NOVA #1 (1976)

It’s never easy to introduce a new character, and one with a bullethead is probably even harder.  In this issue, we get a fairly standard origin: Richard Rider is a high school loser, never made it with the ladies, ’til a Nova Centurian cruises by Earth in pursuit of a dude who blew up the Centurian’s home planet and, with his last dying breath, gives Rich the Nova powers.

It’s kind of a Green Lantern/Superman/Spider-Man/Sha-Zam origin all tied together.

Creators: Marv Wolfman and John Buscema
Grade: C+
For the complete history of the MU, year by year, go here.


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