(2006)

Marvel, 2006 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
16.99 USD; 27.25 CAD
Pages:
516
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics
ISBN:
0-7851-2093-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978078512093351699
Editing:
Mark D. Beazley (collection editor); Michael Short (assistant editor); Jennifer Grünwald (associate editor)
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound Trade Paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Tom Smith

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Zorr
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Indexer Notes

This volume credits the cover to John Buscema. Marv Wolfman's editorial in the original issues credits this to Buckler/Sinnott.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Other Marvel collections.

Inside front cover.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Nova #1] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova; Zorr
Reprints:

Nova (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
John Buscema (breakdowns); Joe Sinnott (finished art)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Joe Rosen; Gaspar Saladino (2 pages uncredited)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider] (introduction, origin); Zorr; Centurion Nova-Prime; Charles Rider; Gloria Rider; Robert Rider; Bernie Dillon; Roger "Caps" Cooper; Ginger Jaye; Mike Burley; Donna-Lee Dover
Synopsis:
In orbit around Earth, the wounded Centurion Nova-Prime chooses a successor to assume his abilities -- high school student Richard Rider. Rich assumes the costumed identity of Nova and has to battle Centurion Nova-Prime's greatest foe, the conqueror Zorr.
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[Nova #2] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Condor; Powerhouse
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The First Night of...the Condor! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
John Buscema (breakdowns); Joe Sinnott (finished art)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Condor (introduction); Powerhouse (introduction, origin); Robert Rider; Gloria Rider; Ginger Jaye; Bernie Dillon; Roger "Caps" Cooper; Mike Burley; Donna-Lee Dover
Synopsis:
Nova fights the winged Condor, who has another super-powered youth, Powerhouse, under his control.
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[Nova #3] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ron Wilson ?; John Buscema ?
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dan Crespi ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova; Diamondhead
Reprints:

--The Deadly Diamonhead Is Ready to Strike! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Tom Palmer (finished art)
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Letters:
Irving Watanabe; Gaspar Saladini (page 1)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [also appears as Richard Rider]; Diamondhead (introduction, origin); Condor; Destructoid; Robert Rider; Charles Rider; Gloria Rider; Bernie Dillon; Roger "Caps" Cooper; Ginger Jaye; Mike Burley
Synopsis:
Diamondhead is seeking more power to enable him to fight someone called the Dreaded One, which brings him into conflict with Nova and also into an alliance with the Condor. Meanwhile, Rich Rider faces problems at home and at school.
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[Nova #4] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Thor
Reprints:

Nova Against the Mighty Thor (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Tom Palmer (finished art)
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Letters:
Jim Novak ? (p. 1, not credited); Irving Watanabe; Denise Wohl

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [also appears as Richard Rider]; Corruptor [Jackson Day]; Thor; Ginger Jaye; Bernie Dillon; Mike Burley; Donna-Lee Dover
Synopsis:
Nova battles Thor, who is under the control of the Corruptor.
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[Nova #5] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; The Earth-Shaker
Reprints:

Evil Is the...Earth-Shaker! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Tom Palmer (finished art)
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [also appears as Richard Rider]; Tyrannus; Subterraneans; the Earth-Shaker; Ginger Jaye; Mike Burley; Donna-Lee Dover; Robert Rider; Bernie Dillon; Gloria Rider; Mr. Fantastic (cameo flashback); Thing (cameo flashback); Marv Wolfman; Sal Buscema; John Verpoorten; Archie Goodwin; Roy Thomas; Stan Lee; Beth Bleckley; Josie
Synopsis:
While Nova talks with Marv Wolfman and Sal Buscema about getting his own licensed Marvel comic book, Tyrannus emerges from underground with his Earth-Shaker robot to attack New York City.
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Indexer Notes

Marv Wolfman and Sal Buscema guest star throughout the story, with cameos by other Marvel Bullpen members.

