My original message was directed at you. I've followed the boards on cosmic and cbr and I see your immature prattling and your obsessiveness and it's sad. You need some help. Just look at your reply to me here. It's arrogant, condescending and it's a "my way or the highway" attitude. It's no wonder you keep getting banned. On cosmic you are surrounded by like minded individuals and reading the threads one message at a time over the last few years (I follow everything Rich Rider related online) you have really made this obsession of yours the new normal for yourself. IT IS NOT NORMAL BEHAVIOUR and again, you need help. It's a comic book character and you act like it's the end of the world. Your obsession is driving people to think that all Nova fans are like you. We are not. We aren't happy Rich isn't around but we have lives, other likes and other passions as well.
There's nothing sanctimonious about what I said. Quite the opposite. It's a normal, healthy response to a situation I'm unhappy about. You are sanctimonious in your obsession and hatred of staffers at Marvel. Timelord you posted on Cosmic that your reply to me will probably get you banned from here. Why would that be? A normal give and take conversation between adults shouldn't result in a ban or even worrying about a ban. You can have your opinion. I'm not dissuading you from it, but just pointing out that your posts to me as a Nova fan seem a bit scary. Imagine how they look to outsiders who don't share the same passion for the character.
Your voice is not the voice of the true Rich Rider fans. Your just the most obnoxious and the loudest and the shame of the rest of us fans. The rest of us are like me. We hope to see him back and we know Marvel knows we feel this way. We're not thrilled with the new Kid Nova but Marvel is trying something different to see if it could work where previous Nova comics have failed before. Judging from the numbers released every month (accurate or not is up for debate since I don't think it counts digital copies sold) the new direction isn't doing the greatest but we'll enough for Marvel to hold out on pulling the plug. Marvel is a business. They're looking for ways to keep the doors open and put money in their pockets. Regardless of whether Annihilation and Nova vol. 4 was awesome or not, it didn't sell we'll enough to warrant keeping Rich around in a monthly. Sure he was the most popular character in New Warriors which is why they have it a shot to have his own comic again not only once but 3 more times. Each time failed.
Wait and see what happens. Maybe Rich will be back someday. Maybe he won't. If they kill him off the answer for me is simple. My comic buying days are over. Even if they bring him back in the future, it won't change that. I'm at a crossroads here and I make no qualms about it and no threats. It is what it is.
It's make believe. It's a comic book character who ISN'T REAL. That character is owned by Marvel, who in turn is owned by Disney now. They can do whatever they like to that character. You didn't create him, you don't own him and you have no rights to determine the outcome of his stories. You're not on the creative team. We pretty much all want Rich back here, but not the way you're going about things. I'm done talking to you. You're just a fan who's crossed the line into obsession. Again, please get some help before you cross a line that can't be uncrossed.
: My last op-ed article about the issue got
: hundreds of likes on facebook, hundreds of
: hits on CBN, and numerous shares on other
: sites. Same for the other reviews/op-eds.
: The comic world is incredibly small. Only a
: few hundred-thousand buyers. If not for the
: movies, the comics would be on their last
: legs. With such a small pool of buyers,
: Marvel notices things like my op-eds and the
: number of supporters of them; and they have
: alluded to them in published pieces. They
: definitely don't like me - but protest
: leaders are seldom liked by those they are
: protesting against. I don't think that's
: generalized to Rich fans in general because
: Marvel likes anybody who might buy their
: products and with the exception of Wacker
: and Brevoort - nobody at Marvel has told me
: to stop spending my money on Marvel products
: or invited Rich Rider fans to stop buying
: either. So seriously - save the sanctimony
: and scolding for someone who cares. I've
: done more to facilitate Rich's return by
: calling attention to the fact that there's a
: large portion of customers out there who are
: dissatisfied with Marvel's treatment of
: Rider Nova and his fans than all the
: naysayers, collaborators, and sanctimonious
: finger-waggers combined - who've done little
: but buy NINO illogically thinking that by
: buying NINO somehow they'll get Rich back,
: complain on a forum or two, or just shrug
: their shoulders and give up. Any successful
: protest movement has to make enough noise to
: call attention to the issue. And
: "NINO" (a term I proudly created)
: has entered the popular lexicon as a protest
: term. So when NINO finally fails, Marvel
: won't be able to say they don't know why.
: I do commend you for voting with your
: dollars and I hope others will follow you in
: doing the same - because considering the
: art and commentary on your link, it looks
: like Bendis is getting ready to flip us the
: bird once again. If he does, everyone still
: buying NINO and NeWINO needs to retaliate by
: boycotting both so both will be pushed into
: cancellation. I'll make sure Marvel knows
: that we did it to punish them.
: --Previous Message--
: They got the star wrong on Rich's helmet,
: but otherwise, it looks great! Looks like
: we're going to finally get the (cannon)
: story of what happened to Rich. I'll buy it
: to show my support for the character, but
: I've got a feeling GOTG #18 and #19 will be
: the last 2 Marvel comics I'll be buying.
: Unlike a few of you who've been acting like
: children over this (you know who you are, no
: names mentioned here) and made all of us
: Rich fans look bad in the process, I said my
: piece (which was short and sweet) to Tom
: once and he knows there's another +1 out
: there, and I'm letting it go at that.
: Richard Rider's Nova has been the gateway
: comic for me into comic book shops. It's
: not the first time I've stopped giving money
: to Marvel, but if the character is offed,
: then this will be my final farewell. Time
: to let the character and stories and the
: company go and move on to other escapisms
: for when I want to relax. It was a fun ride
: while it lasted. The new kid Nova just
: doesn't interest me. It's not the same. I
: think it was Rich that I identified with
: more than the Nova persona. Here's hoping
: I'm wrong, but everything leading up to here
: that I could find with the exception of one
: comment when someone asked when Rich would
: be back and the answer was, What makes you
: think he isn't already? point to the fact
: he's dead. Being an Original Sin tie in
: also means something really bad happened.
: Seeing as it's Peter's original sin, and not
: Rich's, it doesn't take a rocket scientist
: to figure it out.
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