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First Look: NOVA #1 - Who is Sam Alexander?

The new Marvel NOW! series will reveal why Sam is worthy to carry the legacy of the Nova Corps.

Many of us are still longing for the return of Richard Rider as Nova. What was a surprise was seeing a new Nova at the beginning of AVENGERS VS X-MEN. With the new character, Sam Alexander, we had no idea what his story was or how he became a member of the Nova Corps. In AVX, he even mentioned saving Earth before. Viewers of the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series have an idea what he might be like but we still don't know where he came from.

That should be answered in the upcoming NOVA #1. Marvel has released a new preview for the series set to be released next month.

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at NOVA #1 from the chart-topping, award-winning creative team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness! You met Sam Alexander, the all-new Nova, in the pages of last year’s blockbuster hit Avengers VS X-Men—but what is his secret origin? How is he connected to the Guardians of the Galaxy? And just why is Sam the only one worthy to carry on the legacy of the Nova Corps? These answers reveal shocking secrets about the Marvel Universe and help set the stage for the biggest comic book event of the year!

This February, Jeph Loeb & Ed McGuinness bring the Marvel Universe face to face with Sam Alexander in Nova #1!

NOVA #1 (DEC120602)

Written by JEPH LOEB

Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS

FOC—1/28/13, On-Sale- 2/20/13

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Posted by Onemoreposter

@FrankenKong said:

Reminds me alot of Kyle Rayner.

What exactly do the two have in common?

Posted by jointron33

@Onemoreposter: they suck

Posted by Onemoreposter

@jointron33: You suck. Kyle Rayner is the man.

Posted by Grey56

Marvel - DROP THE RED REVOLUTION TAG. No one is impressed. It isn't creative - it in fact draws away from the artwork itself. Good Grief.

Posted by Leeran

Guys, you shouldn't compare him to his character in the Ultimate Spider-Man series. If you read the little issues he's been in, you'll see he is very different in the comics. He isn't such an idiot and he seems a lot more mature, although he's still a kid and he makes some bad jokes. But I watched USM and I also read all his issues (which like... four), and I find him a lot more likable in the comics. I think Loeb is writing here stuff he just can't put in a kid's show. I mean, in just four issues (where Sam isn't even the main character), he saw a planet being destroyed even when he tried to save it, he ended up in a coma and he was almost killed by Scott. So yeah, I don't think you can compare him to USM!Sam.