So the thing is that it really isn't a big thing. Nova has never been a huge draw. He is a solid B-list hero.
For me, there is no other hero I am more interested in. He is on the top of my priority.
But Marvel has a lot of heroes to tend to. So even though he is my favorite child I understand if he is not theirs.
Right now I am happy that we are getting him back. The only thing that worries me is if there is some sort of fake-out, and I am thinking that is not the case.
: Right now, the biggest thing that makes me
: nervous and wary is this doesn't seem to be
: a big deal to Marvel.
: From the look of it, a 14k seller is being
: r-launched with a creative staff that is not
: a significant draw, without any real set up
: apart from the story line in the last couple
: issues of a poorly selling title.
: That's a lot to overcome, especially these
: days. Its why something like CBN's stance is
: even more concerning despite the fact not
: many may be swayed by it.
: Looking at the January solicits...there are
: no real tie- ins or appearances elsewhere to
: generate interest in Richard Rider for the
: new audiences.
: The Cosmic books are still all seemingly
: operating on their own islands.
: I'm unsure what to expect from whatever GOTG
: has in store.
: Core heroes are still under the gun. Captain
: American and Iron Man look to be killed off
: the only hook here is for the
: die-hards....die hard sam fans and die hard
: Rich Rider fans (who hasnt had a series in 6
: years) Despite my confidence in how cool
: Rich is and how many people would enjoy him,
: that's a high hurdle to jump over for a
: lasting book.
: --Previous Message--
: As excited as I am about Rich being back,
: VERY nervous about what version of Rich
: we're getting back. I grew attached to a
: specific Richard Rider, and I really hope
: we're getting that version back.
: Ultimately I know that I should just be
: happy that it's Richard Rider, yet I can't
: help but to think that this character
: deserves a little more respect. I don't
: want to see him lose his powers any more,
: and I don't want to see him 'die' and
: disappear for several years again.
: Here's hoping that these new writers, and
: the powers that be, are committed to Rich.
: While hesitant, I'm excited for the ride!
: --Previous Message--
: The way ThanosRules was treated by CBN very
: recently was bad. I have posted there to
: vent and show my support for Rich and the
: current climate in comics and the industry
: today and I do not regret one word of what I
: have said. But I also can not be just as
: harsh and cruel as a few of them have been.
: A perfect Nova Rich series would have had
: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning continue where
: they left off. Even going with their
: original ideas of having Rich be MIA
: temporarily only to return. I did like the
: "Superman/Lone Ranger" theme of
: Rich doing the whole "This looks like a
: job for Nova Prime!" thing around the
: universe. He was this average ordinary
: Everyman who happened to be one of the
: biggest heroes in the MU, but never acted
: like he was the big A-list prima donna. Rich
: had a sense of purpose and duty. Despite the
: incorrect Han Solo comparison, Loveness and
: Rich seem to get at least that whole Gung Ho
: type, Dudley Do-Right, go get 'em, 'atta
: boy, self-sacrificing, heroic, selfless
: individual like the old sci-fi Buster Crabbe
: serials. I've always seen Rich as the Luke
: Skywalker: wide-eyed, simple heroic
: Everyman, who had a destiny for the stars.
: Rich admired heroes like The Avengers and
: dreamt of doing bigger things the same way
: Luke admired the Jedi Knights, Republic
: Clone Troopers, and life beyond Tattooine.
: Doug mentioned earlier at another post that
: was right on and very correct about the
: biggest reason why there is a great dislike
: for the Sam Alexander character. The way
: Marvel just simply, quickly, and easily
: disregarded Richard Rider after building him
: up for 4 solid years(from Annihilation:
: Prologue to Nova Vol.4)only to create a new
: younger similar character and call also call
: him "Nova" when in all logic and
: reason points out that the Black Novas are
: not really real "Novas" at all.
