Nova #23- It’s the mark of good writing when you can grab the attention of readers without anything happening for pages. That’s what Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning did this issue as also nothing happened. Only in the last few pages did anything of significance happen to the dying Richard Rider. The last page with Rider as Protector of the Universe was funny in a good way.
Guardians of the Galaxy #12- No Star-Lord, Adam Warlock, Rocket Raccoon this issue, this issue is strictly on Drax and Quasar (Phyla) and their battle with Maelstrom. I may not have liked the previous issue but I shouldn’t have doubted the writers. Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning crafted an interesting issue that is a crossover with Nova and quietly changed the landscape of the series. I’m not too sure about Phyla losing the Quantum Bands and the Quasar title, she was never given much of a chance, but Phyla “The Avatar of Death” Mar-vell. That’ll work!