Writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning spoke with Comic Book Resources about Annihilation: Conquest – Prologue, a one-shot with art by Mike Perkins, and the ongoing Nova series. Issues #4-7 continues a portion of the Annihilation: Conquest storyline. A look at black and white pages by Perkins is included.
About the Prologue, the writing pair known as DnA stated:
“The ‘Prologue’ focuses squarely on Quasar (and Moondragon) and Star-Lord. It’s partly a ‘you are here’ to center the reader after ‘Annihilation,’ and bring everyone up to speed on current events and situations. But it’s also where everything kicks off in the most shocking way. And yes, there’s a ‘don’t blink or you’ll miss it’ appearance of the mysterious Wraith.”
About Nova’s involvement in the Conquest event starting with July’s issue #4, they said:
“Rich is going to be even more driven than usual, and even more beset by internal conflicts,” DnA explained. “He’s also going to have a bad case of ‘oh no, not again!’ Nova’s four-issue arc will be very tough, very fast paced (even by his standards) and have some big consequences for him and the fate of the entire Marvel Universe. It’s safe to say he’s never been in so much danger.”
About the future of Nova’s ongoing, the article stated:
With the amount of danger Richard Rider is in and Abnett and Lanning writing the “Annihilation: Conquest” mini-series some readers might be wondering what’s going on with the “Nova” ongoing series following issue #7. The series will continue to be published and DnA revealed that issues #8 and beyond of “Nova” will be indirectly linked to “Conquest.”