History of the Marvel Universe #4 History of the Marvel Universe #4 - Written by Mark Waid. Art by Javier Rodriguez. Cover by Steve McNiven. Variant Cover by Javier Rodriguez.

From the Fantastic Four to the Death of Phoenix, witness the awe and majesty of the beginnings of the Modern Marvel Universe!

Rated T - 32 pgs./$4.99 - On Sale October 16th


What If? v2 TPB What If? v2 TPB - Written by Roy Thomas, Don Glut, Marv Wolfman, Steven Grant, Peter B. Gillis, Tom DeFalco, Bill Mantlo & More. Art by John Buscema, Herb Trimpe, Carmine Infantino, Tom Sutton, Pat Broderick, Alan Kupperberg, Gene Colan, Fred Kida & More. Cover by Herb Trimpe.

Classic tales of boundless imagination from the Marvel Multiverse!

Uatu the Watcher asks some of the biggest "What if?" questions of all - beginning with what if Conan the Barbarian walked the Earth today?!

Join Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos - in space! Consider the possibilities if someone else had become Nova! And find out what would have happened if Ghost Rider, Spider-Woman and Captain Marvel had remained villains!

Stephen Strange becomes a disciple of Dormammu, Spider-Man stops the burglar before Uncle Ben is killed, and the Avengers fight the Kree/Skrull War without Rick Jones!

But can you visualize a world in which Susan Storm marries Namor, the Sub-Mariner? Or one in which Doctor Doom becomes a hero?

Plus: What if the Hulk's girlfriend Jarella didn't die? And what if the radioactive spider bit Aunt May?!

Collecting WHAT IF? (1977) #13-15 and #17-23.

Rated T - 376 pgs./$39.99 - On Sale October 2nd


Annihilation: Scourge Alpha #1 Annihilation: Scourge Alpha #1 - Written by Matthew Rosenberg. Art by Juanan Ramirez. Cover by Josemaria Casanovas. Variant cover by Alex Garner. Variant cover by Ron Lim. Variant cover by Ariel Olivetti.

THE OPENING SALVO FOR DECEMBER'S MAIN EVENT!

Something is stirring in the Negative Zone...something that the Marvel Universe isn't ready for!

Will Nova be able to assemble a team powerful enough to tackle this burgeoning threat, or is it already too late to stop its descent upon the galaxy?

For the Cosmos's greatest heroes, ANNIHILATION is only the beginning...

Rated T+ - 40 pgs./One-Shot/$4.99 - On Sale November 20th

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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