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.

Rated T+ - 112 pgs./$15.99 - On Sale August 8th


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 #17
Cover Date: July 2014
Release Date: May 21, 2014
Writer: Gerry Duggan
Penciler: Paco Medina
Inker: Juan Vlasco
Colorist: David Curiel
Letterer: Albert Deschesne
Assistant Editor: Devin Lewis
Editors: Ellie Pyle & Nick Lowe
Cover: Ed McGuinness
Title: Chapter XVII: Home Alone

On a Sunday morning in Carefree, AZ, Eva Alexander awakens to find a huge gold boulder in her backyard! She tells her daughter, Kaelynn, to wake up her brother.

Sam Alexander wanders out to the yard and tells his mom that he brought it home as a present. Eva quickly tells her son to look at the grass. It is burnt which means that the rock is radioactive and he has to get it away from town! Sam flies off and throws the gold rock into the sun.

When he returns home, Eva and her son have a talk about the boulder. She points out that the Fantastic Four got their powers from space radiation and didn't want Kaelynn turning into a Thing. Sam tells his mom that he knows the family could use the extra money and he was trying to help. Eva tells him they will find another way as she heads off to a double shift at the diner.

At the diner, she finds it is busier than normal. The manager explains that a UFO convention is in town. As Eva is taking an order, she overhears the customers talking about the odd lights seen in Carefree. One of the customers points out that they always stop before midnight as if the light has a curfew. Eva realizes they are talking about Nova!

Back at the Alexander home, Sam is sleeping on the couch while Kaelynn is playing with her dolls. She turns to see Sam's Nova helmet on the floor and puts it on. Suddenly, she has the Nova powers and accidentally blows a hole through the wall while trying to answer the phone!

Sam calmly tells his sister to take off the helmet and don't point at anything. He answers the phone to hear his mom warning him not to put on the helmet. The teenager hangs up and comforts his crying sister. He tells Kaelynn that mom will be mad but only at him and not her. Kaelynn doesn't understand what happened but her brother tells her it's okay and asks her to get ready for bed.

Later, Eva Alexander arrives home from work to find a bookcase over a boarded hole in the kitchen wall. She is understandably upset and tells Sam to go away so she can be alone for awhile. Sam flies off before Eva can warn him about the UFO watchers.

Later at Monument Valley National Park, Sam is sitting on top of a tall rock when he notices a large explosion in the distance. He puts on the Nova helmet and flies to seeing what has happened. When he arrives, Nova finds a train has hit a tractor which was sitting on the tracks. The tractor's driver appears to be drunk and the train conductor is unharmed. However, the young hero realizes the oil tanker car on the train is about to explode!

Nova picks up the tanker and lifts it into the air when it explodes. Sam puts up a force-field to protect the citizens. However, a piece of flaming debris sets a nearby house roof on fire. The teenage hero flies into the house to save the elderly woman trapped inside. He picks up the woman who is gathering photos and flies her outside to safety. Her husband and her are very grateful to Sam and invite him over for dinner once they have rebuilt their home.

Later, Sam arrives back home and has a talk with his mother out in the backyard. He tells her that he found the eviction notice when he came home last night. She now understands why he brought home the gold boulder. Eva reassures her son that they will find a way to save their house. Sam wants her to know it's not her fault. His mother warns him about the UFO watchers who are in town and that he needs to keep a lower profile for now.

Sam begins to clean up the blasted cans and bottles in the yard that he's been using for target practice. Eva explains that his father, Jesse Alexander, used to do the same thing but he at least cleaned up his mess. Sam informs her that the Watcher told him that his dad is still alive. Eva knows he is because she feels it inside.

Meanwhile, on the Moon, the Watcher himself is dead.


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