COMICS: The Chitauri And Leviathan Attack In Lettered Preview Of NOVA #4

No, we're not joking! As you'll know if you caught the unlettered preview a few weeks back, issue #4 of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness' "Marvel NOW!" series will see the new Nova face off against the Chitauri and Leviathan from The Avengers movie. Check it out!

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NOVA #4
Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS


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DioFoRio - 5/11/2013, 12:51 PM
looks good!!!!
PLUSH - 5/11/2013, 12:52 PM
Cool :)
FrostyVoice - 5/11/2013, 12:58 PM
Films don't influence the comics? say whaaah? Marvel Comics is becoming a sellout.
Triptheorist - 5/11/2013, 12:59 PM
Every time I see kid Nova, I cringe. Probably has to do more with the way that they draw him, than it does with the actual character.
DCMultiverse - 5/11/2013, 1:03 PM
Curious to know if they are trying to tie this Nova into the cinematic universe by using the Chitauri.
orpheus - 5/11/2013, 1:03 PM
"Oh yeah!" "I guess mom was wrong!"
I find teenage superheroes incredibly irritating, especially the 90's skateboarder dialogue and stupid kids outsmarting all the authority/"adults" through juvenile tricks.
Minato - 5/11/2013, 1:04 PM
Meh
Who said Film dont influnce the comics? Tell that to Spiderman X-men and Blade
Parkerluckpersonified - 5/11/2013, 1:13 PM
Er @Orpheus and @tritheorist, we're all big geeks and (hopefully) love our comics but gotta remember that they started out as a way to get kids into reading and whilst they are undoubtedly now being viewed as a medium for adults as well, some of them must remain targeted at kids. We can't expect all kids to love and relate to 30year old dudes with kids and mortgages, need some youngies too
NoAssemblyReqd - 5/11/2013, 1:14 PM
I'm digging this book so far. Hope it retains this level of quality (both the writing and art) for a while.
Inhuman - 5/11/2013, 1:19 PM
Nova should get a movie in Phase 4
babykhris - 5/11/2013, 1:23 PM
There's no way Disney going to put a character named Dick Rider in a film. How do you market that??
MrMartinMarvel - 5/11/2013, 1:46 PM
Did they have to make them look EXACTLY like the movie?
novaprime - 5/11/2013, 1:59 PM
Happy the Chitauri looks great, also love the liviathan!!!
novaprime - 5/11/2013, 2:00 PM
Love the comic connection with the Cinematic connection
lsc2222 - 5/11/2013, 2:07 PM
Y'know I was a little skeptical of "Kid Nova" at first but this series is really growing on me. It's pretty fun and it seems like the action is beginning to pick up.

And what better way to start than with the Marvel Universe's new/old/favorite red shirt villains, The Chitauri! Lol.

I'll definitely be picking this up!
cosmicman - 5/11/2013, 2:17 PM
This is so dumb compared to the previous run.

Glad Loeb is already off the book and sale are lower than Abnett and Lanning's.
cosmicman - 5/11/2013, 2:19 PM
@babykhris

It' Richard Rider.

And a simple line in the movie would do away with it.

Like "I've been told that since I was five."

rolls eyes
thatcoldblackcloud - 5/11/2013, 2:38 PM
Loeb and McGuiness have always been pro-knock-off... I still recall their run on Superman about 10 years back where they completely transformed the comics into a shitty cheap knock-off version of the Superman Animated series.

from the looks of this preview it seems they haven't changed a bit
UltimateWarrior - 5/11/2013, 2:49 PM
Oh goodie! More mashing of the cinematic universe into 616. The orginal Chitauri in the Ultimate universe were really cool, not like their crappy cinematic counterparts.
thenerdicon4 - 5/11/2013, 3:32 PM
I dont recall seeing the Joker with the Scars, unless you are talking about the out of continuity comic book "Joker" which came out around the same time as the film, so i dont exactly see what that has to do with anything. The whole Bane thing pisses me off a bit though. But to be fair, they didnt do a direct rip off of the movie version of bane.
Peteyparker - 5/11/2013, 3:43 PM
As far as movies influencing comics i point u too Flashpoint: Green Lantern Mini Series. It's drawn so that Abin, Sinestro, and The Guardians all look like their movie counterparts.
UltimateWarrior - 5/11/2013, 3:48 PM
I'm ok with alternate realities looking like a movies version of the character, but not the main continuity.
quadrapioneer - 5/11/2013, 4:02 PM
Don't like Baby Nova.
KeefNCookies - 5/11/2013, 4:06 PM
@DeathJericho
YES! Exactly. Madness...
Jollem - 5/11/2013, 4:49 PM
marvel MCU NOW!

i still think this is a bastardization of comics. but it makes money, and that's what businesses try to do
Parkerluckpersonified - 5/11/2013, 4:55 PM
I don't get why people get on Marvel's back for wanting to build on their cinematic successes. Does it matter that the look of a character changes slightly or an (essentially new) alien race looks like they do in the film? If it attracts a few new readers and stops Marvel going bust does it matter? Especially as it doesn't mess with continuity etc.
superherofan21 - 5/11/2013, 4:55 PM
Chitauri were the Ultimate versions of Skrulls. So... now there are two versions of the Skrulls in the 616 universe?
foxfan - 5/11/2013, 5:24 PM
Ed McGuinness (sp?) friggin' rocks. I wish he was still drawing some Hulk magazine, whether Red, Green, or Skaar --- he's the best a musclebound behemoths!
DrDoom - 5/11/2013, 7:01 PM
Kid heroes are shit.

Except maybe the Power Pack. Otherwise [frick] off
DioFoRio - 5/11/2013, 7:46 PM

FrostyVoice - 5/11/2013, 12:58 PM
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Films don't influence the comics? say whaaah? Marvel Comics is becoming a sellout.



lol. Yeah one out of the BIG two is just now selling out...STFU lol
ThePowerCosmic - 5/11/2013, 8:32 PM
DC's animated shows influence their comics: Harley Quinn, Batman Beyond. What is wrong with films influencing comics? These companies take the best ideas and work them into the company. That is just good business.
ThePowerCosmic - 5/11/2013, 8:33 PM
This comic is great btw.
Minato - 5/11/2013, 9:04 PM
Superherofan21
The Chitauri were not the Skrulls in fact they can't stand them
SugarYumYum - 5/11/2013, 9:34 PM
This comic is awesome. Very fun and gives me all those nostalgic feelings of childhood whimsy. Hope this is a nice long run.
ATrueHero1987 - 5/11/2013, 9:36 PM
How is is this a slave to the MCU? Marvel has been doing this for a WAY before the MCU(ex. leather costumes for the X-Men, costume change for Bullseye, "upgraded" Blade, and etc.)! Chill y'all.lol
victoryismine82 - 5/12/2013, 12:27 AM
People hate on Sam Alexander, but I LOVE the new Nova
UltimateWarrior - 5/12/2013, 2:33 AM
Ahhh yes, theres the Trudy troll trying to turn it into a Dc vs Marvel argument. He myst really have no life, sinces hes always on here trolling along.
marvel72 - 5/12/2013, 5:41 AM
good series,but i do want rich rider to return.
jimoakley666 - 5/12/2013, 9:03 AM
[frick]ing beautiful artwork.
xstryker - 5/12/2013, 1:10 PM
Comics have long been influenced by their adaptations. Jimmy Olsen, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, X-23, etc.
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