It's been a while, but don't worry. There'll be a post on the missing month of comics. Right now though the focus is on the fresh stuff, if you count five days old as fresh.
-Nova #7 (Zeb Wells, Paco Medina)
I'm a bit bitter that there's a new Nova, but Nova #7 is a great comic book. The series has been mediocre so far, albeit fun. Things are looking up in this issue as Nova learns some important lessons, like superheroes can't just barge into any situation and recognizing that New York City already gets too much attention in comics. At one point I was complaining about the lack of superheroics in superhero comics, so having a book where someone is actually learning to be a hero is welcome. This trend and the New Warriors tease are certainly reasons to celebrate.
-Superior Spider-Man #16 (Dan Slott, Humberto Ramos)
Things seem to be ramping up in the pages of Superior Spider-Man as each storyline that concludes organically flows into the next. Doc Ock's tightening grip is also exposing more cracks in his attempts at playing hero. The capture of the Hobgoblin this issue was interesting, but I felt the best parts of #16 were the hooks meant to get the reader interested in the next installment.