Writer Gerry Duggan
Artist David Baldeon
Inker Terry Pallot
Colorist David Curiel
Letterer Comicraft’s Albert Deschesne
Black Vortex, Chapter 8
Deep Space, One Week Ago. Gara senses that the Black Vortex is back in play and seeks to destroy the item.
Elsewhere in Deep Space. Today. Nova is flying home. He is remembering when he held the Ultimate Nullifier and actually fired it. That caused a black hole that destroyed a Chitauri fleet. I wish there was an editor note that stated which issue that happened in.
According to that website, it was either issue four or five – though it doesn’t state that he fired it.
Nova looks into the Black Vortex and sees a more confident and bigger version of himself, rich with power.
I really like this issue and it reminds me of how much I enjoyed issue 18 of this series, from the Original Sin crossover. I wanted to try another issue of this series and I’m glad it became part of this crossover.
Nova asks why he should submit to the mirror and is shown – he can save his father, defeat Thanos and be as legendary as Richard Rider
Meanwhile on Mister Knife’s Flying Fortress. Somehow J-Son is able to convince Thane that the heroes slaughtered his flock. Even though J-Son, literally, has a crew named, The Slaughter Lords. Piece it together, man!
Carefree, Arizona, at the apartment of Eva Alexander and her two children. Which is apparently three hours and eleven minutes outside of Yuma, Arizona – according to Google, but I’ve never heard of it. It is north of Phoenix, so that would explain that.
Sam throws a blanket over the Black Vortex, which is on Earth now. He calls the Avengers on his Avengers ID card. He is an honorary member (I imagine from Infinity) but he will be an Avenger in the Post-Secret Wars 2015 All-New All-Different Avengers.
The Free Comic Book Day issue is actually titled that, but who knows if that will be the official name of the title. Could that be the new brand name for the Post-Secret Wars 2015 titles? Instead of “All New” the titles are labeled with the even longer, All New All Different, title? At least, alphabetically, they would follow the previous series -so there is that. I’m scheduled to get the above issue through DCBS, but that lineup is sort of okay. FalCap, Lady Thor, an Iron Man, Vision 3.0 (I believe is the number we are on), Ms. Marvel and I’m excited about Miles Morales joining the Avengers. People are pretty sure that the only thing different with the Marvel Universe after Secret Wars 2015, is that Miles is a Spider-Man webslinging around New York City. Which seems to be a lot of work, to make something that seemed pretty easy to do in both Spider-Men and Cataclysm.
Jarvis answers the call, confirms that the Avengers ID has no cash capabilities (which seems lame of Tony Stark) and tells Sam that Vision is not available. Also, not to refer to Vision as a Droid.
Sam’s mother calls him for dinner. I like how his mother and sister both know that he is Nova, it never made any sense to me for teenagers to constantly lie to their guardians about being superheroes. To try to protect her daughter, she spells out o-u-t-e-r s-p-a-c-e, which, if anyone starts spelling aloud around him, my brain does this thing that it registers every letter and I have the hardest time figuring out the word that is being spelled. Like my brain overly concentrates on the spelling. Even if it is a three letter word like d-o-g.
Someone rings their doorbell. It is the Collector and his associate, Legron, who wants exclusive negotiation rights to the mirror. Meanwhile, his sister is almost accidentally submits to the Black Vortex. Nova grabs it and flies back into space, and the Collector and Legron, give chase.
Spartax. Gara senses the Black Vortex is near and takes off. Look, Kitty and Lockheed made it to this issue, too! So far, we haven’t had to miss an issue due to lack of Kitty or Magik. Kitty still wants to have the mirror destroyed.
In Orbit Above Spartax. Nova runs straight into the Flying Fortress, which isn’t Quill’s ship but his father’s. So that was a huge mistake. Thane punches Nova to his foolish face. It takes very little convincing to get Thane to submit to the Black Vortex.
Thane now looks pretty royal, which is pretty good.
Issue continues in Legendary Star Lord 10 for Part Nine. .