Living up to a legacy is difficult, especially when you’re trying to stand on your own two feet. For a long time, Richard Rider had to uphold the legacy of the Nova Corps after they’d been wiped out. After Rider died, Sam Alexander needed to carry the torch, not an easy feat for a teenager. The two Novas share a lot of similarities and they finally come face to face in Jeff Loveness’ Nova: Resurrection. A resurrected Rider tries to adjust to being alive, while Sam grapples with the perils of puberty. The graphic novel makes for an entertaining read, combining themes of family and adulthood. Continue reading “Nova: Resurrection Review: A Celebration Of The Lives Of Richard Rider And Sam Alexander”
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol: 2 coming out later this year, it’s created a fresh opportunity to open up a whole new corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the opportunity comes the chance to see many obscure characters from the franchise make it on to the big screen. As impressive as the film looks there’s one character that’s missing and should be mentioned for his importance. Richard Rider also known as Nova, is considered the most recognized member of the Nova Corps. He was absent from the first Guardians despite the Nova Corps playing a large role in the plot. As there is a large fan base for Rider it’s my hope that he’ll appear in future installments.
For my first comic review of 2017, I’ll be looking at Nova 2, written by Jeff Loveness and Ramon Perez. The series is already off to a strong start, with Richard Rider returning from the dead and Sam Alexander learning how to be a superhero and deal with puberty. The issue picks up where the first left off, with Rich falling out of space and Sam tracking the Nova signal, as he believes his father has returned.