[Nova #6] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman ?
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Dave Cockrum ?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova; Powerhouse; Condor; Diamondhead
Reprints:

And So...the Sphinx! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Frank Giacoia (finished art)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [also appears as Richard Rider]; Sphinx (introduction, first mentioned in #2); Condor; Diamondhead; Powerhouse; Kur (introduction); Sayge (introduction); Megaman (introduction); Bernie Dillon; Roger "Caps" Cooper; Robert Rider
Synopsis:
The Sphinx is revealed to be the Dreaded One that Diamondhead and Condor fear. Meanwhile, Rich's friends wonder about the disappearance of Caps, who has been kidnapped by Megaman.
Reprints:

[Nova #7] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]
Reprints:

War in Space! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Frank Giacoia (finished art)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova; Powerhouse; Condor; Diamondhead; Sphinx (origin); Moses (flashback); King Ramses (flashback); Sayge; Kur
Synopsis:
Nova is captured by Condor, Diamondhead, and Powerhouse and taken into space. The Sphinx watches them secretly.
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[Nova #8] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova; Megaman; Robert Rider; Charles Rider; Gloria Rider
Reprints:

When Megaman Comes Calling -- Don't Answer! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Frank Giacoia (finished art)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [also appears as Richard Rider]; Megaman (origin); Powerhouse (cameo); Condor (cameo); Diamondhead (cameo); Zorr (flashback); Centurion Nova-Prime (flashback); Charles Rider; Robert Rider; Bernie Dillon; Roger "Caps" Cooper; Ginger Jaye
Synopsis:
The villains from the previous issue abandon Nova on his spaceship. He returns to Earth in time to rescue his friend Caps, who tells him that he was kidnapped by his uncle who is now the villainous Megaman.
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[Nova #9] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Hannigan
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova; Megaman
Reprints:

Fear in the Funhouse! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Frank Giacoia (finished art)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [also appears as Richard Rider]; Megaman; Roger "Caps" Cooper; Robert Rider; Charles Rider; Gloria Rider; Clara Cooper (introduction)
Synopsis:
It's the showdown between Nova and Megaman in a funhouse set ablaze. Meanwhile, Charles Rider is suspended from his job as a school principal.
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[Nova #10] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Milgrom
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Powerhouse; Condor; Diamondhead; The Sphinx
Reprints:

Four Against the Sphinx! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Frank Giacoia (finished art)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [also appears as Richard Rider]; Firefly (introduction?); Powerhouse; Condor; Diamondhead; The Sphinx; Kur; Sayge; Gloria Rider; Robert Rider
Synopsis:
Condor, Diamondhead, and Powerhouse attack the Sphinx, and Nova gets caught in the middle.
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[Nova #11] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Sphinx
Reprints:

Nova No More! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Frank Giacoia (finished art)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [also appears as Richard Rider]; Sphinx; Powerhouse; Kur; Sayge; Ginger Jaye; Bernie Dillon; Mike Burley; Donna-Lee Dover; Roger "Caps" Cooper; Charles Rider; Gloria Rider; Tony DiMartino; Mr. McCarthy; Tony DiMartino
Synopsis:
The Sphinx realizes that Nova holds the secret he has been searching for, but he decides not to take it by force -- this time. Meanwhile, Rich Rider is failing in school and his friends are worried about him.
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[Nova #12] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Frank Giacoia; John Romita ? (corrections on Spider-Man)
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova; Spider-Man; Ralph Rider
Reprints:

Who Is -- the Man Called Photon? (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Frank Giacoia (finished art)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [also appears as Richard Rider]; Photon (introduction); Spider-Man [also appears as Peter Parker]; Ralph Rider (death); Harry Daze; Jason Dean; Michael Lincoln; Franklin Risk; Charles Rider; Captain James Steele; Manners (butler)
Synopsis:
Rich's uncle Ralph is murdered by Photon because of a secret chemical formula he was working on that several men were trying to acquire. Nova and Spider-Man team up to figure out the true identity of Photon.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #171 (August 1977).

[Amazing Spider-Man #171] (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Letters:
Dan Crespi ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man; Nova; Photon
Reprints:

Photon Is Another Name For...? (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Ross Andru (breakdowns); Mike Esposito (finished art)
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man; Nova; Photon; A.I.M.; Molten Man; Liz Allan; Harry Osborn; Dr. Ralph Rider; Franklin Risk; Michael Lincoln; Harry Daze; Captain James Steele; Manners (butler; dead)
Synopsis:
Spider-Man and Nova determine the true identity of Photon and solve the mystery of who killed Nova's uncle.
Reprints:

[Nova #13] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rich Buckler [as Validar] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Crime-Buster; Sandman
Reprints:

Watch Out World, the Sandman Is Back! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Joe Sinnott (finished art)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Annette Kawecki

