Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk TPB Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk TPB - Written by Chris Sims & Chad Bowers. Art by Kev Walker & Gang-Hyuk Lim. Cover by SKAN.

Years ago, Chris Powell discovered a mysterious amulet that transformed him into the spacefaring gladiator known as Darkhawk!

During his time as a hero, he faced some of the most extreme threats the universe could throw at him - but that was then. Now, when two members of the Fraternity of Raptors descend on New York, it's not Darkhawk who must rise to the challenge - it's NYPD officer Chris Powell!

As INFINITY COUNTDOWN begins, the hero reborn must patrol twin jurisdictions - from the streets of Manhattan to the edge of the cosmos! Darkhawk is the galaxy's best line of defense against the Raptors - but can he serve and protect the brother of his good pal, Nova?

One of the 1990s' hottest stars is back to police the 21st-century Marvel Universe!

Collecting DARKHAWK #51 and INFINITY COUNTDOWN: DARKHAWK #1-4.

Rated T+ - 128 pgs./$15.99 - On Sale September 19th


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

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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