Champions Annual #1 Champions Annual #1 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Marcus To. Cover by Sean Izaakse. Variant Cover by Babs Tarr.

The spirits of the North stir and Snowguard must answer their call!

Amka Aliyak's past and present collide as she strives to understand the power she's been given and where she belongs.

Take a deep dive into Marvel's newest young hero in this special supersized Champions issue!

Rated T+ - 40 pgs./$4.99 - On Sale December 19th


Champions #1 Champions #1 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Steven Cummings. Cover by Kim Jacinto. Marvel 80th Variant Cover by Phil Noto.

THE WORLD STILL NEEDS HEROES - AND THERE ARE HEROES ALL OVER THE WORLD!

The Champions have gone global! The team has seen explosive growth under Ms. Marvel's leadership, with super-powered members ready to answer the call in a dozen different countries.

They're saving people and improving lives across the planet while they inspire the next generation... but something sinister lurks beneath the surface of their expanded mission.

It's a dark secret that could destroy the team and everything they stand for!

Jim Zub (AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER, UNCANNY AVENGERS) and Steven Cummings (Wayward, Legends of the Dark Knight) ignite a new era of CHAMPIONS, filled to the brim with action, adventure and drama in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

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


Black Order #3 Black Order #3 - Written by Derek Landy. Art by Philip Tan. Cover by Philip Tan. Variant Cover by John Tyler Christopher.

You just can't work to destabilize an empire these days without drawing the attention of at least one pesky super-powered hero, now can you?

All the Black Order wants to do is usurp, assassinate and sabotage, and here comes the man called Nova to spoil all the fun...

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale January 9th

Mini-Busts and Statues:

Bowen Designs Nova Mini-Bust (Modern)

In September of 2010, Bowen Designs announced they would be producing a modern Nova mini-bust as part of their Phase V products for Marvel. The mini-bust measured over 6.5 inches tall and was priced at $80 with an edition size of 800.

It was designed and sculpted by the Kucharek Brothers and painted by Danno. Bowen Designs made the statue available for pre-order in May of 2011. It arrived in stores in September of 2011.


Bowen Designs Nova Statue (Modern)

In March 2008, Bowen Designs announced they would be producing a Nova statue in the modern uniform as part of their Phase IV products for Marvel. It was originally planned to be in a flying pose but later changed to a standing action pose. The statue measured over 14.5 inches tall and was priced at $175 with an edition size of 800.

It was designed and sculpted by the Kucharek Brothers. Bowen Designs made the statue available for pre-order in February of 2009. The statue arrived in stores in November of 2009.


Work In Progress - Sept. 2008

Work In Progress - Nov. 2008

Painted - Jan. 2009


Kotobukiya Nova Statue

In November 2008, Japanese statue manufacturer, Kotobukiya, announced they would be producing a Nova statue for Marvel. The statue measured over 15 inches tall and was priced at $175.

The statue also came with special enchancements. Those included special glow in the dark paint on the eyes and three energy regulators that are on the chest. The base of the statue had an LED light inside to give it an energetic glow! The Kotobukiya Nova statue had an edition size of 1,500.

It was designed and sculpted by sculptor Junnosuke Abe. Kotobukiya made the statue available for pre-order in January of 2009. The statue arrived in stores in June of 2009.


Bowen Designs Nova Statue (Classic)

In February 2008, Bowen Designs announced they would be producing a Nova statue in the classic uniform as part of their Phase IV products for Marvel. The statue measured over 12 inches tall and was priced at $170 with an edition size of 1,000.

It was designed and sculpted by the Kucharek Brothers. Bowen Designs made the statue available for pre-order in September of 2008. The statue arrived in stores in May of 2009.


Preliminary Sketch - Feb. 2008

Work In Progress - July 2008

Painted - Sept. 2008


Bowen Designs Nova Mini-Bust

In May of 2004, Bowen Designs announced they would be producing a Nova mini-bust as part of their Phase II products for Marvel. The mini-bust measured over 6 inches tall and was priced at $45 with an edition size of 3,000. The sculpture was designed and sculpted by Carl Surges. Later, Randy Bowen made some slight changes to the mini-bust. It arrived in stores in April of 2005.


The original design sketch for the mini-bust.


The first prototype of Bowen's Nova mini-bust.
The photo was released in July of 2004.



During the summer of 2004, Bowen Designs made some slight changes to the prototype and in September, they released the above photos. The changes includes a more golden paint on the body and a color scheme change on the base. Bowen Designs began accepting pre-orders on the mini-bust on September 24, 2006.


Between September and December, Randy Bowen made some changes to the mini-bust. These changes included replacing Nova's white lenses with eyes, a higher placement of the right arm and changing the full torso to a more traditional chiseled cut. The base was also painted black and the golden paint on the body became more yellow. This photo was released in December of 2004.



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