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova; Sandman; Yellow Claw (unnamed); Crime-Buster (introduction); Thing; Karl Von Horstbaden; Bernie Dillon; Mike Burley; Ginger Jaye; Roger "Caps" Cooper; Donna-Lee Dover; Spider-Man (cameo flashback); Hulk (cameo flashback); Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch] (all in cameo flashback); Dr. T'kora
Synopsis:
Nova meets the Crime-Buster as the two attempt to stop the Sandman from robbing a bank. Later, on the orders of an unseen villain, Karl Von Horstbaden captures both Nova and the Sandman.
Reprints:

[Nova #14] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Perez
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Sandman; Roger "Caps" Cooper; Mike Burley; Donna-Lee Dover; Bernie Dillon
Reprints:

Massacre at Truman High! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Dick Giordano (finished art)
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (p. 1, uncredited); John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova; Sandman [Flint Marko] (villain); Yellow Claw (villain); The Inner Circle (villains; introduction); Karl Von Horstbaden (villain); Mike Burley; Charles Rider; Donna-Lee Dover; Ginger Jaye; Roger "Caps" Cooper; Bernie Dillon; Sam Burley; Doctor Flessle
Synopsis:
The Sandman invades Truman High to kidnap Mike Burley, but Nova defeats him. Meanwhile, Charles Rider, desperate after losing his job, is contacted by the mysterious Inner Circle with offers of help.
Reprints:

[Nova #15] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Buscema ? [as B] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott [as S] (signed)
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Iron Man (robot); Captain America (robot); Hulk (robot); Spider-Man (robot)
Reprints:

The Fury Before the Storm! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino (breakdowns); Tom Palmer (finished art)
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (p. 1, uncredited); John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Crime-Buster; The Inner Circle; The Krimmons Gang; Nick Fury; S.H.I.E.L.D.; Mike Burley; Bobby Rider; Charles Rider; Iron Man (robot); Captain America (robot); Hulk (robot); Spider-Man (robot)
Synopsis:
Nova catches Mike Burley committing a crime, but Mike gets away. Later, Nova is attacked by superheroes who turn out to be S.H.I.E.L.D. Life Model Decoys, sent by Nick Fury to test Nova. Fury wants Nova to help him find Mike Burley, whose scientist brother is being held captive.
Reprints:

[Nova #16] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman ?
Pencils:
John Buscema ?; Keith Pollard ?
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
Dan Crespi ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova; Yellow Claw
Reprints:

Death Is -- the Yellow Claw (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino (breakdowns); Tom Palmer (finished art)
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [also appears as Richard Rider]; Yellow Claw; Fritz Von Voltzman [Karl Von Horstbaden]; Doctor Sun (offscreen); Nick Fury; agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; Bernie Dillon; Donna-Lee Dover; Ginger Jaye; Roger "Caps" Cooper; Charles Rider; Gloria Rider; Robert Rider; Mack
Synopsis:
Nova joins Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. in a raid on the Yellow Claw's headquarters.
Reprints:

[Nova #17] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman ?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Letters:
Annette Kawecki

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova; Yellow Claw
Reprints:

Tidal Wave! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [also appears as Richard Rider]; Yellow Claw; Fritz Von Voltzman [Karl Von Horstbaden]; Nick Fury; agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; Sam Burley; Professor T'kora; Roger "Caps" Cooper; Ginger Jaye; Gloria Rider; Charles Rider; Robert Rider; Lo Sing
Synopsis:
Rich's friends and family are increasingly worried by his absences and his distracted behavior. Nova joins S.H.I.E.L.D. for one more showdown with the Yellow Claw.
Reprints:

[Nova #18] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman ?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Letters:
John Costanza ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova; Nick Fury; Yellow Claw
Reprints:

The Final Showdown! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino (breakdowns); ? [as The Tribe] (finished art)
Inks:
? [as The Tribe]
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova; Yellow Claw; Fritz Von Voltzmann [Karl Von Horstbaden]; Nick Fury; agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Synopsis:
Fury and Nova prevent the Yellow Claw's plans to drown Manhattan in a tidal wave.
Reprints:

Beginnings! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino (breakdowns); ? [as The Tribe] (finished art)
Inks:
? [as The Tribe]
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Richard Rider; Charles Rider; Gloria Rider; Robert Rider; Ginger Jaye; Bernie Dillon; Roger "Caps" Cooper
Synopsis:
Charles Rider is released on bail and Rich begins to mend fences with his friends and family.
Reprints:

[Nova #19] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman ?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Letters:
Dan Crespi

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova; Blackout
Reprints:

