Richard Rider Is Back And When He Makes His Roaring Return To The Marvel Universe, It Changes Everything For Sam Alexander How Will The Young Nova Cope With His Predecessor S Unfathomable Homecoming Is Earth Big Enough For Two Nova Helmet Wearing Protectors Strap In, True Believer, You Ve Never Seen A Nova Book Like This Before Action Meets Romance As Sam Goes On A Date With The New Girl In School, While Rich Reconnects With An Old Flame The Guardian Of The Galaxy Called Gamora But All The While, The Truth Of Rich S Time In The Cancerverse Is Festering In The Background And It Is Dangerous It S The Comeback You Ve All Been Waiting For But Will It Be A Happy Ending, Or A Terrifying New Beginning Collecting Nova The original Nova from Earth, Rich Ryder, is back and teaming up with the new Nova, Sam Alexander It s a shame they don t do much than fight amorphous cancer monsters There s not a whole lot of story here and it feels stretched out to fill the 7 issue run of the book I hate Ramon Perez s art He draws Sam to look like he s 8, not 15. I absolutely flarkin LOVED this book It was funny, exciting, horrifying, touching, charming as heck, had great artwork even the issue with a fill in artist and featured the return of one of my all time favourite characters It pretty much ticked all my boxes and I can t ask for much than that You ll have to excuse me now as I have to cut eyeholes in a bucket and pretend to fly around the house with it on my head Such a shame this series got canned because this is finally a really fucking great story with Sam So Rich is back Oh, who s Rich He was the Nova before Sam took over He had died a few years back So now that he s returned he s trying to find his place He s so confused with all the other Marvel heroes being so young, and different, that he feels misplaced However, when he starts getting into the groove of things everything is seeming to settle OR IS IT Of course not Bad shit has to happen So Sam and Rich team up to become the last duo Novas of the universe Good I LOVE the art in this Just enough style, yet everything flows so smooth, and everyone looks great I really love Jeff s writing here, so natural and easy, and Sam and Rich together will give you a few laughs Then add in the fact the story is actually pretty touching and a bit sad but hopeful it hits all the right notes The ending also leaves it open for some great stories Bad It got canned and that pisses me off This is some of the most fun I ve had all year reading comics The pacing is wonderful, the fights are fun, but most of all the characters are truly kickass I highly recommend this wonderful little series, for it feels complete, and well worth reading The best Nova story I read so far 4.5 out of 5. Richard Rider returns But what is that evil behind his eyes, turning his skin gray and dark And just how did he escape the Cancerverse anyway Throw in Sam dating someone new, Rich trying to reconnect and hook up with Gamora, and some of the answers to questions we ve had since Annihilation, and you have an action packed Volume that puts Earth back under the protection of two Novas Recommend, for Nova fans Are we seeing the beginning of the return of the Nova Corps Read as single issues It s been a long time coming, but after the final few issues of the previous Nova series, Richard Rider is back But he s not well, and the Cancerverse isn t about to let him go that easily Plus Sam Alexander isn t about to give up the mantle of Nova that easily can the world handle two Novas I have to give Jeff Loveness and Ramon Perez a hell of a lot of credit for this story In seven issues, he manages to reintroduce Rich Rider to the world, tell a cohesive story that explains how and why Rich was able to return, as well as tie in Sam and his own problems, plus the Guardians of the Galaxy and a dollop of Nova action along the way I ve been a fan of both Novas for a long time, and this story really does them both justice Such a shame that it didn t last as long as it could have.Co writer Ramon Perez pencils most of this story, with some aid from Scott Hepburn in the final few issues His loose pencils and Ian Herring s out of this world colour palette both ground the story in a very human setting and enhance the outer space Cancerverse scenes beyond the usual.I hope both Novas don t get benched for too long I also wish they d gotten a Generations one shot, since they re built for a story like that, as this volume shows Considering how much the world seemed to want Rich Rider back, this story really flew under the radar, and that s a damn