Day 6 of #hispanicheritagemonth
featuring Half-Latino superhero Nova. Sam Alexander was created by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness. Jeph Loeb named this character after his son, Sam Loeb, who died at age 17 after batting bone cancer for 3 years.
Sam first appeared in Marvel Now! Point One in 2011 before getting his own series titled “Nova” in 2013. Sam is the son of Jesse Alexander, a school janitor with a drinking problem. Jesse would always tell Sam and his little sister Kaelynn stories of his time in the Nova Corps, an intergalactic police force in the Marvel Universe. The Nova Centurions have helmets imbued with the Nova Force, granting them superhuman strength, speed, durability, energy projection, flight, space jumping, the ability to breathe in space, and a connection to the Xandarian Worldmind. For you non-comic readers, the Nova Corps is featured in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
Sam was trained by Gamora and Rocket Raccoon how to use his helmet after his father disappeared. Sam took on an entire Chitauri fleet by himself and even later went on to join teams such as the Avengers and the Champions.
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