What do you think about the new Nova?

#1 Posted by SGU823 (163 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally, I don't like. He's a step backwards from what the original Nova was. Richard Rider was one of my favorite characters and DnA did a great job transforming him from a Spider-Man/Green Lantern ripoff into a respectable hero who could lead people like Ronan the Accuser and the Silver Surfer during Annihilation Wave and Thanos Imperative.

This new kid is just a way for Jeph Loeb to market his god awful TV show.

#2 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (21048 posts) - - Show Bio

This should be in General Discussion.

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#3 Posted by FuriousWeasel (132 posts) - - Show Bio

However good he could be there is still the specter of the original Nova (An awesome character IMHO)hanging over him. Marvel should bring back Rider as a cosmic hero and maybe keep Alexander as the Nova assigned to Earth. (And yes the current Spidey cartoon in terrible)

#4 Posted by SmashBrawler (6032 posts) - - Show Bio

He's the worst Marvel creation in recent years and I haven't read anything with him in it. That's how much I hate the fact that they got rid of Rider, and then stepped on his grave with Avengers Assemble. Hell, you could replace him with Batman and I'd still hate it.

#5 Posted by Meteorite (3479 posts) - - Show Bio

The terrible thing about him is that his creation is unnecessary. I've just finished re-reading my DnA issues recently, and there was still a ton of potential for what to do with the character - and then they had to go and kill him off. The only reason I can think of is sales was causing his book to drop, so they decided to kill Nova off as an excuse to stop the book.

#6 Posted by Degalon (794 posts) - - Show Bio

@SGU823:

1) True with the TV Show.

2) It's just the fact that he's COMPLETELY Unnecessary. Rider was just left in space, and at least Star Lord has already returned. Marvel deaths don't last very long at ALL (at least DC deaths last a good 20 years, on average).

#7 Posted by NovaRichRider (344 posts) - - Show Bio

However good he could be there is still the specter of the original Nova (An awesome character IMHO)hanging over him. Marvel should bring back Rider as a cosmic hero and maybe keep Alexander as the Nova assigned to Earth. (And yes the current Spidey cartoon in terrible)

#8 Posted by mdamasco (54 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really liking Sam Alexander and the new Nova run. He has nothing in common with the Sam on the terrible Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon. I read DnA's entire run on Nova and loved it but I don't see this new nova as replacing him and have no problem with more than one nova. I mean before the Nova Corp was destroyed there was hundreds of thousands of novas

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