Marvel continues their slow drip of new info about their upcoming Marvel NOW! Point One issue. Yesterday, we shared with you an updated teaser image of Nick Fury, Jr. tossing a stack of case files (?) towards the reader, one of which now shows who many of you believe to be Cable (I agree). Today, the latest update to that image has been released, featuring Fury unleashing a Nova folder.
Now the question remains: which Nova is this exactly? Is this Richard Rider returning from the alternate universe he was trapped in with Thanos and Starlord? Or, is this the latest character to don the Nova armor, Sam Alexander, who recently fell from the stars to warn the Avengers of the Phoenix's imminent arrival in Avengers vs. X-Men: Infinite #1?
The safe bet would be to say this is probably the Sam Alexander version of the character. Especially in light of Sam appearing in the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon as Nova. Because, you know, Marvel loves their cross-pollination synergy.
However, with the Marvel NOW! initiative comes a rebirth, of sort. With a bunch of new series launching and a new overall direction planned for the Marvel U., it wouldn’t be out of left field to see Richard Rider return and resume the mantle of Nova. Would it?
So let the speculation begin! Which version of Nova do you think Nick Fury, Jr. has his eye on? Sound off in the comments below.
Erik Norris is a freelance writer for sites such as ComicVine, IGN and CraveOnline.com. You can stalk him on Twitter @Regular_Erik.