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So i have DD,Bucky only left from 7 marvel last year. Criminal is mini series i have to wait a year for again.
DD, Cap is only marvel series i havent dumped yet.
The Walking Dead,Fatale,Near Death,Storm Dogs,Happy,BPRD,XO-Manowar
American Vampire,Animal Man,Swamp Thing
Daredevil, Winter Soldier,Indestructible Hulk
God, that's an ugly helmet.
"If you can't say anything good about someone, sit right here by me." - Alice Roosevelt Longworth, on manners
"It's not whether you win or lose, it's whether I win or lose." - Peter David, on life
Nothing kills a franchise like Loeb. He effed up the Ultimate universe, and now he's going to eff up Marvel Cosmic.
Loeb is DC's greatest weapon...
Frankly I consider this good news even if you're a Nova fan that doesn't like Loeb. This book has about as big an A list creative team as Marvel could put together... and that shows that marvel is trying VERY hard to make this book work. It's basically the Big Shots treatment without that label.
If this creative team can't get a Nova book to sell well, then in the current market it probably can't be done.
Nova gets this huge push in Annihilation and then his own ongoing book. Then in the followup to Annihilation Nova is MIA from the main event. Then mostly MIA in the next event and the next. Then he gets put into Secret Avengers but is immediately jobbed to Steve Rogers at which point he left the team. It wasn't until Thanos Imperative that Nova finally got a strong push again and by that time his book had floundered. If Marvel had forced DnA to keep Nova front and center in the cosmic events I can't help but wonder if Nova's book would have survived. I love DnA's stories in cosmic but I do have to admit that they shifted the primary focus characters in their events so much that its no wonder they had a hard time selling.
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I do agree Annihilation was a HUGE kick off for the character... but well written event that gave him spotlight. Can you argue that DnA didn't really put Nova is the spotlight? To a degree yes... though I did think their Nova book was actually pretty good.
That said, in the same way Nova isn't Green Lanter, DnA isn't Loeb. If Loeb is writing the book, odds are if nothing else, it WILL get spotlight. I'll say again, if the book can't sell well under Loeb than it probably can't sell well at all in the present market. Unless you can snag someone like a Morrison or something, you can't really get a much bigger name on the book than him.