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

Episode Information:
Program: Super Hero Squad
Season: 2
Episode Title: So Pretty When They Explode!
Episode Number: 37
Certification: USA: TV-Y7
Aired: January 29, 2011 (30 minutes)


Episode Summary:
Iron Man must keep Thanos from using the Power Stone to destroy the intergalactic peacekeepers, the Nova Corps, by assembling the burliest away team ever! Nova gets captured, and Iron Man invites She-Hulk to join the rescue mission.


Episode Credits:
Production Crew
Exec. Producers - Alan Fine, Dan Buckley,
                           Jeph Loeb & Eric S. Rollman
Supervising Producer - Cort Lane
Producer - Dana C. Booton
Supervising Director - Mitch Schauer
Director - Michael Gerard
Writer - Len Wein
Produced By - Marvel Animation
       Voice Actors
Nova - Jason Marsden
Thanos - Jim Cummings
Iron Man - Tom Kenny
Hulk - Travis Willingham
Thor - David Boat
Hercules - Jess Harnell
She-Hulk - Katee Sackhoff
HERBIE - Tara Strong

Marvel Animation's Nova Design Sketches:


Comic Book Appearance:

The SHS Nova appeared on the Super Hero Squad variant cover to Deadpool #27!

It was a homage to the cover of The Man Called Nova #1 and was distributed in a 1:15 ratio (1 copy per 15 ordered by a retailer).

The cover art was done by Dave Johnson.


Episode Merchandise:

Prior to this appearance, a Nova action figure was released in August of 2009.

Nova was part of Wave 15 in the series and was included in a two-pack along with the Hulk.


Super Hero Squad Video Game:

A video game featuring the Super Hero Squad arrived in stores in November of 2010. Nova was one of the characters in the game. Below is the game's cover along with the Nova portion of the game's character guide (Special Thanks to Basil Christi for the scans). Also a sample video sequence.


Super Hero Squad Online:

A online video game featuring the Super Hero Squad arrived in November of 2011. Nova was one of the characters in the game. Below is an image of Nova and a sample video sequence.


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