Driven to regain his dignity and burdened by the fate of Xandar, Nova faces the Annihilation Wave head on and unleashes the full power of the Nova Force! But is that enough against such a vast force of cosmic destruction? And if it isn't, who will stand with him in that last battle? Quasar? Drax?
Annihilus kills Quasar but Nova, Drax and Cammi escape.
Nova and Quasar attack Annihilus's command ship to allow the refuges escape. Annihilus kills Quasar and takes possession of the Quatum Bands. Nova, with the Worldmind, provide Annihilus with his first defeat.