Maybe Marvel is trying to promote the Ryder truck rental company? Who knows.
It is a bit peculiar that "Ryder" was used in two issues straight and really inexcusable on the part of editorial. Call it minor nit-picking, its still very unprofessional. Fail.
I know the ads and cards correctly spelled Rich's last name. The point is: Richard Rider has been around since 1976. I know I was a young kid at the time in America's Bicentennial year and even I knew who The Man Called Nova was, even if I didn't become a big fan until Nova Vol.3 "The Human Rocket".
: So I know we have all asked the question,
: "why bother doing a 3-part series on a
: character you are planning to leave
: dead?" It's a valid question, and maybe
: gives us some reason to hope for the best.
: In the preview pages for GotG 18 and the
: recent advance reviews, everyone has
: referred to Rich as Richard Ryder. So is
: this a lazy mistake, as some have claimed,
: or is this Marvel actually re-naming the
: character? There are CERTAINLY valid reasons
: to change the spelling of Rich's last name.
: Which begs the question, "why both
: re-naming a character you are planning to
: leave dead?"
: And yes, I realize he was never actually
: dead; but that certainly seems to be the
: Marvel conception of the events in TTI.
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