The Jesse story line clearly smacks of something botched or plans changed. I'd bet he was set to be Rider but Marvel nixed those plans for some reason. (probably internet spite) Just my take.
No Jesse explanation. No explanation for much of anything. An "off panel" explanation for what the black novas are. No meaningful real involvement from Star Lord or the GOTG.
Didn't even deal with what happened to the DnA corps in 31 damg issues(Even though the book featured an abandoned arc where sam dedicated himself to tracking down corpsmen)
"Doing your own thing", is one matter but this book plugged crossover after meaningless crossover. If your gonna do your own thing , have a plan. A generic origin that did not set up much lasting impact. Plot wholes that showed a disdain for marvel canon. No real rogues gallery established. Zero growth as a character. A rushed friendship with Utah the watcher that hardly came off genuine, 3 writers in the first 10 issues.
At launch, I remember when Stephen Wacker snidely promised "Trust me guys its gonna be good!" boy, what a crock....
SO far Nova Vol. 5 was one big lie.
: From all appearances Jesse seems to be
: perfectly human. Though he does stare out
: in space. So is that because he misses Nova
: times or is it become it is home?
: --Previous Message--
: Awww, Goddang it.
: So there was no revelation that Jesse
: Alexander was a humanoid alien, especially
: Xandarian, who either plan to use Eva to
: "enrich his race's genepool" or
: Eva has fetish for crashlanded aliens.
: Then again, I am bit too obsessed on
: Xenophilia, even if both of the races are
: humans and can have babies.
: Heck, Imagine if Jesse turned out to be
: both a Spartoi and a relative of J'Son. Now
: Sam would have coolest cousin (+aunt Kitty)
: in the universe.
: --Previous Message--
: Well, Sam's initial journey is wrapped up.
: I thought that it was very fitting that the
: end of the story was the return of the
: father. There was no better way to end it.
: The story starts with his dad missing and
: ends with his dad's return. With Sam
: becoming a hero along the way.
: Not much of a mystery as to who gets the
: helmet; we all saw Sam in the All New All
: Different Avengers.
: (Of course all of this confuses me; they are
: in Arizona right? Does Arizona even exist
: anymore now that the whole universe is
: Battleworld? Did dad get back right in time
: to be snuffed out of existance? I am not
: feeling this Battleworld thing at all.
: Seems dumb.)
: Unrealistic hope that the "won't
: believe the ending" surprise would be
: Rich. No such luck, sadly. Just another
: sentence talking about how he is dead.
: *waves tiny fist*
: In case anyone missed it; there is an
: "after credits scene" last page
: that seems to set Sam up for a future
: I got every issue out of respect for Nova,
: which I know others here in the boycott camp
: think is foolish. But I did out of what I
: felt was respect.
: Sam was a good character but never really
: became a full hero. He remained a dumbass
: to the very end. His last panels are him
: lamenting that he was a dumbass. And, you
: know, it is hard to root for a dumbass.
: That was the fatal flaw here. I know they
: wanted to set him low to make the classic
: heroes journey but they never really let him
: take that final step. And I felt that this
: held him back. I could not identify with
: him. We shall see how he plays out in ANAD
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