: You are right on with the way a rational
: reasonable person would think...but
: sometimes I wonder if that is what we are
: dealing with here. They make mind baffling
: calls sometimes marvel does...and ever since
: the Joe Q regime took over they can seem to
: get more petty and standoffish with the
: fans..maybe its just me.
: Also ..a lot goes on behind the scenes that
: we dont know. Maybe people's careers are
: tied to the success or failure of
: things...who knows. All I know is editor
: Andy Schmidt and Keith Giffen were a huge
: part of Annihilation and shortly after were
: not working for the company. I always wanted
: more answers on that.
: --Previous Message--
: I honestly think he's going to be fine
: I see more to gain from having Sam earth
: based and Nova continue his more cosmic
: adventures. A Nova Corp book could very well
: benefit from the Guardians movie more so
: than Rich or Sam standalones. Each issue
: could shift focus from one to the other and
: they can avoid the cliche hero taken host or
: passing of the torch. Why would they wait
: years just to kill him off. I feel like that
: would be a waste. At any rate I'm a pretty
: big Rich fan and I'm very optomistic he'll
: be fine.
: --Previous Message--
: Welcome ref the scans and also thanks for
: comments Wil. Nova fans are anxious
: regarding the fate of Rich Rider as Nova
: Prime; its clear Marvel Execs and Disney
: have a game plan in motion to tarnish the
: past Nova mythology to pave a new foundation
: for Sam as the only viable Nova now; a
: strategy which if events in GOTG 18 and 19
: do come to a head and we get the fate many
: of us dread - could in irony be a huge
: With the GOTG film expected to be a Summer
: hit - it would be sheer lunacy for a
: mainstream lynch-pin like Rich - foremost in
: the modern Guardians mythology to be cast
: forever aside when its also irony that
: Marvel have recently sweetened the cosmic
: landscape with the arrival of Abnett's
: Guardians 3000 and more goodies from Jim
: Starlin. As a remote possibility I could see
: some time twisty age of Ultron paradox crop
: up with Rich actually popping up later on in
: Guardians 3000 - yeah crazy but it could
: I too don't dislike NovaJr fans - it's not
: their fault - they choose to like the
: character just as we oldies like Rich as our
: role model - hence the reason I added Sam in
: the new NMB Banner - but I can see a tidal
: wave of resentment if Marvel do carry on
: fumbling the ball for a potential Rich
: revival as there is no question at all in my
: mind that both characters can exist in the
: 616. But if we do get that no-win scenario
: as Co-Mod for NMB - you'll all have chance
: to vent your feelings if that takes place
: and plan a strategy to bring Rich back where
: he rightfully belongs in the mainstream!
: --Previous Message--
: Looks like TL and others who speculated this
: were on to something as soon as it was known
: that Gorath escaped the Cancerverse. BMB may
: indeed have planned this story as soon as he
: started writing GOTG and beginning with the
: return of Quill, Drax and Thanos in Avengers
: Assemble. Age of Ultron we saw Rich in some
: distressed situation in a Quill flashback
: I stopped buying NINO around issue #6, right
: before Inifnity started but did buy the
: issue where Rich is in flashback saving BRB.
: I do check out the issues at LCS shops.
: There are a number of possible theories that
: writers could use to "get rid of"
: Rich at thier discretion. Its sad its come
: to this. Its very easy for comic book
: readers to say "its only comic
: books" especially when thier favorite
: characters aren't on the "chopping
: block" or put on the "hit
: Nova V4 was what made me look forward to
: collecting a regular series again.
: Thanks for posting the scans. I am also with
: those who are really reserved about the OS
: issues coming up next. Perhaps there is the
: chance we will see Rich return at the
: conclusion. Its the way he will return
: that's made us pretty uneasy.
: I still dislike the idea of NINO in the 616.
: The concept was Cool, the execution was
: Poor. Marvel had some plans for a young Rich
: in the Marvel Super Action series aimed for
: kids. Then USM came along.
: Since Wacker and Breevort insist that Sam is
: here to stay then at least give him his own
: ORIGINAL super hero name and leave the title
: of NOVA for Richard Rider since that is what
: Rich called himself and was "The Man
: Called Nova".
: Having Rich mentor the boy would be okay.
: Have the boy stay on Earth, hang out with
: the New New Warriors while Rich is Nova out
: in space.
: People talk about our supposed
: "closed-mindedness" and resistance
: to "change. Not all change is good or
: for the better. Tyrants like Adolf Hitler
: and his National Party wanted
: "change" starting with a new
: regime. What if the USA gave up to Britain
: during the Revolutionary War?
: There was a special reason why Nova V4 was
: so well-received by both fans and critics
: Just last week I saw a YouTube review for
: the new Marvel Legends Infinite
: Marvel's Nova" figure and the reviewer
: was clearly a big Rich fan, NINO...er well
: not so much, LOL.
: --Previous Message--
: The other day Marvel revealed this superb
: piece from Arthur Adams for Original Sin -
: now I noticed Nova (Sam) but an eagle eyed
: Rich Rider fan saw that in the montage in
: one of the Watcher's Eye reality panels is
: Nova Prime, Thanos, Starlord and they seem
: to be observing a Many Angled One - perhaps
: Shuma Gorath! Attached scans of the art
: showing where it is and a close up. So is
: the Fan theory that Rich was taken host by a
: Many Angled One and had to be taken down by
: Peter and Thanos true - or will the
: Rich.Thanos Merger scenario win out - or is
: it even more despicable - August ain't that
: far away.
: You can see the images here at my FACEBOOK
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