Written by: David Anthony Kraft, Marv Wolfman Art by: Sal Buscema, Bob Hall, Carmine Infantino, Keith Pollard Cover by: Rich Buckler
Collects Nova (1976) #13-19, Defenders (1972) #62-64, Fantastic Four Annual #12 and Marvel Two-In-One Annual #3.
The second stage of the Human Rocket! Launch into more high-velocity heroics with teenage everyman turned cosmic crusader Rich Rider, the original Nova! Thrill as Nova battles classic Marvel villains Sandman and the Yellow Claw – as well as the alien Monitors, the mysterious Inner Circle and the Darkforce-powered madman Blackout! All this and the debut of new hero Crime-Buster, team-ups with Nick Fury and the Thing, and a desperate decision at home when Rich’s own father is ensnared in an underworld scheme! Plus: Nova joins the Defenders alongside an awesome array of offbeat heroes like Black Goliath, Captain Ultra, Iron Fist, Jack of Hearts, Havok and Polaris! And the Fantastic Four take on Nova’s greatest foe, the Sphinx!
Written by: Marv Wolfman Art by: John Buscema, Sal Buscema, John Byrne, Carmine Infantino, Keith Pollard Cover by: Carmine Infantino
Collects Nova (1976) #20-25; Fantastic Four (1961) #204-206, 208-214.
Nova’s sensational ’70s series comes to a close, but that’s not the end of his story! Nova faces the Corruptor, Diamondhead and Dr. Sun before blasting into space to tackle the Sphinx! But when the shape-shifting Skrulls attack, old enemies must forge alliances to survive…and when Xandar’s Queen Adora begs the Fantastic Four for help, the stage is set for a cosmic battle across time and space! The Sphinx is ready to conquer the world, and Mr. Fantastic knows of only one opponent who can stop him: Galactus! But with the FF rapidly aging thanks to a Skrull weapon, do the heroes have enough time left to find him? And do Nova and the Champions of Xandar have what it takes to save their adopted planet from the Skrull armada?