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Saturday, 3 May 2014
THE MAN CALLED NOVA COVER & SPLASH PAGE GALLERY - PART ONE...
Looking back, it seems to me that the sizzlin' '70s was a great time
to be a teenager. Great movies, great programmes - and great comics.
Whether NOVA was one of them, I'll leave you to make up your own
mind, but it sure is one which conjures up images of long, hot, seemingly
never-ending summers in the myriad mazes of my memory. Surprisingly,
Nova, created by MARV WOLFMAN & LEN WEIN, first debuted
in a fanzine called SUPER ADVENTURES back in 1966, before
his MARVEL COMICS appearance ten years later.
JOHN ROMITA (Senior) tweaked the costume design, although
it was Big JOHN BUSCEMA who performed the art chores for the
first two issues. RICHARD RIDER, Nova's teenaged alter-ego, bore
similarities to SPIDER-MAN, although his origin appears to have been
'borrowed' from GREEN LANTERN. The comic lasted for 25 issues,
of which I have the first dozen, so let's now wallow in nostalgia for our
lost youth as we gaze again upon the cataclysmic covers and sen-
sational splash pages of - THE MAN CALLED NOVA!
See you in Part Two - coming soon!
Posted by Kid at Saturday, May 03, 2014