Nova #8

Nova #8

Event\Storyline: Infinity Writer: Zeb Wells Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 25, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Infinity tie-in!
•  Nova's first taste of the power of a mad cosmic god threatens to--blah blah blah... Look, NovaNauts, this one's huge! Get it before we make a movie out of it!

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 27, 2013

    Nova #8 does an excellent job of staying true to the primary series while also introducing elements of Infinity. The expected humour and lightheartedness is still present and Sam is as fun to read as ever. The stakes have risen immensely for the young Nova and I am excited to see what is in store for him next, both with respect to Infinity and the ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 27, 2013

    As Kaldera is sent to deal with Nova and Nova deals with Speedball and Justice (although he doesn't suit up in this issue), Wells gives readers enough hope to hold on to for a month or so. Sleepy Carefree, Arizona is about to get pretty wild and I would think all of the extraterrestrial happenings there might start to raise some eyebrows. "Nova" has been an enjoyable read since its relaunch and "Nova" #8 has done nothing to diffuse that. As "Infinity" tie-in adventures go, this one might have the least direct connection, but it makes up for that in celebrating the fact that Nova is a hero growing into the role that will one day require him to be much more involved in mega-crossover events. For now, "Nova" #8 just continues to build a great little story about a kid learning the meaning of power and responsibility. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Oct 2, 2013

    Nova is a fun book with a great creative team. As this book goes on, the reader will become more attached to this young Nova as he starts to learn just what it takes to be a hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 4, 2013

    Although the issue is an Infinity tie-in, I was able to follow the story easily without having to pick up Marvel's latest event comic. Nova #8 continues the mix of action and humor that served the title well, but Kalendra is going to have to do more to impress me than what we get here if she's going to be a major threat to Nova next month. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 25, 2013

    Paco Medina's art is more mixed in that his style seems far better suited for Nova's earthly, slapstick-infused adventures than it does the cosmic spectacle of Thanos and his forces. Characters like Corvus Glaive and Proxima Midnight lack the imposing presence they display in other books. A more uniform problem is the fact that Medina's facial work is stiff and lifeless. Characters either have open or closed mouths -- that's about it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Sep 27, 2013

    This book continues to be a book I enjoy quite a bit, especially when it's really just focusing on Sam Alexander as a neophyte hero trying to figure out his way. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Stuart Conover Sep 29, 2013

    Here's hoping that issue #10 will finally cause this series to truly start living up to it's potential because I don't know if I'll be able to keep reading it much past that if my attention isn't finally hooked. Read Full Review

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