Marvel, for some reason, seems intent on keeping Richard gone. I just don't know why. I have been disappointed with Marvel and DC's constant tinkering, attempting to make things "fresh and new." I have been enjoying more and more stuff from independent companies these last few years.
I will keep hoping, but I'm really tired of old friends being whacked or simplified. I have been a fan of Marvel since I was a child. And I do not like what I have been seeing.
: I still need more information.
: but let me say a few things.
: First off , we all can relax, whatever each
: of us wants, with this creative team, this
: book will be dead in six months. This writer
: is getting hammered week after week for his
: suicide squad.(even by CBR folks). His Nova
: special book was horrid (IMO at least) and
: embraced the cycle of making fun of DnA era
: Next, I want to say how gross some of the
: talk is on this thread. For some, I am some
: crazed Rich Rider zealot who has no
: reasonable sense, to others on here , even
: many I disagree with, I value a lot of your
: But let me say, the notion of "Aw
: shucks...Rich is dead forever, oh well he
: had his day.." is not acceptable.
: You don't have to be as angry as me or
: others, you don't have to hate Sam, man you
: don;t even have to not buy or boycott, but
: let me say that attitude to just accept the
: guy as gone is BS from a fan.
: That IS where I draw the line. If you claim
: to be a Nova fan and then claim you are cool
: with Rich being dead, that's just not OK.
: Wil E is right...this, if this is, in fact,
: "Jesse Alexander", the move is yet
: another low down dirty scungy chronicle in
: this fight. Its actually brainwashing...and
: from the sound of it, the tactic is working.
: From the start, every effort was made to
: confuse the readers that "Jesse could
: be Rich" , from his very similar
: appearance, to the way he talked or went
: about certain things, from a smattering of
: other clues we all chatted about 10 issues
: into this series. In many ways, he seemed
: like some sort of version of rich who was
: time flung and never had the Annhilation War
: experience. But then the fundamental fact
: the Vol. 5 folks just didn't know who Rich
: was or what happened in the old books caught
: up with them..
: I'm not going to touch on the more in depth
: aspects of how canon is basically out the
: window in Nova et al these days, sorry Wil
: E, but worrying about worldminds and rank is
: like worrying about a broken toilet in the
: plane while the engines have fallen off.
: Duggan's crew forgot, the biggest bullsheet
: factor in this is how everything Rich was
: built up to, everything he believed in
: responsible use of the Nova force and
: training those who wield it has been
: violated by the lackluster character of
: Jesse Alexander. If folks don't recall, at
: one point, Rich chose DEATH over using the
: force irresponsibly and putting out poorly
: trained corpsmen. What has gone on with
: Jesse violates everything. He's no mentor.
: And if it does turn out to be Rich still, it
: will be difficult to undue this.
: As for what Will E points out , that the
: Marvel / Disney Hegemony would craft a brown
: haired rogueish guy with so many other
: traits of Rich Rider and place him
: nonsensically in some weird retcon they
: could not bother to expand on in 30 issues
: of Vol. 5, just defies all logic. The only
: explanation is something silly, like the
: reason Rider is mothballed is because they
: want to teach uppity fans a lesson or
: because truly some exec has said no go on a
: character with the name "Dick
: Rider". I just don't know.
: Please, all i ask is if you are a Rider fan,
: to keep the faith and keep hammering this
: As I now realize, especially looking at this
: mess of books with 'fightin pregger SPider
: Women and a host of crazy lineups Marvel is
: out of its collective mind right now. Its a
: line wide problem and Rich Rider debacle is
: only one sad fold in the mess. Look how they
: are even bleeding creators. Its a mess.
: As of now, I won't buy marvel because a
: fundamental problem with the quality of the
: product. Rider be damned, I have principles
: with my hard earned money.
: I hope some of you will change your tune. I
: value a lot of your guys opinions and hope
: we can still stay resolute on this deal.
: We still all need more info before going
: bonkers...and I'll let that play out before
: I do as well.
: --Previous Message--
: So Marvel is going back to re-start a bunch
: #1s and it seems this new "Nova"
: series is part of the so-called "New
: 45"(from what I have been able to
: gather: a collection of covers or ads as
: seen in the new Marvel Previews or similar
: Marvel is pretty adamant about not bringing
: Richard Rider back but are listening to
: fans, and to some degree, disgruntled loyal
: RR fans like myself: Sam Alexander will be
: getting a mentor at it will his father
: Jesse. Jesse will wear his old Xandarian
: Nova Corps uniform and not the Black Ops
: Super Duper suit. I asume Jesse is now the
: new "living legacy" of the old
: Corps and there is no Nova Prime...very
: conveniently doing away with RR the sneaky,
: DIRTY, way.
: Duggan and company will eventually find some
: excuse to do away with a Nova Prime and be
: more independent of a Worldmind. Anything to
: remove themselves of RR and instead
: concentrate on a "Nova brand"
: without any involvement of RR.
: Common sense and logic still dictates that
: the real Xandarian Worldmind is still
: operational in order for Sam's
: mini-Worldmind to syphon its energy from. RR
: absorbed the full Nova Force along with the
: Cosmic Cube to create a gateway for Quill
: and Drax to escape the Cancerverse and that
: combined energy would not just easily burn
: itself out. RR is definitely still alive out
: there, in a sentient cosmic energy form,
: around his last known coordinates.
: Jesse may have been able to resume being a
: Nova Centurion using the
: "mini-Worldmind" but the Nova
: Force must still active in the real
: Worldmind in order for that to be possible.
: No, I don't think the real Worldmind
: downloaded itself to the Black Nova's
: mini-worldmind...but Duggan or any other
: writer could easily find that as the perfect
: way to dust off any more ties with RR. Very
: dirty and sad of Marvel to do so.
: --Previous Message--
: Here's my speculation
: A) Richard Rider is back.
: B) Sam's dad and Sam Alexander only
: C) generation storyline, origin of Jesse to
: Sam Alexander.
: Cb) Jesse Alexander is a Xandarian who
: "gone native" on Earth after he
: crashlanded on it on a training mission
: (hope alien hunters are also interested in
: selling "the last Xandarian and his
: exotic hybrid offpsrings") and showing
: why Jesse decided to stay on Earth rather
: than Xandar, which Grandma Alexander
: (possibly a high ranking Nova) may be pissed
: at his son's choice before Luphimorph blew
: the planet and her to pieces, or Nebula's
: rampage, or eaten by bugs.
: I am gonna pick C and Cb since Marvel need
: to have an alien-human hybrid without
: "my dad impregnated my mom and ditched
: her with an unborn child" and being
: white (at least fully, but Hulkling is kinda
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