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 #27
Cover Date: April 2015
Release Date: February 25, 2015
Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: John Timms
Inker: Roberto Poggi
Colorist: David Curiel
Letterer: Comicraft's Albert Deschesne
Assistant Editor: Devin Lewis
Editor: Nick Lowe
Cover: Orphans Cheeps
Title: Chapter XXVII: Mr. Carnage Goes To Carefree

Carefree High School, Carnage is attempted to attack Sam Alexander but is being blocked by Principal Philbin.

The psychopathic killer reveals to Philbin that Sam is Nova! The principal laughs at the idea saying the teenager can't even save himself from detention. Sam Alexander points to the sky and tells everyone that Nova is heading their way!

After seeing Nova fly by, Carnage is confused. He was convinced Sam was Nova. Still laughing, Philbin points out that there are probably thousands of Sam Alexanders in the country. Carnage responds by knocking the principal to the ground.

The symbiote-wearing psychopath turns his attention to the teenager. He slices open Sam's bulging backpack hoping to reveal the Nova helmet. Instead, a basketball out. Carnage flies off in a rage to chase the Nova who flew past them.

Sam Alexander rushes to the aid of the school's principal. He tells the other students to call 911 and that he's going to get help.

Sam rides his skateboard under a bridge and meets his mother and sister. Kaelynn had been wearing her brother's Nova helmet to trick Carnage and later flew her mom with her to the meeting spot. Eva admits to her son that she understands the excitement of flying now. Sam thanks them for their help and flies off to face Carnage.

Elsewhere in Carefree, Carnage is tearing up the street when a emergency system siren goes off. The sound causes Kasady's symbiote to explode in pain! He quickly tears the horn's pole in half in order to stop the sound. The silence is broken when Nova announced that it's time for Carnage to leave town!

The teen hero grabs the crazed villain and begins to fly him off into space. However, his damaged helmet stops working and they both begin to fall! Thankfully, Sam's helmet reactivates back to full power and Sam punches Carnage straight down into a parking lot. The impact causes a number of cars in the lot to begin blaring their car alarms. The sound causes the symbiote more pain.

Realizing they are in the parking lot of a concert arena hosting an Anthrax concert, Nova grabs Carnage and throws him in front of a giant speaker. The psychopath flees the stadium to escape the pain caused by the heavy metal music. For a brief moment, Sam wonders if he should just let Carnage go. The hero realizes people will die if he doesn't stop Kasady now. Plus he couldn't deal with losing to a man named Cletus.

In the parking lot, Carnage throws a car at Nova who easily catches it. Kasady explains he will just wait for the helmet to malfunction again and then kill Sam. However, after the teen hero mentions Spider-Man's name, Carnage hits Nova in the head. Sam is relieved to find that the punch hasn't caused any signs of his concussion to return.

Just as Nova prepares to knock Cletus senseless, a semi drives by and smashes Carnage into the highway! Sam quickly wraps his stunned enemy with metal guardrails. He then asks Kasady why he won't leave him alone.

Realizing he is beaten, the symbiote-wearing killer confesses that he wants to kill Nova because the teenager remembers when he was changed by a magic spell during the Axis event on Genosha. Cletus can't deal with the fact that someone knew him when he wasn't a crazed killer and decided Sam must die.

Sam Alexander tells Carnage that is the most pathetic thing he's ever heard. Now he must decide what to do with Kasady now that he's captured. Sam decides to drop him off at Rykers Island. However, the security officers tell him that they can't take him and that he needs to deliver Carnage to the police. When Nova asks what happens when other heroes drop off villains, Cletus reveals that the heroes just drop them off and leave. Sam smiles and flies off without Kasady. The officers sigh and take the symbiote wearer to a sonic cell. They will later contact SHIELD to let them know they've had another unexpected delivery.

As Nova happily flies over the Atlantic Ocean, his helmet once again powers off and he falls into the water. He decides that he has to get the helmet fixed immediately.

Later, the teenager visits the Beast to see if he can repair it. Unfortunately, the alien technology is beyond Hank McCoy's expertise. Sam flies to San Francisco to see Iron Man but gets turned away as Tony Stark is still under the evil influence of the Axis spell.

Finally, Sam Alexander goes to the Baxter Building. As he enters the home of the Fantastic Four, Nova finds himself face to face with Doc Green!


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