The issue, due out on February 20, features an all-new Nova, Sam Alexander, who will be connected to the Guardians of the Galaxy and, reportedly, be the center of a large-scale "cosmic" crossover event from Marvel Comics later this year. Those rumors seem to get a big thumbs-up from this solicitation, as is issue apparently "help[s] set the stage for the biggest comic book event of the year."
Also, if you look closely, it looks like Sam shares a school principal with Marty McFly.
Check out the solicitation text and preview pages below.
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at NOVA #1 from the chart-topping, award-winning creative team of Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness! You met Sam Alexander, the all-new Nova, in the pages of last year’s blockbuster hit Avengers VS X-Men—but what is his secret origin? How is he connected to the Guardians of the Galaxy? And just why is Sam the only one worthy to carry on the legacy of the Nova Corps? These answers reveal shocking secrets about the Marvel Universe and help set the stage for the biggest comic book event of the year!
Each issue of Nova includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices) and in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. Additionally, each issue of Nova features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.
This February, Jeph Loeb & Ed McGuinness bring the Marvel Universe face to face with Sam Alexander in Nova #1
NOVA #1 (DEC120602)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
FOC—1/28/13, On-Sale- 2/20/13