Nova #24- One of my main concern about the new Nova Corps was that it was rebuilt just so that writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning could tear it down again. So far that hasn't happen but the destroying has began. This issue sees the new Nova Corps blast into action as they dive head first into the War of Kings. The battle between the Centurions and the Imperial Guard is well...not really a battle. The Imperial Guard show up and new Corps members die. That's it. Richard Rider is still alive due to the Quantum Bands and its cool to see him deal and use his new powers. Not sure about Quasar replacing Worldmind as the new voice in the head. I like the interaction between Rider and Worldmind. Hopefully by the end of this arc, the Worldmind will be back. I can't say this is a bad issue but it's isn't great either.
Avengers: The Initiative #23- Is it just me or is this issue very late? A:TI is behind the curve in the Marvel world as the issue starts with H.A.M.M.E.R closing down Camp Hammond. Wait, it's not call H.A.M.M.E.R yet as the new agency that take over S.H.I.E.L.D hasn't been named yet. Wait, there's Leonard Samson on the A:TI team instead of being a wanted fugitive. Marvel can put out a new Avengers book in Dark Avengers but can't keep up publishing A:TI on time. Doesn't look good for the future of this series.