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(Belated) Comic Review: Nova #23


It’s an Axis Tie-in featuring an inverse Hulk and he can get ginormous! This is probably Sam at his best in recent issues. He’s faced aliens and fought alongside Beta Ray Bill, but he is taking The Hulk on mano-a-mano here and holds his own pretty well. Until a big hook of a punch sends him across the planet.

The tone of Nova consistently reminds me of how I image those original Spider-Man stories. Here is this teenager trying to do some good with little knowledge of what he’s doing half the time. He’s also managing a superhero life with a regular one and trying to be successful at both. He doesn’t want to disappoint his mother and he just wants to know where he belongs in the world. Sound familiar to anybody else out there? 

Guess who makes an appearance in this issue too…Spider-Man. Old Cap, too. This is a great read and I look forward to part 2 of the tie-in