Yes! Nova is back on Earth. Don't get me wrong. I love a good space adventure as much as anyone but I'd rather see him mixing things up with the Earthbound heroes. Why not have him come fight in the Secret Invasion? You have to admit it was nice seeing him stand up to Iron Man.
The repercussions of Annihilation: Conquest reveal a look into the Human Rocket's past, and even his future, in the extra-sized Nova Annual #1!
Following the events of Nova #10, Richard Rider has pushed himself to his very limits. After the Phalanx infected the last centurion with their insidious transmode virus, Nova fought to free himself from the control of the tyrannical techno-organic species, but has not yet been able to expel the invader from his system. On the verge of finally reaching the Phalanx’s homeworld, and possibly securing the help that could halt the Conquest, Nova discovers his war against the Phalanx may already be lost!
In their review of Nova #10, Comixtreme.com declared Nova "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" and said "(writers) Abnett/Lanning brilliantly set up the upcoming Nova Annual #1, putting the hero in dire straits and making the Annual a must-read, to cover an important chapter in Nova's battle against the Phalanx virus."
Written by the red-hot writing team of Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, along with the eye-melting art of Dynamo 5’s Mahmud S. Asrar (who makes his Marvel debut here), Klebs and Wellinton Alves, Nova Annual #1 is an integral chapter in the continuing story not only of the Human Rocket, but of the entire Annihilation: Conquest event. Find out why Nova made many critics’ “Books of the Year” lists in this great jumping-on point!
NOVA ANNUAL #1 (DEC072209)
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by MAHMUD S. ASRAR, KLEBS & WELLINTON ALVES
Cover by NIC KLEIN
Rated T+ …$3.99
FOC - 1/24, On-Sale 2/13/2008
Oh, wait. A "look into [his] past." Hmmm...