Marvel is proud to announce that NOVA #4, written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (ANNIHILATION: NOVA) and drawn by Sean Chen (IRON MAN), has sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at the retail level). This sell-out marks the fourth straight time that Nova has rocketed out of stores immediately—and things are only getting more intense! Nova #4’s stunning conclusion found Richard Rider, the last remaining member of the Nova Corps, seemingly dead at the hands of Phalanx.

“We can't believe we've sold out 4 issues in a row, that's fantastic. It just goes to show how many loyal fans of the Human Rocket there are out there.” said Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. “We hope the twists and surprises are still keeping everyone entertained, and judging from the ending of issue #4 you can bet there are some real shocks on the way as Nova finds himself--or should that be herself ?--involved in Annihilation: Conquest!”

“Four for four? Who would have thunk it?” added editor Bill Rosemann. “Actually, with the amazing Annihilation launching pad, the Initiative tie-in issues, the strong reviews and word of mouth, maybe we should have seen this coming. A tip of the Nova helmet to the amazing work of writers Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, penciler Sean Chen, inker Scott Hanna, colorist Guru eFX, letterer Cory Petit, cover artist Adi Granov and new team mate artist Brian Denham. Whether you’re reading the entire Annihilation: Conquest story or not, we appreciate every reader that’s joining the wild ride. On second thought, why aren’t you reading the entire Annihilation: Conquest story? Come on, people! It’s got knights and gunslingers and raccoons!”

Jesse Shedeen of calls Nova #4 a “must read,” saying that it’s “easily the best issue of the series so far…This same creative team helped cement the original Nova mini-series as Annihilation's best tie-in, and they seemed poised already to do the same with this arc.”

With Marvel’s break-out hit NOVA continuing to garner support from critics and fans alike (not to mention four straight sell-outs), Marvel is advising retailer’s to check their orders for upcoming issues of this hit series. Is Ko-Rel the new Nova…and the galaxy’s last hope? And is Richard Rider truly dead? Find out more in Marvel’s newest hit series, NOVA!

Please note that Marvel has no plans to go back to press on NOVA #4 at this time.

NOVA #5 (JUN072139)
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC—7/19/07, On-Sale—8/8/07