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Nova Lights up the Night with PX Exclusive Funko Pop [Review]

Nova Lights up the Night with PX Exclusive Funko Pop [Review]

Nova is one of those characters that has some rich storytelling back in the day. He still has a pretty large fan base to this day. I’m honestly surprised they didn’t make a Sam Alexander one first. I know he isn’t the original but his series was booming with Marvel Now years ago. Nova has […]

A Non-Update on Marvel Studios ‘Nova’ Film

Marvel Studios press junket days are always the source of some kind of update or information about sometimes long gestating projects, like Nova. Or, as in this case, the lack of one? Back in April, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige addressed the likelihood of character Nova getting the spotlight at some point: “Nova is… if we […]

Dieselfunk Dispatch: BSAM’s Reynaldo Anderson Talks the State of Afrofuturism

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! The Dieselfunk Dispatch has a special guest today with Dr. Reynaldo Anderson. Anderson is a prominent scholar in Africana studies, social movements, and a creator of the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM). On a massive scale, Anderson is a scholar is arguably the foremost scholar on the subject of Afrofuturism at this moment in history. […]

Champions #23 Review: Burning at the Touch of the Man-Thing

Viv Vision has been taken out by the Man-Thing. Snowguard fights to protect Viv, and the rest of the Champions follow soon behind. They manage to pacify the beast, but Viv is still comatose. Wasp can’t wake her up without risking damage. The Man-Thing is kept in containment as he feeds off the emotions of […]

Champions #22 cover by R.B. Silva and Nolan Woodard

Champions #22 Review: New Heroes and Identities, Same Lovable Team

The Champions have reunited after their adventures in outer space (as seen in Infinity Countdown: Champions). Amadeus Cho is slightly powered down and now going by the name Brawn. Ironheart has a new costume based upon Chitauri technology. Nova Sam Alexander has lost his Nova gear and, as a result, his powers. New Champion Snowguard […]

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #4 cover by Skan

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #4 Review – Mecha Darkhawk vs. Dark Starhawk

Nova Richard Rider is still searching the galaxy for his brother, Robbie Rider, aka the Raptor known as Talonar. He finds Robbie among the resurrected original Raptors battling a giant-sized Darkhawk. Nova isn’t sure what’s going on, but he will do whatever necessary to save his brother from danger, even if that brother is currently […]

Infinity Countdown: Champions #2 cover by Clayton Crain

Infinity Countdown: Champions #2 Review – Young Heroes in a Deadly Universe

Warbringer and his Chitauri army is aiming to kill their own people on Chitauri Prime. Thanos has taken control of the planet, and Warbringer would rather see his people dead than enslaved by Thanos. The Champions are fighting to save the Chitauri people while Thanos watches in amusement. Can the Champions rescue this species? Infinity […]


Infinity Countdown: Champions #1 cover by Clayton Crain

Infinity Countdown: Champions #1 Review – Earnest and Dedicated Heroes

Nova Sam Alexander receives a distress signal from a Nova Corps outpost in the far reaches of space. Warbringer, a Chitauri with immense strength and rage, has laid waste to the outpost. Sam is ready to face the monster alone, but he contacts the Champions just in case. They insist on helping Sam in this […]

Ant-Man and the Wasp #1 cover by David Nakayama

Ant-Man and the Wasp #1 Review: A Great Start to the Miniseries

Ant-Man is back at the base of the Nova Corps after the battle against the Chitauri and the Talons. He contacts Earth to request the Unstoppable Wasp, aka Nadia Pym, to bring him back home. She has a plan that involves using subatomic waves and the Nova’s communication device, but this goes awry, leaving Scott […]

Infinity Countdown #4 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Infinity Countdown #4 Review: A Low Point in an Unexciting Series

Silver Surfer approaches Galactus the Lifebringer for help with the dawning Ultron crisis. Adam Warlock faces Ultron Prime on his own. The Guardians of the Galaxy and the Nova Corps reconnoiter on Knowhere. The Nova want to look after the Power Stone, but Gamora is reluctant to allow them to have it. Richard Rider is […]

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1 cover by Skan

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1 Review – A Flawed but Promising Return

The Fraternity of Raptors, led by Robbie Rider aka Talon-R, have found a way to bring the old Raptors back into our dimension. Things don’t go as planned for them, however. On Earth, Chris Powell, aka Darkhawk, is still getting used to the return of his own Talon armor and the absence of Razor. He […]

Infinity Countdown #3 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Infinity Countdown #3 Review: Sax the Destroyer, or the Draxophone

Adam Warlock confronts Ultron, whom sends a possessed Silver Surfer to kill Warlock. Adam Warlock manages to free Surfer, but the herald flees immediately. Now it’s just Adam and Ultron, and things aren’t looking good. Across the universe, the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Nova Corps try to hold their own against the Chitauri […]

Kevin Feige

Kevin Feige Says “Immediate Potential” For a Nova Marvel Movie

This weekend saw the big press junket for the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe entry Avengers: Infinity War and MCU head-honcho Kevin Feige answered some questions about the possibility of another galactic character getting a spotlight. Specifically, that Feige addressed the likelihood of character Nova getting the spotlight at some point: “Nova is… if we have a big board […]

Infinity Countdown #2 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Infinity Countdown #2 Review: Fun, Pretty, but Not Substantial

The forge dwarf continues his mysterious work as the repowered group swiftly brings down the massive Scar. Afterwards, this contingent of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord, Ant-Man, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Nova Richard Rider, rejoins Drax the Destroyer and Eve at the Power Stone in the hopes of halting the Chitauri horde and […]




Guardians of the Galaxy #149 cover by Aaron Kuder and Jordie Bellaire

Guardians of the Galaxy #149 Review: Rocket Raccoon, the Champion of Justice

Ant-Man, Gamora, Groot, and Drax respond to a distress call from Cosmo at Knowhere. Many of Groot’s kin are attacking the station, and it’s up to the Guardians of the Galaxy to beat back the thought-to-be-extinct species. Back at Nova Corps HQ, Rocket Raccoon helps 30 Rock star and current Nova Commander Scott Adsit weed […]

Guardians of the Galaxy #148 cover by Aaron Kuder and Ive Svorcina

Guardians of the Galaxy #148 Review: Drax on the Sax

The Guardians of the Galaxy continue to have their hands full with the Nova Corps situation. Star-Lord and Nova Richard Rider are standing before a massive Infinity Stone, shown to them by Nova Corpsman Eve Bakian. It is the Power Stone, and it seems to be the real deal by all evidence. Meanwhile, Rocket Raccoon […]