Nova #6

Nova #6

Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 17, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 3
7.5Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Now that we've seen his origin, there's only one thing standing between Nova and being an Avenger?He needs to ask his mom.

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 18, 2013

    Issue #6 proves that Nova is in very capable hands with the new creative team and the title is continuing to move in entertaining directions. The balance between hero life and home life will be seemingly be a large component of Nova going forward, and as long as it is written and penciled this well, it is by all means welcome! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 17, 2013

    Armed with a new creative team, it's difficult to think of a book that's had more improvement over the past month than Nova. Focusing less on the flashy trappings of the Marvel cosmic universe, Wells and Medina wisely bring Sam Alexander down to earth, making him a much more likable, endearing and three-dimensional character in the process. With this sort of emotional resonance, it will be much easier for readers to get excited about the high-octane space fisticuffs as this series barrels ahead. If Wells and Medina can keep getting us to root for Sam and his family like they have this issue, the sky is the limit for Marvel's Human Rocket. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jul 18, 2013

    Nova #6 is in all honesty a really good issue that has the wit and charm to earn a place on any fanboy or fangirls pull-list. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Jul 18, 2013

    Creative changes can bring a series down sometimes, but this doesn't seem to be one of the cases. Nova is in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jul 19, 2013

    Well the opening arc of Nova is over, and with that a big team switch, which is more than okay in my book. Taking over for Loeb and McGuinness are the killer team of Zeb Wells and Paco Medina. And on top of that, the story has jumped ahead in time to be a little more current. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 22, 2013

    There's some nice moments here between Sam and his mother as well as the foreshadowing of just how screwed up the young man's life will become the longer he plays super-hero. It's a nice issue, but it's certainly not a must-read. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Jul 23, 2013

    It's a subdued start from Nova's new creative team but a decent one, and it lays a solid foundation for what's to come. Even at half-strength Nova remains brimming with good ideas and a fresh-faced attitude towards super-heroics and with Wells and Medina at the helm it looks like the best is yet to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Jul 19, 2013

    Overall this was another good issue that does everything it set out to do. Though no one will be bowled over by this particular issue, it's a good addition to the growing story overall. I think that fans of Peter Parker will especially like this book as Sam Alexander starts to come into his own as a hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 21, 2013

    "Nova" #6 is a fun comic -- above average and takes a tough situation and makes it work. I think Wells and Medina might have only had one issue to sell their taking over of "Nova" to its existing readers; the good news is that I feel they've succeeded. If only all creative team transitions were so smooth. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Player Effort - Adedayo Olomodosi Jul 22, 2013

    With the early creative team change, Nova #6 was able to keep what we have come to expect for the series.It has a few rough points to it but, these can be easily smoothed out with the upcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Jul 18, 2013

    “Nova” has worked so far because it managed to marry the teen superhero trying to learn responsibility that Marvel Comics have had on lock since 1962 and grand space opera adventure that made the Cosmic line so engaging. Except here, only lip service is paid to the latter which is why it feels sadly lacking as an issue. It feels like #1 material except we're at #6 and the title feels like it should have progressed beyond were it is right now. Hopefully, this is just teething problems for an otherwise good issue that will sort itself out as Wells and Medina get settled in. “Nova” should really be taking it's place beside the original “Amazing Spider-Man” issues and Miles Morales' “Ultimate Spider-Man” issues in the hall of fame of teenage superhero coming of age stories. Hopefully, one day, it'll get there. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Aug 31, 2013

    Unfortunately the art is not up to the quality of past issues which is not entirely Medina's fault. Some of the best parts of the series so far have been when Sam is allowed to use his powers and fly off into space but because of Wells' script he isn't able to show this aspect off. However the shortcomings that can be attributed to Medina are that his pencils lack any real textures which make the work come off as very flat and disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 20, 2013

    Paco Medina’s art is rather lacking. The facial expressions he pencils are entirely too overblown, plus each face looks dirty, as if Sam and the rest of the cast need to wash themselves. The pencils are also stagnant, there’s no movement to them at all. A book like Nova needs art that moves at a brisk pace. Medina’s work is rushed, it comes off too still for something as action oriented as Nova. I think Zeb Wells writing would be better served by another artist. Read Full Review

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