Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Guardians of the Galaxy #1 - Written by Donny Cates. Art by Geoff Shaw. Cover by David Marquez. Wraparound Variant Cover by Geoff Shaw. Variant Cover by Ron Lim. Variant Cover by Gerald Parel. Variant Cover by Steve Skroce. Variant Cover by Skottie Young. Variant Cover by TBA. Hidden Gem Variant Cover by Bernie Wrightson. Party Variant Cover by TBA. Premiere Variant Cover by David Marquez. Black Variant Cover Also Available.

WHO WILL STAND

The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war. Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos.

And in spite of all this, Thanos of Titan is still dead...or is he?

Now, more than ever, the cosmos need the Guardians of the Galaxy...but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call?

Featuring every cosmic super hero in the known universe by the THANOS WINS creative team of Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw!

Rated T+ - 40 pgs./$4.99 - On Sale January 23rd


Champions #2 Champions #2 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Steven Cummings. Cover by Kim Jacinto. Captain Marvel Variant Cover by Pepe Larraz.

When the dream is at stake, everything you believe in and have fought dearly for, what would you be willing to sacrifice to keep it alive?

One of the Champions has made a choice that will haunt them for the rest of their days...And now the villain behind that decision has everything they need to shatter the next generation of heroes.

Jim Zub (AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER, UNCANNY AVENGERS) and Steven Cummings (Wayward, Legends of the Dark Knight) take the Champions into uncharted territory, and the team will never be the same.

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale February 6th


Black Order #4 Black Order #4 - Written by Derek Landy. Art by Philip Tan. Cover by Inhyuk Lee. Variant Cover by John Tyler Christopher.

Empires, rebellions, super heroes and spies - all in a day's work for the enigmatic Black Swan.

With a dark and twisted Nova on the rampage and her Black Order teammates getting decidedly pummeled, the Swan is presented with a simple choice: stay and risk an ungainly end or leave and abandon the closest thing she has to a family.

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale February 20th

Series #1 - NOVA #15
Cover Date: November 1977
Writer/Editor: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Tom Palmer
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: I. Vartanoff
Cover Artists: John Buscema & Joe Sinnott
Title: "The Fury Before The Storm!"

Crimebuster and Nova are out on patrol in Long Island City when they come across the Krimmons Gang robbing a warehouse. The two heroes quickly round up the gang and begin to question them. Crimebuster uses a hypnotic beam in his mask's goggles to get information from one of the criminals. Crimebuster takes off to capture the ring leader. Nova stays behind to watch the criminals until the police arrive.

Watching the capture is another masked man who hasn't been seen by the heroes. He's on a separate mission in a nearby building and worries he will be discovered. As he attempts to break into an office, the masked man sets off a burglar alarm. Nova hears the alarm and bolts into action! First, he uses metal bars to contain the criminals and flies over to the burglarized office. The Human Rocket crashes through a window, grabs the thief and rips off his mask. Nova is stunned to find that the criminal is none other than Mike Burley! Burley takes advantage of Nova's hesitation and escapes.

Later that night, Rich Rider and his brother, Robert, discuss their father's recent behavior. Charles Rider has made the mortgage payment for the next four months even though he is currently unemployed. He is also coming and going at strange hours and has been very secretive.

In Huntington, Long Island, Charles Rider is meeting with his mysterious benefactors; The Inner Circle. The mysterious group tells Charles he owes them one mission for the money he was given. If he refuses to honor the contract, everything he owns will be taken and he will never find work again. For the sake of his family, Rich's father agrees to the mission.

Meanwhile, Rich has been studying for hours but is not getting very far. He is too concerned about his father and the situation with Mike Burley. To help clear his head, Rich changes to Nova and flies into the night sky. Suddenly, his helmet's radio picks up a police alert at LaGuardia Airport.

Arriving at the airport, Nova is suddenly attacked by fellow super-hero, Iron Man! Before Nova can regain his senses, Iron Man is joined by another hero; Spider-Man. Escaping their onslaught, Nova is ambushed by the incredible Hulk and Captain America! As they battle, Nova realizes that Spider-Man and Captain America are flying. He knows that neither hero has that particular power and concludes they are robots. The Human Rocket unleashes his fury and demolishes the robots with his bare fists!

After the last robots is destroyed, Nova encounters the man behind the robot attack. His name is Nick Fury, leader of SHIELD. SHIELD stands for Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-enforcement Division and they have come seeking Nova's help. The attack by the Life Model Decoys was a test to qualify Nova for their assignment.

As Fury briefs Nova on the assignment, he reveals to the young hero that he knows his true identity. The leader of SHIELD assures the Human Rocket that all information linking Richard Rider to Nova has been hidden. SHIELD has approached Nova due to Mike Burley's involvement in a particular case. Fury reveals that Burley's brother, Samuel Burley, is one of America's leading nuclear scientists. He is also the captive prisoner being held by the mysterious man who controlled the Sandman. Mike Burley was told to commit a robbery or his brother would die. Nova prevented the robbery and SHIELD was not able to track Burley any longer.

SHIELD is trying to get to the mysterious mastermind and stop his plans for world domination. Fury shows Nova a slide of the elusive super-villain. Although shocked by the man's identity, Nova agrees to help Fury.

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