With the announcement by Marvel that JephLoeb and Brian Michael Bendis would be replacing Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning on the uber-fan-favorite titles Nova and Guardians of the Galaxy — comes with it a storm of cosmic proportions!
It’s no secret that if you are a regular reader of Cosmic Book News that we are not in favor of Loeb and Bendis‘ seemingly earth-centric pseudo-cosmic storylines that feature a watered-down “Spider-Man” Kid Nova as well as a team of Guardians of the Galaxy featuring Iron Man that are more guardians of the earth.
Now, we have some more results to share with you from another poll — independent of Cosmic Book News just as the above.
The #1 Nova site on the internet, NovaPrimePage.com, conducted a poll about Nova fans’ thoughts on Point One.
The issue saw Sam Alexander get into a battle with long-time Richard Rider foe, Diamondhead. There was some quirky art as well as quirky behavior (Diamondhead really asked for a ride from Sam??), that seems to have left Nova fans on the fence.
As you can see from the below screen shot, over 44% flat out didn’t like it and another 34% are interested to see what Loeb does with this new Kid Nova, but are cautious as a result of reading Point One.
As we recently found out with the new Captain Marvel, initial sales were good, but have declined, which is what most likely will happen with Loeb’sNova as well as Bendis‘ Guardians of the Galaxy — if sales on a replaced Captain Marvel and pseudo-cosmic Avengers Assemble are anything to go by. We also might want to throw in Marvel gave out issues of Point Onefor free because the demand wasn’t high enough (at least for the first Point One).
Previously we saw a batch of Marvel Cosmic cosplay photos from the recent Dragon Con, of which I asked, “Where’s Quasar?!”
Well, we got ‘im!
Check out a cosplay photo of Nova Prime Richard Rider along with Wendell Vaughn Quasar from the Baltimore Con!
This brings back some good memories when Quasar and Nova were teaming up in Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s stellar Marvel Cosmic Nova run. Quasar also appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy fighting his old nemesis Maelstrom as well as Oblivion, and went on to investigate The Fault during Realm of Kings which led to the hit series, The Thanos Imperative! This also saw the emergence of the Evil Quasar, aka Darth Quasar, and the new costume.
Great job with the costumes guys!
Thanks to superstar artist Brad Walker for sharing!