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!

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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...

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Series #1 - NOVA #1
Cover Date: September 1976
Writer/Editor: Marv Wolfman
Artist: John Buscema
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Cover Artists:
(Layout - Ed Hannigan, Marv Wolfman)
(Artwork - Rich Buckler & Joe Sinnott)
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: Michele Wolfman
Title: "Nova"

Centurion Nova Prime Rhomann Dey has been chasing the space-monster, Zorr, in his starship across the galaxy to prevent him from destroying another world. That world is Earth.

On Earth at Harry S. Truman High School in Long Island, NY, Richard Rider and his school's basketball team are being defeated by the girls' b-ball team. After the loss, Rich and his girlfriend, Ginger Jaye, are at Uncle Fudge's Ice Cream Parlor discussing his inferiority complex. At the same time, approximately 800,000 miles from Earth, the dying Rhomann Dey had sent his Nova Power-Force to Earth in the hope that a worthy successor will take up the battle against Zorr.

At Uncle Fudge's, Truman High School's star athlete and student, Mike Burley, comes in and knocks Rich on the floor. Burley is also the school bully and enjoys tormenting Rider. As he is getting up, Rich is hit by the Nova Force and knocked unconscious.

While in the hospital, Rich's mind is linked with that of Rhomann Dey. Dey explains to Rich that he has been selected to inherit the rank of Centurion Nova Prime and tells him of the powers he now possesses. After receiving the final burst of Nova Force, Rich wakes up and lets loose a power blast from his eyes. As he and his doctor were the only ones in the room, Rich's family is unaware of their son's blast and are relieved that he seems to have recovered.

As he returns to school, Rich's friends, Bernie Dillon and Roger "Caps" Cooper, stick up for him against Mike Burley. While in class, Rich's mind keeps wandering back to the mind link he shared with Dey. It is revealed that Dey's starship is 3 times the size of Saturn. As Rider contemplates, his teacher picks him to answer a complicated math problem. As he stammers, Rich suddenly knows the solution and answers it correctly! Later at home, Rich Rider is sitting by his bed wondering about Rhomann Dey when suddenly, the NOVA FORCE explodes from within him!! As the explosion dims, Rich Rider is no longer an average teenager. He has become NOVA!

As he tests his power, Nova discovers that he can fly at super-speed, has super-strength and is invulnerable! He also comes to the realization that he must use these new powers to help others, not himself. Nova then discovers that his helmet can pick up the police radio band! The police are reporting that a monster is attacking the city!

When Nova arrives, he discovers that it is none other than Zorr himself who is attacking New York. During a prolonged battle, Zorr believes it is Rhomann Dey, not Rich Rider, who is fighting him. He also reveals that it was Galactus who destroyed Zorr's homeworld and that Earth's energies will be used to restore his world.

Nova's attention is distracted by the arrival of Mike Burley, Burley's girlfriend Donna-Lee Dover and Ginger Jaye. Nova saves them and turns his attention to Zorr. As they are about to battle, Zorr unwillingly disappears!

Later at home, Rich senses that Rhomann Dey has somehow saved him in a last heroic effort. Back on Dey's ship, we are shown that Rich is correct. Dey, in his last breath, disintegrated Zorr and has left the undetectable starship in Earth orbit for his successor. Rich accepts that it is his destiny to be the man called NOVA!

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