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Nova (1976 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 1
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    Written by Marv Wolfman. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks Joe Sinnott. When a dying alien passes on his super-powers to Earth teenager Richard Rider, Rider becomes the man called Nova, the human rocket! In the marvelous tradition of Spider-man, Nova must now stop the murderous alien known as Zorr, or Earth is doomed! Note: First appearance of Nova. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #2
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 2

    "The First Night of the Condor!" Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by John Buscema and Joe Sinnott. Richard Rider has been granted all the powers of Nova Prime. Strength, speed, durability, and flight are now his and he plans to honor this gift by smiting evil doers everywhere. However, even with his new found abilities can Nova hope to defeat the energy draining Powerhouse and his accomplice the bird of prey known as the Condor. 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #3
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 3
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    "Enter Diamondhead!" Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema and Tom Palmer. Richard Rider learns that the subtleties of keeping his powers a secret from his friends and family will be harder than he thinks. Plus, Nova discovers a new power, he's bullet proof. And good thing to because now he must confront the nigh unstoppable might of Diamondhead. 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #4
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 4
    Published Dec 1976 by Marvel.

    Guest-starring Thor. Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema and Tom Palmer. Jack Kirby cover. The nefarious Corruptor has possessed the mighty Thor and sent the Asgardian on a rampage that will bring the city down. Can Richard Rider, even with the power of Nova Prime, hope to contain the mad god of thunder. It's the Human Rocket vs. the power of Thor! 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #5
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 5
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    "Evil is the Earth Shaker!" Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema and Tom Palmer. Jack Kirby cover. The sub-terrain menace Tyrannus (last seen in Fantastic Four (1st series) #128) unleashes the awesome power of Earth-Shaker on the unsuspecting surface world. Can Nova hope to stop this mechanical juggernaut? And if so, how can he possibly hope to contend with a menace that has fought both the Hulk and the Fantastic Four? 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #6
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 6

    "And so...the Sphinx!" Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema and Frank Giacoia. Individually they are dangerous, but how can Nova possibly hope to defeat the combined might of Powerhouse, Diamondhead, and the Condor. Plus, who is the mysterious Sphinx and what is his agenda? Hint, he doesn't want to invite Nova over for tea and crumpets. 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #7
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 7

    "War in Space!" Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema and Frank Giacoia. Jack Kirby cover. Can it be? Is Nova now working for the bad guys? This can't be good. Plus, learn the epic origin of the enigmatic Sphinx. 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #8
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 8

    Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema and Frank Giacoia. Trapped within the Centurion's spaceship, Richard Rider hurtles into deep space. The only one who can save him is...Nova Prime? Isn't he dead? Plus, back on Earth, the menace of Megaman is unleashed. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #9
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 9

    "Fear the Funhouse!" Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema and Frank Giacoia. Nova must make the impossible choice of going after Megaman who has kidnaped his best friend or save his family from a burning house. Plus, Richard Rider must make a check-up visit to the doctor, but if the doc examines him he may discover that Richard is the super-hero known as Nova. 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #10
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 10

    "...and the Sphinx shall inherit the Earth!" Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema and Frank Giacoia. First, Richard Rider must snuff out the fiery menace of the Firefly. Then, it's the throw-down you've been waiting for. It's Diamondhead, Powerhouse, and the Condor vs. the might of the Sphinx and Nova is caught in the middle. 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #11
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 11

    Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema and Frank Giacoia. The ultra powerful Sphinx has crushed Diamondhead, Powerhouse, and the Condor. Now, Nova stands alone against this ancient and nigh unstoppable power. And if he loses, Richard Rider shall be "Nova No More!" 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #12
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 12
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    "Who is the Man Called Photon?" Part 1 of 2 (Story continues in Amazing Spider-Man 171. Guest-starring Spider-Man). Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Frank Giacoia (finishes). Cover by John Buscema and Frank Giacoia (with touch-ups by John Romita). It's the first meeting between the Human Rocket and the Amazing Spider-Man! Unfortunately though the two heroes meet under tragic circumstances as Nova's uncle, Dr. Ralph Rider, is discovered dead in his home. But at least there isn't a shortage of suspects! Who could be the one masquerading as the cold-blooded killer called Photon? The police, Nova, and your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will endeavor to find out! Cameo appearance by Charles Rider. (Note: A limited distribution 35-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #13
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 13

