Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Nova #34 Deadpool Variant

After taking a look at next week's variant cover to Nova #34, I have to admit that I don't like it all that much.

I guess it just doesn't do anything for me compared to past Nova variant covers. Those covers were great especially #20 with the Sphinx.

I know Marvel is trying to stretch the Deadpool theme across the titles with this variant but I think the Nova cover could have been done better.

Personally, I would have loved to see the Sphinx fighting Nova with the actual Sphinx tomb/monument in the background with Deadpool's head on it. :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Realm of Kings - SuperNova Connection?

I got to thinking last night about how the people in the universe on the other side of the Fault have red eyes and are basically evil folk.

Then I remembered that when SuperNova appeared to Malik Tarcel, he had red eyes. And we already know that he's evil. :)

Saal said that he heard Malik's torture and came to rescue him. Even though this was before the Fault was ripped open, it's possible that SuperNova could have felt his pain through the Nova Force.

In the past, we've seen that a Nova (under the right conditions) can open a portal into another universe. So it seems very possible that Other Universe Saal came through.

And the fact that he would possess all the Nova Force of his universe makes him one bad dude.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Nova In Future Marvel Media Projects?

During the Planet Hulk panel tonight, Marvel Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada was asked about the cosmic line of comics.

His response was: "In publishing, we talk about Marvel Cosmic a lot right now. Generally what happens in publishing goes out into the rest of the business. Expect a lot more Marvel Cosmic in other aspects of the business in the next 2-5 years".

Sounds promising for an Annihilation or Nova movie of some sort in the future!...or maybe that's my wishful thinking. :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

United Front Podcast

I was happy to be one of the participants in the first United Front podcasts last night!

It was the first time I got to actually talk to fellow Nova fans; Mike, Matt and Ryan. The podcast should be available on the Nova Prime Page and Cosmic Book News within a day or so.

Good times....good times. :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Theory on Diamondhead

Earlier today, I read a terrific theory on Diamondhead. Given the current story arc in Nova with the Lifestone Tree gems, it made someone wonder:

Since one of the Lifestone Tree gems created the WWII hero Blue Diamond, is it possible that another one of the same gems is what powered the laser that created Diamondhead?

I think that's a great idea!

The only tweak I'd make is that it might not be a second gem but a fragment of the original one that created Blue Diamond. In BD's origin, an explosion shattered the gem and the shards are what created BD. That would seem to indicate that there were chunks left over and one good sized piece could have been found and used to power the laser.

Monday, January 4, 2010

War of Kings HC

I finished the War of Kings HC over the weekend. Wow, that was definitely worth the money! I already had Secret Invasion: WoK, the War of Kings mini and the WoK: Who Will Rule? one-shot.

However, with the HC, I not only got those in the bigger page size but I also got a bunch of issues I didn't read when they came out. Both Darkhawk minis are in there (those were FANTASTIC!), the WoK: Son of Hulk issue and the WoK: Warriors issues are also included.

Those definitely flesh out the main series and even help explain some events in Nova. Such as how Blastaar came to rule the Negative Zone and obtained the Cosmic Rod, how Blastaar agreed to side with the Shi'Ar and invade our universe, etc.

Highly recommended!