- Okay, let's review. Your ride is toast. I'm Nova. You're dead. Allow me to demonstrate.
- -- Nova
Appearing in "What's Next"
- Auditor (First appearance)
- Nova Corps (Mentioned)
- Annihilus (Mentioned)
- Spaceknights (Mentioned)
- Imperial Kree Army (Cameo)
Races and Species:
- Turakis (First appearance)
- Xandar (Mentioned)
- Halexa (First appearance)
- Kano System (First appearance)
- Annihilation War (Mentioned)
Synopsis for "What's Next"
Nova has arrived on the planet Turakis, where its own defensive weapon, a giant armored beast called Planetfall has gone amok. The inhabitants are pleased to see him but are dismayed that he is the only Nova centurion left. He engages Planetfall, defeating it in one fell swoop, stunning the Turakians. After the fight, he shocks them even more when he reveals that he is a the last Centurion after the war against Annihilus.
He then heads to a Kree outworld called Halexa, under attacks by N-Zone bugs from a stray Annihilation Wave ship. Nova angrily takes them out, before Worldmind tells him to destroy their transport before more could spawn.
He then responds to a distress call from a drifting space station, having been lost six months since the Annihilation War, its entire crew dead from suffocation and shivering. Enraged and saddened that he failed to save them, Rider angrily responds to the next call but he hits a super gravitational event, knocking him from the stargate, where he crashes right into Earth's moon.
Meanwhile on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, S.H.I.E.L.D detects Nova's approach as an UFO with a power level of at least 12. Direct Iron Man/Tony Stark declares that they are dealing with a powerful threat.
- This issue is reprinted in comics and other books, see references for info. 
- First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
- Nova: Annihilation - Conquest TPB #1
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