Nova #5

Nova #5

Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 26, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
9.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

The origin of the most talked about new character of the year comes to a shattering conclusion.Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness, two of the most popular creators in comics, bring you an Infinite-ly dramatic turning point in the life of Nova as he discovers that something out in the galaxy is threatening everything he knows.

  • 10
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Jun 26, 2013

    The comparisons to a young Peter Parker aren't going away anytime soon but at least its what people have come to love about him transferring over to Sam. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jun 26, 2013

    Even the COVER of this book takes on amazing meaning if you extrapolate the meaning of the father affixing a helmet (Novas most notable piece of equipment) to his sons head in his childhood. There are layers of meaning within this book that should keep older readers happier, that and the absolutely stellar writing, characterization and art. Even for younger readers, this books rating doesn't suit its very friendly atmosphere. In an industry that seems like its becoming increasingly dark, this book shines as a pure delight and an absolutely stellar all-ages book. And I do mean ALL ages. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Jul 3, 2013

    Both the art team and Nova himself benefit from having the limitless imaginarium of Space as a backdrop to their activities. Sam gets to tussle with talking cyborg-space-Tigers and alien space fleets, to hang out with characters as diverse as Rocket Raccoon and Gamora as well as Uatu the Watcher, and all of the above happens in this issue. It also provides a great conclusion to its first story arc, one that's left a great foundation for the next set of hands to build on. As long as Sam Alexander stands, the Nova Corps " and Marvel's cosmic ambitions " appear to be in safe hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jun 26, 2013

    This sounds like a backhanded compliment, but Ed McGuinness draws the emptiness of space perfectly. Seriously. His pages give a feeling of the wide open worlds beyond; a vast infinity. The characters move and soar through the stars in way that feels cinematic and epic. If Marvel were smart, this would be their next big film or TV franchise. It's superhero science fiction for the whole family, something that film audiences would eat up. But hey, when Loeb is involved, you'd have to expect that was kind of the intention, right? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 26, 2013

    Nova #5 is a really good comic that may not be a perfect addition to the legacy of the franchise but it's a worthy one nonetheless. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 1, 2013

    Writer Jeph Loeb and artist Ed McGuinness deliver a fun wrap-up the series' first story arc that cements Sam as the new Nova, a hero with some powerful friends but one who is also willing and able to stand-up to world-threatening threats on his own. Worth a look. Read Full Review

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