I can think of no better set of Nova stories they could do than to bring back Richard Rider as Nova prime and then watch the Nova Corps slowly being rebuilt.
Bringing Rich back just for the sake of bringing him back would be OK but really to make it great he should be back in service of telling a good story.
I think rebuilding a broken Corps and the challenges that would entail would prove to be good story telling fodder.
: i hope Thanos Rules doesn't mind me reposting
: this piece here (I know another Nova fan
: from our "distinguished opposite Cosmic
: Fan site has done the same at Marvel Heroes)
: but its a good article. With the arrival of
: Guardians of Infinity as announced
: yesterday, which from visting forums seems
: mostly a hit with fans of comsic stuff - I
: think points 10,7,6,4,3,2, and 1 are more
: than valid, esp 10. FACT IS, every day that
: passes, Rich's death or more accurately his
: status as the literal "door" to
: limbo has less and less credibility. So lets
: support GOI and hope that Abnett gets
: freedom to bring Rich back in some form or
: another, maybe not in the new
: "present" post SW MU but there's
: no reason why he can't return in the
: "new future" or "past".
: I hope in a small way this title will begin
: to heal wounds in the divided Nova fan base
: - that those that have drifted away from
: current Marvel Cosmic can at least make some
: efort to support this title. Here's Thanos'
: piece via his blog:
: 10. The characters he all died with
: (including Thanos) have been brought back
: and have prominent roles in the Marvel
: Universe. His death accomplished nothing.
: 9. From how these characters have been
: written since, his “Death” seems to have
: zero impact on what drives any of these
: characters. Worse, his death is seen as some
: cautionary tale of buffoonery in the Nova
: Vol. 4 series.
: 8. Marvel has brought back an older
: “retconn-o-Nova” Jesse “not the same guy who
: writes heroes scripts with Jeff Loeb”
: Alexander, who is blatently characterized in
: several major ways as to be “just like Rich”
: now as a mentor to Sam Alexander. IE Sam is
: sharing the spotlight w/ other Novas.
: 7. Marvel has created new Novas,so
: it’s not about a need to make Sam a “Lone
: Ranger” anymore. The last few months they
: have attempted to bring us half a dozen new
: Novas characters; Sam, Rael Rider, Nova
: Family (W/Dog)…and the worst one; Jesse. So
: it’s not about “watering down” a weak sauce
: 6. Rich’s “coming of age” story,
: Annihilation, ranks as one of the top 20
: marvel events of all time on their own
: website (#17) , # 9 on Newsarama. He still
: has a massive following of many fans who
: want him back and are not satisfied with his
: 5. Dan Abnett (And Andy Lanning for
: that matter), the writer who killed off Rich
: at the end of TI, is still writing regular
: cosmic stuff for Marvel. Turns out, He’s not
: done with Marvel and there is no need to
: “celebrate” that era by keeping the
: character dead. Fabien Nicieza, another
: solid Nova writer, is also seemingly back in
: the marvel fold. (Just sayin’)
: 4. Most folks dig him. Fan movements
: have been active about supporting his
: products, such as Legacy Action Figures and
: his character in Video Games. Fans were very
: vocal in these communities to see him.
: There’s still a demand to see the character
: back in the saddle.
: 3. With the full Nova Force, he’s a
: class 100 level power…he could have brushed
: off that evil cap shield like it was a
: popcorn kernel. (both of them btw) Marvel’s
: own web site on power levels lists Rich’s
: power as “potentially incalculable”, excess
: of 100 ton plus strength.
: 2. Sales need help. Sam Alexander
: doesn’t need to go…but let’s admit he’s not
: catching on.
: 1. He had the Full Nova Force, a
: Cosmic Cube, turned into pure energy,
: straddled Thanos (yeah it was weird), said a
: bunch of out of character stuff that didn’t
: jive w/ anything we’d seen from the
: character for years….and Oh yeah, Rich Rider
: died in place no one can die. ..Sounds all
: pretty legit
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