Nova #10

Nova #10 ( Marvel – Abnett / Alves)
A special standalone thriller trapping Nova and Gamora together! Allies, lovers, Phalanx puppets…and now the bitterest of enemies! Captured together by an alien menace, will the Human Rocket and the Deadliest Woman in the Universe work together to survive, or wind up killing each other instead? It’s dark, cosmic action and a love-hate clash as hit series writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, and new penciling sensation Wellinton Alves, deliver what Wizard calls a “one-stop shop for sci-fi spectaculars, superhero drama and real humanity.

Wooo-Boy! Starting to read Nova in this issue is like trying to just start watching “Day of Our Lives” on any given Thursday afternoon. I didn’t have the foggiest clue what was going on, other than Nova and his Phalanx infected ex-girlfriend are beating the crap out of each other. She’s trying to kill him and he’s trying to not kill her. It makes from some pretty compelling writing and art, I just would have enjoyed it more if I was a follower of the book. One high point comes at the end of the book when the ad for the next issue states that we’ll see former New Mutant Warlock, a member of the Phalanx himself.

Grade: B-

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Updated: February 6, 2008 — 5:22 pm

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