Marvel needs to come up with a new name, preferably an more original name for this Sam kid.
: It's killing me. All I want is Richard Rider
: back as Nova. I used to think that he had
: to be the only Nova, but I'd be okay with
: Rich sharing the Marvel universe with Nino
: just to have Rich back.
: After the events of the Thanos Imperative,
: I'd go in to my local comic book store, buy
: my regular Marvel comics, waiting for news
: of Rich, knowing that eventually they had to
: bring him back. I even got excited when I
: heard Nino was coming, thinking that this
: was the start of Rich's return...until I
: found out that Nino meant no Rich. Can't
: criticize the character or the book, because
: I've never read it.
: I've mentioned it before, I'm in my 40's,
: and normally my comic book purchases were
: around $40 a week. Right now, my comic book
: reading is done on message boards, waiting
: on word of Rich's return. It has now become
: a matter of principle. So I've gone cold
: turkey on my comic purchases. If Marvel
: won't accommodate me as a fan, and are
: aiming at younger audiences with Nino, then
: I hope that audience's money is worth more
: than mine.
: As another poster normally signs off with,
: "Long Live Richard Rider".
: --Previous Message--
: I think that one of the scheduled but
: unannounced movies between now and 2028 is a
: NINO kiddie movie and that explains why NINO
: is being pushed so hard (and why Rich won't
: be coming back anytime soon unless NINO
: fails miserably - so once again Rider fans -
: quit buying NINO!).
: I've called Brevoort a politician before and
: that's what he is (to put it kindly - I
: could think of less kind descriptors).
: He'll say or do anything to sell a comic
: book and defend the company. Also, he's
: pretty clear about keeping the Nova concepts
: stuck in the goofy teen screw-up rut.
: That's how he thinks "Nova" works
: best. He's totally wrong (as usual) and this
: stems from him having been at Marvel too
: long. He needs to move on to something
: else. You'd think he'd get the message when
: he keeps getting passed over for EIC in
: favor of guys who've been there a couple
: years vs him being there something like 30
: I think the problem is Sam - along with
: Brevoort, Alonso, Loeb, and Bendis. Sam is a
: bad character. It's like comparing Lost in
: Space to Star Trek. Sam is "Lost in
: Space" - silly, campy, juvenile,
: intelligence-insulting. Nova Volume IV was
: like Star Trek - serious, adult-oriented,
: respectful of the source material, played
: straight, talks up to the fans. Brevoort,
: Alonso, Loeb, Bendis don't understand cosmic
: and don't even really like it. They
: understand superhero fantasy. Cosmic is
: something different than that. If done well,
: I would call it super-heroic para-military
: science-fiction not necessarily directly
: tied to Earth. Their idea is to just put
: Earth-based and Earth-obsessed superheroes
: in space every once in awhile and call it
: cosmic. Plus - they wanted to cash in on the
: big bucks from the GotG movie - and have a
: kiddie movie franchise with NINO. That's
: their motivation.
: I agree that Duggan writes NINO better than
: Loeb and Wells - but it's like putting
: lipstick on a pig. NINO is just a dumb
: idea. It's child soldier-ing. So it's not
: just dumb, it's immoral. There's really
: nothing more that can be done with it than
: what they're doing. Silly, campy, totally
: implausible teen antics and power fantasies.
: It deserves to fail - especially when much
: better books (Nova Volume IV, GotG Volume
: II, Agents of Atlas Volume I, Incredible
: Hercules, Young Allies, SWORD, etc. were
: NEVER given this type life support and
: marketing. If NINO can't succeed despite
: all this hype, it tells you something about
: NINO as a concept. Most comic readers have
: outgrown the silly juvenile nonsense that is
: --Previous Message--
: I saw your message on the cbr forum(i'm
: mononokifool there) and I have to agree with
: you. I really don't understand the angle
: they are trying to play Sam. I think that
: maybe they are really confused with what to
: do with Sam since his book is failing so
: damn hard and they were expecting a huge
: readership with how hard they were pushing
: the character. So they are just going all
: over the place with him.
: --Previous Message--
: So the latest news down the pipe in the Saga
: of "Sam Alexander" the new version
: of Nova is that he has been made a Disney
: character in the Infinite series. Sam has
: also had a longstanding role on the Disney
: XD cartoon "Ultimate Spiderman" as
: we all know and is being pimped out more and
: more this summer by Marvel/ Disney. This new
: nova is an "all hands on deck"
: multi tiered plan to prop up a 'commodity'
: in the family friendly Disney/Marvel world.
: So is it not a bit of hypocrisy that Sam
: Alexander is playing a pivotal role in the
: huge Marvel Summer Event Original Sin? This
: is the event that is centered off a giant
: humanoid alien getting his eyes gouged out
: and various people fondling and carrying
: around detached body organs? Is this also
: the event that by the third issue featured a
: main iconic marvel super hero getting
: violently decapitated by a former teen
: sidekick? I wonder how Disney feels about
: this?Family Friendly fare?
: An upcoming solicit for Nova has a picture
: of a black nova (presumably Jesse) sitting
: down at the dinner table with blood
: splattered all over his hands and arms..how
: pleasant and family friendly!
: I've argued that Sam is not really the
: problem, and Duggan is writing a solid book
: ..I stand by that.
: But it is just so hard to forget that Rich
: was never given any of this stuff...and then
: this hypocrisy is mind baffling.
: Does Tom B actually think , as a sane and
: smart man, as a person who basis any sort of
: decsion making off actual data , that Rich
: Rider was EVER given the same opportunities
: as Sam? He clearly did not.
: Look at this cover man:
: As much as it pains me, because it is great
: art there, it makes me sick knowing that
: should be Rich Rider!! He deserved to be
: there. I just can't avoid all these wrongs
: and hypocrisy tainting this new marvel
: cosmic stuff. It's rough because Duggan's a
: good writer and writing a good comic...and
: the art has been very good.
: But for Rider fans, we only get this :
: In the made up land of What IF?
: But fellow Rider Fans...we will
: Always...Always, have this:
: Chin up Rider fans..."this too shall
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