I was more than a little disappointed that Paul Pelletier had been announced as the regular Nova artist starting with this issue. That's not to say I dislike Pelletier's work; I was just very enamored with the work artists like Wellington Alves and Brian Denham had been turning in. Pelletier isn't quite as talented in the area of figure work as artists like Alves. Especially after ogling Alex Maleev's cover for several minutes, Pelletier's version of Nova doesn't quite measure up. Where the artist does succeed is in the landscape of the Phalanx homeworld. Pelletier throws out some trippy visuals in this issue, which perfectly complement the off-kilter nature of Abnett and Lanning's storytelling. However reluctantly, I'm willing to trade a sleeker, sexier Nova for more of Pelletier's crazy visuals. Of course, with Pelletier quickly leaving to join Guardians of the Galaxy, maybe my old favorites will get a chance to shine once more. As long as this series sticks around with Abnett and La Read Full Review
Don't get me wrong, this still a great book, but Nova still has the virus, there's nothing new to do with Conquest and we're basically where we were four or five months ago in terms of story progression. Well written and great art, but kind of like filler at the same time. Doesn't affect my love for this series, but, objectively, I think it's a little hard to justify calling this a Must Read when so little happens. Read Full Review
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