Marvel Comics has confirmed that Richard Rider will be returning in the relaunched Nova series as part of "Marvel NOW!". Confirmed at Friday's private Retailer Presentation at Comic-Con International: San Diego, Rider will star in the book alongside Sam Alexander, who has been the solo star of the previous Nova titles in the former New Warrior's absence.
Rider's return was first teased in a illustration (seen at right) which appeared in the recent "Marvel NOW!" catalog. Athough there is a current Nova series under the "All-New All-Different Marvel" banner, the "Coming Soon" tagline and the helmet's design mirroring Rider's more than Alexander gave some hint to a return.
The Nova title is scheduled to launch later this year.