Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Nova #1 (1976)

Synopsis: When a Nova Prime Centurion finds himself dying, he passes his powers on to Earth teen Richard Rider.
Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciler: John Buscema
Inker: Joe Sinnott
Review: Take one part Green Lantern and one part Spider-Man mix them together and you get Nova a throwback to the bronze age of comic books with an art style extremely reminiscent of early X-Men. It has the classic set-up nerdy kid with an inferiority complex searching for a way out. Enter Nova Prime searching for the monster Zorr who destroyed his homeworld dies and gives Richard Rider his powers and armour puns ensue. This is the sort of comic that will only strike home with a certain audience personally i loved it shameless puns and overzealous characters whats not to love
Grade: A
Greatest Quote: “Zorr will kill you again! As easily as Zorr destroyed your PUNY WORLD!” 


  1. Nova, a great character and a great costume. penciled by a great artist also. i sure hope they find a way to bring him back.
    you planning on featuring the new Annihilators mini-series on your blog? that's assuming your reading it of course.

  2. Yes i have been considering doing both the Annihilation Nova and the Annihilators mini series.I think im probably going to do it sometime this week.

  3. His chest looks like it is screaming, but I guess that is irrelevant.