Blackout Means Business, and His Business Is Murder! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino (breakdowns); Tom Palmer (finished art)
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [also appears as Richard Rider]; Blackout [Marcus Daniels] (introduction); Ginger Jaye; Dr. Croit
Synopsis:
Marcus Daniels seeks revenge for the accident that turned him into the super-powered Blackout, but he seemingly disintegrates in a battle with Nova.
Reprints:

[Marvel Two-In-One Annual #3] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman ?
Pencils:
Ron Wilson ?
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing; Nova [Richard Rider]; Monitors; Milandra
Reprints:

When Strike the Monitors! (Table of Contents)

Nova; Thing / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (layouts); Frank Giacoia (finished art); Dave Hunt (finished art)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia (pages 1-27); Dave Hunt (pages 28-47)
Letters:
Joe Rosen (pp. 1-27); Gaspar Saladino (p. 28, uncredited); Annette Kawecki (pp. 29-47, uncredited)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing; Nova [Richard Rider]; Milandra; Kalara; Askare; the Monitors (villains); Ginger Jaye; Bernie Dillon; Roger "Caps" Cooper; Edwin Jarvis (cameo)
Synopsis:
Thing and Nova help a trio of cosmic sisters fend off an alien invasion of earth by the Monitors.
Reprints:

[Nova #20] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman ?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Letters:
Rick Parker ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Charles Rider; Robert Rider; Sherlock [Factor X]
Reprints:

At Last -- The Inner Circle (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Dave Hunt
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (p. 1, uncredited); Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [also appears as Richard Rider]; The Inner Circle; The Corruptor; Shuffles; Robert Rider; Sherlock [Factor X]; Charles Rider; Gloria Rider; Ginger Jaye; Roger "Caps" Cooper; Bernie Dillon; Donna-Lee Dover
Synopsis:
The Corruptor is revealed to be the secret leader of the Inner Circle, who are still threatening Charles Rider. Meanwhile, Robert Rider has built a robot to help him deduce what secret Rich is hiding.
Reprints:

[Nova #21] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman ?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Terry Austin
Letters:
Dan Crespi ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]
Reprints:

Is the World Ready for the Shocking Secret of Nova (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
John Buscema (breakdowns); Bob McLeod (finished art); Joe Rubinstein (finished art)
Inks:
Bob McLeod (pp. 1-3, 15, 23-26, 31); Joe Rubinstein (pp. 6-14, 16-22, 27-30)
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [also appears as Richard Rider]; the Corruptor; the Comet (introduction); Charles Rider; Robert Rider; Mike Burley; Gloria Rider
Synopsis:
Nova defeats the Corruptor and later reveals his secret identity to his family. Meanwhile, fugitive Mike Burley discovers forgotten superhero the Comet as a derelict in an alley.
Reprints:

[The Man Called Nova #22] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Letters:
Irving Watanabe; John Costanza ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Comet
Reprints:

The Coming of the Comet (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Steve Leialoha
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino [as Gaspar]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [also appears as Richard Rider]; Diamondhead; Doctor Sun (offscreen); Comet (origin); Charles Rider; Gloria Rider, Robert Rider; Sherlock; Mike Burley; Sphinx (cameo flashback)
Synopsis:
Diamondhead returns to fight Nova. A hospital x-ray machine restores the Comet's powers. Mike Burley turns himself into the police.
Reprints:

[The Man Called Nova #23] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman ?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Bob McLeod
Letters:
Rick Parker ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Doctor Sun; Diamondhead; Comet
Reprints:

From the Dregs of Defeat! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino (pages 1-10, 13-17); Gene Colan (pages 11-12)
Inks:
? (pages 1-3); Klaus Janson? (pages 4-6); Terry Austin (pages 7-8); Bob McLeod (page 9); ? (page 10); Tom Palmer (pages 11-12); Bob Wiacek (13-15); Walter Simonson (page 16); Joe Rubinstein (page 17)
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Doctor Sun (origin); Diamondhead; Comet; Robert Rider; Ginger Jaye; Bernie Dillon; Mike Burley; Dracula (flashback); Rachel Van Helsing (flashback); Frank Drake (flashback); Harold H. Harold (flashback); Sphinx (cameo)
Synopsis:
Doctor Sun lures Nova and Comet into his hideout, then takes Nova to the Nova-Prime spaceship, from where he plans to conquer the world.
Reprints:

[The Man Called Nova #24] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; The Sphinx; Comet; Crime-Buster
Reprints:

