Saturday, July 8, 2017

Hawkman and Nova




The Nova Corps have been established in the Marvel Cinematic Universe through the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, so I am hoping that we'll get to see Richard Rider on the big screen in the future.  A film where Rider is already an established hero and has to show newcomer Sam Alexander the ropes would be a cool way to go.

15 comments:

Bob Greenwade said...

I'd have my reservations about the veteran-training-the-newcomer approach in a Nova film. That's already been done in Ant-Man, so it may come across as just a retread. It could become even worse if the next Green Lantern film shows Hal Jordan training John Stewart or Kyle Raynor (or, heaven help us, Guy Gardner).

As for this cover, Ross, this is another of those things that you've made look like it was drawn just for the occasion. Something about the pairing itself seems quite natural, as well, given these two characters' close connections with both Earth and outer space.

And since you had Nova today and Green Lantern yesterday, it prompted me to check for past team-ups between those two; indeed, both the original Earth agents (#121)) and their latest successors (#808) have had their respective meetings. But how about something featuring the entire respective corps together? It'd probably be a bit of a job to do, but it might be worth it.

Anonymous said...

Are these the Harpies of Grec-roman mythology? Or jus the widowed mates of the Thanagarian Man-Hawks?

Cary Comic said...

More likely the former, rather than the latter.

Jay Johnson said...

Sam Alexander is showing up in the next arc of the GotG cartoon show on Disney XD. And there's a history of characters that do well on the cartoons making it into the movies.

Simreeve said...

Bob Greenwade said...
"It could become even worse if the next Green Lantern film shows Hal Jordan training John Stewart or Kyle Raynor (or, heaven help us, Guy Gardner)."

Remember, though, in his earliest appearances Guy was a genuinely nice person. It wasn't until after he'd been captured by enemies & tortured for a while (with a brain injury involved at some stage), and then returned to Earth only to find that Jordan had been making moves on his girlfriend, that he turned nasty...

Anonymous said...

The nasty one is the one that made JL Detroit such a joke. DC's "Rebirth" should've included a permanent return to the nice one.

The Answer Man said...

"Nice Guy Gardner" was used in the old Keith Giffen Justice League series after Batman punched him out and he bumped his head. It got old fast.

Mickey said...

This is a pairing that I had not considered before. But I agree with the other readers that this is a natural pairing. Great cover, and as always, thank you for what you do, Ross. I look forward to seeing your covers everyday.

Lieber Kurtzberg said...

I think the way to go with a Nova movie is how they should have handled the Green Lantern movie. They should focus on a normal human who happens upon an alien device that grants powers, spends the movie on earth figuring out how to use it on his own, then at the end after defeating the bad guy he learns that there is more to learn about the device from an alien and sets off into space for the sequel.

Mr. High said...

The Nova Corps and Thanagarian police force are both essentially space cops. I'm surprised DC Comics never has a story dealing with the Thanagarian police force trying to expand their scope, butting heads with the Green Lantern Corps.

Cary Comic said...

@Answer Man: Still way too young a death compared to the long-overdue-for-extinction nasty version.

The Answer Man said...

If any character needs an improved personality it is Batman. I miss the days when Batman wasn't such a grouchy jerk.

Ross said...

Thank you, Mickey!

Simreeve said...

The Answer Man said...
" "Nice Guy Gardner" was used in the old Keith Giffen Justice League series after Batman punched him out and he bumped his head. It got old fast."

That wasn't "Nice Guy Gardner", it was just a different version of "Brain-damaged Guy Gardner".

Anonymous said...

@Answer Man: Maybe so. But, there's no going back to the "Holy This-or-That" days of the Sixties, either.

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