During Marvel’s “Next Big Thing” conference call today, the pubilsher announced that starting with July’s issue # 6, “Nova” will now be written by Zeb Wells and drawn by Paco Medina.
The new creative team’s first arc will pick up right around the character’s appearance in “Avengers VS X-Men”.
Departing writer Jeph Loeb stated:
“It’s important that Nova is seen as a character throughout the Marvel Universe, as it is with the Guardians, and as it is with Thanos. In order for that to happen, the best thing is for him to be appearing different places, and handled by a multitude of writers and artists, so they really embrace him, so the characters get shared.”
Series Editor Steve Wacker said that current artist Ed McGuinness will still be providing the covers to “Nova”.
Wells’ run is currently scheduled for five issues.