After the cataclysmic conclusion to Annihilation, Nova is the last member of the Nova Corps, sworn to protect the universe as a one man army. With the launch of Nova, fans and critics alike have thrilled to this sole survivor’s adventures under the watch of writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning and artist Sean Chen. In Mayâ€™s Nova #2, tying into the Initiative storyline permeating many major Marvel titles, the titular hero will find his return to Earth quite shocking, as heâ€™s confronted with the after effects of Civil War and accosted by Iron Man himself! But first Nova has to meet with his former New Warriors teammates, Justice and Penance (formerly Speeball), who played a large part in the start of Civil War itself.
What do the critics have to say? â€œAbnett and Lanning deliver a solid script with some witty moments,â€ said Kelvin Green of SilverBulletComicBooks.Com.
Comixtremeâ€™s Blake Petit said, â€œAbnett and Lanning do sci-fi superheroes extremely well, and theyâ€™re a great fit for this character.â€
â€œThe whole issue was a fantastic read,â€ said Lucas of Newsarama.Com. â€œI cannot wait until the next issue.â€
With ties to Civil War and Annihilation, Nova promises to bring big action and big events each issue, as the Marvel universe adjusts to fallout from both events, while also tying into the fan favorite Initiative storyline. If you want cosmic, if you want epic, if you want surpriseâ€¦then you want Nova!
NOVA #2 (MAR072105)
Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING
Penciled by SEAN CHEN
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Rated T+ â€¦$2.99
FOC- 4/19/07, On Sale- 5/09/07
X-Men: First Class Special
Put one fan-favorite writer with four critically-acclaimed artists, add in the first X-Men team and youâ€™ll get the canâ€™t miss X-Men: First Class Special arriving this May. Acclaimed scribe Jeff Parker, whose work on the X-Men: First Class limited series demanded Marvel make it an ongoing series, is joined by classic X-artist Paul Smith, fan favorite Mike Allred, Nick Dragotta and Kevin Nowlan, drawing the first mutants to study at Xavier’s Institute. In this 48 page special, fans will see the original five X-Men in three all-new tales.
As the critics have said in the past, no X-Fan can afford to miss X-Men: First Class. â€œBottom line is that this title is one of the best X-books you can buy, and I would highly recommend you pick up the back issues,â€ said Kevin Powers of SilverBulletComicBooks.Com.
Paul Oâ€™Brien Of TheXAxis.com commented that First Class is “an enjoyable title to pick up each month.â€
Newsarama.Comâ€™s Sarah Jaffe named X-Men: First Class one of her best of 2006, adding, â€œJeff has kept the characters recognizable while adding dimension to both the fights and the funny.â€
With the X-Men: First Class ongoing series starting in June, donâ€™t miss your chance to jump onboard the series that takes you to school! This is the only place you can read about the X-Menâ€™s first adventures and X-Men: First Class Special is the perfect opportunity to learn why readers and critics alike canâ€™t stop raving about this series!
And be sure to check out the X-Men First Class HC on-sale in June collecting the first 8 issues of the critically acclaimed series!
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS SPECIAL (MAR072127)
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by KEVIN NOWLAN, PAUL SMITH, MIKE ALLRED & NICK DRAGOTTA
Cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
48 PGS./Rated A â€¦$3.99
FOC- 4/26/07, On Sale 5/16/07
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS HC
Written by JEFF PARKER
Penciled by ROGER CRUZ
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Rated A â€¦$24.99
New X-Men #38:
Christopher Yost, Craig Kyle and new series artist Skottie Young begin the New X-Menâ€™s Quest for Magik. In issue 38, the New X-Men find that Blindfoldâ€™s prophetic tale of the dark demon lord Belasco in the previous issue was true. Belasco wants his former apprentice back. The problem is, everyone knows that Illyana Rasputin is dead.
Not daunted by his apprenticeâ€™s apparent death, the demon lord has pulled the Xavier Institute into Limbo. However, heâ€™s not looking for answers from the X-Men. Setting his sights on the young children of Xavierâ€™s Academy, Belasco begins his vicious interrogation of the New X-Men.
With their leaders cut off from them and a majority of their team captured, an unlikely group of young allies battle their way through demon infested wastelands. All hope seems to be lost, but the kids arenâ€™t alone in limboâ€¦ and things look like they are about to get much, much worse.
Quest for Magik running through New X-Men #38-41 features a four-cover splash by the new series artist Skottie Young that combine to reveal a stunning splash of the New X-Men, pitted against the Demon Lord Belasco and his horde of minions.
NEW X-MEN #38 (MAR072120)
Story by CHRISTOPHER YOST & CRAIG KYLE
Written by CHRISTOPHER YOST
Pencils and Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Rated T+ â€¦$2.99
FOC - 4/19, On-Sale - 5/9/2007
Posted originally: 2007-04-20 20:22:21