Nova #1

Nova #1

Writer: Sean Ryan Artist: Cory Smith Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
5.9Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

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TWO NOVAS?!?! Sam Alexander's missing father is finally back and the two are making adventure a family business. With their Nova helmets that enable them to fly and shoot energy beams, they're policing the Milky Way with their Nova Corps of two. But is everything what it seems? And if that weren't enough, Sam is also now an Avenger!
Rated T

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Booster G Nov 9, 2015

    I give this one 5 stars because it was entertaining and kept me intrigued enough that I will keep reading them for the future. I also would like to point out that with all the different adult books out there this book is a bit of both. There is enough violence to keep us entertained but no extreme blood or guts to make it not suitable for all ages. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Rainbow Hub - W.B. Xavier Nov 7, 2015

    The art by Cory Smith is solid, and reminds me somewhat of Marcus To's style. Smith excells in particular during the action scenes.While Nova hasn't quite hit the ground running for me like Captain America: Sam Wilson, it is nonetheless off to a strong start, and I hope it continues to improve in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed May 11, 2016

    This isn't a strong first issue. It's got a serious pacing problem and wastes a lot of the reader's time. It's funny how reviews come in pairs, sometimes. If you read my take on Black Panther #1 this afternoon, it's almost the exact opposite of that. Twenty pages of meaningless build up and a twist worthy of M. Night Shyamalan at the end is not how to tell a story… Let's hope the real arch actually gets rolling in issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 5, 2015

    Overall, the comic just lacked excitement for me. That's it really. For a first issue, I'm hoping for something to grab me, and make me want to come back, and other than that last panel, the issue lacked it for me. The suburbs have a reputation of lacking excitement, and this superhero family in the suburbs embodies that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 9, 2015

    Ultimately, it's too soon to say whether or not this iteration of Nova is going to achieve the liftoff that its previous volumes could not. Reminding me a bit of the "New 52"'s take on Firestorm: The Nuclear Men, there's a lot of narrative potential between two men with the same power set but two radically different perspectives on how to use it. But in order to make that premise work, Ryan is going to have to work overtime to make Sam a fully-realized and likeable character. If he can give Sam and Jesse some flaws, some edge, and a stronger perspective gained from their time apart, this could go from an average series to a great one. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Nov 5, 2015

    The debut of the Sam Alexander Nova era in 2013 had a really special feel to it - like you were reading the origin of one of the next important Marvel characters. Now, two years later the series is relaunching with a new number 1, but this one just doesn't feel special anymore. In fact, it falls flat. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 6, 2015

    "Nova" #1 is a rough start to a new series; it feels like many things that worked in the previous series aren't present here, and the ideas that were carried over aren't quite lining up properly. For a legacy character who's really come into his own over the past few years, this comic feels like a bit of a misstep. Hopefully, a course correction will be just around the bend. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Nov 6, 2015

    After an incredible 'Marvel NOW!' series that developed Sam Alexander into an engaging character, Sean Ryan's new Nova ongoing is about the blandest comic book of the month if not the year. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    RustonLF Nov 17, 2015

    Nova has the feel of books that were being released in the late 80's and early 90's. Ryan focuses on a character as he tries to balance life and being a superhero. Simple themes of the book are established with future events presented in a cliffhanger. I am sure that most new readers have moved on to stories with higher stakes and more harder action, but I for one like the classic feel of this story.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Dec 4, 2015

    Enjoyable, well composed, establishes the characters and set up in an entertaining way. Good first issue.

  • 7.5
    Uldogi Nov 5, 2015

  • 7.5
    BBzdick May 27, 2016

  • 5.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Nov 5, 2015

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