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 #21
Cover Date: Sept. 1978
Writer/Editor: Marv Wolfman
Artists: John Buscema & Bob McLeod
Inker: Joe Rubinstein
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Bob Sharen
Cover Artists: Carmine Infantino & Terry Austin
Title: "The Shocking Secret of Nova!"

Nova's brother, Robert Rider, has just entered the headquarters of the Inner Circle in search of his brother, Rich. Instead, Robert finds Nova standing over the body of his father, Charles Rider. Charles is wearing the hooded robe of the Inner Circle and had been knocked unconscious by Nova.

Nova explains to Robert that his father is only unconscious, not dead. He tells his brother to call the hospital and that'll he fly their father there after he captures the leader of the Inner Circle. The Human Rocket smashes through more henchmen and into the master criminal's office. Nova is surprised to find the leader of the Inner Circle is his old foe, the Corruptor!

The Corruptor has manipulated Charles Rider, among others, to do his evil work. The evil manipulator explains to the young hero how he plans take over New York City. By using his ability to corrupt others, the Corruptor intends to control everyone he touches until the Earth is his to command. Nova reminds him that Earth's super-heroes will stop him. The Corruptor vanishes in a cloud of smoke, leaving Nova to fight an army of the Inner Circle's henchmen. The angry hero quickly knocks them out and smashes the Corruptor's laboratory.

Nova rushes to his father's side and takes him and his brother to the hospital. Nova tells Robert he has another problem to solve and flies off. The helmeted hero speeds over to the houseboat of his informant, Shuffles. Shuffles tells Nova that he can't give him the location of the Corruptor due to the danger involved. However, he tells his young friend to see a movie called 'Zombies on Broadway' to help him relax.

Nova quickly figures out Shuffles' clue and flies over to Broadway. The Corruptor has activated his legion of mind-controlled agents. In order to stop them without hurting them, Nova takes a fishing net from a Russian trawler and captures the group. The Corruptor has witnessed Nova's actions and swears he'll have his revenge.

Meanwhile, Mike Burley has been hiding in the section of New York City known as the Bowery. He's been on the run since he attempted to rob a laboratory for the Yellow Claw in exchange for his brother's life. As he walks the Bowery, Mike stumbles across a man laying in an alley. The man is mumbling that he's the Comet and Mike takes him to the hospital.

Elsewhere in the same hospital, Nova changes back to Rich Rider and makes a fateful decision. Entering his father's hospital room, Rich explains to his family that Nova's rescue wasn't a coincidence. Ripping open his shirt, Rich reveals that HE IS NOVA!!

Two floors down, Mike Burley waits to hear about the injured man's condition. He also decides to turn himself in to the police to face the consequences of his actions. At the same time, the man Mike brought in is being examined by doctors. They decide to take x-rays to help determine his condition. The man objects but is ignored by the doctors. As the x-rays bombard his body, the man begins to glow!

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