Nova Week: Editor Bill Rosemann interview
“Nova” editor Bill Rosemann provided Nerdage with this first look at a page from “Nova” #11 featuring Warlock and the New Mutants. In the following interview, he talks about the recent popularity of Richard Rider, the Human Rocket. Be sure to check out “Nova” Annual No. 1 on Wednesday, and “Nova” No. 11 on March 12!
Matt Price: What has been the key to Nova’s recent surge in popularity?
Bill Rosemann: Writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning have a true love and appreciation for Nova. They saw the potential – in both his powers and his personality – that we fellow Nova fans always knew lie underneath his golden helmet.
Even if you’ve never read a single Nova comic before – or even a single Marvel comic – anyone can pick up a new issue andconnect with and root for our hero, Richard Rider, who is an ordinary young guy from Queens who suddenly finds himself the lone “space cop” for an entire galaxy. What if you were given incredibly cool powers, but were then expected to police all the galaxies of the universe? Dan and Andy get the fun in that concept, and have attracted amazing artists who then translate that sense of excitement into some the most jaw-dropping sci-fi visuals ever.
Price: What’s the best reason for someone to start reading “Nova”?
Rosemann: Bone-rattling action, brain-melting sci-fi concepts, gut-busting dialogue, eye-melting art, jaw-dropping cliff-hangers, a hero you can identify with and cheer for…Nova has it all. Oh, and if all that’s not enough, howzabout a frequent guest-star who happens to be a telepathic talking Russian cosmonaut dog?
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