How has the aftermath of the War of Kings affected the newly reborn and viciously battered Nova Corps? When the universe is changed, who is left to protect and serve the innocents? Out of the devastation - and from Marvel's cosmic past - strides a mysterious new threat...and an unexpected ally Then, torn between duty and friendship, the galaxy's #1 lawman hunts for the mosHow has the aftermath of the War of Kings affected the newly reborn and viciously battered Nova Corps? When the universe is changed, who is left to protect and serve the innocents? Out of the devastation - and from Marvel's cosmic past - strides a mysterious new threat...and an unexpected ally Then, torn between duty and friendship, the galaxy's #1 lawman hunts for the most wanted man in the universe: Darkhawk. Determined to bring an assassin to justice, Rich Rider will rocket into the universe's most dangerous new location: The Fault.Collecting: Nova 29-36...
|Title||:||Nova, Volume 6: Realm Of Kings|
|Number of Pages||:||192 Pages|
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Nova, Volume 6: Realm Of Kings Reviews
Like Guardians of the Galaxy before it, here comes the end of Abnett & Lanning's great run on Nova. Unlike Star-Lord's crew, though, Nova didn't have an insanely popular movie in his near future to resurrect his book; in fact Rich Rider ended up getting replaced by a whole new Nova; so this is Rich's last solo book to date. -sad face-He does at least get to go out swinging, facing threats from the enormous rip in spacetime known as the Fault. This makes for an action-packed volume with some unexpected guest stars. I enjoyed it quite a bit.The final conflict around the Fault and the Cancerverse is still to come in The Thanos Imperative(yes, bloody Thanos again!) and Nova has a huge role to play in that little throw down, so we haven't quite seen the last of Rich Rider yet...
Nova leaps into the Realm Of Kings and deals with The Fault, his new Corps, and fallout from the War Of Kings. The book introduces a couple of new characters that add to the small cast. Even thought Nova has always been part of something larger, I've liked stories where he is alone with only Worldmind to help him. DnA do a really great job with the cosmic elements of the Marvel Universe and it continues here. The script is very good. The artwork by a few different artists is spectacular. Overall, a treat to read!
After many stories in which Abnett and Lanning updated the corny 1970s cosmic Marvel characters for a new generation, it's understandable that the pair decided to take a bit of a break and write some corny 1970s cosmic Marvel stories of their own. This volume is not to my general liking, but there should be a lot of nostalgia for readers who like characters with names like Starstalker who impress all of the other characters with their cutting edge nanotechnology, or high-level villains like the Sphinx who have huge plans and lots of Silver Age announcements of their intentions. These stories do have a lot of heart - Nova enlists a wise drill sergeant so his newest team members will be equipped for their jobs, then he strengthens his longtime friendship with Darkhawk, then he has an emotional reunion with a version of Namorita who has been plucked out of the timestream from some point before her tragic death (and the reunion includes the best use of the "Blue blazes!" catchphrase ever). Readers will like this collection if they like old cosmic stories or epic tales with noble heroes fighting obviously nasty baddies. I prefer the cosmic Marvel of the last few years, though, with gritty war drama and political intrigue and complex character motivations, and this volume is a step in a direction where I would prefer that the story not go. A well-executed step for what it is, but a step nonetheless.
A fitting wrap-up for a solid run. Nova deals with some weirdness coming out of the "Fault" that was created at the end of War of Kings; this prompts a mini New Warriors reunion as well as some weird cosmic stuff. Fans who followed the Warriors in their 90s incarnation will have fun with recognition here, although I was sorry the story moved away from what seemed the more interesting line of reforming the Nova corps.It returns to that concept a bit at the end, along with a return to Earth, but the last few issues seem to be wrapping up the run. I wish Abnett and Lanning would have had more space to explore the cosmos they were sketching out, but as is, this is still pretty satisfying for fans of the characters.Read in digital versions.
This was a good wrap up to the Nova series and the Realm of Kings storyline (though I still don't know quite what happened to the Fault... maybe in the next series). It related to some other parts of the event, but again explained by Nova wasn't so much a part of it by showing the other things he had going on. I was not a New Warrior reader, so I'm sure I missed a bunch of stuff, but this does explain some of the weird things I have seen in other books and leads up to another event that I will probably end up reading one day.
War of Kings had established an interesting status quo for the cosmic-based line of Marvel's books, but this does away with that and uses the reality-tearing 'Fault' to tell a fairly dull time travel meets New Warriors reunion story.
This finishes the 36 issue series without much conclusion. Like atypical Marvel, this series leads right into a following saga, which I'll definitely dive into, if only to learn of Richard Rider's fate.
SPHINXteresting. There were some really cheesy lines here.
An enjoyable if somewhat rushed end to the Nova series. The return of Sphinx is nice continuity and that arc ends with one of the best moments in the series.
Read as single issues