Centurion Nova Prime
|Richard "Rich" Rider|
Nova Corps Operative
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Queens, New York|
Champions of Xandar
|Base of Operations|
|New York, New York|
Cosmically powered human with superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability and interstellar flight capable of generating a powerful energy beam known as a Gravimetric Pulse.
Genius level intelligence facilitated by a mental link to extraterrestrial computer systems.
Living Computers of Xandar: The preserved physical brains of Xandarians collected over thousands of millennium.
Nova Corps Uniform: Alien uniform equipped with a wide variety of sensors and defense mechanisms.
Nova Force: Cosmic force generated by the Living Computers of Xandar which give members of the Nova Corps their mental and physical powers.
The Man Called Nova
New Warriors Vol. 1 & 2
Nova Vol. 1 & 2
|The Man Called Nova #1 (Sept. 1976)|
|Marv Wolfman & John Buscema|
A law enforcement agent from the planet Xandar, Nova Prime Rhomann Dey was mortally wounded by the space-monster Zorr while attempting to halt the creature from destroying the Earth.
Near death, Dey transferred his superhuman powers to high school student Richard Rider. Discovering his new abilities Rider repelled Zorr's invasion and continued a fight against both Earthly and intergalactic injustice as Nova.
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