Thursday, December 5, 2013

Nova #10

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.

The issue's back-up story features a conversation between Sam's mother and his principal over the increasing number of unexplained absences. The conversation is set against Nova's latest space adventure far from home. At $5 the comic feels a bit overpriced (and while the gallery of every previous Nova covers is nice, it's also filler to boost the issue's page count making it appear you're getting five more pages of story than you actually are).

Even with these complaints, the issue works as both an introduction to the character for new readers as well as continuing Sam's various struggles with being a hero and finding his place in the larger Marvel Universe. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $4.99]

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