: The Secret Wars/Battleworld "Infinity
: Gauntlet" limited series feels more
: like a re-envisioning of Annihilation, just
: add some Infinity Stones and Thanos in the
: mix. As I've mentioned before, I've been a
: long-time fan of Dustin Weaver's art but am
: not entirely on-board.
: Its got less to do with race and more about
: "Nova concepts" not being
: necessary in my opinion. Why the Marvel
: Mandate to not have Richard Rider involved?
: Why is there no multiversal Nova Corps being
: I mentioned on another thread that "If
: You Are Not Part Of The Solution, Then You
: Are Part Of The Problem." That meant
: that supporting Sam Alexander and other Nova
: Corps Concepts for the sake of supporting
: any kind of Nova Corps idea just prevents
: Rich from coming back sooner and means we
: will have more Nova Concepts Only characters
: for the next 5 years. I am not drinking the
: "Nova Concepts for Keeping Any Kind Of
: Nova Alive" Kool-Aid. Whether
: boycotting a character or book really works
: or not, its been 5 long years and Richard
: Rider has still not returned. Its not that
: difficult for Marvel to bring Rich back. The
: editors and execs simply just do not want
: Rich back...yet. Why?
: Why was Sam Alexander and the concept of the
: Black Super Novas even thought up about in
: the first place?
: I may have given Sam a shot with a few
: issues but I've never fully got punch-drunk
: on the Kool-Aid.
: From the very first issue, Sam was clearly
: aimed at younger audiences and was not an
: entirely original character. Those first
: clues should have been big red light
: warnings to long-time Richard Rider fans. I
: have to admit, even I didn't think Sam would
: be around this long. I seriously thought
: Rich would've been back as Nova Prime again
: within 3 years time. Original Sin does not
: I don't fully accept this whole "Well
: At Least Marvel Is Open To The Idea Of Nova
: Concepts" nonsense. I wholeheartedly
: believe its actually hurting, not helping,
: the chances of Rich returning soon. Simply
: put, it sends the message to Marvel that we
: seem happy to accept any Nova, and Rich can
: wait in limbo a few years more.
: "If You Don't Believe In Something, You
: Will Fall For Anything."
: I was a fan of Kyle Rayner, Bucky Cap, and
: Azrael but even I knew that they were not
: permanent replacements. And, at least they
: were great characters, even if Kyle wasn't
: exactly original, and worthy.
: --Previous Message--
: Current Nova was definately aimed at a
: Disney/young audience aimed to gain new
: readers to Marvel; but as said by many fans
: they could have easily created an original
: "junior character" rather than
: using an existing well established character
: like Rich; that in part of course evnetually
: ignited all the friction between factions,
: just as the introduction of Kyle Rayner did
: when he suplanted Hal Jordan.
: Of course Hal eventually returend to the
: spotlight, after a stint of being a villain,
: and both chracters have been key to DC more
: "superior" cosmic side while
: Marvel's has sadly fallen with the exception
: of Guardians 3000. As seen with those
: signing the Ipetiton at NPP, its clear fans
: can support the idea of having 2 or more
: Nova titles - just as Green Lantern Coprs
: have had over the years; Marvel however
: can't seem to grasp the logic; at the moment
: churning out one title for every Guardian of
: the Galaxy member which is serious overkill!
: I think Dustin Weaver's take on the Nova
: mythos will be a bit better; its got the
: post apocalyptic style and settign I like so
: i'm looking forward to seeing as its only
: one of 3 titles - plus the main series of
: Secret Wars I've added to my present
: diminishing Marvel pull list.
: For now, Rich himself remains in the realms
: of limbo in the MU, what happens after SW
: could unfortunately seal his fate for good
: but hey there's always some clever bloke
: that can figure means to bring him back if
: Marvel decided to give him another go.
: Meanwhile fans will keep him active in fan
: fics and art - so look out for a new run of
: Nova619 soon!
: --Previous Message--
: I have not been enjoying Nova/Sam, at all. I
: think I liked more of the stuff with Carrie,
: than the actual action/Nova stuff. It is
: just a bit too childish for me. I am hoping
: things "grow up" because, at this
: point, I will not be purchasing the Sam
: title after Secret Wars ends, if the Sam
: title returns. I have not liked the art or
: the story, but I have kept reading. But I am
: at the end of my rope. It is not fun for me,
: especially after the great stuff we old
: schoolers had with volume four. That was
: great writing, growth, character
: development, and more up my alley.
: I have no disdain for anyone who still reads
: Sam. I would be a hypocrite if I did,
: because I have bought each one. I am,
: however, a bit sad that Nova has abandoned a
: great character and made the title (and many
: other Marvel titles) way too simple and
: I will read the post-apocalyptic Nova title.
: The art looks great, and the story may be
: more up my alley. But after that, I hope
: things change for the better.
: The funny thing is, Marvel seems very
: committed to the Nova idea. They are trying
: hard to keep it going. But they are not
: putting out a great product, yet.
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