The New Champions! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Doctor Sun; Sphinx; Diamondhead; Condor (flashback); Comet; Crime-Buster; Powerhouse
Synopsis:
Doctor Sun and the Sphinx both want the information stored in the Nova-Prime spaceship computer. Crime-Buster figures out that the Comet is his father. The Sphinx beams all the heroes into the Nova-Prime spaceship.
Reprints:

[The Man Called Nova #25] (Table of Contents)

Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Keith Pollard
Inks:
Rudy Nebres
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]
Reprints:

Invasion of the Body Changers! (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Marv Wolfman
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Skrulls; Sphinx; Doctor Sun; Diamondhead; Quasimodo (flashback); Powerhouse; Comet; Crime-buster; Charles Rider; Gloria Rider; Robert Rider
Synopsis:
The Sphinx has commandeered the Nova-Prime spaceship and the heroes for a flight to Xandar. En route they are attacked by Skrulls.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story continues in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #206.

Nova I (Table of Contents)

Nova / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:
  • from ?

Sphinx (Table of Contents)

Nova / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:
  • from ?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Listing of other Essential volumes for sale.

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nova / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino ?
Inks:
Terry Austin ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]

Indexer Notes

This is either a recreation of the cover of Nova #21 or it's the original artwork with modifications. Used on the back cover to promote the volume.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Nova
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [Title Page]
  4. 3. [Table of Contents]
  5. 4. [Nova #1]
    Nova
  6. 5. Nova
    Nova
  7. 6. [Nova #2]
    Nova
  8. 7. The First Night of...the Condor!
    Nova
  9. 8. [Nova #3]
    Nova
  10. 9. --The Deadly Diamonhead Is Ready to Strike!
    Nova
  11. 10. [Nova #4]
    Nova
  12. 11. Nova Against the Mighty Thor
    Nova
  13. 12. [Nova #5]
    Nova
  14. 13. Evil Is the...Earth-Shaker!
    Nova
  15. 14. [Nova #6]
    Nova
  16. 15. And So...the Sphinx!
    Nova
  17. 16. [Nova #7]
    Nova
  18. 17. War in Space!
    Nova
  19. 18. [Nova #8]
    Nova
  20. 19. When Megaman Comes Calling -- Don't Answer!
    Nova
  21. 20. [Nova #9]
    Nova
  22. 21. Fear in the Funhouse!
    Nova
  23. 22. [Nova #10]
    Nova
  24. 23. Four Against the Sphinx!
    Nova
  25. 24. [Nova #11]
    Nova
  26. 25. Nova No More!
    Nova
  27. 26. [Nova #12]
    Nova
  28. 27. Who Is -- the Man Called Photon?
    Nova
  29. 28. [Amazing Spider-Man #171]
    Spider-Man
  30. 29. Photon Is Another Name For...?
    Spider-Man
  31. 30. [Nova #13]
    Nova
  32. 31. Watch Out World, the Sandman Is Back!
    Nova
  33. 32. [Nova #14]
    Nova
  34. 33. Massacre at Truman High!
    Nova
  35. 34. [Nova #15]
    Nova
  36. 35. The Fury Before the Storm!
    Nova
  37. 36. [Nova #16]
    Nova
  38. 37. Death Is -- the Yellow Claw
    Nova
  39. 38. [Nova #17]
    Nova
  40. 39. Tidal Wave!
    Nova
  41. 40. [Nova #18]
    Nova
  42. 41. The Final Showdown!
    Nova
  43. 42. Beginnings!
    Nova
  44. 43. [Nova #19]
    Nova
  45. 44. Blackout Means Business, and His Business Is Murder!
    Nova
  46. 45. [Marvel Two-In-One Annual #3]
    Nova
  47. 46. When Strike the Monitors!
    Nova; Thing
  48. 47. [Nova #20]
    Nova
  49. 48. At Last -- The Inner Circle
    Nova
  50. 49. [Nova #21]
    Nova
  51. 50. Is the World Ready for the Shocking Secret of Nova
    Nova
  52. 51. [The Man Called Nova #22]
    Nova
  53. 52. The Coming of the Comet
    Nova
  54. 53. [The Man Called Nova #23]
    Nova
  55. 54. From the Dregs of Defeat!
    Nova
  56. 55. [The Man Called Nova #24]
    Nova
  57. 56. The New Champions!
    Nova
  58. 57. [The Man Called Nova #25]
    Nova
  59. 58. Invasion of the Body Changers!
    Nova
  60. 59. Nova I
    Nova
  61. 60. Sphinx
    Nova
  62. 61. [no title indexed]
  63. 62. [no title indexed]
    Nova
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