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The all ages talk on Nova was a bit maddening as an old school fan of Nova and Annihilation. Really hoping the writing on these new books hold up to all the wonderful Annihilation stuff which is definitely far more adult than anything Sam's book is dishing out. I'm doing my best to be open minded to the Sam but I dislike Marvel forcing characters on me that I don't actually want. I understand they're trying to bring new audiences to cosmic Marvel. So why not give us a Richard Rider book too?

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Two issues in is too soon to judge. Sam isn't grabbing me in any way, be it positive or negative. I realize this is happening to try and expand the fan base for cosmic Marvel but it really just winds up alienating their existing fan base for it. And Gamora and Rocket talking about the kid like he's "the one"? Really? I could probably deal with this a lot better if there was a Richard Rider series going on. The new crowd could have this lesser Nova written by Loeb who has ruined numerous series I love (Ultimates 3 anyone?) while I could have the character I already care about written preferably by Abnett and Lanning.

I dread the appearance of Sam Alexander in the GoG movie. There's a rumor Nova is going to be in it and as much as Marvel is trying to force feed this character on us it wouldn't surprise me if Sam is the one they go with.

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So how about a spoilercast?

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Nova was in high school when his original run happened in the late 70's. By the time he joined the new Warriors it was inferred that he was in his late 20's along with Namorita and possibly Night Thrasher. I'm pretty sure Speedball was still in high school. By Annihilation wave the reader is given the impression of an adult maturity as Nova was the war leader against the Annihilation War. Mid to Late 20's is what he should be written as.

The problem is almost every writer at Marvel has no concept as to who Nova has developed into. The Secret Avengers first run with Nova in it was a perfect example at the disconnect between Earth and cosmic Marvel writing teams. Captain America telling Nova welcome to the big leagues is about the most hypocritical thing he could do since Nova was in fact saving the universe which includes Earth from the Annihilation wave while Captain American and Iron Man were beating the crap out of each other.

I mean this really goes back to the initial problems with comics right? Marvel and DC wants their characters to be in a perpetual state of consistent age. In my opinion, the cosmic story line with Nova was top notch. Right now I'm scared to death Loeb is going to write it. While I do enjoy some Loeb's original work the fact is he ruined a huge chunk of Ultimate Marvel with things like Ultimate Power and Ultimates 3. Seems like there was another series he ruined for me as well.

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So I'm going to write this and understand I don't actually read DC. Nothing against DC, I'm just not a normal continuity fan. The only normal continuity I follow is cosmic Marvel. Its a trip listening to you all talk about Grant Morrison because everyone I know absolutely hates the man and all he writes. Its been almost comical (ba da ching!) hearing the exact opposite opinion on him being displayed. Again to spell it out more I have no opinion on the man, just entertained by other people's opinions on him.

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So I've been reading the Kirby/Lee X-Men recently and currently and up to around 35. I have previously read Uncanny 100ish to the Phalanx Covenant with a couple choice story arcs from the last 15 years. The thing to remember about comics and the X-Men in particular is they will rewrite the characters and history. Whatever is newest is most true as long as its popular with the audience. Beast originally started out with a personality like the thing until in the third or so issue he made a declarative statement as to how no one should get him confused with the Thing as he has such a large vocabulary. Point being is Kirby/X-Men, hell probably even Claremont X-Men are not a reliable source for who the characters are in Schism. The reason people find themselves so attached to a particular X-Men character entirely has to do with how often their personality and pasts have shifted and which one the person read.

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I don't want to be mean but... well Warlock isn't in the issue. I think you must be mistaking Quasar (Wendell Vaughn) for Warlock. Warlock got pushed under the rug back in the Thanos Imperative.

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So I just started listening an episode or so ago. I've been a Giantbomb fan for a while but I'm a big comic book nerd. I'm not that into DC but I enjoy hearing about it all. I'm a huge cosmic Marvel fan though. I'm buying solely Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom because Nova and Rocket Raccoon are in it. Are you guys cosmic fans? Do you talk about the Annihilation comics at all? I know Quesada has been hinting that Nova is coming back in a big way but nothing's been announced.