Happy Comic Release Day! Welcome to another installment of GeekMom Comic Book Corner, where we recap our adventures in comics for the week.
Dakster Sullivan — Nova Vol 5. Issue 1
My first exposure to Nova was in The Ultimate Spider-Man. I thought he was an arrogant Twilight Zone type and not someone I could see myself getting attached too. I much preferred the coolness of Iron Fist to Nova’s hotheadedness. After seeing him in action during AVX for the short period he was in it, I realized in the comic book world, he might be someone I could like.
I picked up Nova Vol. 5 Issue 1 in hopes that I would learn more about the character and what makes him so special. What I wasn’t expecting was for all of the issue to be about his life with his “loser” of a father, his mother and his sister.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little disappointed in the issue and if it wasn’t for the last two pages, I’d be skeptical about picking up issue 2. The last two pages, though, sealed the deal and I’ve caught myself looking back at them over and over again.
The next issue comes out in March and I can’t wait to see how Sam handles what awaits him.
Curious to know what I’m pulling this week? Check out my pull list on Comixology.
The first issue of this book, a revitalization of the Amethyst series, was good but not great and so I didn’t buy the next few issues. Now I wish I had. First, because #5 was excellent and, second, because the series is canceled now because of low sales, meaning now that I’m hooked on the story, it won’t continue. But when this comes out in a trade collection, I’m buying.
What attracted me to this issue? Revelations. We find out what happened to Amethyst’s father, why she was raised by her mother on Earth rather than Gemworld, and more is shown about the source of their powers. Plus some great action with Amethyst and her mom up against a crew of assassins and a nice introduction of a completely new character.
Marx will soon be taking over Birds of Prey, another title with low sales for DC. That book hasn’t been the same for me since Gail Simone left but I’m going to give Marx a chance based on the writing of this book.
Looking for something else, readers? Check out this week’s listed books:
|Doctor Who #6
Doctor Who Prisoners Of Time #2 (Of 12)
Haunted Horror #3
KISS Greatest Hits Volume 3 TP
Rocketeer Hollywood Horror #1
Star Trek The Next Generation Hive #4 (Of 4)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret History Of The Foot Clan #3 (Of 4)
Transformers Robots In Disguise #14
|Adventures Into The Unknown Archives Volume 2 HC
Amala’s Blade #0
Angel And Faith #19
Answer #2 (Of 4)
Archie Archives Volume 8 HC
Criminal Macabre Final Night The 30 Days Of Night Crossover #3 (Of 4)
Star Wars Agent Of The Empire Hard Targets #5 (Of 5)
Star Wars Dawn Of The Jedi The Prisoner Of Bogan #3 (Of 5)
Acronym Key: VC = Variant Cover / HC = Hard Cover / TP = Trade Paperback / CP = Combo Pack / PE = Premier Edition