||Nova [also appears as 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)
||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.
||Carmine Infantino (breakdowns); Tom Palmer (finished art)
||Gaspar Saladino (p. 1, uncredited); John Costanza
||in Eterni, Gli (Editoriale Corno, 1978 series) #15; in Essential Nova (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 [black and white]