Nova finds himself on the moon face to face with the Watcher, and Nova has some questions. The watcher points and Nova sees a fleet of spacecraft approaching the Earth.
When Sam returns home he has a conversation with his mother regarding his missing father. She assures Sam that he can openly talk to her about anything. When Sam goes out to his garage he gets a surprise visit from Gamora and Rocket Raccoon. Rocket goes on to explain that he is the reason his father is missing and that he was also sent to give Sam the Nova helmet and the instructions that it provided. Then they start to train Sam in combat.
Rocket warns Nova not to trust anyone, especially his family. Gamora explains that the alien race known as the Chitauri have come in possession of the Ultimate Nullifier and intend to use it to destroy the Earth. They send Sam on a scouting mission and as soon as he reaches Jupiter he is attacked.