DnA were great and their stories will be hard for any cosmic writer to live up to. BMB doesn't compare. GOTG is agonizingly slow, confusing at times (panels or writing not explained well enough), and sometimes too jumpy. I'm hoping that because BMB and the rest of the crew know that Rich has a fanbase that cared about the character, that he puts his A game in for the 3 issues that Rich's story is told in.
I've seen mediocre writers write amazing stories every now and then when the right circumstances were there, and I've seen great writers write absolute turds. So I'd say let's not crucify BMB on the story until we get through those 3 issues. He might just surprise us and he really did have an awesome idea from day one. I'm hoping, because GOTG #18, 19 and 20 will be the first comics I've dropped a dime on since DnA Nova went away. I said it before; I vote with my wallet, and I want to make sure Marvel knows I'm backing the character I support.
The real question is does Rich get out of that story arc alive or dead? I read that Peter Parker was said to be gone and dead for good after Otto lobotomised Parker's brain, but it's Parker who's back now, so even with the interesting choice of words, does it really mean anything?
: 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..
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: 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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