Collecting NOVA #1-12 and NOVA ANNUAL #1. Exploding from the pages of ANNIHILATION! In the wake of the devastating Annihilation Wave, a desperate galaxy cries out for law and order. In the past, an army of peacekeeping Centurions delivered peace. But the Nova Corps are dead and gone - now there is only Richard Rider, the young man called Nova. Now he has near limitless power, but can a lone human police an entire universe? Encountering threats both on Earth and on worlds far away, Nova must do all he can to bring punishment to the wicked, help to the oppressed and justice for all! Plus: What is the haunted place called Knowhere? Who are Xarth's Mightiest Heroes? Why will the new character named Cosmo quickly become one of your favorites? Oh?and what well-known CONQUEST characters are hot on our hero's trail? As Nova enters the final phase of his epic quest for the key to defeating the Phalanx, the lone Centurion faces his darkest hour. Also featuring a special standalone thriller that traps Nova and Gamora, the universe's most dangerous woman, together - and also the big return of the New Mutants' Warlock.