    "Watch out World, the Sandman is Back!" Part 1 of 2. Thing cameo. Spider-Man, Hulk, and the Fantastic Four flashback cameos. Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema and Joe Sinnott. This action packed issue has it all! Nova must confront the arch foe of the Amazing Spider-Man, the shifty Sandman. And, can Richard Rider possibly escape a death trap designed to test the limits of his invulnerability. Plus, introducing the newest hero, Crime-Buster. 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #14
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 14

    "Massacre at Truman High!" Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema and Dick Giordano. Even if Nova can escape the impossible death trap, will he save the one person who has picked on and tormented him his whole life? Will Nova save Mike Burley from the sinister Sandman? 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #15
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 15

    Guest-starring Nick Fury and Crime-Buster. Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Carmine Infantino and Tom Palmer. Why are some of Marvel's most powerful heroes attacking the man called Nova? And, what does Nick Fury, head of S.H.I.E.L.D., have to do with it? It's Nova the Human Rocket vs. Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, and the Incredible Hulk in "The Fury before the Storm!" Story continues in next issue. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #16
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 16

    "Death is the Yellow Claw!" Guest-Starring Nick Fury. Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Carmine Infantino and Tom Palmer. Having survived the test by Nick Fury last issue, Nova must now confront the menace of Yellow Claw. Plus, is Richard Rider's super-hero duties interfering with his personal responsibilities to his friends and family? Story continues in next issue. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #17
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 17

    "Tidal Wave!" Guest-starring Nick Fury. Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Carmine Infantino and Tom Palmer. In the wake of last issues events, Nova and Nick Fury find themselves helplessly bound to a massive warhead hurtling directly toward Washington D.C. Even if they survive and prevent the destruction of our nation's capitol, can the Human Rocket and super-spy possibly stop the super-tsunami created by the nefarious Yellow Claw? Story continues in next issue. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #18
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 18
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    "The Final Showdown!" Guest-starring Nick Fury. This is it, the conclusion to Nova's epic struggle against the sinister Yellow Claw. As Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. try desperately to halt the advance of the super tsunami, Nova stands alone in single combat with the mastermind behind it all. Plus, the back-up story "Beginnings!" Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Carmine Infantino and The Tribe. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #19
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 19

    "Blackout means Business, and his Business is Murder!" Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Carmine Infantino and Tom Palmer. As Nova patrols the skyways he is attacked by the murderous man known as Blackout. Can the Human Rocket penetrate the villains black light beam and end his rampage before Blackout murders again? 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #20
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 20

    "At last...the Inner Circle!" Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Carmine Infantino and Dave Hunt. As Nova takes down a secret cabal of hooded bad guys he discovers that his father is one of them. Things go from bad to worse when Richard's brother, Bobby, burst in to see Nova standing over their father's motionless body. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #21
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 21

    "Is the World Ready for the Shocking Secret of Nova?" Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by John Buscema and Joe Rubinstein. In the wake of last issue's events, Nova confronts the leader of the hooded cabal, the sinister Corruptor. How can Nova possibly hope to defeat a foe who once possessed the mighty Thor? Plus, at long last, Richard Rider reveals to his family that he is in fact the super-hero known as Nova. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #22
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 22

    Cover by Dave Cockrum. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #23
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 23

    Guest-starring the Comet. Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Carmine Infantino and M. Hands. Plus, a special 2 page interlude by Gene Colan and Tom Palmer (Tomb of Dracula). Nova and the Comet get thrashed by the nigh unstoppable Diamondhead. This leaves the Human Rocket vulnerable and at the mercy of Dracula's old nemesis Dr. Sun. Plus, witness the return of the enigmatic Sphinx. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #24
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 24

    "The New Champions!" Guest-starring the Comet. Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Carmine Infantino and Mike Esposito. Tensions rise between Nova, Dr. Sun, and the immensely powerful Sphinx. Plus, Crime Buster reveals to the Comet that he is his son. And, Powerhouse recounts his origin. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #25
    Nova (1976 1st Series) 25

    Final issue. Story by Marv Wolfman. Art by Carmine Infantino and Klaus Janson. Tensions rise as the uneasy allies hurtle through outer space toward their destination. Nova, Powerhouse, Crime-Buster, Comet, Diamondhead, and the powerful Sphinx are attacked by an armada of Skrull warships. But these champions will not be denied. Though this is the final issue in Nova's own series his story is not done yet. 32 pages, FC.

    NOTE: Nova's epic saga continues in the pages of Fantastic Four (1st Series) #204-209 and concludes in Rom (1979) #24. - Odinson, mycomicshop Archivist Cover price $0.40.