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

An Interview With Bill Rosemann!
A Nova Prime Page Exclusive

Nova editor Bill Rosemann was very generous and took the time to answer some questions about the upcoming Nova series which spins out of the mega-cosmic event 'Annihilation'! He also provided some penciled pages from the first issue! I'd like to thank Bill for his time and answers! For more info on upcoming events at Marvel, make sure to visit marvel.com!

Andy Schmidt summed up Nova as "the Luke Skywalker of ANNIHILATION". What is the setting and theme of the new series and how would you view Nova's role now versus Annihilation?

To echo Andy -- who I proudly salute for his Herculean efforts to resurrect, revamp, and spotlight Marvel's great cosmic characters -- I will sum up Nova's post-Annihilation role as "the Lone Ranger of Marvel's sci-fi cauldron." Fighting against fear, chaos, and corruption, Richard Rider stands alone as the universe's sole (hailed and hunted) symbol of justice!

Is it more fun or more challenging working with a writing team versus working with a single writer?

Because Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (a.k.a. DnA) are true pros, they've developed a system of working with editors that eases complications and emphasizes cohesion. So while you might suspect hiccups might develop when you're dealing with two writers across the Atlantic, I'm happy to report that DnA have been nothing but a pleasure to work with. It's my good fortune to be handed a comic involving two writers as talented, enthusiastic, experienced, and respected as DnA -- and their first issue script rocks!

Abnett and Lanning (from the Annihilation: Nova mini-series) have already been signed on for the new series (Interviewer's Note: Whoohoo!). Who are the rest of the creative team for the series?

Not only were we lucky enough to have landed DnA, but Sean Chen (Sensational Spider-Man) and Scott Hana (Ultimate Spider-Man) have joined the team as penciler and inker, respectively! The cherry on top? Cover artist Adi Granov (Iron Man). Yep, this squad is ready to blast your brain into orbit!

Due to the events in Annihilation, Nova is now the sole bearer of the Nova Force and WorldMind. Are there plans for the eventual return of the Nova Corps?

It's funny that you should ask that, because that's one of the first subjects that Rich and the WorldMind disagree about. But I'll let you figure out who is on which side of the argument. Speaking as a long-time Nova fan (but not the only voice on deciding the fate of the Corps), I believe that making Rich the last remaining Centurion -- who is burdened with containing not only WorldMind, but also the jaw-dropping Nova Force -- was a stroke of genius. When your main character has an entire army backing you up, the drama decreases -- but when you're the last man standing? Now that is interesting.

What type of supporting cast will Nova have and will any of Nova's enemies from his previous series make an appearance?

While NOVA is a solo series, we do have plans on introducing supporting players -- and the creative team is also taking a hard look at his past adventures to decide if they have something cool to do with Nova's rogues gallery. That said, we're cooking up plenty of new surprises!

Will Nova be returning to Earth early on in the series? We know he's aware of the events of Civil War but does he know what happened to his friends in the New Warriors?

By listening to captured radio and satellite transmissions, Nova does know that the superhuman Civil War broke out, but apparently he couldn't listen long enough to hear exactly what happened to his former teammates. That would make for a cool story if he ever returned to Earth, now wouldn't it?

How would you summarize the new Nova series if you were to write it as a movie trailer?

A-hem. In my best movie preview voice: In the wake of catastrophic war, one man stands as a living symbol of justice. In the past, he was one among many, now he must fight alone. Granted amazing powers, but also burdened with crushing responsibility, Earthman Richard Rider races through space, bringing hope to the fearful and punishment to the guilty! Cheered by some, hated by more, can one man police an entire universe? Make way for the Human Rocket -- beware the man called Nova!

Thanks, Bill!


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