Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1: The Final Gauntlet TPB Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1: The Final Gauntlet TPB - Written by Donny Cates. Art by Geoff Shaw. Cover by David Marquez.

The universe is on fire. Hundreds of worlds are at war.

Never has there been such hatred and division across the cosmos. Now, more than ever, the Galaxy needs Guardians - but in the aftermath of the Infinity Wars, who is left to answer the call?

On the plus side, Thanos is dead - but long live the new Thanos! Who will it be? And can the Guardians find them before everything comes crashing down?

They're not the only ones on the hunt, though. Who are the Dark Guardians? And what does the search for Thanos' successor have to do with Hela, goddess of death?

Prepare for the Guardians vs. the Dark Guardians vs. the Black Order! It's all-out chaos, and it's about to get worse. Could the Mad Titan be fighting his way back from the grave?!

Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2019) #1-6.

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Champions #9 Champions #9 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Steven Cummings. Cover by Kim Jacinto.

Who has betrayed the Champions, and who can they trust?

Miles Morales returns, but will it be in time to save his friends?

Rated T+ - 32 pgs./$3.99 - On Sale September 4th


Champions #10 Champions #10 - Written by Jim Zub. Art by Steven Cummings. Cover by Kim Jacinto.

The next generation made a vow to do better.

Now, they have to live up to it, as the future of the Champions hangs in the balance.

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

FINAL ISSUE

Nova #1
Cover Date: June 2007
Release Date: April 11, 2007
Writers: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Artist: Sean Chen
Inker: Scott Hanna
Letterer: VC - Cory Petit
Colorist: Guru EFX
Assistant Editor: Alejandru Arsona
Editor: Bill Rosemann
Cover Artist: Adi Granov
Title: "What's Next"

While traveling through a Nova Force-created stargate, Nova asks the WorldMind to give him their next assignment. Nova has been planet answering distress calls from worlds who require the help of the Nova Corps. The artificial intelligence tells him that the planet Turakis in the 66 Lycon System requires their aid using the 8X8 Code. As they exit the stargate, the WorldMind expresses concern over Nova's pulse rate which is elevated. The young hero explains that it's just the thrill of the adventure that gets to him sometimes.

On Turakis, Nova discovers that the danger is a continental-class threat named Planetfall. Planetfall had been a global defense deterrent system held in statis by Turakis for three decades and was finally released during the Annihilation War in order to protect the planet. However, the Turakis government could not control Planetfall and they need Nova to stop him. As Rich goes into battle, he argues with the WorldMind over their actions.

The WorldMind reminds his human host that all the knowledge of Xandar is at risk every time they go into a fight. Nova counters that the duty of the Nova Corps was to protect worlds and he is obligated to continue that mission in their honor. He also asks the WorldMind to find any derivation weaknesses in their foe. Before he can get an answer, the giant monster knocks the human rocket backwards with a solid punch. As he heads back towards Planetfall, the creature's weakness is found and its location transmitted to the visual display in Nova's helmet. Nova channels a full gravimetric pulse into his right hand and releases it into Planetfall which causes the monster to explode.

The Turakis government officials express their awe and gratitude to Nova for stopping Planetfall so easily. Nova explains to the auditor that Turakis can apply for assistance from the Spaceknight Restitution Initiative to rebuild. He then flies off to the next emergency. The WorldMind informs Rich that the next 8X8 code is coming from the Kree Colonial Outpost Halexa who is under attack from alien invaders.

Arriving at Halexa, Nova discovers that an assault pod launched during the Annihilation War has opened and a squad of Annihilus's troop-drones have been unleashed. The insectoids have killed 1800 citizens but they didn't anticipate the rage of Xandar's only survivor. Rich furiously destroys every invader he sees until the WorldMind suggests a different course of action. The Xandarian sentient computer points out that disabling the assault pod will prevent further creatures from being hatched. Nova quickly annihilates the pod and the remaining insectoids!

Later, Nova heads towards Research Habitat Sorona Dae at the edge of the Kano System. They had been knocked out of orbit and their life support systems are failing. Arriving at the station, Nova is sickened to find that he is too late and the station's inhabitants are all dead. Rich is overwhelmed with guilt and demands to know where the next 8X8 emergency is located. He angrily takes off towards Hindsun Eight, a planet in the 35 Zagradus System.

When the guilt-ridden hero realizes that it will take almost an hour to reach the planet, he overrides the WorldMind's course for a more direct path which will save them 40 minutes. However, in his haste, Rich realizes too late that he will collide with the Parshad Collapsar, a super-gravitational event whose pull will destroy them. At the last moment, Nova is able to alter his course and crashes into a nearby asteroid. Realizing that the WorldMind was right about him needing to rest, the sole possessor of the Nova Force decides to go home to Earth for a break.

Back on Earth, the superhuman law enforcement agency, SHIELD, is monitoring outer space around Earth and registers Nova's ultra-powerful energy signature. The director of SHIELD, Iron Man, realizes that the incoming figure is far too powerful to take chances with and orders the power's source to be tracked.

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