Annihilation: Conquest - Quasar #1 coverPress Release

Launched by the Prologue that calls a "Must Read," summer's biggest sci-fi epic, Annihilation: Conquest, continues with the pulse-pounding Annihilation: Conquest - Quasar #1 (of 4), as Phyla-Vell-- the daughter of Captain Marvel--takes center stage. Written by Christos Gage (Wizard Magazine's "2007 Writer to Watch") and penciled by Mike Lilley (Vampirella), this four-issue limited series follows the quest of Phyla and her companion, the former Avenger known as Moondragon, to obtain the mysterious key to halting the seemingly unstoppable conquest of the universe. Having recently gained the Quantum Bands, but still struggling to master their incredible power, Quasar desperately races across the now-occupied Kree Empire...with a deadly foe (familiar to Avengers fans) hot on her trail!

"Dark sci-fi and epic fantasy collide head-on in Quasar #1," says Gage, "but what makes it resonate with me is that there's a compelling character story at the heart of it all. The new Quasar must live up to two heroic legacies -- both Wendell Vaughn, who wore the Quantum Bands before her, and her father, Captain Marvel, are legends throughout the galaxy. It's my hope that not only will fans of cosmic action enjoy this book, but that anyone who likes heroic fiction of any type, from 'Lord Of The Rings' to 'Star Wars' will get caught up in the quest as well."

"Christos Gage knows how to deliver character-driven action, Mike Lily excels in dynamic and lush visuals, and cover artist Matt Wilson is one of the gaming world's top talents," says editor Bill Rosemann. "Add it all up and you have an intense adventure that mixes all the things we love about fantasy and sci-fi into an epic at the heart of Annihilation: Conquest."

Phyla-Vell struggles to accept her new powers and the weight of her legacy, can she find a way to save the universe...or will she too be crushed by the new enemies revealed in Annihilation: Conquest--Prologue?

Penciled by MIKE LILLY
Rated T+ ...$2.99
FOC-6/28/07, On-Sale-7/18/07

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