Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk TPB Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk TPB - Written by Chris Sims & Chad Bowers. Art by Kev Walker & Gang-Hyuk Lim. Cover by SKAN.

Years ago, Chris Powell discovered a mysterious amulet that transformed him into the spacefaring gladiator known as Darkhawk!

During his time as a hero, he faced some of the most extreme threats the universe could throw at him - but that was then. Now, when two members of the Fraternity of Raptors descend on New York, it's not Darkhawk who must rise to the challenge - it's NYPD officer Chris Powell!

As INFINITY COUNTDOWN begins, the hero reborn must patrol twin jurisdictions - from the streets of Manhattan to the edge of the cosmos! Darkhawk is the galaxy's best line of defense against the Raptors - but can he serve and protect the brother of his good pal, Nova?

One of the 1990s' hottest stars is back to police the 21st-century Marvel Universe!

Collecting DARKHAWK #51 and INFINITY COUNTDOWN: DARKHAWK #1-4.

Rated T+ - 128 pgs./$15.99 - On Sale September 19th


Champions #25 Champions #25 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Sean Izaakse & Max Dunbar. Cover by Sean Izaakse. Marvel Battle Lines Variant Cover by Keunwoo Lee.

OVERSIZED 25TH ISSUE!

Celebrate 25 issues of Champions with the start of a brand-new story and a perfect jumping-on point!

Swords and sorcery beckon as our heroes travel to Weirdworld, a place where dreams can come true, but nightmares are never far away!

A quest begins and sacrifices will be made...

Rated T+ - 40 pgs./$4.99 - On Sale October 3rd


Champions #26 Champions #26 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Sean Izaakse & Max Dunbar. Cover by Sean Izaakse. Uncanny X-Men Variant Cover by Rob Liefeld.

In a world of magic and glory, the Champions can take hold of what they desire, but not without a price...

Plus, how can Snowguard protect the North, when she's not even on planet Earth?

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale November 7th

Nova In The New Warriors:

New Warriors #1-#75, Vol.1; July 1990 - Sept. 1996
New Warriors #0-#10, Vol.2; Oct. 1999 - July 2000
New Warriors #1-#6, Limited Series; June 2005 - Dec. 2005

1st series begins about two years after the events of Rom #24
2nd series begins a few months after the events of Nova #1 v.3
Limited series begins about two years after New Warriors #10 v.2

New Warriors #1, Vol. 1 - July 1990

Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Artist: Mark Bagley

After sacrificing his powers at the end of the Skrull-Xandar War, Rich Rider has dropped out of high school and works various menial jobs. On his way home from work, the hero known as Night Thrasher grabs Rich and drops him off of a building. The event awakens the Nova powers which were recently returned to him by Adora.

It is later revealed that after Rich Rider returned from Xandar, he went to the Fantastic Four to see if they could revive his Nova powers. Reed Richards found that Rich's access to the Nova Force has been buried so deeply that there was only a 35% chance of his powers returning. The information on Rich was routinely shared with the law-enforcement agency, SHIELD. Night Thrasher later illegally accessed SHIELD's computers and gained the information on Nova.

As Nova, Rich became a founding member of the New Warriors. In their first adventure, the New Warriors battle the former Galactus herald, Terrax. Side note: Terrax was originally created by Galactus in order to fight Nova's enemy, the Sphinx!

Thor #411 & #412, Vol. 1 - Dec. 1989

Writer: Tom DeFalco
Artist: Ron Frenz

Takes place after New Warriors #1, Vol. 1 (Note: These issues were published prior to NW #1 but happen chronologically after NW #1.)

1st Published Appearance of the New Warriors
1st Appearance of Nova's red jacket costume.
The New Warriors help Thor battle the Juggernaut.

New Warriors #11-#13, Vol. 1; May-July 1991

Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Artist: Mark Bagley
Title: "Forever Yesterday"

The 'Forever Yesterday' saga takes place in an alternate reality created by the Lady Sphinx. Having been with the original Sphinx when he obtained the Ka Stone, the Lady Sphinx absorbed enough of the stone's power to become immortal through reincarnation. However, she had fallen in love with the Sphinx and wanted them to be together. After gaining the Ka Stone, the Lady Sphinx altered reality to match her wishes. Reality was restored after the Sphinx's aide, Sayge, revealed the truth to Nova. Nova forced the Lady Sphinx to restore reality by threatening to kill her cat, the only reminder she had of the Sphinx. Side note: New Warriors #12 is the first time Nova is shown using a full gravimetric pulse.

New Warriors #40-#42, Vol. 1; Oct.-Dec. 1993

Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Artist: Darick Robertson
Title: "The Starlost"

Perhaps one of the greatest Nova stories, 'The Starlost' features the confrontation between Supernova and Nova. Returning to Earth in his dimension-spanning search of Nebula, Supernova (insane from his power) senses the Nova Force in Rich Rider and begins an all-out war to steal it. In order to save lives, Rich sacrifices his powers and his life to Supernova. However, he is brought back by the former heralds of Galactus, Airwalker and Firelord. The heralds are also former Xandarians and agree to help stop Supernova. Supernova captures Rich and takes him to the ruins of Xandar as part of a plan to restore the destroyed domed cities.

On Xandar, the Living Computers begin the revival process. Queen Adora is cloned and awaits the arrival of the Nova Force contained in Supernova and in the spirit of Rich Rider. During Nebula's attack, Adora and the Protector made contingency plans if Xandar was destroyed. Garthan Saal was given the physical power of the Nova Force while Rich Rider (unknown to him) contained its spirit. When the entire Nova Force was brought together in the same dimension, the Living Computers would reactivate and Adora cloned.

As Supernova and Rich arrive at Xandar, the two beings merge into a powerful energy form which is the full essence of the Nova Force. However, it is Rich Rider's spirit who now controls the energy form! Rich releases the energy into the Living Computers and the Xandar is alive once more just as Adora and the Protector planned! In gratitude, Adora restores the Nova powers to Rich and even enhances them as he resumes his position of Centurion Nova-Prime!

New Warriors #60, Vol. 1 - June 1995

Writer: Evan Skolnick
Artist: Patrick Zircher
Title: "The Only Constant"

Continued from Nova #18 v2. Turbo rescues Rich who has jumped from a building hoping it would restore his lost powers. More determined than ever to regain his powers, Rich joins the New Warriors as they search for the Dire Wraith Queen and Nova Omega. Locating them in a cave at Yosemite National Park, a huge battle rages! However, the Queen escapes by disguising herself as a rock. In the aftermath, Nova Omega and Rich argue over who is better qualified to have the Nova Force. Ultimately, neither wins the argument and Rich is left without his powers but determined to regain them.

New Warriors #75, Vol. 1 - Sept. 1996

Writer: Evan Skolnick
Artist: Patrick Zircher
Title: "Sweet Sorrow"

Having tracked down the Dire Wraith Queen, the New Warriors attack her in space. After forcing her to Earth, the Warriors have to stop the Queen from activating a bomb which will elimate all super-powers from the planet! Without super-heroes, the Dire Wraiths will easily conquer Earth. During the battle, Nova Omega is killed but is able to restore the Nova powers to Rich Rider before he dies. The weapon detonates but, due to the intervention of the Warriors, proves ineffective and the Queen is captured.


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