Hopefully we just keep the flame lit. I'm really excited about Abnett's new GoI series as well...its good news.
: Wow. Impressive and very solid list. Great
: job, THANOSRULES.
: I am so ready to get Rich back!!!
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: i hope Thanos Rules doesn't mind me
: 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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