If you haven’t already started reading Nova, now is the perfect time, but you will need to grab issue #10, the start of a new arc and writer.
Nova #11 is Gerry Duggan’s first full solo issue, after he debuted last issue with a back-up story. I stopped reading Nova after the first arc, but upon learning that Duggan was taking over as writer, I made it a requirement to at least read the first story arc. Duggan is the writer of one of my favorite Marvel titles, Deadpool. Since Deadpool is nowhere near suitable for kids, I was curious as to how Duggan would handle Sam Alexander, a typical teenager with a powerful helmet. Duggan is just as humorous on this title, as he is with Deadpool.
Sam Alexander is still that mouthy, full-of-attitude, impulsive teenager. A mirror image of my tween son.
In the last issue, Sam appeared to have been going blind. But in the current issue, Sam figures out what is really going on. I must admit that it’s the perfect twist to begin a storyline.
Great artwork by Paco Medina (pencils), Juan Vlasco (inks), and David Curiel (colors). Great facial expressions, and Sam’s little sister is a cutie pie. I have no complaints at all in this area.
Nova #10 is the perfect jump-on point for new comic readers, or for those looking for a fun comic to read that’s suitable for all ages. I plan to read this Marvel title, at least through the first story arc.
VERDICT (drum roll please)
If you’re a Nova fan, looking for new comics to read or a jump-on point, then I highly recommend this all-ages title.