Sunday, 12 March 2017

Nova: The Human Rocket, Volume 2: Afterburn Review (Sean Ryan, John Timms)


Sam Alexander is Nova the Human Rocket… in dire need of a storyline!

He keeps looking for his dad, gets momentarily drawn into Civil War II (but not really), fights Mole Monster who’s the offspring of Mole Man, then meets a classic member of the Nova Corps. Yeah, it’s really, really… zzz… 

I like Sam, he’s a good kid with potential, but for whatever reason Sean Ryan does practically nothing with him in this book so I was surprisingly bored reading it. Also, can we put a stop to all this “oh the troubles with juggling superhero life and home life” crap too? It’s repetitive and uninteresting at this point. 

Cory Smith’s artwork and layouts on the Worldmind issues that close out the book were imaginative. There’s really nothing else to say about this one! 

If you enjoyed the first Nova book like me, prepare for a letdown with the follow-up! Hopefully Ryan and co. figure out what the hell they’re doing in the next volume.

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