Nova #18

Event\Storyline: Original Sin Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: David Baldeon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 18, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

The death of the Watcher has left a hole in young Nova's life, but even as he grieves for the loss of his friend, there is hope for the future. Before his death, Uatu left Sam with hope that his long-lost Father, former Black Nova Jesse Alexander, is still alive. Only there is more to the story...and it lies in the secret history of the Black Novas. What was the purpose of this clandestine sect of the Nova Corps? The secrets they kept will propel Nova to the end of the cosmos in search of answers! Was Nova's father a murderer? The secret history of the Black Novas begins to unravel!

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - simon Jun 23, 2014

    A great script and an interesting, emotional story from Gerry Duggan is complemented by clear, detailed, kinetic artwork from David Baldeon and put togther, it makes for a great read that might just be the best part of Original Sin so far as well as a great story on its own merit. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 19, 2014

    Nova #18 has heart as our hurting hero tries his best to muster some kind ofgumption to face the demons knocking at his door. It earns a recommendation from me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jun 18, 2014

    NOVA #18, on its own, is a solid issue that gives more insight into how Sam felt about the death of his friend, Uatu. However, it's not a must have tie-in to ORIGINAL SIN, unless you're already a NOVA reader. If you are interested in this character, this is a fine place to jump on though. Duggan really makes this an issue that is not only new reader friendly, but completely captivating. While it does just revisit events that have already happened, it's still a great read with some incredibly beautiful art work. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 19, 2014

    Nova #18 is a very solid issue for fans of the series and character, but if you aren't invested in Nova it isn't a book that adds much to the plots of Original Sin. Duggan and Baldeon do, however, use the events of Original Sin to enrich the storylines of Nova very well and give readers an entertaining book that will definitely have me coming back for more adventures of Sam as he digs into the secrets that were revealed to him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 19, 2014

    "Nova" #18 drags Sam Alexander into "Original Sin" with no shortage of Marvel Universe to cushion the collision. The tie-in doesn't pull this comic book off course, but rather opens a door to other stories that otherwise would not have been opened sooner. Gerry Duggan, David Baldeon and crew provide a strong measure of the scope of the Marvel Universe, especially juxtaposed to the life of a kid from New Mexico who is just trying to do the right thing. This is about as enjoyable an event crossover as I can recall and it does a great job of keeping everything on track, presenting the outside influences and identifying the paths set out before hero and reader. "Nova" #18 is yet another solid issue of one of Marvel's most enjoyable comic book series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hero Nuggets - Val 'Brolossus' Benidze Jun 20, 2014

    I really miss Ed McGuinness's run on this series. Nova #18"s art holds it back, forcing me to give it a much lower score than the story deserves. The ending qualifies as a pretty big deal for Sam Alexander, so fans should pick this issue up anyway. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Stuart Conover Jun 22, 2014

    Overall, as an issue for an ongoing story arc, we see young Sam being pushed forward into learning more about his father and not much else new. Past that, almost everything else that we get from this issue feels far too repetitive if you have been following the ‘Original Sin' story line. If you haven't been following it, are just jumping in, or don't mind, then this is a great issue to move things forward. Honestly having been keeping up with the latest crossover all of the revisiting of events really felt like a yawn fest, except for the art by David Baldeonwhich was spectacular. Read Full Review

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