Infinity Countdown #2 Infinity Countdown #2 - Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Aaron Kuder & Mike Hawthorne. Cover by Nick Bradshaw. Variant Cover by Ron Lim. Venom 30th Variant Cover by TBA. Connecting Variant Cover by Aaron Kuder. Super Skrull Holds Infinity Variant Cover by Adi Granov.

THE BATTLE FOR THE STONES CONTINUES!

The secret is out about the Power Stone, and the Chitauri are in on the action as the Raptors, Novas and Guardians meet for a showdown in space!

PLUS: Adam Warlock enters the fray after the events of INFINITY COUNTDOWN: ADAM WARLOCK - his next move will set the stage for cosmic chaos to come!

Rated T+ - 40 pgs./$4.99 - On Sale April 18th


Annihilation: The Complete Collection Vol. 2 TPB Annihilation: The Complete Collection Vol. 2 TPB - Written by Simon Furman, Keith Giffen, Christos Gage & Stuart Moore. Art by Jorge Lucas, Andrea DiVito, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Mike McKone & Scott Kolins. Cover by Gabriele Dell'Otto.

The cosmic epic concludes, and the Marvel Universe will never be the same!

Exiled and on the run, Ronan the Accuser faces the deadliest women in the galaxy - including Gamora!

As war rages across the universe, Richard Rider, the new Nova Prime, must marshal a united front against Annihilus and his lethal Annihilation Wave!

Drax the Destroyer, Peter "Star-Lord" Quill, Moondragon and Phyla-Vell join the fight to guard the galaxy - but what chilling plan does Annihilus have for Galactus?

Whose side is Thanos on, and what will happen when he faces down Drax? Can Ronan save the Kree Empire from Annihilus' forces? And how can Nova's ragtag team possibly defeat the Annihilation Wave, stop the war and save the galaxy?

Collecting ANNIHILATION: RONAN #1-4, ANNIHILATION #1-6, ANNIHILATION: HERALDS OF GALACTUS #1-2 and ANNIHILATION: THE NOVA CORPS FILES.

Rated T+ - 408 pgs./$34.99 - On Sale April 25th


Champions #20 Champions #20 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Sean Izaakse. Cover by Stefano Caselli.

What good is conquering a world if it's already destroyed by the time you take over?

The Master is determined to save Earth from itself and the Champions are going to help him do it...Plus, a new hero from an unexpected source - Who is Snowguard?

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale May 2nd

Super Heroes #1
Cover Date: June 2010
Release Date: April 14, 2010
Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist: Esdras Cristobal
Colorist: Sotocolor
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Assistant Editor: Michael Horwitz
Editor: Nathan Cosby
Cover Artists: Clay Henry
& Wil Quintana
Variant Cover: Todd Nauck
Production: Randall Miller

In the Soho community of New York City, the Avengers fight their way into the hideout of Magneto and the Brotherhood of Mutants. The two groups are at a stalemate as Magneto wants the Avengers to leave and the heroes want the Brotherhood to surrender.

Meanwhile, at the United Nations, Captain America and Iron Man are addressing the entire UN Assembly to announce the intentions of the Avengers. Steve Rogers explains that the team will work to protect humanity against forces beyond normal control along with fighting threats to world peace.

One week ago at Avengers Mansion, Cap and Black Widow discuss how the world will accept the Avengers as protectors. Steve admits they must choose their missions carefully and not accept any that three or more Avengers are against.

Four days ago at SHIELD Headquarters, Black Widow briefs Nick Fury about the Avengers.

At the NYPD Headquarters, the police are informed by Nova about the team.

In the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, DC, Thor tells the FBI that the Avengers will not be accountable to anyone or anything except justice.

The Invisible Woman visits the White House to request special permission from the President for access to any and all files and documents that will help the team in their missions.

At a meeting in Virginia, Tony Stark thanks the CIA and all the humanitarian organizations for their cooperation.

Two days ago at Avengers Mansion, Sue Storm and Steve Rogers talk about the upcoming meeting with the United Nations. Sue admits that most of the organizations they have talked to are unsure whether they should support the Avengers. Steve knows they are waiting to see what the UN decides first. While they are talking, Nova attempts to take the last donut from Thor. The God of Thunder shows The Human Rocket his hammer and Nova quickly puts the donut back on the table.

