A few years ago, Cosmic Marvel was all the rage. “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Nova,” two titles written by a singular creative team, constantly intertwined and crossed paths with one another, delivering a cohesive section of the Marvel U that fans could sink their teeth into and enjoy separate of everything else Marvel was producing.
But then it ended. Sad trombones.
But now it’s back! And while most fans are anticipating this new “Guardians” book in additional anticipation towards the upcoming feature film, “Nova” is up in the air for a lot of people. For some, its the new character; for others, the creative team; for even more additional others. Yet this new Nova is here to say, his place in the Avengers is solidified at the end of “AvX,” and his importance is only just slightly beginning to be revealed.
With rumors of a big Marvel Cosmic something-or-rather coming up in the cards as well as some light early buzz that “Nova” is quite great, isn’t it about time you made up your own mind? It is? Good. Then here’s a preview:
“Nova” goes on sale at the end of next month. For the full press release from Marvel Comics, please see below.
Marvel Press Release
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at NOVA #1 from the chart-topping, award-winning creative team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness! You met Sam Alexander, the all-new Nova, in the pages of last year’s blockbuster hit Avengers VS X-Men–but what is his secret origin? How is he connected to the Guardians of the Galaxy? And just why is Sam the only one worthy to carry on the legacy of the Nova Corps? These answers reveal shocking secrets about the Marvel Universe and help set the stage for the biggest comic book event of the year!
Each issue of Nova includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices) and in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. Additionally, each issue of Nova features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app — including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.
This February, Jeph Loeb & Ed McGuinness bring the Marvel Universe face to face with Sam Alexander in Nova #1!
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NOVA #1 (DEC120602)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
FOC–1/28/13, On-Sale- 2/20/13