Famous names: Keith Giffen, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Simon Furman, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Scott Kolins, Renato Arlem, Kev Walker, Jorge Lucas, Gregory Titus, Andrea DiVito.

Crunchy goodness: 4

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Spinoffs/Sequels/Copycats: Two one-shots focus on the Heralds of Galactus after the brutal smackdown they received in the series. In 2007, Marvel launched an ongoing Nova comic and published a followup set of miniseries called Annihilation Conquest. Also, Marvel is publishing What If: Annihilation, which shows what would have happened if the Annihilation Wave had reached Earth.

Sights you'll never unsee: The evil Thanos captures Moondragon, the lesbian daughter of Drax the Destroyer, and rips off her ear to send to Drax.

Elevator pitch: It's like if the Borg teamed up with Darth Vader and Ming the Merciless, and beat the crap out of the Klingons and the Romulans.

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