Saturday, January 18, 2014

Nova #12

Nova #12
Chapter XII: Help Wanted
Writer: Gerry Duggan
Penciler: Paco Medina
Inker: Juan Vlasco
 Price: $3.99

        The next phase in the journey of Sam Alexander picks up right where last issue left off, with Sam following the map of lights he was seeing, finding a deceased Nova's helmet, and a new antagonist. Cadvian and his 'psycho-magnetizing' abilities seem to be a nice new addition to the cosmic family. His bounty hunting code puts our Novaling off his radar completely, and not unkindly removes him from his ship.
         Sam also seems to be experiencing a lot of personal growth, from his resolve to leave a written record of his exploits for his family, to rushing into a space distress call. Finding a retrofitted Xandarian ship and the occupants using a departed Nova and the remaining charge in his helmet to keep it operational are intriguing concepts as well. 
        Of course, 'saving' the day for the inhabitits isn't always what it seems. Captain Skarrn is just as sketchy as the name and circumstances imply. Sam returns home to some scolding and French Toast, and meanwhile, we get a teaser of another Cosmic player we haven't heard from in some time.

Next month, the littlest Human Rocket crosses paths with the Annihilator Beta Ray Bill, and his mighty weapon Stormbreaker!

Verdict: A nice jumping-on point, early enough in the series that catching up to speed isn't too hard. Buy it!

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