Fan favorite writer Al Ewing will craft "The Last Annihilation," a summer storyline affecting Marvel’s cosmic titles, the company announced.  After building toward it since last year’s Empyre, the foe for the storyline will be introduced in Guardians of the Galaxy #15 on June 23, with the event kicking off in #16 on July 21.  On July 28, the story will continue in S.W.O.R.D. #7, with more to come.

In Guardians of the Galaxy #16, the new foe will put five different planets under siege in a galaxy-wide attack.  S.W.O.R.D. #7 immediately follows the Hellfire Gala (see "’Preview: Hellfire Gala’ Covers"), as Victor Von Doom is sticking around for dinner with an old friend when "The Last Annihilation" hits.

Both issues are written by Al Ewing.  Art on Guardians of the Galaxy #16 is by Juan Friger, with cover by Brett Booth.  S.W.O.R.D. #7 has art and cover by Valerio Schiti.

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