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Nova is back. We're not talking about Sam Alexander. Well, he's coming back too. We've always thought he was cool, so we can dig him not going away anytime soon. When we say Nova, we mean NOVA. That one guy you started thinking was never coming back. There's a new series coming and it's going to be pretty rad.

Marvel gave us an exclusive first look at Pasqual Ferry's variant for the first issue and James Stokoe's variant for the third. Check them out.

NOVA #1

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(W) Jeff Loveness, Ramon K. Perez (A) Ramon K. Perez (CA) Pasqual Ferry

CLASSIFIED IS BACK!

CLASSIFIED makes his roaring return to the Marvel Universe! How will Sam Alexander cope with this unfathomable homecoming? It's the return you've all been waiting for. Or is something...else? Strap in True Believer, you've never seen a NOVA book like this before!

Rated T

OCT160816 In Shops: Dec 07, 2016 SRP: $3.99

NOVA #3

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(W) Jeff Loveness, Ramon K. Perez (A) Ramon K. Perez (CA) James Stokoe

• Richard Rider…back from the dead?!

• But HOW?! And WHY?! And what does his return spell for Sam Alexander?

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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#1 Posted by HighAccuser (9696 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Rider is back

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#2 Posted by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome. :) After Bendis ruined the end of The Thanos Imperative by making the entire ending not make sense I've wanted Rider back since there was no point keeping him dead when his awesome perfect sacrifice ending was all muddied up.

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#3 Edited by lagozzino (555 posts) - - Show Bio

Why isn't Dick Rider listed as one of his aliases on his wiki page? Its perfectly valid! ;)

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#4 Posted by Zackboom (28 posts) - - Show Bio

hooray

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#5 Posted by Saint_Talker (157 posts) - - Show Bio

Rad! But can we please call him Richard Rider? ...Dick Rider just sounds a little to...sexy...

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#6 Posted by sinikettu (2629 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

Awesome. :) After Bendis ruined the end of The Thanos Imperative by making the entire ending not make sense I've wanted Rider back since there was no point keeping him dead when his awesome perfect sacrifice ending was all muddied up.

TBH Bendis (and Humphries) has pretty much ruined the whole Cosmic Marvel -Mucking up with Nova doesn't weight much in that catastrophe. Without Ewing's Ultimates being a success we wouldn't have even a single properly Cosmic title in print at December.

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#8 Posted by ursaber (9984 posts) - - Show Bio

Curious to see how Richard Rider is revived. His death was pretty cheap so let's hope his rebirth isn't. I hope he still has the collective power of the Nova Corps as well as the Xandarian Worldmind. This Nova is one of the strongest cosmic characters in the Marvel Universe.

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#9 Posted by gmanfromheck (42524 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagozzino: It's not listed because he's never been called that in the comics.

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#10 Posted by Mooty_Pass (9882 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know anything about the Novas so I'm excited to learn more about this.

Are you guys calling him "Dick Rider" because he's a jerk????

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#12 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (5417 posts) - - Show Bio

About time.

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#16 Posted by greenlucario (320 posts) - - Show Bio

@teerack said:

Awesome. :) After Bendis ruined the end of The Thanos Imperative by making the entire ending not make sense I've wanted Rider back since there was no point keeping him dead when his awesome perfect sacrifice ending was all muddied up.

TBH Bendis (and Humphries) has pretty much ruined the whole Cosmic Marvel -Mucking up with Nova doesn't weight much in that catastrophe. Without Ewing's Ultimates being a success we wouldn't have even a single properly Cosmic title in print at December.

You do realize that without Geffin and DnA's work on Nova, there wouldn't have been an amazing Cosmic Marvel for Bendis and Humphries to lay waste to don't you? So, yeah kind of a big deal that on top of all the other stuff they trashed, Bendis screwed up Nova and the Thanos Imperative.

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#17 Posted by Saint_Talker (157 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Rider, The Human Rocket....... is this a porn?

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#18 Posted by Ezekael (88 posts) - - Show Bio

And my 6 year boycott of all things Nova can finally come to an end.

About to be 15001 subscribers!

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#19 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Good

Funny thing is, Sam helped get me into comics and understand Marvel much better, but after getting in and digging deeper, I actually like Richard better. Doesn't hurt that I'm a big Dan Abnett fan too

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#20 Posted by tparks (11807 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmm. I don't know how I feel about this. He's my all time favorite character, and he has a very heroic ending. I want him back, but I'm nervous about him coming back into Sam's book. It just doesn't have the right feel for Nova at the point where he was left off.

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#21 Posted by Kid_Omega_Prime (3553 posts) - - Show Bio

Dick Rider is back

how is the name Dick short for Richard ?

