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Nova Enters Marvel Contest of Champions

The Skrulls are on the attack. Who will prevent another invasion from arising?! Richard Rider prepares for battle as Nova – now available on Kabam’s Marvel Contest of Champions.

All was normal for New York high-school student, Richard Rider until he came into contact with the Nova Corps, a peace-keeping force based on the planet Xandar. After the planet Xandar was invaded and destroyed by a space pirate known as Zorr, the last surviving member of Xandar’s elite Nova Corps, Rhomann Dey, selected Richard Rider to replace him. Rider is given a uniform and powers of a Nova Centurion but little instruction on how to use them. Calling himself Nova, Rider becomes a Super Hero, teaming with other heroes such as Spider-Man and Thor to use his powers for the good of Earth and the universe while serving as its protector.

The Champion’s spotlight is here if you’d like to know about this character’s abilities and stats.

PREVIEWS Exclusive Marvel Nova Prime Funko Pop! Figure Soars into Comic Shops

In 1976, Nova debuted in Marv Wolfman and John Buscema’s The Man Called Nova #1. Now, the elite superhero is making his maiden voyage to comic shops as a PREVIEWS Exclusive Funko POP! Vinyl figure along with a PREVIEWS Exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy #7 variant cover.

When the last surviving member of the planet Xandar’s elite Nova Corps is dying, he selects New York high school student Richard Rider to replace him. Rider, calling himself Nova, takes up the superhero mantle, along with the uniform, and receives the powers of a Nova Centurion. Now, he just has to figure out how to use them!

This PREVIEWS Exclusive Pop! of Nova features the hero in his classic costume and boasts a metallic paint job and sculpted transparent energy powers, all with signature Funko flair. He stands about 3 3/4″ tall and comes in a collector-friendly window box for display.

The Funko POP! Marvel Nova Prime PX Vinyl Figure is limited to just 30,000 pieces. As an added bonus for retailer orders, every six POP! Marvel Nova Prime figures ordered through July 1st, 2019, comic shops will receive a PREVIEWS Exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy #7 variant, featuring a cover by Funko’s Mike Martin that reimagines Nova’s first appearance inThe Man Called Nova #1.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive Marvel Nova Prime Funko Pop! (OCT188711, SRP $11.99) is now available for pre-order at comic shops.

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? What will you be picking up? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

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Kotaku – PS4’s Spider-Man Looks Like A Rush, Out In 2018 – Who’s getting this one?

The Beat – A month of free queer themed comics: No End is a queer-themed post apocalyptic saga – A good suggestion.

The Outhouse – TBS To Air ELeague Injustice 2 World Championship – Well ok then.

 

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The Outhouse – Nova #7

ICv2 – The Royal Tutor Vol. 1

Talking Comics – The Unsound #1

Preview: NOVA #6

NOVA #6

(W) Jeff Loveness, Ramon K. Perez (A) Scott Hepburn (CA) Dan Mora
Rated T
In Shops: May 03, 2017
SRP: $3.99

SECRETS REVEALED!

How is Richard Rider back from the Cancerverse?! What happened to him while he was there?! Will Sam Alexander be able to save Rich from the monster inside himself?!

Preview: Nova #5

Nova #5

(W) Jeff Loveness, Ramon K. Perez (A) Ramon K. Perez (CA) David Marquez
Rated T
In Shops: Apr 05, 2017
SRP: $3.99

As more about Richard’s time in the Cancerverse comes to the surface, so does whatever darkness is inside him that he’s been hiding from his fellow Nova, Sam Alexander. And whatever it is, it’s getting hungrier.

Preview: NOVA #4

NOVA #4

(W) Jeff Loveness, Ramon K. Perez (A) Ramon K. Perez (CA) David Marquez
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Sam Alexander is going on a date with the new girl in school, while Rich reconnects with an old flame from his past…the Guardian of the Galaxy called Gamora! But not everything is as it seems. It’s true, Richard Rider has come back to life…but he’s brought something back with him. Something dangerous. And whatever it is, it’s growing…

Preview: Nova #2

Nova #2

(W) Jeff Loveness, Ramon K. Perez (A/CA) Ramon K. Perez
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 04, 2017
SRP: $3.99

THE RUMORS ARE TRUE!

