Three new issues have been added to the Conundrum: Thunderbolts #115, Nova #3 and the Annihilation: Conquest Prologue. Nova and Penance each appear in two of the issues.
Read on for spoilers and more info.
Thunderbolts #115 concludes the first story arc with Penance and the new Thunderbolts team. He doesn’t do too much in the battle with Steel Spider, American Eagle and Sepulchre, and kicks himself pretty hard because of it, afterward. It’s about 5 pages in total. Not really crucial.
Nova #5 stars Nova, of course, and also features Rich’s first look at his old teammate as Penance, who is in about half of the issue. There isn’t too much interaction between them in the battle during the first scene, but the two have a pretty good talk towards the end of the issue. Definitely worth picking up.
Finally, Nova has a pretty small appearance in Annihilation: Conquest Prologue. He calls in to check on Peter Quill for less than a page and a half just before it all hits the fan. It’s not really a necessary appearance. All it really establishes is that Nova and Peter have kept in touch since the first Annihilation event, and that Nova and Peter provide good exposition for readers when chatting. A good issue but not essential for Nova or New Warriors fans.
Also, I’ve made some corrections to Barry and Sofia’s pages. Much thanks to Jeph! Check out his latest article for Marvel Spotlight in the recent “Fantastic Four and Silver Surfer” issue, where he provides a great list for the “Top Thing Stories of All Time”.
Just as a reminder, new comics next week come out on Thursday for US readers. Happy 4th of July!