Six hours ago, Richard Rider and Sue Storm see a news report about a statue being transformed into a new form. This is only one of many statues being altered by unknown means.

Five hours ago, the Statue of Liberty falls victim to the mysterious transformer and grows a set of wings. Suddenly the signal on the television monitors alter into the shape of Magneto! The Master of Magnetism claims credit for the altered statues. He also warns the population that if any mutants in the world are attacked, the attackers will be taken before a jury of mutants for a trial. If the world does not accept his condition, he will begin destroying buildings in the same way he has altered the statues.

The Avengers group together to choose their strike team. They decide on Nova, Thor and Vision with Invisible Woman leading them. Black Widow is offended that she is being left behind. Sue tells her that it's not personal. Natasha doesn't believe her and thinks it is because she has no powers and storms off.

As everyone heads to the command center, Sue Storm takes a moment to call Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four. Reed tells her that he can't communicate by hologram due to interference from a gamma experiment he is working on in the lab. The invisible Avenger tells him that she is concerned that the Avengers don't work as well together as the Fantastic Four does. Mr. Fantastic reassures her that she will lead them fine. After Susan hangs up, Reed goes back to talking to the Sub-Mariner in a restaurant about the Black Widow. He had lied to his girlfriend about being in the lab.

In the command center, the team discusses how they are going to find their target. Thor offers to contact the legendary Norn but the price would be high. Nova suggests they check Craigslist, Facebook or Twitter. It is the Vision who provides a more scientific solution. He has been scanning data from a number of sources and has located a warehouse that has undergone large scale fortification last year and has been the subject of numerous customer complaints regarding wireless internet interruptions. It suggests that it is due to electromagnetic upsurges caused by Magneto.

Thirty minutes ago at the warehouse, the Invisible Woman turns herself and her team invisible as one of the Brotherhood, Toad, enters the building.

Back at the United Nations, a UN representative approaches Captain America and Iron Man about their proposal. The UN believes the Avengers could not possibly afford to function independently from a financial standpoint. Therefore, they would agree to sanction and support the group but with certain conditions. Tony Stark refuses their offer. He agrees with their financial conclusions, however, he points out that Thor, as rightful heir to Asgard, has access to the Mithril Mines and all their jewels, gemstones and treasures. Steve and Tony tell the representative to go back and tell everyone that their plan to pressure them has failed.

Back in Soho, the Vision is attempting to break through Magneto's shield. The two combatants find themselves at a stalemate. The android has enough strength to eventually shatter the shielding but Magneto is also attempting to disrupt his internal components which forces the Vision to go to his intangible state. Elsewhere in the complex, Thor is battling the Blob and finds his hammer bouncing off his foe's fat frame. The God of Thunder responds with a full lightning blast but it also has no effect.

Susan Storm attempts to reason with the Master of Magnetism. She tells him that the Avengers support mutant rights but cannot agree with his methods. By threatening mankind, the Brotherhood of Mutants are regarded as nothing more than terrorists. Magneto sees the Avengers acting in the same way by placing themselves above the law. The Invisible Woman points out that the major difference between them is that the Avengers will not trample on the rights and freedoms of anyone in exchange.

Thor and the Blob continue to exchange punches. The large Brotherhood member hits the golden-haired Avenger over and over. Only when it is too late does he realize that Thor has been allowing it because the other Avengers are executing their plan.

The God of Thunder had earlier suggested that the warehouse be demagnetized. During the battle, Nova began using his gravimetrics power to superheat their surroundings which causes everything to heat up past their curie points thus causing demagnetization. The fire has also caused the Blob to black out and he is carried to safety by Thor. With only Magneto and his immediate shield remaining, Sue points out that another way to disrupt magnetization is to randomize the atomic orientation of an object. She also informs him that a way to do that is by hitting it with a hammer. As she says it, Thor hits Magneto's forcefield with the full power of his enchanted hammer! Susan Storm then orders everyone out of the building and has Thor put out the fire.

Back at the United Nations, Captain America and Iron Man are told that the UN has agreed to support the Avengers. Steve Rogers thanks them and promises to earn their trust. Cap gets a call from the Invisible Woman and is informed that Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutants have been captured. She also mentions that Nova wants to know if they can get a Twitter account.


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