Richard Rider is back from the dead! Even better – he’s back in his Nova helmet! But Earth already HAS a Nova as its guardian, and Sam Alexander isn’t one to be replaced so easily…

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Review: Nova #1

nova__1CLASSIFIED makes his roaring return to the Marvel Universe! How will Sam Alexander cope with this unfathomable homecoming? It’s the return you’ve all been waiting for. Or is something…else?

Ok, it has “classified” but it’s not a spoiler to say the comic sees the return of Richard Rider. It’s not a spoiler because he actually showed up at the end of the last volume of Nova. But, how has he returned? For those who don’t know Rider was stuck in the Cancerverse after an epic battle with Thanos that trapped him, Thanos, Drax, and Peter Quill. Rider sent Drax and Quill back to the 616 (and Thanos) but he was stuck in the “dead” universe where we thought he perished. But, it looks like he’s back… or is he?

Something is clearly up and that’s the mystery of the issue and probably the first arc. It’s obvious something has followed Rider back or is behind his return and judging by the imagery that he sees and around him it’s probably something from the Cancerverse (think Cthulhu Elder Gods type things).

Beyond that mystery the comic focuses on the new Nova Sam Alexander as he does his best to live a normal life. The comic is really fun and entertaining giving us a tone that matches Alexander’s age. It’s funny. It’s entertaining. And what’s interesting is that it is the opposite of tone of Rider’s part of the storye.

Writers Jeff Loveness and Ramon K. Perez (Perez also handles art) do a fantastic job of balancing humor and horror in an interesting mash-up of a story. It’s a comic that at parts feels like it’s aimed at a younger audience and at other times it’s not. The horror aspect is cool and that’s partially due to Perez’s art style and the subtle hints he places throughout.

I generally haven’t read too many Nova comics featuring Alexander, but this first issue has me wanting to come back. It has that nice balance and it’s entertaining in a way a lot of comics misses. It knows when to not take things seriously and due to that the parts that are supposed to be serious feel even more so.

Nova #1 wasn’t on my radar, but after reading this first issue, it’s a series I’m absolutely coming back for more.

Story: Jeff Loveness, Ramon K. Perez Art: Ramon K. Perez
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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glitterbomb04a_coverIt was new comic book day yesterday. What’d everyone get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below.

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ICv2 – Last Gasp Distribution Shutting Down – Fewer distributors isn’t a good thing.

Kotaku – The fifth episode of Telltale’s Batman, “City of Light,” will be available on all platforms December – How are folks liking this one?

The Beat – The Kamandi Challenge Special Edition #1 to include the never published stories from Kamandi #60-61 – This is pretty cool!

Kotaku – Sony Just Announced Project Field, A New Way To Play Card Games – This could be interesting.

CBR – Arrowverse Crossover Propels The CW to Its Most-Watched Week In 6 Years – Not too shocked on that!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – Avengers #2

Newsarama – Batman #12

Newsarama – The Clone Conspiracy #3

ICv2 – The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story

Newsarama – Glitterbomb #4

Atomic Junk Shop – Motor Crush #1

Newsarama – Motor Crush #1

Newsarama – Nova #1

Comic Vine – Nova #1

Comic Attack – Start Again #1

Preview: Nova #1

Nova #1

(W) Jeff Loveness, Ramon K. Perez (A/CA) Ramon K. Perez
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 07, 2016
SRP: $3.99

CLASSIFIED IS BACK!

CLASSIFIED makes his roaring return to the Marvel Universe! How will Sam Alexander cope with this unfathomable homecoming? It’s the return you’ve all been waiting for. Or is something…else? Strap in True Believer, you’ve never seen a NOVA book like this before!

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