He’s Back! The Original Human Rocket In ‘Nova’ #1!

I can remember walking into a 7-11 and picking up The Man Called Nova #12, because I had just really gotten into Spider-Man, and there he was on the cover. Yeah, those crossovers used to work on me really well.

Marv Wolfman’s idea to recapture the energy of early Spider-Man books with a new sci-fi hero totally had 11 year old me, and as a result, I’ve always had a soft spot for Richard Rider. I like the new Nova, too. In the hands of writers like Sam Humphries, Sam Alexander does for my son what Richard Rider did for me.

But as I’d fallen away from a lot of Marvel for a while, I had no idea what had happened to Richard Rider. From the looks of the art Marvel released today, I might not like what I find. But I’m interested…

From Marvel: 

This December, buckle up because a double dose of Human Rocket is coming to Marvel NOW! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside NOVA #1 – the highly anticipated new ongoing series from creators Jeff Loveness (Groot) and Ramon Perez (All-New Hawkeye). For years, he stood as one of Earth’s greatest heroes. He fought alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Avengers, stopped the Annihilation Wave from eradicating all life in the galaxy, among other great deeds. In the end, he sacrificed his life to save everyone.

But now, Richard Rider has returned from the brink, unsure of his place in a universe that has moved on without him. In his absence, a new Nova has stepped up to fill the void he left behind. Can Sam Alexander remind Rich what it means to be the Human Rocket? You better believe it! Sam just has to finish his homework first. Strap in True Believer, this is NOVA like you’ve never seen it before! Be there for liftoff when NOVA #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices everywhere on December 7th!

NOVA #1 (OCT160811)
Written by JEFF LOVENESS & RAMON PEREZ
Art & Cover by RAMON PEREZ
Teaser Variant by FRANCESCO MATTINA (OCT160812)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (OCT160813)
ICX Variant by KHOI PHAM (OCT160815)
Hip-Hop Variant by CHRISTIAN WARD (OCT160814)
FOC – 11/14/16, On-Sale – 12/07/16

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About Derek McCaw
In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. Email him at editor@fanboyplanet.com.