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Action, Suspence, ITS ALL HERE!
Review for Nova (2007) 22-A

Comic Book by Marvel, Apr 2009

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March 03, 2009

Action, Suspence, ITS ALL HERE!

I gave this issue a full on five start rating for a reason, and that reason being that this issue was truly remarkable in that it had every aspect of a good story covered that anyone would expect from a comic book! This is top dollar writing right here. These guys should write for TV or films, Abnett & Lanning totally nail this issue of their amazing Nova series! AND I LOVE IT!

This issue has a really interesting introduction which fits in well with the theme of the front cover. It shows you how the Worldmind is recruiting new Nova Centurions from Earth, and It's very creepy and suspicious stuff. The narrative which goes along with these introduction pages are also incredible. They really hit home the emotional impact of what is going on. The narrative bit which says "His friend, the driver Runa Kanja, will never see him again" was touching in a really thoughtful way.

We then see Richard Ryder (depowered) travelling up to P.E.G.A.S.U.S with his father, and the conversation they have is so human. It's just like a real conversation that anyone would have in his position. It's just got that really personal, heartfelt tone to it which drives the value of their relationship home to the reader, especially when considering that Richard & his father have not always got along like best friends in the past. So it was nice to see!

When Richard gets to P.E.G.A.S.U.S, is when things start to get heavy. Richard has some tests run and managed to convince some of the Nova Centurions (one of which is his brother Robbie) to come to P.E.G.A.S.U.S as a trick to prove to them that Worldmind is just using them and feeding voices into their minds. This was the part where I actually got a shiver down the back of my neck, it was the paneling and the way the artwork fitted along with the story when Robbie realised the truth and started screaming. I got shivers man, now that's what you want from your comic book!

Then we get lead into the War of Kings when Worldmind crashes Richard's party down at P.E.G.A.S.U.S.

This issue proves how crazy and fascist Worldmind's intentions are, as for a few issues we've all been suspecting that Worldmind is up to something fishy.

A brilliantly written issue, it captures every aspect of a good story and fits in nicely into one issue here. A lot goes on, but not so much that the issue is spoilt or overdone. It is, in a word.. 'perfect'.
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