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#22 Posted by Dernman (25974 posts) - - Show Bio

@nerevarine_11 said:

Dick Rider is back

how is the name Dick short for Richard ?

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/04/how-dick-came-to-be-short-for-richard/

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#23 Posted by HighAccuser (9696 posts) - - Show Bio

@nerevarine_11 said:

Dick Rider is back

how is the name Dick short for Richard ?

Its some weird part of the English language.

Like how Bill is short for William

or how Bob is short for Robert.

Or Jim is short for James.

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#24 Posted by ILostTheKey (993 posts) - - Show Bio

@ezekael said:

And my 6 year boycott of all things Nova can finally come to an end.

About to be 15001 subscribers!

15002

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#25 Posted by solo788 (827 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yes

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#27 Posted by waezi2 (24654 posts) - - Show Bio

How come everyone calls him Dick when his nickname used to be Rich?

Also, curios to see this.

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#28 Posted by KrleAvenger (26346 posts) - - Show Bio

Rich is back. AWESOME!

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#29 Posted by scavengerFist (1935 posts) - - Show Bio

YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

*INTERNAL SCREAMING* OH DEAR LORD I NEVER WOULD HAVE KNOWN

*tears welling* here's hoping they don't screw him up!

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#30 Edited by superior_prime_maybe (1360 posts) - - Show Bio

Why are they wearing a skirt though? jk

I hope that's not the flying effect they're going for. Looks a lot like Cannonball from X-men

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#31 Posted by SP4RT4N (85 posts) - - Show Bio

If they'd give Rich something more like his classic suit without all those horrible pointy things coming off of him, I might pick this up down the road. I liked cosmic Marvel as a kid, but these new comics seem to try and be too edgy. They did the same thing with Quasar before he was replaced....

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#32 Posted by Battle123axe (8981 posts) - - Show Bio

finally.

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#33 Posted by Wowlock (907 posts) - - Show Bio

Well since Gamora is feeling betrayed by Quill now, time to bring her into the fold with Nova too ! I mean come on.

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#34 Posted by JewishDork (498 posts) - - Show Bio

Glad Rider is back. Really enjoyed DnA's solo series from 2007-2010.

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#35 Posted by sinikettu (2629 posts) - - Show Bio

@greenlucario: It was still just another brick in the wall... But at least he isn't gone anymore.

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#36 Posted by CitizenJP (782 posts) - - Show Bio

!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#37 Posted by New_World_Order (14895 posts) - - Show Bio

@tparks said:

Hmmm. I don't know how I feel about this. He's my all time favorite character, and he has a very heroic ending. I want him back, but I'm nervous about him coming back into Sam's book. It just doesn't have the right feel for Nova at the point where he was left off.

I agree. I feel he should start off in mini series or something than come into Sam's book.

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#38 Posted by blueninjapanther (783 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell yea!!! Richard Rider is my favorite Nova and I hope he still wields the power from all the members of the Nova Corps.

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#39 Posted by Cagnazzo82 (226 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know anything about the Novas so I'm excited to learn more about this.

Are you guys calling him "Dick Rider" because he's a jerk????

Dick is a nick-name for Richard. :)

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#40 Edited by Cagnazzo82 (226 posts) - - Show Bio

Richard Rider was one of the most epic characters during the Annihilation/War of Kings/Thanos Imperative era back in the late 00s/early 2010s.

Great to have him back.

Now if Marvel could go back to creating epic space dramas, and focus less on the cartoonish version of the Guardians of the Galaxy I'd be set.

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#41 Posted by SeedSentry (21 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope they don't fu'ck with him. Nobody wan't to see Rich being gay or something like that.

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#42 Posted by del_torro (3631 posts) - - Show Bio

OK. Yes. But where is the real Jean grey? (-_-)

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#43 Posted by Greendevil (2681 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh man i didn't see this coming. I hope they don't screw him over a second time. His death in the cancer verse was so epic. But then Marvel took a proper shit on Rich. PLEASE MARVEL DONT F%%K THIS UP .........AGAIN!

I really tried to like Sam as Nova, but i just couldn't. Sam and his story has nothing on Rich.

This could actually be huge. Nova could join the Annihilators again. And if Rich is back, the frigging world mind is back (Oh god i missed the these guys) All the epic team ups.

Plz Marvel get back into space ala Thanos imperative/ war of Kings/ Annihilation. Those where the golden days of comics imo!

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#44 Posted by deactivated-1351355 (5579 posts) - - Show Bio

So good to see Richard back.

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#45 Posted by Greendevil (2681 posts) - - Show Bio