Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #4 Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #4 - Written by Chris Sims & Chad Bowers. Art by Gang Hyuk Lim. Cover by SKAN.

THE FINAL CHAPTER OF DARKHAWK... FOR NOW!

In the wake of a disastrous run-in with the more-dangerous-than-ever Fraternity of Raptors, Chris faces the fear that he may never make it home from space!

But even as his foes’ might grows, Darkhawk will discover that his lowest point... has brought him incredible new power!

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale July 11th


Nova: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 Nova: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 - Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning. Art by Kev Walker, Sean Chen, Wellinton Alves, Paul Pelletier & More. Cover by Adi Granov.

Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning propel the Human Rocket to glory!

When the horrifying Annihilation Wave swarms across the cosmos, Richard Rider, the man called Nova, must step up - and become one of the galaxy's greatest heroes!

In the wake of the chaos, a desperate cosmos cries out for law and order. But can one lone human being police an entire universe?

Join Nova on the road to Knowhere - but what will he find there? And who is...Cosmo?

Rich will barely have time to catch his breath before another Annihilation event begins, with a deadly race on a quest for conquest!

And will Nova find love with Gamora, the deadliest woman in the galaxy?! All this, and Galactus too!

Collecting ANNIHILATION: NOVA #1-4, NOVA (2007) #1-15, NOVA ANNUAL (2008) #1 and material from NOVA: THE ORIGIN OF RICHARD RIDER.

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Champions #22 Champions #22 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Kevin Libranda. Cover by Stefano Caselli.

Guest-starring the macabre Man-Thing!

The Champions' mission in space (in INFINITY COUNTDOWN!) has left its mark, and the team tries to move on.

A chance to bring life back to a desolate village might be just what they need - or push them even farther apart...

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale July 11th

Series #1 - NOVA #10
Cover Date: June 1977
Writer/Editor: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Sal Buscema
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: B. Patterson
Cover Artist: Al Milgron
Title: "Four Against The Sphinx!"

At the Westhaven Nuclear Generating Station, Nova is finishing his battle with the flame-powered villain, Firefly. In a last frantic effort, Firefly tries to set Nova ablaze! However, the Nova uniform is more than enough protection and Nova dives Firefly into a nearby lake. The water short-circuits the villain's suit and he is quickly knocked unconscious. The police quickly round up Firefly. After returning home, Nova changes back to Rich Rider and begins to worry about his math midterms which are later that day. Rich's brother, Robert, doesn't help the situation when he comes home with an A+ on his midterm.

Meanwhile, at the Sphinx's Fortress, the Terrible Trio continue their invasion. Fearing for his master, Kur runs to alert the Sphinx. The possessor of the Ka Stone informs Kur that he already knows and has planned accordingly. The invaders begin to realize they've been tricked. The Sphinx informs them they are correct. The men they've been fighting are illusions meant to keep the three waiting until he arrived. In an awesome display of power, the Sphinx reveals his true fortress to the Terrible Trio. The Pyramid of Knowledge is a glowing golden structure that is massive in size! The Sphinx patiently offers them the chance to leave or be destroyed. Despite Powerhouse's desire to accept, the other two attack. Diamondhead is tossed aside effortlessly.

Back at the Rider home, Rich changes to Nova to help clear his head. He decides to follow up on information provided to him by Computer Prime. As a result, Nova finds himself at the Sphinx's fortress and in the middle of the battle! The Condor uses an energy sphere weapon he stole from the Nova Prime Starship to trap Nova. As he turns to use the weapon on the Sphinx, the Condor finds it destroyed by the Ka Stone. Powerhouse intervenes and begins a fierce battle with the Sphinx. The third of the Terrible Trio, Diamondhead, joins in and is hurtled into the side of a mountain!

At the same time, Nova has flown to see if Firefly will melt the energy bubble he is trapped in. To no one's surprise, Firefly rejects him.

Nova realizes that his answer lies back at the Westhaven Nuclear Plant. Using one of their generators, Nova is able to melt the bubble and rescue himself. The Human Rocket flies back to the Pyramid and joins in the battle. Powerhouse is the first to feel Nova's fury and they exchange fierce punches. Powerhouse wraps him arms around Nova and begins to drain his energy. Elsewhere, the Condor and Sphinx face each other in their final showdown. Before they can begin, the Sphinx's slave, Kur, steps from the shadow with one of the Condor's weapons. Kur wants revenge on the Sphinx for the years of abuse he has given him. Kur also seeks to take the Sphinx's power and rule the Earth.

The weapon blast misses the Sphinx and hits the Condor instead. The blast immediately empties the Condor's mind and makes him a mental vegetable. Kur tries to tell the Sphinx that he blasted the Condor in order to help him. The Sphinx knows he is lying and knocks him aside. The winged villain is altered by the Sphinx's Ka Stone into his namesake, an actual condor. The bird flies off and the Sphinx realizes that he still doesn't have the answer he seeks.

Meanwhile, Nova has been rendered unconscious by Powerhouse. Powerhouse is also quickly knocked out by a blast from the Ka Stone. The Sphinx stands over them and states that their memories will be probed for the knowledge he desperately needs.

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