: Doesn't it just kinda reinforce that HE may
: have never even read it himself?
: Thats my take from it...but in some ways I
: agree with him...i guess you shouldn't have
: needed to read the old stuff..but heck 3
: years ago aint that long...there were
: stories like secret invasion and even this
: that Bendis himself claimed were signs for
: years..so its kinda hypocritical.
: bendis said something the other day about
: him think it was outrageous fans would get
: mad at him "before" something was
: even released , and he was actually speaking
: about Dazzler's overhaul..not this. But the
: logic holds up, Bendis does have a
: continuity problem track record...so a lot
: of people that are apprehensive about this
: have good reason to be and its based off of
: history. I read Bendis whole Avengers run
: and most of his events..i know his writing
: very well, so I think it is actually an
: informed opinion to be apprehensive.
: I think a lot of us know how this whole post
: DnA cosmic has gone and some of us feel it
: has not treated the prior stuff so
: kindly..so i think we again have reason to
: be concerned.
: Hopefully he proves me/ us wrong though..
: --Previous Message--
: Just saw this post, and I found it an
: interesting choice of words that BMB used.
: "which is the event where we last saw
: Quill, Nova and Drax dead before the
: Here's one idea:
: Starlord is now Star-Lord. He looks
: physically different. Nobody's mentioned
: Rich. The GOTG outfits are different. In
: GOTG #5 Quill mentions a hiccup in the
: space-time continuim, which has been
: mentioned a few times since in different
: comics. I think that Rich and Peter
: combined the Nova force and the cosmic cube
: to try to stop Thanos, and doing that ripped
: a hole in the STC. Since BMB used the word
: "dead", they didn't survive, but
: alternate reality characters got pulled into
: 616, which explains the different look of
: Thanos, the GOTG characters and Jessie
: Alexander. That they don't belong in 616
: would explain some of the unspoken dialogue
: between characters and some of the decisions
: made by them.
: It's possible in the alternate universe,
: where the new GOTG team was ripped out of,
: Jessie and the Black Nova Corps were the
: norm, which explains why Rocket would know
: Jessie (since they're from the same
: dimension) and nobody but 616 characters not
: involved in the STC rip like Sam Alexander,
: Speedball, Vance Astrovik, The Watcher and
: Beta Ray Bill would even know of or mention
: Rich. The GOTG team we see in comics today
: never met Rich. The story that begins in
: GOTG #18 could be Quill recounting the story
: that was told to him by the 616 Quill before
: he died.
: OTOH, it's possible that if those guys got
: sucked into 616, that Rich, Thanos and the
: 616 GOTG team got sucked into that alternate
: timeline and they're still alive and kicking
: in there. But since BMB used the word
: "dead", I wouldn't hold out any
: What isn't covered by that idea is that
: there's more than one Black Nova in 616.
: But even then if the cube exchanged power
: for power, since Rich had the entire
: worldmind back for the last fight, it'd
: stand to reason the entire Nova Corps from
: that universe would get changed out for him
: if it was a swap for a swap thing. But
: Jessie being in the 616 universe for as long
: as he has been is what messes up that idea.
: Another idea is:
: Nova and Starlord fought Thanos and lost.
: They died since death had been reintroduced
: into the Cancerverse. So Drax, Nova and
: Starlord are dead. Someone revives Drax and
: Starlord. Whether it's the power of the
: cosmic cube or somebody, or death not being
: allowed to exist in the Cancerverse again.
: That explains Drax and Starlord returning.
: and looking different, and being alive. In
: that case, chances are Nova was revived as
: well. Rich probably stayed behind to let
: Drax and Peter escape, which would be in
: character for him, while fighting the many
: tentacled thing. If death was eliminated
: from the Cancerverse again, than the answer
: is simple about what happened to Rich. He's
: trapped in there for eternity fighting the
: monsters to stop them from trying to escape
: into 616. So the answer would jive with
: what was in the letters column of GOTG #1
: that Rich is still alive, and would also
: jive with what BMB said that they were all
: dead. Because maybe they did die until
: death ceased to exist in the Cancerverse
: again. The only problem is the Black Nova's
: are still unexplained and Rich got the
: entire nova force downloaded into him, so
: the Black Nova's really are something
: different. They suits come on different.
: No helmet, no powers. They don't like gold
: domes. Someone on one board mentioned maybe
: a link to Garthan Saal as an offshoot of the
: Nova Corps? Maybe someone else? That
: history will probably be explored by some
: writer some day, but I'm pretty sure the
: powers Sam has aren't from the same source
: as the powers Rich has. Worldmind made it
: clear that Rich was the last surviving
: member or the corps and the entire Nova
: force was downloaded into him. So these
: Black Nova's are getting their power from
: somewhere else.
: We'll all know what happened soon enough,
: but those are two things that would dot most
: of the i's that I can think of. I'm sure
: BMB will have his own spin and I won't even
: be close, but something like either one of
: those would make for a tidy end to Rich's
: story for now.
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