Nova #34

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 3, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
6.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

A REALM OF KINGS TIE-IN—GUEST-STARRING MR. FANTASTIC AND BLACK BOLT! On a world of dark sorcery, Nova and his surprising allies battle the ancient evil of the Sphinx, but what are they really fighting for? The Human Rocket could rewrite the course of history and save thousands of lives—including the life of his true love. But should he, or is the alternative too terrible to contemplate? Classic foes, great guest-stars and more cosmic thrills await you in the next issue of the series that Aint It Cool News calls “Bar none, one of the consistently best comics Marvel puts out…Those of you who aren’t checking this one out should be asha more

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 6, 2010

    Abnett and Lanning again, and the magic is still working. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Feb 3, 2010

    After a few issues of the amazing Andrea DiVito on art, we sadly have to settle for Mahmud Asrar this issue. His style is actually not too dissimilar from DiVito's, but his depiction of the Old Sphinx needs work. Last issue, Old Sphinx was so decrepit that he had tubes going every which way in and out of his body. Asrar's is almost indistinguishable at distance, and only slightly rougher looking in the face up close. You'd think six thousand years difference in age would make you look a little less like a steroid freak... Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Feb 9, 2010

    Nova #34 was another fun read. While not exploring the Realm of Kings story as much as I would like this title to do DnA continue to make Nova one of the best comics on the stands as they go all out with the sci-fi aspect of this title. If you enjoy sci-fi titles I recommend picking this title up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Feb 4, 2010

    The strong art from Mahmud Asrar goes a long way in salvaging the uninspired plot of this issue. The story is really all about putting the Sphinx into a certain place for the final leg of this story, but it does so in a really drab manner. Thankfully Asrar comes in with one of his strongest Marvel outings yet to keep this one out of the fire. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 3, 2010

    The idea of a time travel story where the villain is a character fighting himself has potential, but the comic seems to have spilled into the realm of predictable. With "Realm of Kings" coming to a conclusion next month, I'm guessing we'll see the conclusion of this "Nova" storyline as well. At this point, I'm more than ready to see the character do something more interesting than this. Read Full Review

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