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Nova - Volume 1: Origin (Marvel Now)

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The new Human Rocket roars into action! Sam Alexander is a kid bound by the gravity of a small town - and a father whose ridiculous, drunken fairy tales about a "Nova Corps" were just another heavy burden. But lucky for Sam, gravity soon won't even matter - and those troubles will be a billion miles away. It's a boy, a helmet and an intergalactic legacy! As Sam trains with the Guardians of Galaxy's Gamora and Rocket Raccoon, the helmet leads Nova into intergalactic conflict that will affect the entire Marvel ...

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Overview

The new Human Rocket roars into action! Sam Alexander is a kid bound by the gravity of a small town - and a father whose ridiculous, drunken fairy tales about a "Nova Corps" were just another heavy burden. But lucky for Sam, gravity soon won't even matter - and those troubles will be a billion miles away. It's a boy, a helmet and an intergalactic legacy! As Sam trains with the Guardians of Galaxy's Gamora and Rocket Raccoon, the helmet leads Nova into intergalactic conflict that will affect the entire Marvel Universe! Mysteries are revealed in this breathtaking new series by the bestselling, award-winning team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness (Hulk, Avengers: X-Sanction)!

COLLECTING: Nova 1-5, Point One 1 (Nova story), Marvel Now! Point One 1 (Nova story)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785168386
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Publication date: 9/24/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 373,975
  • Age range: 13 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 10.48 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeph Loeb is an Emmy Award-nominated and Eisner Award-winning writer/producer. In television, his many credits include Heroes, Lost and Smallville; and in film, Teen Wolf and Commando. Jeph has written nearly every major comics icon including the Avengers, Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Batman and Superman.

Artist Ed McGuinness came to prominence with his work on Harris Comics' Vampirella and Marvel's Deadpool. At Awesome, McGuinness participated in a Fighting American revamp with writer Jeph Loeb, who would become a longtime collaborator. A short run on Wildstorm's Mr. Majestic led to a longer one on DC Comics' Superman and the launch of Superman/Batman with Loeb. Back at Marvel, McGuinness reunited with Loeb for Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America, Hulk and Avengers: X-Sanction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    If you're looking for quality reading...this isn't the book for

    If you're looking for quality reading...this isn't the book for you. While McGuiness is at the top of his game with this book, Loeb and this "idiot" Nova are, at their best, a horrific mess. If your kid is a fan of the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon and wants to read a Nova story, do the kid a favor and get them a Nova book by Abnett and Lanning that will do the character justice. If you want to read a Nova story, the same advice follows.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2013

    Definitely not the Nova we know

    I was very underwhelmed with the whole of the book. I understand trying to build the back story it just seemed to lack punch. Could be carry over from having enjoyed Richard as the original Nova.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Loved it.

    If you're new to Marvel Comics pick this up, its a fun way to start.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    This book is excellent.  It manages to keep a lighter tone witho

    This book is excellent.  It manages to keep a lighter tone without letting the tone affect the quality of the writing or events.  Ed McGuiness's art is beautiful.  It is a new narrative.  Fans of Rider may not be as welcoming due to the fact that it almost ignores Richard's stint as Nova.  This book is very new reader friendly though there are two more obscure characters and the Watcher.  I found the protagonist Sam to be very believable and greatly enjoyed watching him and his relationships with the rest of the cast, especially Uatu.  The book does hinge on the relationship between Sam and his father which may be a negative point to some.

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    Posted December 30, 2013

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