Nova #17

Event\Storyline: Secret Invasion Writer: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning Artist: Wellinton Alves, Geraldo Borges Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 24, 2008 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

SECRET INVASION TIE-IN Back on Earth in the middle of the biggest and most insidious alien invasion ever, Richard Rider battles to safeguard the only people he can trust... his family!

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 20, 2008

    This issue is pretty awesome overall, consisting of equal parts alien-fighting, family bonding, classic superhero stuff and some loving tributes to the late Mark Gruenwald. The entire Project Pegasus portion of the storyline recalls Mark's work on Quasar's own book in the 90's, and the new head of Pegasus is a dead ringer for him, as well as sharing his name. It's also good to see Nova contrasted to Darkhawk, one successful as a leader and a hero again, while the other views himself as a failure, barely able to protect a simple research facility. Word through the Marvel grapevine is that Darkie may end up being a recurring cast member in this title, and I'm happy to see it. His run in Loners bugged me (and I'm not even a real fan of the character) as a complete waste of an interesting character, and it's good to see him getting some play in a positive role. Overall, the art is extremely well-handled, shared by Wellinton Alves and Geraloo Burges (both of which sound like alias Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 24, 2008

    This arc, and this issue in particular, won't appeal much to readers just looking for more Skrully goodness. However, long term Nova fans will continue to get a kick out of the soap opera that is Richard Rider's life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Ryan Aug 12, 2019

    Nova 17 is another high quality installment of Abnett and Lanning’s cosmic saga. The art has improved and this series can always be relied one for some great guest stars, like Darkhawk this issue, Super-Skrull the one before, and Silver Surfer in issue 15

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