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 #31
Cover Date: July 2015
Release Date: May 27, 2015
Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: David Baldeon
Inker: Terry Pallot
Colorist: David Curiel
Letterer: Comicraft's Albert Deschesne
Assistant Editor: Devin Lewis
Editor: Nick Lowe
Cover: Gary Choo
Title: Chapter 31: A Sort Of Homecoming - Part 3

In Earth orbit, Nova continues his battle against the asteroid attack launched by Warbringer.

However, Sam isn't able to stop them all and he watches helplessly as it plummets towards Earth. Suddenly, the space rock explodes in a blast of power!

Nova is shocked and very happy to see Beta Ray Bill as the one delivering the counter attack. Bill instructs his young friend to stop the asteroids at their source. Sam wonders if Beta Ray Bill can handle the incoming swarm alone. The Korbinite explains he is not alone.

Suddenly, Rocket Raccoon and a number of the Avengers appear!

As Nova begins his flight towards deep space, he is surprised to find himself encountering Warbringer's ship just beyond Pluto. The Chitauri warrior has brought the fight to him!

Sam Alexander decides to attack first and blasts his way through the ship's hull. Sam grabs Warbringer and knocks him through the other side of the ship into space. The Chitauri fighter explains that the attack on Earth is not a personal dispute but is a message to the rest of the galactic civilizations that the Chitauri are not to be crossed.

The two combatants continue exchanging punches, insults and threats. However when Warbringer informs Nova that he has destroyed stars in order to annihilate planets, the boast gives Sam an idea. Nova grabs his enemy and begins a death dive into Earth's sun!

Warbringer refuses to surrender and Nova tells him that their deaths will be a small price to pay for Earth's survival. The two disappear into the Sun.

Miraculously, the young hero from Earth emerges from the other side of the Sun! Warbringer does not.

Realizing he wouldn't survive another trip into the Sun, Nova takes Warbringer's surviving arm and shows it to the Chitauri. He demands all the prisoners be released and that the war is over. The Chitauri agree.

Later on Earth's moon, Jesse Alexander and Sam join Rocket Raccoon and Beta Ray Bill at the monument Sam built for the Watcher.

After the heroes say their goodbyes to each other, Sam and Jesse head back home to Earth. Jesse Alexander thanks his son and tells him he is proud of him.

Back in Carefree, Arizona, the two Alexanders approach the front door to their apartment. As they enter, Eva Alexander looks up to see her husband. Jesse, Eva, Sam and Kaelynn all embrace as a family.

Later, Sam walks outside to see his father looking up into space. Sam apologizes that he didn't do more to save their house and they were forced to live in an apartment. Jesse reminds his son that he saved his family and everyone on Earth and was even able to stay in school.

Jesse Alexander also points out that Sam didn't even scratch his helmet. Sam is caught off guard by Jesse referring to the helmet as his and not his son's.

As they all sit down to dinner, Eva tells both of them that they can worry about the helmet later.

Light years away, a Chitauri soldier works diligently to restore a horribly burnt, but still alive, Warbringer!


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