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Nova Collides with Annihilus in Marvel's Annihilation Event One-Shot

Marvel recently announced Annihilation - Scourge, a new cosmic event which will see Nova assemble a team of heroes -- including Silver Surfer, Beta Ray Bill and the Fantastic Four -- to take on a threat from the Negative Zone.

While details about the event have been scarce, plenty of one-shots will spin off from the main series. Now, Matthew Rosenberg -- the writer behind the Annihilation - Scourge: Nova #1 one-shot -- has revealed more information about the upcoming event.

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"I love the Nova Corps and all the Novas," Rosenberg told Newsarama. "But when you need a Nova to save the universe, there is only one choice. Our book follows the pride of Long Island -- Rich Rider. He shows up in the Alpha issue to set the stage, but he is sort of the main driving force of the event in some ways. That doesn't mean we won't see any other Novas. But this is a Rich story, for sure."

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Not only is this a Richard Rider story, it will also see the cosmic hero run into an old foe. "The original Annihilation is the beginning of a really nightmarish time for Nova," the writer continued. "Starting with Annihilation and ending with being trapped in the Cancerverse, Rich has basically fought in one of the biggest wars ever and then been sent to hell. He's back now, but those things took a big toll on him. He doesn't necessarily know what his place in the universe is anymore. He's a long way from the New Warriors and he doesn't really see a way back to that."

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"He's lost a lot and he got lost in the process. So running into your old enemy, who you killed, it's not helping his mental state. But hopefully it helps him find his calling when he comes out of this. If he comes out of it. I'm going to keep doing that," he added.

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ANNIHILATION - SCOURGE OMEGA #1 (WITH DIGITAL CODE)

Written by Matthew Rosenberg

Penciled by Manuel Garcia

Cover by Josemaria Casanovas

Variant Cover by Arthur Adams

In the face of the Annihilation, there is no more room in the cosmos for heroes or villains—only survival.

40 PGS./ONE SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99

ANNIHILATION - SCOURGE: NOVA #1 (WITH DIGITAL CODE)

Written by Matthew Rosenberg

Penciled by Ibraim Roberson

Cover by Josemaria Casanovas

Variant Cover by Eduard PetrovicH

The universe hangs in peril! With no room for old grudges, Nova is forced to team up with one of his most nefarious adversaries – ANNIHILUS! But can Richard Rider trust the ruler of the Negative Zone to fight alongside him—or will this turn into a war with two fronts?40 PGS./ONE SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99

Annihilation: Scourge Alpha #1 releases in November.

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