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What Happened to Rich Rider? Find Out in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18 – an ORIGINAL SIN tie-in!


This August, the burning question of what happened to one of the greatest heroes of in the Marvel Universe finally gets answered in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18 – an Original Sin tie-in! New York Times Bestselling creators Brian Michael Bendis and Ed McGuinness bring you the blockbuster answer to the question on everyone’s mind:

What happened to Richard Rider?

“We have literally been dropping hints since the Guardians guest-starred in Avengers Assemble,” says Brian Michael Bendis in an interview with Marvel.com. “I have known exactly what we were doing with this from the moment I agreed to do the book, but I thought it would be best to slow burn the reveal.”

Nova, the Human Rocket – once one of the greatest heroes in the Marvel Universe, gone in a flash. Side-by-side with Star-Lord, Nova fought valiantly to save the entire universe from encroaching death. Sealed in a twisted and horrific version of our own universe, Richard Rider sacrificed everything to prevent the onslaught of Thanos. 

The true story of that sacrifice has never been told. Though Star-Lord and Thanos miraculously returned, Nova was nowhere to be found. The truth behind his absence kept a closely guarded secret between two bitter enemies. A secret that will finally be revealed!

“Not only does this reveal answer a question for diehard readers, it also tells something about the character to newer readers,” continued Bendis.

“This is a story Brian Bendis has been dying to tell for several years,” says Executive Editor Mike Marts. ”Now that time is finally here and we can’t wait for readers to find out what happened to Richard Rider!”

How did Star-Lord and Thanos escape their hellish imprisonment? And why did Nova not return with them? The explosive last stand of Richard Rider begins now! No fan can afford to miss the blockbuster GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18!

The Quest for Nightcrawler Comes to a Close in AMAZING X-MEN #6!


This April, the journey comes to its end as the blockbuster Quest for Nightcrawler arc reaches its epic conclusion in AMAZING X-MEN #6. From critically acclaimed creators Jason Aaron and Cameron Stewart – they have battled the very forces of hell to return Kurt to his rightful place beside the X-Men, and his resurrection is within reach. But to defeat Azazel and his demonic hordes – Kurt will have to sacrifice everything! Plus – don’t miss the confrontation that will have everyone talking: Nightcrawler vs. Mystique on the grounds of the Jean Grey School. You  do not want to miss the epic conclusion when AMAZING X-MEN #6 hits comic shops this April!

Amazing X-Men – Set out to find Nightcrawler


This November, Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness assemble an elite team to recover the heart of the X-Men from beyond the veil in an all-new ongoing series.
In the wake of X-Men: Battle of the Atom, Wolverine smells brimstone on the air and heeds the anguished plea of a long lost friend. Nightcrawler cries out from the afterlife, and only the AMAZING X-MEN can answer.

In life, Nightcrawler exploited his ability to disappear and reappear within the same sulfur-shrouded instant. For his comrades in the X-Men, the merry teleporter, their swashbuckling elf, never more remained more than a blink and a “Bamf!” away. Then came Messiah CompleX and a selfless act of sacrifice. Their friend vanished, seemingly for good, to his eternal reward.


Thank You, Veterans!


Today is a solemn day, a reminder.
Freedom from tyranny has a cost, a high one indeed.
Originally called Armistice Day, the holiday to honor our war veterans began with Germany signing the peace agreement with the Allies of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Later in the 1950’s, Congress decided to expand Armistice Day to include all veterans and changed the name to Veterans Day.
Other countries Allied with the United States in World War I have specific holidays as well on November 11th, taking a day to remember their military.

Thank you, veterans of the armed forces and your families who sacrifice so much—those who have come before, serve now, and have given the ultimate price for our freedom.

You are honored every day.

Marvel Studios Update: Thor, Iron Man & Ant-Man


A ton of Marvel Studios news for you, from "Thor: The Dark World" to "Iron Man 3" and "Ant-Man," all right here on Marvel.com!

First up is the official release date for "Ant-Man," directed by Edgar Wright, which will hit theaters on November 6, 2015!

Next, both "Iron Man 3" and "Thor: The Dark World" will receive 3D releases on May 3, 2013 and November 8, 2013, respectively. But that’s not all–we’ve also got the official plot synopsis for Thor’s next cinematic adventure!

Check out the full synopsis below, and as always, stay tuned to Marvel.com for more on your favorite big screen heroes!

Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s "Thor" and "Marvel’s The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

And don’t forget that "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" hits theaters on April 4, 2014 and "Guardians of the Galaxy" soars on August 1, 2014!