Nova (Alexander)


  • Real Name: Samuel “Sam” Alexander
  • AKA: Alexander-the-not-so-great, Black Nova, Bilbo, Bucket Head, Darth Nova, Human Rocket, Kid Nova, Nova Knight, Nova-Sam, Samuel Alejandro, Xandarian Pawn
  • Family: Jesse Alexander (father); Eva Alexander (mother); Kaelynn Alexander (sister)
  • Base of Operation: Alexander Residence, Carefree, Arizona; Champions Mobile Bunker; formerly Stark Industries Airfield, New Jersey
  • Identity: Known to Authorities Identity
  • Citizenship: American
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Occupation: Adventurer, High School Student, Pilot; former Supernova
  • Education: Carefree High School
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
  • Weight: 140 lbs (63.5 kg)
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Black
  • Unusual Feature: 
  • Origin: Alien/Human Hybrid. Found his father’s old Nova Corps Black Ops helmet and received training from Gamora and Rocket Raccoon
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

Looking back on it, maybe giving your son a superpowered helmet wasn’t the best idea? Introduced in Point One #1 (2011) by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness, Sam Alexander is the son of Jesse, a member of the Nova Corp’s elite unit, the Supernovas. One day, Sam had an accident and wound up in hospital where Rocket Raccoon and Gamora visited him. They were looking for Jesse’s helmet, which Sam found and began wearing, being trained by Rocket and Gamora. Given the task of stopping the Chituari by Uatu, he would encounter Titus, a former Supernova, learnt the truth of his father. Sam would battle Titus for the Ultimate Nullifier.

During his quest to find his father, Nova encountered Terrax and the Pheonix Force. He would crash land on Earth and warned the Avengers that the Pheonix Force was coming. This led to the Avengers Vs. X-men war. After the saga, he was invited to join the Avengers, but his mother said no. After falling into a coma when he removed his helmet mid-flight and crash landed, he was invited to join the New Warriors. He would later go in search for the missing Nova Corps and would encounter many cosmic heroes, including Beta Ray Bill. During Original Sin, he would learn that his father was still alive and after Secret Wars joined the Avengers, alongside Ms. Marvel and Miles Morales Spider-man.

However, they became disillusioned with the team after how Miles was treated during the second Civil War. They quit the team and alongside Ms. Marvel, formed the Champions. They recruited other heroes but the three of them became the core members. He would lose his right to the Nova helmet but after an adventure in Weirdworld, he would travel to steal it back. The Nova Corps tried to take it again but Sam would stand his ground.

Sam Alexandar has become one of the core teenage superheroes in recent year, being considered one of the teenage trinities with Ms. Marvel and Miles Morales. He would also gain a bit more exposer as being one of the main characters in the Ultimate Spider-man cartoon. He would receive a figure as part of the Guardians of the Galaxy Titus wave.

Black Nova

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Titus wave – Nova

  • Background:
    • This is Sam as he usually appears in as a Nova. Unlike a standard Nova uniform, this version is based on the Supernovas team, also called the Black Novas.
  • Why do you need it for your collection?
    • This is a character you will need for several collections, first and foremost the Nova Corps and the Champions. You will also need it for a New Warriors, GOTG, Avengers, Cosmic and more.
  • Does it need a remake?
    • No. 


Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not facts. Please let me know if I have missed anything.

Weirdworld – Low

Alternates: Novas

Universe: Prime Universe (Earth-616)