rdrsfn82 wrote:Except, there aren't.
When Rich got locked off in the Cancerverse, they went out of their way to say he took the entire Nova force with him and that Worldmind was unable to create any new Novas or power the existing one and the Nova Corps was done. So either he came back, he is the Nova in the book, or there was somehow a new source for the Nova force, none of which was addressed, and this being Loeb I wouldn't expect a logical explanation.
Technically that is only partially true. All of the active Nova Corps members that were recruited after Secret Invasion were depowered in order to boost Richard's powers when he entered the Cancerverse, however there are still at least
two other characters with the Nova Force, Garthaan Saal the Supernova and Malik Tarcel. Saal "rescued" Tarcel during the Kree/Shi'ar War, so it is possible that they are still out there. I am not saying that the Point One Nova is either one of those two, just that the potential exists that there are other characters out there with the Nova Force.
I don't know why but I really don't believe that this Point One Nova is Richard Rider. Believe me, I want Richard Rider to come back, almost more than any other character but I am more inclined to believe that it is his brother who has somehow retained a portion of the Nova Force.