifier!

Titus finally reveals that he killed Jesse Alexander less than a week ago when Jesse arrived to challenge him!

As the Chitauri ally threatens to take Sam's helmet as a trophy, Sam Alexander unleashes a powerful Nova blast at Titus! Sam escapes deep into the ship and the Chitauri soldiers follow him. Suddenly, Nova swings back around, grabs the Ultimate Nullifier and flies quickly into space. Sam leaves the Chitauri pursuers behind by creating a space warp back home.

Soon in Earth orbit, Nova communicates to Rocket Raccoon and Gamora that he needs to meet them at his house immediately.

Later that night, Sam tries to find a place to hide the Nullifier in Jesse's garage. After looking at different options including under the bed and under a car, he decides to hide it in the trash can! Back in the house, Sam's mother asks Sam where he's been and again hints that she knows what is going on with her son. Before their conversation can continue further, Sam notices a blue glow coming from the garage and runs out to see if Rocket Raccoon and Gamora have arrived.

Sam Alexander is shocked to find himself facing Titus who is holding the Nova helmet and a large energy weapon! The former Black Nova threatens to destroy the town of Carefree unless he is given the Ultimate Nullifier!


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