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


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Faithless TPB Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Faithless TPB - Written by Donny Cates, Al Ewing, Tini Howard, Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler. Art by Cory Smith, John McCrea, Yildiray Cinar, Ibrahim Moustafa, Filipe Andrade & More. Cover by Geoff Shaw.

The death of Rocket?

The Guardians of the Galaxy are taking some well-deserved R&R - but their vacation will soon be cut short when a familiar, radically powerful enemy returns.

What does this have to do with everyone's favorite raccoon-like weapons expert? The bad news is Rocket is dying. The good news is he still has some fight left in him!

Though with only a few Guardians willing to stand beside him...the odds aren't looking good. As the threat of the Universal Church of Truth looms large over the cosmos, can Rocket hold on long enough to make a difference?

Plus: Find out what really happened to Nova, Quasar, Adam Warlock and Darkhawk! And who better to tell their stories than Cosmo the space dog?

Collecting GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2019) #7-12 and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ANNUAL (2019) #1.

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Annihilation Scourge TPB Annihilation Scourge TPB - Written by Matthew Rosenberg, Dan Abnett, Michael Moreci & Christos Gage. Art by Juanan Ramirez, Ibraim Roberson, Paul Davidson, Alberto Alburquerque, Diego Olortegui & Manuel Garcia. Cover by Josemaria Casanovas.

There is only survival!

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

Can Nova 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 greatest champions of the cosmos, this is only the beginning. Now, Nova must put aside old grudges to fight alongside Annihilus!

The Silver Surfer's new status quo leaves him helpless as a spacefaring Scourge wreaks havoc!

Beta Ray Bill will fight back the oncoming horde - or die trying!

And the Fantastic Four return to the Negative Zone - a place filled with terrifying memories!

In the face of the Annihilation, there is no more room in the cosmos for heroes or villains!

Collecting ANNIHILATION - SCOURGE: ALPHA, NOVA, SILVER SURFER, BETA RAY BILL, FANTASTIC FOUR and OMEGA.

Rated T+ - 168 pgs./$24.99 - On Sale March 11th

Nova Corps - Originally, the Nova Corps was Xandar's space militia and exploration division. It consisted of 500 soldiers ranging in rank from Corpsman up to Centurion and its leader, Centurion Nova Prime. The Corps also had a regiment of Syfon Warriors, of which Powerhouse was one. After the reformation of Xandar, the Nova Corps expanded its protective range to include the entire Andromeda Galaxy and Earth. They are also known as the Xandarian StarCorps. Queen Adora (in the role of Prime Commandant) has ultimate authority of the Nova Corps.


Rank: Centurion
Affiliation: Nova Corps
Powers: Centurions are the top tier of the Nova Corps. It is from the Centurions that the Centurion Nova Prime is normally selected. Extreme circumstances allow the Prime to circumvent the standard procedure. Their powers are the same as a Centurion Nova Prime with the exception of energy absorption, the gravimetric pulse and the electromagnetic static burst. Centurions can command standard starships and are trained to be exceptional fighters and pilots. A Centurion can lift approximately 20 tons.

Rank: Syfon Warrior
Affiliation: Nova Corps - Syfon Warrior Division
Powers: Syfon Warriors have limited access to the Nova Force. They are limited to super strength (lifting capability of 1 ton) and energy absorption. Their strength can be magnified fifty fold by siphoning a great deal of energy from any power souce, including other living beings. Syfons are extremely gifted and highly trained pilots. Syfon training is mandatory to becoming a Centurion Nova Prime.

Rank: Denarian
Affiliation: Nova Corps
Powers: Denarians are the middle tier of the Nova Corps. Denarians have access to approximately 75% of the Nova Force compared to a Centurion. They are limited to flight, speed, strength and invulnerability. A Denarian can lift approximately 15 tons.

Rank: Millennian
Affiliation: Nova Corps
Powers: Millennians have access to approximately 50% of the Nova Force compared to a Centurion. They cannot fly on their own but can use the Corps' one-man sky flyers. Millennians can lift approximately 10 tons and have limited invulnerability. They also have small photon blasters in the armbands of their uniform.

Rank: Corpsman
Affiliation: Nova Corps
Powers: Corpsman is the entry level to the Nova Corps. Graduates from the Space Academy apply to the Corps upon graduation. They have access to approximately 25% of the Nova Force compared to a Centurion. They can lift approximately 5 tons with very limited invulnerability. They also have small photon blasters in the armbands of their uniform.

Below are some of the known Nova Corps members. Unless noted, these Nova Corps members were natives of Xandar:

Richard Rider: Youth from the planet Earth who inherited powers and rank of Centurion Nova Prime from Rhomann Dey. Current status - Lost in Cancerverse.
Rhomann Dey: Centurion Nova Prime. Deceased.
Gabriel Lan: Centurion - Captain of exploration vessel Way-Opener. Became herald of Galactus known as Air-Walker. Deceased.
Pyreus Kril: Denarian (later Centurion) - First officer (later Captain) of exploration vessel Way-Opener. Became herald of Galactus known as Firelord.
Tanak Valt: Corpsman (later Centurion Nova Prime) - Founder of second Nova Corps after Zorr's attack. Became Centurion Nova Prime after Richard Rider returned to Earth. Deceased.
Garthan Saal: Centurion Nova Prime - Second successor to Richard Rider. Deceased.
Rieg Davan: Syfon Warrior (on Earth, was known as Powerhouse) - Deceased.


Bibliography

First appearance: Nova #24, Vol. 1
Appearances Checklist:
Nova Vol. 1; 24, 25
Nova Vol. 2; 1, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Nova Vol. 3; 1
Fantastic Four Vol. 1; 204, 205, 206, 208, 209
Rom; 24
Thor; 305, 306
New Warriors Vol. 1; 40, 41, 42, 60
New Warriors Vol. 2; 6
Avengers; 301, 302, 303 (Super-Nova Saga)
Uncanny Origins 4
Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet 1
Maximum Security: 1


NOTE: The strength levels and Nova Force proportions of the Corps' various ranks are not levels officially recognized by Marvel. They are simply estimates.

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