This is how an origin story should be written! Nova is a character with a very rich history and I felt that Jeph Loeb really did a fantastic job of helping us to ease into getting to know this character. Sam Alexander is the new Nova, but this story is about him and his alcoholic father who was also a Nova Corps member. The story blends both his Dad’s final mission (?) as a Nova and gives us a great look at the character of Sam and his family. Sam is very similar to Hal Jordan in terms of how he acts, I’m not quite sure if that’s a complaint or insult. The artwork is fantastic as Ed McGuiness adds great space to the intergalactic battles and how small Earth seems compared to the entire solar system. The fights in zero gravity and space chases are a treat to the eye.
The only complaint I have is that the origin story feels a little similar to that of Peter Parker but I can overlook that small little flaw because of how great this book is. That is really just a small complaint and shouldn’t stop you from buying this.
Marvel NOW! has put a strong emphasis back on the cosmic teams and characters and that’s good news for fans of Nova and the Guardians of the Galaxy. I have been looking forward to this book since I first saw Nova take down Cyclops way back in AVX and it was worth the wait…and then some!
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Posted on March 10th, 2013
Category: REVIEWS, THE BURRITO BANDITO
Tags: Burrito Bandito, Comic Reviews, ED MCGUINNESS, Jeph Loeb, marvel comics, Nova Corps, Nova Vol. 5 #1, Ruben Mendoza, Sam Alexander