Nova #1
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Nova #1

Writer: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Artist: Wellinton Alves Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 11, 2007 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
6.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

In the wake of the Annihilation Wave, a desperate galaxy cries out for law and order. In the past, an army of peacekeeping Centurions delivered stability. But the Nova Corps are dead and gone - now there is only Richard Rider, the man called Nova.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Apr 15, 2007

    My only real concern is that exploring Novas reaction to events in the Marvel Universe may not provide enough substance to carry an ongoing series (and Im certainly less than enthused by the suggestion that well be mired in Iron Man/Registration Act nonsense next issue). That said, this is a good start, and if Abnett and Lanning have some good plot ideas in mind for the future, theres no reason why this title cant be a success. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Apr 15, 2007

    Nova #1 was a great start to this new series. Abnett and Lanning did a nice job with providing a quality story and Chen compliments it with some nice artwork. Nova #1 should appeal to readers who like action as well as readers who enjoy a little bit more substance to their comic books. I would definitely recommend that readers give Nova a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Aronson Apr 15, 2007

    I dont really know how to endorse this series based on the first issue, as the next few will take place on Earth and the following four will crossover with the next Annihilation event, though I suppose most people buying this issue will be fans of Annihilation. Its one issue of Rich Rider in space doing not-particularly-original-but-perfectly-competent space hero things. Just be prepared for some blazing nipple action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Handley Apr 15, 2007

    This is an enjoyable issue but lacks a certain je ne sais quoi to make it a great one. The title character shows promise, and it will be interesting to see what direction Abnett and Lanning take him in. Right now I find myself eagerly awaiting the next instalment to hopefully see Nova give Iron Man a much deserved smack-down. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Apr 15, 2007

    I was hoping Nova would be a good comic book for space-spanning, swashbuckling adventures. I had also hoped Nova would be free from the shenanigans of Marvels Big Stupid Event. I guess I should have known better. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Apr 15, 2007

    However, Im sure there are people who will thoroughly enjoy this tale of clunky exposition, corny dialog, and mindless fight scenes. After all, I understand professional wrestling is one of the SciFi Channels most-watched shows. All I can say is, de gustibus non est disputant. Read Full Review

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