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.

Rated T - 144 pgs./$17.99 - On Sale August 14th


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

Series #1 - NOVA #10
Cover Date: June 1977
Writer/Editor: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Sal Buscema
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: B. Patterson
Cover Artist: Al Milgron
Title: "Four Against The Sphinx!"

At the Westhaven Nuclear Generating Station, Nova is finishing his battle with the flame-powered villain, Firefly. In a last frantic effort, Firefly tries to set Nova ablaze! However, the Nova uniform is more than enough protection and Nova dives Firefly into a nearby lake. The water short-circuits the villain's suit and he is quickly knocked unconscious. The police quickly round up Firefly. After returning home, Nova changes back to Rich Rider and begins to worry about his math midterms which are later that day. Rich's brother, Robert, doesn't help the situation when he comes home with an A+ on his midterm.

Meanwhile, at the Sphinx's Fortress, the Terrible Trio continue their invasion. Fearing for his master, Kur runs to alert the Sphinx. The possessor of the Ka Stone informs Kur that he already knows and has planned accordingly. The invaders begin to realize they've been tricked. The Sphinx informs them they are correct. The men they've been fighting are illusions meant to keep the three waiting until he arrived. In an awesome display of power, the Sphinx reveals his true fortress to the Terrible Trio. The Pyramid of Knowledge is a glowing golden structure that is massive in size! The Sphinx patiently offers them the chance to leave or be destroyed. Despite Powerhouse's desire to accept, the other two attack. Diamondhead is tossed aside effortlessly.

Back at the Rider home, Rich changes to Nova to help clear his head. He decides to follow up on information provided to him by Computer Prime. As a result, Nova finds himself at the Sphinx's fortress and in the middle of the battle! The Condor uses an energy sphere weapon he stole from the Nova Prime Starship to trap Nova. As he turns to use the weapon on the Sphinx, the Condor finds it destroyed by the Ka Stone. Powerhouse intervenes and begins a fierce battle with the Sphinx. The third of the Terrible Trio, Diamondhead, joins in and is hurtled into the side of a mountain!

At the same time, Nova has flown to see if Firefly will melt the energy bubble he is trapped in. To no one's surprise, Firefly rejects him.

Nova realizes that his answer lies back at the Westhaven Nuclear Plant. Using one of their generators, Nova is able to melt the bubble and rescue himself. The Human Rocket flies back to the Pyramid and joins in the battle. Powerhouse is the first to feel Nova's fury and they exchange fierce punches. Powerhouse wraps him arms around Nova and begins to drain his energy. Elsewhere, the Condor and Sphinx face each other in their final showdown. Before they can begin, the Sphinx's slave, Kur, steps from the shadow with one of the Condor's weapons. Kur wants revenge on the Sphinx for the years of abuse he has given him. Kur also seeks to take the Sphinx's power and rule the Earth.

The weapon blast misses the Sphinx and hits the Condor instead. The blast immediately empties the Condor's mind and makes him a mental vegetable. Kur tries to tell the Sphinx that he blasted the Condor in order to help him. The Sphinx knows he is lying and knocks him aside. The winged villain is altered by the Sphinx's Ka Stone into his namesake, an actual condor. The bird flies off and the Sphinx realizes that he still doesn't have the answer he seeks.

Meanwhile, Nova has been rendered unconscious by Powerhouse. Powerhouse is also quickly knocked out by a blast from the Ka Stone. The Sphinx stands over them and states that their memories will be probed for the knowledge he desperately needs.

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