The idea of "superhero family pet" is definitely spandex comic book hero cliche not to mention silly, but when you look at it from a disaster-survivor perspective, from even a military perspective, it does make a little sense.
I know the Nova Corps Centurions are made up of intelligent lifeforms from all over the galaxy exactly like the GLC so I look at Zig Zag as more a Nova Corps asset that has been deputized to carry out Nova Corps Centurion functions to aid the actual Centurions the way a law enforcement K9 working dog would do. Like a military K9 would do on a military base or even what a special operations warfighter working dog would do in the battlefield. Yes, there are special-trained wardogs that parachute out of airplanes and jump out of helicopters right along with special operations warfighters.
I am not totally "with" this SW IG series calling itself Infinity Gauntlet, but for the time being it is a better read than the just cancelled Nova Brand Concept book that wants to pass itself off as "Nova" or the GOTG book so desperately, shamelessly, milking itself off of the huge success of the film that was more based off the previous GOTG Vol.2 series. Guardians of Knowhere is supposed to a book that will feel more like what DnA have done earlier. Well, that's the idea coming from from Bendis we are supposed to believe. I heard a rumor or read somewhere that it was Doctor Doom that supposedly killed the Celestial whose head became Knowhere so already Secret Wars is changing Marvel Earth 616 history.
Once we see the family gets thier powers, the focus may end up with the young girl and we'll see if she will become another Sam Alexander-type character.
I don't really expect the Nova Brand Family Concept to last long but then again, I did not think Sam Alexander last as long as he did. I really thought Richard Rider would have been back within 2-3 years as Nova Prime and continuing on with business as usual.
My hope is that the Nova Brand Concept Nu Xandar Family is really just a temporary Secret Wars "cool What If" project and in the end does not hurt and hinder the return of Nova Prime Richard Rider, who is the whole reason there is a Marvel Comics Nova Corps Centurion in the first place.
Bring back The Man Called Nova and forget about "Nova Brand Concepts".
: I am having a hard time finding that cover...
: --Previous Message--
: Its official: check out Zig Zag on the cover
: for IG #4, along with the series' alternate
: GOTG helping out. Over at hi sown Tumblr
: page, Dustin Weaver himself says he named
: the dog after a character from a webcomic he
: As I mentioned, I don't entirely think its
: that bad an idea(a funny & outdated
: idea, but not entirely out of the cosmic
: realm ...I would have been okay and along
: for the ride if Richard Rider himself was
: involved in the story(being a corpse doesn't
: count)with the family, etc. Cosmo's intro
: was welcome and DnA made it credible. We
: haven't seen how the family is deputized and
: acquire their Nova Corps powers yet but if
: even the family dog gets powers, well, to
: quote Weaver: "What's a superhero
: family without a superhero pet?"
: Had to LOL there for a few minutes at how
: corny and infantile that really sounds when
: I first read about it. Makes for great
: cartoons for the kiddies. I can't really
: hate on the artists like Weaver, or
: McGuiness, etc. though. They're just
: following their Marvel Mandate Marching
: Orders from Marvel Corporate, Disney, the
: bean counters and accountants.
: I've aways loved Weaver's technical
: illustrations and superb draftsmanship and I
: study his storytelling panels. I suck at
: storytelling but am okay with pin-up style
: stuff. I would have loved to have seen him
: on a regular Nova Prime/Richard Rider
: Too bad Marvel isn't invested in focusing on
: making Richard Rider a standout Marvel
: A-lister character the way DnA were
: passionate about and working so hard to
: --Previous Message--
: Oh, come now. It's a dog acting like a dog.
: It is not a superdog or anything.
: If they slap a Nova helmet on it then I'm
: with you. But right now it's a family that
: has a dog, nothing else.
: --Previous Message--
: Soon: we will bear witness to the Bakian
: German Shepard family dog officially become
: a Nova Corps member, lol.
: Sounds like a Japanese-style gourmet hot dog
: you can order at a food truck or hot dog
: Wouldn't be so laughable if Marvel had
: allowed Richard Rider be part of the story.
: Not really a fan of the sci-fi/horror genre
: but one of my favorite all-time issues was
: Nova Vol.4 #8 when we first meet Cosmo and
: aware of the existence of Knowhere.
: But, yeah, artist Dustin Weaver's answer to
: Cosmo meets Krypto meets Nova Corps.
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