Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Guardians of the Galaxy #1 - Written by Al Ewing. Art by Juann Cabal. Cover by Juann Cabal. Variant Cover by Belen Ortega. Variant Cover by Ivan Shavrin. Variant Cover by Ron Lim. Party Variant Cover by Pepe Larraz. Premiere Variant Cover by Juann Cabal. Variant Cover by Mike McKone. Marvels X Variant Cover by Skan. Space Variant Cover and Blank Variant Cover Also Available.

Once, they were a team of misfits. Now they're a family, and they've earned their peace. But the universe is not a peaceful place - and it's only getting worse.

The Great Empires are in turmoil. The rule of law is dead.

And amidst the chaos, the Gods of Olympus have returned - harbingers of a new age of war, reborn to burn their mark on the stars themselves. Someone has to guard the galaxy - but who will accept the mission?

And will they survive it?

Al Ewing (IMMORTAL HULK) and Juann Cabal (FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN) bring you in on the ground floor of a whole Marvel Universe of action and suspense!

Rated T+ - 40 pgs./$4.99 - On Sale January 22nd


History of the Marvel Universe Treasury Edition TPB History of the Marvel Universe Treasury Edition TPB - Written by Mark Waid. Art by Javier Rodriguez. Cover by Steve McNiven. DM Variant Cover by Javier Rodriguez.

It's the greatest tale ever told - and you've never seen it like this!

Writer Mark Waid and artist Javier Rodriguez weave together a sprawling, interconnected web of stories into one seamless narrative that takes you from the dawn of the Marvel Universe all the way to its end!

Far more than a collection of moments you may already know, this is a new tale featuring previously unknown secrets and shocking revelations, connecting dozens of threads from Marvel's past and present!

From the Big Bang to the twilight of existence, this sweeping saga covers every significant Marvel event, providing fresh looks at characters of all eras!

Collecting HISTORY OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1-6.

Rated T - 224 pgs./$29.99 - On Sale February 12th


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

Series #1 - NOVA #1
Cover Date: September 1976
Writer/Editor: Marv Wolfman
Artist: John Buscema
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Cover Artists:
(Layout - Ed Hannigan, Marv Wolfman)
(Artwork - Rich Buckler & Joe Sinnott)
Letterer: Joe Rosen
Colorist: Michele Wolfman
Title: "Nova"

Centurion Nova Prime Rhomann Dey has been chasing the space-monster, Zorr, in his starship across the galaxy to prevent him from destroying another world. That world is Earth.

On Earth at Harry S. Truman High School in Long Island, NY, Richard Rider and his school's basketball team are being defeated by the girls' b-ball team. After the loss, Rich and his girlfriend, Ginger Jaye, are at Uncle Fudge's Ice Cream Parlor discussing his inferiority complex. At the same time, approximately 800,000 miles from Earth, the dying Rhomann Dey had sent his Nova Power-Force to Earth in the hope that a worthy successor will take up the battle against Zorr.

At Uncle Fudge's, Truman High School's star athlete and student, Mike Burley, comes in and knocks Rich on the floor. Burley is also the school bully and enjoys tormenting Rider. As he is getting up, Rich is hit by the Nova Force and knocked unconscious.

While in the hospital, Rich's mind is linked with that of Rhomann Dey. Dey explains to Rich that he has been selected to inherit the rank of Centurion Nova Prime and tells him of the powers he now possesses. After receiving the final burst of Nova Force, Rich wakes up and lets loose a power blast from his eyes. As he and his doctor were the only ones in the room, Rich's family is unaware of their son's blast and are relieved that he seems to have recovered.

As he returns to school, Rich's friends, Bernie Dillon and Roger "Caps" Cooper, stick up for him against Mike Burley. While in class, Rich's mind keeps wandering back to the mind link he shared with Dey. It is revealed that Dey's starship is 3 times the size of Saturn. As Rider contemplates, his teacher picks him to answer a complicated math problem. As he stammers, Rich suddenly knows the solution and answers it correctly! Later at home, Rich Rider is sitting by his bed wondering about Rhomann Dey when suddenly, the NOVA FORCE explodes from within him!! As the explosion dims, Rich Rider is no longer an average teenager. He has become NOVA!

As he tests his power, Nova discovers that he can fly at super-speed, has super-strength and is invulnerable! He also comes to the realization that he must use these new powers to help others, not himself. Nova then discovers that his helmet can pick up the police radio band! The police are reporting that a monster is attacking the city!

When Nova arrives, he discovers that it is none other than Zorr himself who is attacking New York. During a prolonged battle, Zorr believes it is Rhomann Dey, not Rich Rider, who is fighting him. He also reveals that it was Galactus who destroyed Zorr's homeworld and that Earth's energies will be used to restore his world.

Nova's attention is distracted by the arrival of Mike Burley, Burley's girlfriend Donna-Lee Dover and Ginger Jaye. Nova saves them and turns his attention to Zorr. As they are about to battle, Zorr unwillingly disappears!

Later at home, Rich senses that Rhomann Dey has somehow saved him in a last heroic effort. Back on Dey's ship, we are shown that Rich is correct. Dey, in his last breath, disintegrated Zorr and has left the undetectable starship in Earth orbit for his successor. Rich accepts that it is his destiny to be the man called NOVA!

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