I picked up the first three issues of Marvel's Nova series. Out is Rich Rider and in is the young teenage Sam Alexander and if you watch the Ultimate Spider-Men animated series, you've heard the name.
Sam's dad tells stories of his adventures with the Nova Corps and Sam takes them as exactly that, stories. That all changes when Sam's father goes missing. Enter Rocket Raccoon and Gamora who have taken it upon themselves to train Sam now that he has inherited his father's Nova Corps helmet.
Three issues in and I will be picking up the fourth today. Sam comes face to face with a Chitauri armada on a direct course for Earth. It's been an enjoyable read so far, hoping Loeb and McGuinness stay on for awhile.
Angela's new look
Guardians of the Galaxy is only up to the second (technically third) issue so far. With the recent release from Marvel of Angela's new look I am looking forward to seeing Age of Ultron #10 and Guardians #5. I've been slowly reorganizing and cataloging my books and gave my Angela stuff from Image a re-read. Yeah, the character and the stories may not have been groundbreaking, but there isn't anything wrong with Angela as a character. She'll bring a new layer to Marvel Cosmic and I'm eager to see how they spin the "angel' aspect of the character. It's going to be fun to have Neil Gaiman co-writing Guardians for awhile.
There is no shortage of teasers for Jonathan Hickman's Infinity event starting in August. Comic Book Resources is my go to website for comic news and they have a lot of material you can read up on. On top of that, everything going on in the pages of Avengers and New Avengers is a lead up to Infinity. I can't remember the last time I've been this hyped for a comic series.
We have two covers so far for the first issue of Infinity, one by Adam Kubert and a variant by Marko Djurdjevic both of which are adding more fuel to the fire. August can't get here fast enough.