Nova #16

Nova #16

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: David Baldeon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

• Sam's adventure with Beta Ray Bill in space comes to a shocking conclusion and Sam arrives home to a very unpleasant discovery. (No, it's not the Statue of Liberty on its side.)

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Apr 16, 2014

    NOVA's a really fun book. Sam Alexander's a relatable and likable lead, Duggan's an exceptional comedic writer and keeps the book pleasant, and Baldeon's visuals -- along with Sotocolor's colors -- are a great fit for the title's atmosphere and produce a few legitimately beautiful panels of the universe. I may not be the biggest fan of Marvel's cosmic universe, but a book this enjoyable is pretty tough to resist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jacob Bryant Apr 16, 2014

    Nova continues to be not only a fun all ages book, but one of the more fun books Marvel is putting out. Every issue I get more invested in Sam Alexander's journey as both a hero and a teenager. It seems like things are looking a bit grim for the Alexander family based on the ending of this issue and I can't wait to see how Sam faces it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 21, 2014

    "Nova" #16 wraps things up on Nova's first real space team-up adventure under Duggan's writing, but leaves readers hanging once Sam returns to Carefree, Arizona. After having moderate success in space and earning a modicum of respect from Beta Ray Bill, Nova returns home to find that it is nowhere near the same home he left behind -- classic Marvel flaws in action. Duggan and Baldeon provided a fun romp through space, but it's about time Earth's human rocket spent a little time on Earth, with his feet on the ground, dealing with things that need attending to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 22, 2014

    Emotionally the comic makes a big shift its final pages as Sam's victory is space means nothing to the troubles awaiting him at home and a new problems for the young hero and his family to deal with beginning next month. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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