Winning comment of the thread. *grin*
What I've seen of Jesse has been indirect and (agreed) unflattering. But I am willing to give it a few issues to see. Maybe they will reinvigorate his character into someone I can enjoy.
Basically, I want a butt-kicking COMPETANT Nova. Sam is an idiot. I can't root for him like I did for Rich. My favorite Rich moment ever was not even action; it was him chewing out Tony Stark. Rich was freaking competant. He knew what the hell he was doing. Even when he didn't know what was going he handled his business. That is what I want out of a Nova character.
Eve Bakian is an ass kicker. Not so sure about the rest of the family. But if they had an Eve focused Nova title I'd be all over it. Plus she is really, really hot in a realistic and not comicy way, which doesn't hurt. *grin*
If they make Jesse a COMPETANT Nova then I'll follow it. But if it is more of the Sam Alexander style in-over-your-head-mistake-after-mistake crap, well. I followed the first series way too long out of brand loyalty and I am not ready to do that all over again. This one has to earn being bought. I'm giving it three issues.
Make Jesse like Rich? I'm in.
Make Jesse a grown-up Sam? Sorry, pass.
: I toyed with buying this, if only to be the
: guy who gives something a fair shake...but I
: am still going to withhold.
: a./ This series has no shot for success with
: the listed creative team...Worldmind
: calculates 0.0% chance of survival.
: b./ Writer has already supplied
: disappointing Nova material to the table
: that , essentially, was one giant arc making
: fun of DnA Nova fans. (IMO at least)
: c./ I don't get what the heck Marvel has
: done with Jesse Alexander.
: At first, there was some cool stuff, like
: his chalkboard, why for years, he did not
: use his Nova Powers and "laid Low"
: in AZ. Why did he never rear his head during
: any Nova or Marvel Lore before. I mean why?
: Why did he seem to know Rocket and Gamora,
: yet the characters never mentioned him
: before? (In fact, the time he was shown with
: them neither character was even close to
: being active either)
: Why did Cosmo call him the "old
: Nova". If you forget, SW and TB also
: seemed to say "maybe Rich Rider is
: right under your nose" a few times or
: some such line.
: Why did he say he was the greatest centurion
: Etc....etc... it all could have been cool.
: My Guess, still to this day, was Jesse was
: planned to be some sort of time flung
: Richard Rider. BUT I think this plan was
: deferred , scrapped or altered and strung
: out (maybe till now). As for why, I don't
: know. Maybe they just felt having a known
: version of Rider out there wouldn't make
: sense for a bit.Maybe they didnt like how a
: few of us had already guessed this. Maybe
: they were pissed off at Rider fans like Me
: and Timelord who have not loved every second
: of the stuff...I don't know.
: My guess...is we will see Jesse is Rich. But
: , still, I hope I'm wrong!
: (2nd guess) is he is ROBBIE
: (3rd) I like the idea of Jesse as some
: exiled alien, but we've already seen he
: wasnt that important in the Corps.
: I personally dislike the Jesse Alexander
: He fits horribly awkward within everything
: that happened prior to Vol, 4. Heck he fits
: awkwardly within vol. 4 for that matter as
: well. He's drawn exactly like an older
: version of Robbie or Rich Rider...string
: fans along. He had a lot in common with
: Rich. Worse, he's named after some bloke
: Jeph Loeb wrote scripts with in Heroes.
: Supposedly, he was an alcoholic, but that
: story line seems to be abandoned. (very
: sloppy story telling, and glossed over a
: serious issue) His own story line just got
: dragged out so unnaturally long, it lost all
: its steam and just came off as botched.
: I know this argument bothers some, but I'm
: still not cool with him letting Sam jet
: around as a 15 year old Nova with these mega
: enhanced powers risking his life with a high
: five and a "yahoo". As I've said,
: in the post Civil War Marvel, for me at
: least, I can't buy that as anything but
: irresponsible and a total violation of what
: Rich Rider stood for.
: Technically, Rich Rider choose death over
: letting an inexperienced Corps grow before
: it was trained properly. He walked from the
: corps over this topic. He would, in no way
: ever support a 15 year old Nova Corpsman ,
: who has almost killed his family several
: goofy times now, romp around with such
: In short, Jesse Alexander spits in the face
: of everything Rich Rider stood for...and I'm
: not real up for his adventures.
: TO this day, It still bothers me, to no end
: really, how most of what Rich died for in
: Sam's book has been some reckless and
: selfish stuff.
: I'd like to see Sam Salvaged, but Marvel
: appears to have squandered a good break off
: point with Secret War to just pick up right
: where they left off...which is just an
: incredible ham fisted move.
: --Previous Message--
: I'm not adding this to any pull list. Its
: a typical "kiddified" Disney
: concept of "magic helmets" giving
: folks flight and so on. Quite clear, as from
: Sam's first run that Marvel continue to dumb
: down the superb Nova concepts from the good
: old days; shame as from glimpsing bits of
: Infinity Gauntlet, save for the dog, that
: was a step up.
: If Marvel had sense, they should go with a
: definitive Nova Corps book - get Rich back
: and get Marvel Cosmic back where it was when
: good quality comics were the norm. I won't
: however begrudge anyone who does follow this
: new series, its choice all folks have, but
: for me, a definate pass!
: --Previous Message--
: I won't be buying it. Sad to say, but this
: does not appeal to me at all. What a
: terrible solicitation! They really appear to
: have dumbed down the Nova Concept.
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