shame. Richard Rider, the original Nova, comes back to Earth where he meets Sam Alexander, the new Nova Rich has a quick fight and a bit of romance with Gamora before the details of his escape from the Cancerverse leak out The two heroes return to set things right.This graphic novel reintroduces the original Nova to the modern marvel universe and not much else. Caveat I m new to Nova as a superhero Or intergalactic protector Or whatever he would go by So, I was happily entranced with the first half of Nova Resurrection, where the character s of Nova are introduced as full human beings with real lives and interests, not just some stock character that s been bouncing around the Marvelverse for years.For a first time reader, this kind of thing is great I knew Resurrection was kind of a standalone tale, but I was worried I d be stepping into the deep end Not so There s even a touching issue that contrasts how a date goes between the young and old Nova It s well paced, deeply revealing, and contains very little intergalactic drama I adored it.And then the second half of Nova Resurrection kicks in, where old Nova gets stuck in the oh boy Cancerverse because he apparently did something awful there in a different Nova series entirely It was all going so well I was in the shallow end, having a great time Then I was thrust into the weird deep end of Nova lore and barely found myself able to tread water Ultimately, the Cancerverse thing is somewhat explained, but not satisfactorily, and the art goes from being beautiful and easy to follow to slapdash and gross I mean, it is the Cancerverse, but the fight scenes for multiple issues consist of Nova blasting away at like, chunks of flesh It s well rendered, sure, but not cool And as a first time reader, I kinda desire some coolness. Legendary Nova Richard Rider returns to the Marvel Universe in Nova Resurrection But how did he escape the Cancerverse and if he made it out, did anything else creep back with him Nova Resurrection reads kinda like Green Lantern Rebirth in that the Novas Corps are like Marvel s Green Lantern Corps and Rich Rider is Marvel s Hal Jordan the best known character who wore the mantle, died, and got brought back Except Jeff Loveness and Ramon Perez are both better storytellers than Geoff Johns so Nova Resurrection is a finer book than Green Lantern Rebirth though not by much For a seven issue book, there ain t a lot of story Rich meets current Nova Sam Alexander, they fight a tentacle monster, Rich is reunited with Cosmo and Gamora, they fight some bounty hunters on Knowhere, fight another tentacle monster the imagination , and Rich s escape from the Cancerverse is finally revealed It s fairly generic stuff for a superhero comic Maybe it d all mean if I gave a crap about Rich Rider but the character doesn t mean a whole lot to me so nostalgia didn t really factor into my reading experience I ve never found the Novas that interesting anyway Once they put the helms on they seem fairly invincible, which is the case here, so any dramatic tension goes out the window once that happens The romance subplot unexpectedly got me and I liked the subtle silent pages where Sam and Lina start dating contrasted with Rich and Gamora reigniting their old relationship it was sweet without being schmaltzy and added some humanity to the characters Perez s art is always a joy to see too though it would ve been nice if he d drawn all seven issues instead of five, if only for consistency, though Scott Hepburn s art for the Cancerverse issues wasn t bad either Nova Resurrection isn t the most gripping or memorable read but it s well written and drawn and I found it entertaining enough Obviously though this one s really for Rich Rider fans. I m very happy to see Rich back I mean, he saved the whole dang universe like three times basically all in his lonesome while Peter Quill was still feeling sorry for himself , but this was a weirdly disjointed story that was kind of all over the place I can only assume it s because the creative team were told Marvel was canceling the book while they were in the middle of doing the fourth or fifth issue Still Sam and Rich together have this pretty neat siblings thing going on But since there s currently no Nova, I assume Sam s dad will just stay lost for the foreseeable future unless this gets picked up in Champions at some point and Rich will just go back to limbo which is still many orders of magnitude better than the Cancerverse.
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- 112 pages
- Nova: Resurrection
- Jeff Loveness
- 20 March 2019 Jeff Loveness