[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1253:]]As much as we complain about Marvel not using Richard Rider in the Nova role, I gotta admit the new Infinite Comics is pretty darn good.
If you purchased Avengers Vs. X-Men #1, you will find a code in the back which will enable you to download the free digital copy. With that, comes the Nova Infinite Comic.
And if it’s not there at the end of AvX, delete the file and re-download. That’s what I had to do to get it working on my iPhone.
I still can’t access it on Marvel.com — or find it for that matter. If you know where on Marvel.com to find already downloaded digital content, feel free to let us know in the comments below.
Regarding the story, it’s a continuation from Point One, and also shows us Nova’s perspective from what happened previously in AvX #1.
Nova is off to warn the Earth’s Mightiest that the Phoenix is on its way. He’s been traveling so long, he’s not sure what’s what, and crash lands on Earth, where the Avengers find him.
Throughout his journey, Mark Waid offers us insights to the new Nova. We see he is a fan of the Cardinals, has perhaps a troubled relationship with his Dad — and is new.
We also seem to get something that might show the Worldmind is communicating with the new Nova, but we don’t get any thought bubbles like DnA’s past stories. Mention of the helmet “screaming” is made, so not sure what that could mean.
The art was amazing, and I’ll admit if it was a comic, it just wouldn’t have come across as good. This is the best I’ve seen out of Stuart Immonen, IMO. The animation was top notch as well. While I don’t have an iPad, which is probably best for viewing, it still looked good on the iPhone.
So do yourself a favor, and if you haven’t already done so, download the Nova Infinite Comic, either for free with AvX #1 or for $.99.
Though, I would have much rather had Richard Rider in the role!