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Ever since the first Guardians of the Galaxy film introduced the Nova Corps, a lot of Marvel fans have waited for the introduction of Nova, the Human Rocket into the MCU. I, myself, had not heard of the character before I read this novel, so it was nice to learn something new.

‘Burnout’ starts with Jesse Alexander, a member of the Nova Corps, working with his son Sam, also a member, to save people from a burning fire. Sam, who is trying to manage school, friends and his superheroing duties, finds out that his father is actually an imposter. He, therefore, seeks the help of some of the Avengers and winds up on an adventure with Ms Marvel and Miles Morales. But sooner or later, he knows that he’s going to have to return home and solve the mystery himself.

So this was the first novel that I had read in a while that I think was specifically written for a younger audience. A lot of the issues tackled are those which would pertain to children of school-going age. At the same time, I didn’t think this was necessarily a bad thing, just an observation.

The artwork was okay, I didn’t particularly think it was amazing, but it also wasn’t really bad. The covers, on the other hand, I was not a fan of, except this one. Overall, it was nice to read about a new character!

Favourite Panel:

This Iron Man is so similar to the one in the Spider-Man MCU films. Look how considerate he is to these kids!

Favourite Character:

Sam is the obvious choice. For a kid superhero, he’s pretty badass!


  • Story Arc: ★★★½

  • Character Development: ★★★½

  • Artwork: ★★★

  • Enjoyability: ★★★½

  • Re-readability: ★★½

Level: Intermediate

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