Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Guardians of the Galaxy #1 - Written by Al Ewing. Art by Juann Cabal. Cover by Juann Cabal. Variant Cover by Belen Ortega. Variant Cover by Ivan Shavrin. Variant Cover by Ron Lim. Party Variant Cover by Pepe Larraz. Premiere Variant Cover by Juann Cabal. Variant Cover by Mike McKone. Marvels X Variant Cover by Skan. Space Variant Cover and Blank Variant Cover Also Available.

Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they're a family, and they've earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place - and it's only getting worse.

The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead.

And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned - harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars themselves. Someone has to guard the galaxy - but who will accept the mission?

And will they survive it?

Al Ewing (IMMORTAL HULK) and Juann Cabal (FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN) bring you in on the ground floor of a whole Marvel Universe of action and suspense!

Rated T+ - 40 pgs./$4.99 - On Sale January 22nd


History of the Marvel Universe Treasury Edition TPB History of the Marvel Universe Treasury Edition TPB - Written by Mark Waid. Art by Javier Rodriguez. Cover by Steve McNiven. DM Variant Cover by Javier Rodriguez.

It's the greatest tale ever told - and you've never seen it like this!

Writer Mark Waid and artist Javier Rodriguez weave together a sprawling, interconnected web of stories into one seamless narrative that takes you from the dawn of the Marvel Universe all the way to its end!

Far more than a collection of moments you may already know, this is a new tale featuring previously unknown secrets and shocking revelations, connecting dozens of threads from Marvel's past and present!

From the Big Bang to the twilight of existence, this sweeping saga covers every significant Marvel event, providing fresh looks at characters of all eras!

Collecting HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-6.

Rated T - 224 pgs./$29.99 - On Sale February 12th


Guardians of the Galaxy #2 Guardians of the Galaxy #2 - Written by Al Ewing. Art by Juann Cabal. Cover by Ivan Shavrin. Variant Cover by Andrea Sorrentino. Gwen Stacy Variant Cover by Annie Wu. Chinese New Year Variant Cover by Yuze Wu.

Peter Quill fights for his life against the King of the Gods!

Rocket fights alone against the legions of Hephaeustus!

Phylla-Vell makes a choice between love and duty - with death on the line!

And somewhere, a black hole bomb ticks down to zero...

The Guardians' first mission comes to a cataclysmic end!

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale February 19th

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.


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