Champions #25 Champions #25 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Sean Izaakse & Max Dunbar. Cover by Sean Izaakse. Marvel Battle Lines Variant Cover by Keunwoo Lee.

OVERSIZED 25TH ISSUE!

Celebrate 25 issues of Champions with the start of a brand-new story and a perfect jumping-on point!

Swords and sorcery beckon as our heroes travel to Weirdworld, a place where dreams can come true, but nightmares are never far away!

A quest begins and sacrifices will be made...

Rated T+ - 40 pgs./$4.99 - On Sale October 3rd


Champions #26 Champions #26 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Sean Izaakse & Max Dunbar. Cover by Sean Izaakse. Uncanny X-Men Variant Cover by Rob Liefeld.

In a world of magic and glory, the Champions can take hold of what they desire, but not without a price...

Plus, how can Snowguard protect the North, when she's not even on planet Earth?

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale November 7th


Champions Vol. 4: Northern Lights TPB Champions Vol. 4: Northern Lights TPB - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Sean Izaakse & Emilio Laiso. Cover by Stefano Caselli.

A fresh era begins as Ironheart and the Unstoppable Wasp join the Champions!

The team has grown, but the mission stays the same - fighting to make the world a better place for all!

But the super villain known as the Master has plans, too: he's determined to save Earth from itself! And the Champions are going to...help?!

But the Champions are on a collision course with Alpha Flight!

Could Ms. Marvel have to battle her idol, Captain Marvel? And who is the new hero Snowguard? Plus: Nova no more?!

And the events of Infinity Countdown are felt as the battle for the Power Stone sends the Champions into outer space, where they'll fight for - Thanos!

Strange allegiances and sacrifices will be made...and one young hero is about to lose everything.

Collecting CHAMPIONS (2016) #19-21 and INFINITY COUNTDOWN: CHAMPIONS #1-2.

Rated T+ - 136 pgs./$17.99 - On Sale November 7th

An Interview With Bill Rosemann!
A Nova Prime Page Exclusive

2007 saw the launch of Nova's most cosmic series as a result of the fantastic Annihilation series. Nova editor Bill Rosemann has been the guiding hand of the new series and took some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions about Nova in 2007 and what we can look forward to seeing in 2008! Bill was very generous and I'd like to thank him for his time and answers! For more info on upcoming events at Marvel, make sure to visit marvel.com!

How satisfied are you overall with the Nova series so far?

I'm incredibly indebted to the all of the talented creators who have graced the pages of our new series. Their hard and excellent work has resulted in a monthly jolt of sci-fi excitement that's rocketed onto many "must read" lists. As for being satisfied...only when NOVA is the #1 seller in the entire industry!

Do you feel the Nova series benefited or was hurt by the number of tie-in issues so early on (6 of the first 7 related to The Initiative and Annihilation: Conquest)?

Thanks to those tie-in issues we now have a healthy Nova series to read and discuss each month. Hopefully they introduced new readers to our beloved Human Rocket. Best of all, they grew out of Nova's history & character, providing writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning several opportunities to explore our hero as only they can.

In regards to the Initiative issues (#2 and #3), would you liked to have seen Nova spend more time on Earth and do you think Rich Rider would have eventually registered with SHIELD?

While it's tempting to keep Rich among his known friends and enemies, the events of Annihilation proved that it's time to take advantage of the classic "stranger in a strange land" formula by letting him rocket into new environments and situations.

The Annihilation: Conquest story arc saw the introduction of Ko-Rel to the Nova mythos. Given that she was so well-received, do you regret she was killed off and will Nova start searching for her son, Zam, soon?

When I read the page where Ko-Rel was murdered I was sad and angry. That's when I knew Dan, Andy and Sean had told a great story. We knew Ko-Rel was going to die from panel 1, so I'm glad we didn't blink and deviate from the plan. As for Zam, Rich can best protect him (and honor his pledge to Ko-Rel) by first freeing Kree space, so that's #1 on his list of priorities.

Were you surprised by the overwhelmingly positive response to Cosmo and can we expect to see his return in 2008?

Everyone who read Dan & Andy's script and saw Wellinton's pages fell in love our favorite telepathic pooch. We were just happy to see so many other readers react the same way. As for more Cosmo in '08...that's my New Year's Resolution!

The Nova series has gone through a number of artists in a short amount of time (Chen, Denham, Alves and Pelletier). It's a testament to you as an editor that the quality of artists has remained high and consistent. However, has the turnover in artists been frustrating for you?

Frustrating? No. Challenging and ultimately rewarding? Definitely. The number of quality artists who can pencil a book on a monthly basis are few and far between, so searching for fresh talent is par for the Editorial course. Nova readers deserve the best, and I'm just glad that so many talented creators like Nova as much as we do!

The upcoming Nova Annual #1 will be the first annual in the character's 30-plus year history. What led to the decision to produce an annual and what can we expect from it?

Nova had such a stellar year, that we decided to celebrate with an extra-sized adventure that explores his past, present and future. While it's labeled differently, readers will find that Nova Annual #1 is basically an extra-sized issue #10.5. Expect more great writing from Dan & Andy, more excellent art from Wellinton, powerful pages by new find Mahmud Asrar, plenty of Phalanx evilness - and appearances by some very familiar (and missed) faces!

The Annual and Nova #11-#12 have Nova visiting Kvch, the homeworld of the Phalanx's enemy the Technarchy. Will we see the Magus appear and will Nova be crossing back over into the Annihilation: Conquest series after #11?

No to Magus...but yes to the former New Mutant named Warlock! Nova is definitely headed right back into the Conquest. And when you go back and reread issues #8 - #12, you'll see that they all springboard out of and continue his troubles with those pesky Phalanx.

Given Nova's past history with the Skrulls (the Xandar/Skrull War, Annihilation) plus a Nova Skrull appears in the Secret Invasion teaser image released by Marvel, will the Nova series tie into the upcoming Secret Invasion series?

That'd be pretty Skrully of us, now wouldn't it?

What other storylines can we look forward to reading in Nova throughout 2008?

More storylines that continue to remind everyone just how cool ol' Bucket Head is! 'Nuff said!


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