: They were imposters at the very core who had
: a genuine dislike for the then-current
: "Gold Domes" who were supposedly
: seen as "arrogant",
: "vain", etc. The Black Super Novas
: were a watchdog group that illegally
: accessed the Worldmind and stole Nova Force
: power. Xandar and WM never approved creation
: of any such secret branch of the Nova Corps
: nor allowed any such group to tap into WM
: and the NF for any other use other than
: official Xandarian Nova Corps use. Of
: course, the creative team of the new
: upcoming series could always retcon this
: into current continuity. Allowing one child
: tween, barely a teen, to be the
: "successor" of the proud Xandarian
: Nova Corps who have never in their history
: recruited "child soldier" for
: active duty combat? I know this is all
: fantasy and Disney is the new owner and all
: but wow. I understand that we may never
: really go back to the epic DnA and Giffen
: treatment that made Nova an A-List level
: character and so far from interviews the new
: creators seem to at least acknowledge and be
: aware of what made Annihilation-Era Rich so
: awesome, why 90s NW/Nova Vol.2 era Rich was
: too little too late, and why Larsen's Vol.3
: (which made me a choose Nova Rich as my
: favorite all-time superhero)70s
: Marvel/Wolfman era was a step backwards in
: the wrong direction. A few years too late. I
: personally see Larsen's "Nova: The
: Human Rocket" Rich flipping Marvel
: Burgers Era as a sort of "Superman
: Returns"(where Singer tried to bring
: back the Donner era Superman into modern
: times) meets The Greatest American Hero: it
: was a fun series but Rich was supposed to be
: beyond that whole bumbling rookie noob
: Earth-bound hero song and dance routine
: Loveness and Perez seem to be heading off in
: the right direction with Rich from what they
: say. Its good to know they have spent more
: time and research with Rich. I'm sure they
: have read and are fully aware of our
: concerns, ideas, and theories. It even
: sounds like they will be using some of our
: ideas or at least incorporate what we have
: bounced around in Nova threads. They know he
: is such a beloved Cosmic Marvel character
: for many long-time readers. He's become a
: favorite to new readers who want a return
: just as much as the hard-corps fanbase.
: There are some newssites other than CBN who
: are just not Sam Alexander fans. There are
: also new fans who are just not into the
: "successor Nova". That is always
: great to hear about when some news
: sites(other than CBN) and even new fans
: dislike Sam Alexander!
: Even though Marvel has not even mentioned
: the 40th Anniversary of Nova, its good to
: see that some news sites have done so.
: --Previous Message--
: I think everyone has their own take on what
: will happen or how Rich should be when he
: returns. Marvel should know coming into this
: new rendition of Nova that they will be on a
: very short lease to produce a quality book.
: I wouldn' t put it past them if they don't
: and RR fans drop the book,they say
: "see,even with Rich the book still
: isn't selling. Well soon enough we'll see if
: we're being duped or if Marvel can at least
: figure out maybe they brought Sam into the
: picture entirely the wrong way!
: --Previous Message--
: I find it interesting that they
: cherry-picked only the negative things in
: the article.
: Like saying the old Rich was
: "gone" without also mentioning
: that they are planning on exploring him from
: a PTSD-style angle.
: Let's be honest, though. Nothing less than
: a resurrection of Richard Rider exactly as
: he was before entering the Cancerverse
: brought back somehow by the utter and total
: death of Sam Alexander would ever make these
: people happy.
: I think we have excellent news. They can
: sit and grumble all they want. I'll be
: reading what Richard Rider is up to next.
: --Previous Message--
: While most comic sites seem to have a good
: attitude towards the new Nova series - with
: a certain degree of optimism for the new
: team and at least a idea of giving it a
: chance as many fans seem to be willing to
: do. One site chooses to go the other way -
: so here's what Cosmic Book News has to say!
: As you'll know I have little regard for CBN
: at the best of times and they don't like NMB
: - so read at your peril! Do you agree or
: disagree! Post your thoughts here without
: fear of being spammed!
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