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 #16
Cover Date: December 1977
Writer/Editor: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Tom Palmer
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: I. Vartanoff
Cover Artists: Ed Hannigan & Frank Giacoia
Title: "Death Is...The Yellow Claw!"

At Harry S. Truman High School, Rich Rider is busy taking his Spanish III final exam. After the test, Rich is sitting on the school's bleachers as Ginger Jaye comes up to talk to him.

Ginger is very concerned over Rich's recent attitude change. Rich feels he can't tell her about Nova and his father's recent financial problems. So, instead of discussing his problems, Rich walks off and nearly runs over his friend, Roger "Caps" Cooper. After Rich is gone, a fellow classmate, Mack, asks Ginger on a date. Deciding that Rich hasn't treated her very well, she accepts.

A few minutes later, Rich arrives home. His brother, Robert Rider, informs him that their father has been arrested! Charles Rider was caught committing a robbery and is being held in jail. As the two brothers are about to go downtown to help their father, the phone rings. The voice on the other end belongs to Nick Fury, the leader of SHIELD. Fury tells Rich "the fate of the world depends on you". Rich reluctantly agrees and hangs up. Robert tries to stop Rich from leaving but is tossed aside as his brother rushes to his room. By the time Robert gets to Rich's room, all he finds is Rich's empty clothes on the bed.

Arriving at Fury's helicopter, Nova receives the news that their mysterious foe has struck! Off the coast of New York and 1200 feet below the ocean's surface, the mysterious foe and his henchman, Karl Von Horstbadden, reflect on their plans. After they succeed in unifying the world, the shadowy figure states he will use his neutron absorber to protect all from radiation. The mysterious man tells Von Horstbadden to be silent as they watch their attack begin.

Above New York, the attack is in full force! Nova and Fury are attacked by a squadron of Sky Squids; flying crafts with rocket-powered, armed soldiers aboard. The two heroes plunged into battle with the evil agents! One of the flying fighters blasts at the Roosevelt Island Tramway causing it to catch fire. Nova quickly grabs the occupants and escapes just as the tram explodes! The Human Rocket falls into the East River but quickly revives due to his suit's oxygen supply.

Back at the mysterious foe's headquarters, Von Horstbadden activates a device called the Inducer. The Inducer projects a one-hundred foot holographic image of the man behind the attack; Yellow Claw! Yellow Claw claims Nova and Fury must die for stopping his agent, the Sandman, and preventing him from acquiring the tools he needed. Suddenly, one of the Sky Squid's ships blasts the two heroes with a Cerebral Deprogrammer. They are quickly rendered unconscious and taken by the Claw's agents.

Back at the Yellow Claw's underwater headquarters, Nova and Fury wake up to find themselves attached to the outside of a rocket! Yellow Claw informs them the purpose of the rocket is to destroy a United States' Eye-Spy Satellite. The satellite is located above his headquarters and must be eliminated in order to continue with his plans. The rocket is launched and its neutron warhead is armed! As the rocket leaves Earth's atmosphere, another figure becomes involved. Elsewhere in New York City, a metallic arm presses a button which alters the rocket's course. The mysterious metal stranger cannot have the satellite destroyed as it is important to his own plans of conquest.

The altered rocket heads back to Earth and its new target. Yellow Claw and Von Horstbadden quickly determine that the rocket is headed for Washington, D.C.!

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