Richard Rider


Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #4 cover by Skan

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #4 Review – Mecha Darkhawk vs. Dark Starhawk

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Nova Richard Rider is still searching the galaxy for his brother, Robbie Rider, aka the Raptor known as Talonar He finds Robbie among the resurrected original Raptors battling a giant-sized Darkhawk Nova isn’t sure what’s going on, but he will do whatever necessary to save his brother from danger, even if that brother is[...]

Infinity Countdown #4 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Infinity Countdown #4 Review: A Low Point in an Unexciting Series

Richard Rider is eager to look for his brother, who is in the hands of the Talon Brotherhood Star-Lord receives some unexpected visitors.[caption id="attachment_861567" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Infinity Countdown #4 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell[/caption]Infinity Countdown #4 is a low for this already underwhelming miniseries While Sax the Destroyer was nauseating in how cute[...]

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1 cover by Skan

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1 Review – A Flawed but Promising Return

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The Fraternity of Raptors, led by Robbie Rider aka Talon-R, have found a way to bring the old Raptors back into our dimension. Things don't go as planned for them, however. On Earth, Chris Powell, aka Darkhawk, is still getting used to the return of his own Talon armor and the absence of […]

Infinity Countdown #3 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Infinity Countdown #3 Review: Sax the Destroyer, or the Draxophone

Richard Rider gives Peter Quill pertinent information which allows him to wield the Power Stone, and his first instinct is to toss it in Drax’s sax.The comic tries to make this meaningful—I think—but it’s still just so goofy and tonally dissonant.That’s before we even get to the (spoiler) fact that it’s implied this could all[...]

Infinity Countdown #2 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Infinity Countdown #2 Review: Fun, Pretty, but Not Substantial

Afterwards, this contingent of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord, Ant-Man, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Nova Richard Rider, rejoins Drax the Destroyer and Eve at the Power Stone in the hopes of halting the Chitauri horde and the Shi’ar Talons.Meanwhile, Adam Warlock goes in search of the Soul Stone.[caption id="attachment_833662" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Infinity Countdown[...]


Guardians of the Galaxy #149 cover by Aaron Kuder and Jordie Bellaire

Guardians of the Galaxy #149 Review: Rocket Raccoon, the Champion of Justice

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Ant-Man, Gamora, Groot, and Drax respond to a distress call from Cosmo at Knowhere. Many of Groot's kin are attacking the station, and it's up to the Guardians of the Galaxy to beat back the thought-to-be-extinct species. Back at Nova Corps HQ, Rocket Raccoon helps 30 Rock star and current Nova Commander Scott […]

Guardians of the Galaxy #148 cover by Aaron Kuder and Ive Svorcina

Guardians of the Galaxy #148 Review: Drax on the Sax

Star-Lord and Nova Richard Rider are standing before a massive Infinity Stone, shown to them by Nova Corpsman Eve Bakian It is the Power Stone, and it seems to be the real deal by all evidence.Meanwhile, Rocket Raccoon has scrounged up some dirty Nova Corps members Drax the Destroyer has found the Nova who lost[...]

Guardians of the Galaxy #147 cover by Aaron Kuder and Ive Svorcina

Guardians of the Galaxy #147 Review: Star-Lord And Nova Reunite

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]With Gamora and Ant-Man escaping from their tight situation through a last-minute gambit on Scott’s part, they return to the Nova HQ to report their success.Elsewhere, Star-Lord meets up with his old friend and legendary Nova, Richard Rider After catching up, the two go to investigate the Nova outpost which has been off the[...]

Marvel Legacy Guardians Of The Galaxy #146 Review: Unexciting, But Promising

My renewed interest in the Guardians of the Galaxy comic is mostly as a result of the presence of Ant-Man and Nova Richard Rider, so that was a nice surprise for me.This issue, while not up to the legendary quality of the Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning material, definitely stands among the better Brian Michael[...]

Nova

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #11 Review: The Return Of Nova

[rwp-review-recap id="0"][caption id="attachment_723956" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cover to All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #11 by Francesco Mattina[/caption]Richard Rider, AKA Nova the Human Rocket, has found evidence that his brother, Robbie, may still be alive Robbie returned to Xandar, the former homeworld of the Nova Corps Richard follows him there, and we see what happened to Robbie[...]

Are Mentor Bonds the New Trend for Great Comics?

There seems to be a bit of a trend at the Big Two which is leading to two great runs on series', and, whilst still early days for the Marvel offering, the one for DC is regularly the best comic that they are regularly putting out. I am of course talking Mentor Bonding. If you'd […]

A Tale Of Two Novas – Catching Up With The Nova Corps

This was the type of character that resonated with readers at that time.The origin was simple – last member of Xander’s Nova Corps, Rhomann Dey, is dying and choose Richard Rider as his replacement Of course Rider has no idea he’s part of an intergalactic police force… He eventually found Dey’s ship and made the[...]