You know, I really want to like this series. It’s had its moments, but, throughout this issue, I just kept feeling like I was reading a story that I've read 1,000 times already. Teenage superhero can’t tell the girl that he likes that he’s a superhero. Check. Teenage superhero struggles to keep up his obligation to his family. Check. I know it’s unfair to compare Nova to Spider-Man, since everyone everywhere writing about a teenage superhero has to carry that baggage. Maybe it’s because Wells is so used to writing about Spider-Man that he can’t help himself. But, he doesn’t really seem to have his heart in trying to carve out Sam’s own experience here. This issue just felt like a color-by-the-numbers effort and, given that Marvel is charging $3.99 for this title, I’m wondering if my money is better spent elsewhere.