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Comic Rack – Nova #21

by Cap'n Carrot on September 22, 2014 · 0 comments

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Although his actions will have serious consequences for when he returns home to Earth, Nova takes the day off from school to fly into the heart of the Chitauri Empire and search for his father whom he has learned had been living as a slave forced to battle in the alien race’s gladiatorial games.

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Spider-Man and Nova come as part of the Ultimate Spider-Man Play Set Pack. Iron Fist, Nick Fury and Venom will all be sold separately. You can find more pics at Marvel.com.

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Wrapping up Sam‘s adventure in space and his team-up with Beta Ray Bill, Nova #16 pits the young hero against Skaarn who is now in control of a former Herald’s weapon imbued with the Power Cosmic.

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The Nova and Beta Ray Bill team-up continues as the pair save a spaceship while making their way to Knowhere where the slavers Bill has been hunting, and Nova was tricked into helping, are holed-up. Forced to separate (and bring the team-up to a premature end), Nova discovers a new ally in the former head of security of Knowhere and forgotten Guardian of the Galaxy – Cosmo!

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Sam Alexander vs. the Space Horse! For a title which screams about its newness (given the lame .NOW tag) Nova #13.NOW is actually a throwback issue to a longtime staple of comics history. Two heroes meet under some form of misunderstanding leading to the pair to duke it out for a few panels before discovering their error and agreeing to team-up to take on the real threat.

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Used mainly to set-up a series of events leading up to a classic misunderstanding (i.e. an overused comic book staple) and fight between two heroes in next month’s issue, Nova #12 continues Sam‘s adventures in the stars while his family deals with their own troubles on Earth.

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Comic Rack – Nova #11

by Cap'n Carrot on December 18, 2013 · 0 comments

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Despite the final issue of the last panel suggesting Sam Alexander was blind, that’s actually far from the case (as he has his sight for he entire issue). What Sam is actually seeing (even when not wearing the helmet) is a series of dots that make up a map to the remains of other members of the Nova Squadron all of whom are dead (at least so far that we know).

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Nova #10, which also marks the 100th issue of various Nova single titles over the years, features on the troubles of being a modern day teen super-hero. The main story deals with Sam Alexander coming to terms and joining the New Warriors, while also taking time to insult his new friends and head up to the moon to complain to the Watcher.

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Comic Rack – Nova #9

by Cap'n Carrot on October 29, 2013 · 0 comments

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Returning home from his encounter with Speedball and Vance Astrovik, Sam Alexander discovers Kalendra has captured his mother and little sister and is holding them hostage unless Sam agrees to fight her without use an weapons (including the Nova helmet).

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An Infinity tie-in issue, Nova #8 focuses on Sam Alexander still trying to get a handle on his powers as the new Nova and being approached by Speedball and Vance Astrovik (the less interesting version of Vance Astro) about joining their new team. After turning down the Avengers, Sam isn’t all too keen on hitching up with a teen group although the pair’s experience of working with a previous Nova does pique his interest.

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