Newsarama spoke with artist Wellington Alves on his fill-in stint of Nova #8. The interview includes several pages of the issue, which gives a glimpse at the new characters and environments that will be introduced in this story arc.
Of Alves, writer Dan Abnett said, “Wellington is a great find! His huge talent is evident from the first page onwards, and its great to see how he’s visualized the new settings and characters we’ve thrown at him for this Nova story. A star on the rise, no doubt about that.”
“I really love medieval and sci-fi stories – and I love this Nova arc, mostly because there’s so much that I can create and give form: aliens, spaceships, outer worlds.”
I hooked with Nova[‘s] visual. I really want to get him as realistically as possible; a hero doesn’t have to be only a muscle pack. The reader is much more demanding these days. They need something they can relate to.