Nova #13.NOW

Nova #13.NOW

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 19, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

All-New Marvel Now means some All-New Nova Wow!
After Infinity, Inhumanity, and the landmark 100th appearance of Nova, it's been a crazy year for the galaxy's newest hero! As Sam Alexander continues to hunt down clues of the Nova Corps demise, he finds an all new threat of his own making. But the arrival of former Mjolnir-wielder Beta Ray Bill means Nova's days may be numbered.

  • 8.5
    Max Level Geek - Jonathan Semoneit Feb 19, 2014

    Nova #13.NOW is one of the best jumping on points in the whole All-New Marvel NOW! line. In just this one issue we meet Sam, understand where he's at in his life – with peers, girls and family – and where he's at as a superhero. Take that, add a bit of Beta Ray Bill and you have one of Marvel's funnest books at the moment, and the space adventure is just beginning! Pick this issue up. You won't regret it, Novanators. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 20, 2014

    "Nova" #13.NOW brings Beta Ray Bill into Nova's life and makes a solid case for the two characters to continue to interact for a few more issues at least. This provides ample opportunity for Duggan to pile in the humanity and humor, from Sam's "pet" name for Bill to the conclusion of Sam's fight with Moffet. The new adventures of Nova have been pure comic joy and this issue is no exception. This is the type of fun comic book I used to seek out and latch on to as a kid. The folded copy of "Nova" #13.NOW I passed along to my thirteen-year-old tonight is every bit as enjoyable as the comics I used to fold up and put in my back pocket because I couldn't wait to share them with my friends. Do yourself a favor, pick this up and enjoy a fun comic book again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Alan Shields Feb 21, 2014

    Nova #13.NOW looks great, provides a fairly accessible jump-on point, and sets up a new arc with an awesome supporting character. If you're looking to add a superhero book to the pull-list, and you aren't already reading Nova, then just get it bought already! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hero Nuggets - James 'Hopper' Powers Feb 21, 2014

    Nova #13.NOW continues the improving story of this Nova run and I am genuinely excited for more. Nova is a cosmic character and I am glad to get away from Earth and all of this domestic boredom that has been plaguing this run. Seriously, Marvel: do not make an earthbound, angsty teen don the helm of the interuniversal (that's right) Nova title. It looks like Gerry Duggan wants things to stay cosmic and I am so happy that Beta Ray Bill is, by the looks of things, introducing a lot more adventure to this run. I recommend picking up this title if you are both a new Nova fan and also curious about this new Nova. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Feb 19, 2014

    Novais a fun book. Its got great art, fun and hilarious writing, grand adventure and spectacle and a lot more. If you ask me, that's a recipe for a book that everyone, young and old, should be reading. Like now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Feb 22, 2014

    Up in space,Nova can't detect the ship but Bill has a plan and they are off onto adventure to find the bandits and save the captured civilians. It's really a feel good story with a ton of humor being thrown in where not much happens. Is it a bad issue? Not at all! As I mentioned above, it's a great stepping in point and they clearly lay out where the current story line is going to be heading. Thankfully they are clearly heading back into space as Sam is also joining the 'New Warriors'. While that worked well for the original Nova, I think right now is the perfect time to have him helping mainstream the galactic view of Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Feb 20, 2014

    Nova #13.NOW is a really good jump on point that earns a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Feb 19, 2014

    Paco Medina's work is a little varied here. Some of the page layouts are choppy and confusing. The characters are too often standing in front of blank backgrounds and there is some strangely staged action. That said, the man draws some fantastic looking superheroes. Beta Ray Bill is creepy and menacing. Nova has a sense of energy and movement as soon as he puts the helmet on. When things are exciting, Medina delivers. It's not always good, but when it is good, it's really, really good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 26, 2014

    By the end of the issue the heroes are finally on the same page and next month we'll see they can provide as much fun working together as fighting as the pair head off into space to find the ship of slave traders who tricked the young Nova into helping them. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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