Richard Rider


Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #4 cover by Skan

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

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 currently […]

Infinity Countdown #4 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

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

Silver Surfer approaches Galactus the Lifebringer for help with the dawning Ultron crisis. Adam Warlock faces Ultron Prime on his own. The Guardians of the Galaxy and the Nova Corps reconnoiter on Knowhere. The Nova want to look after the Power Stone, but Gamora is reluctant to allow them to have it. Richard Rider is […]

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1 cover by Skan

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

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 Razor. He […]

Infinity Countdown #3 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

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

Adam Warlock confronts Ultron, whom sends a possessed Silver Surfer to kill Warlock. Adam Warlock manages to free Surfer, but the herald flees immediately. Now it's just Adam and Ultron, and things aren't looking good. Across the universe, the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Nova Corps try to hold their own against the Chitauri […]

Infinity Countdown #2 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

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

The forge dwarf continues his mysterious work as the repowered group swiftly brings down the massive Scar. 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 […]


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

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

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 Adsit weed […]

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

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

The Guardians of the Galaxy continue to have their hands full with the Nova Corps situation. 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 […]

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

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

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

The Talons have infiltrated the fledgling new incarnation of the Nova Corps, and the Guardians of the Galaxy have been contracted to hunt down the moles. The team splits up to work several angles on the mystery. While Star-Lord learns some startling information, Gamora and Ant-Man respond to an SOS. In doing so, they find […]

Nova

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

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 during and after the events of the Cancerverse Incursion from The Thanos Imperative. It was […]

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

Marvel has announced a new Nova series featuring both incarnations of the character. Here is a quick primer for anyone not familiar with the characters. I was six years old when the first issue of Nova came out. It was written by Marv Wolfman and drawn by John Buscema and was the first new character […]