Review: Nova # 1

Ever since Marvel published its first “Point Now” one-shot back in 2011, fans have been expecting Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness’ “Nova”, this week the first issue finally arrived!  Nova is a character Marvel has tried to bring more exposure to over the last couple years, featuring him in the publisher’s first Infinite Comic, and also the 2012 event series “Avengers vs X-Men”.  The most interesting thing about Nova’s recent high profile appearances is the fact that the man wearing the helmet isn’t Richard Rider, but a new character; Sam Alexander a teenager from Carefree, Arizona.

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“Nova # 1” is Loeb and Mc Guinness at their best. The comic is cinematic in look, and epic in scale. The main characters of the story are clearly defined and developed. The book’s action scenes explode off the pages, due to the careful mastery of the creators involved. There isn’t a more heartfelt or action packed issue on the stands.


Marvel has been promoting their cosmic line of characters lately, claiming they will be more integrated into the mainstream reminding readers why it’s a Marvel Universe. If “Nova # 1” is an example of the standard we can expect from the publisher’s cosmic line, then Fanboys are in for a fun and exciting journey through space!


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Nova # 1 is on sale now, at your local comic book store or on the Marvel Comics app on Apple and Android devices.

Digital reader? Help keep your local comic store in business! Buy a print version of this comic; it costs the same, and comes with a code for a free digital copy!

In Portland? Buy your comics at Floating World Comics located at 400 NW Couch Street Portland, OR 97209 (503) 241-0227


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