Saturday, 30 March 2013


An extra Special Easter Post showing the many different NOVA Uniforms worn by Richard Rider in his early career.


These are just the first few,  when I get the time I will do the others too

The Many Faces of Richard Rider aka Bucket Head aka Nova The Human Rocket


Wednesday, 27 March 2013

THE NEW WARRIORS Part Three Richard Rider becomes NOVA AGAIN !

Dwayne Taylor aka the new vigilante Hero called The NIGHT THRASHER was in the process of putting together his version of a Fantastic Four style super Hero Group.

He of course was the Leader, so the Mr Fantastic Roll was already taken by him. Next he needed someone as powerful as The Thing., and he knew exactly who he wanted.

Richard Rider had settled back into NORMAL life after the time he had spent as NOVA the Human Rocket. After being striped of his powers by the Queen Adora of XANDAR for the good of that planet,  Richard had taken a  job in a fast food restaurant as due to his time as Nova had never found the time to finish his education. And without any proper qualifications, Richard found finding well paid work a problem.

Making no where near enough money to live on and pay rent, Richards life was at rock bottom. His life was a mess, most of his friends had moved on, and his own family life was strained also. Spending so much time as Nova had distanced him from much of his old life.

He longed to be a Nova Centurion again, and contacted Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four to ask for help restoring his Nova powers.  Reed agreed to help Richard, but was not hopeful he could help. After a series of tests Reed told Richard that he need time to analyse the data. Reed shared come of his findings with other great scientists in a bid to help Richards plea.  Reed had determined that Richard still had the ability to access the Nova Force, but as this ability had been buried so deep in his being, the likely hood of him being able to access the Nova Force again were very slim.  Also as News had been provided to the Avengers that XANDAR had yet again been destroyed, the chances of  Richards dream of being a Nova Centurion had also diminished.

As the weeks moved on, it dawned on Richard that if even the greatest scientific minds on the planet could not restore his Nova powers he would have to accept that his days as a Human Rocket were truly over.

The information that Reed Richards had gathered on Richard Rider had been routinely shared with the law - enforcement such as The Avengers, The US government and   S.H.I.E.L.D.

Night Thrasher would later come across this data, whilst he had hacked into SHIELD's data base during his own search for potential members for his own Super Team. The information on Richard Rider interested Night Thrasher, who believed he had a way of reuniting Richard Rider with the Nova Force, A cure that would if successful would mean that Nova the Human Rock  would live again, or if unsuccessful could kill Richard Rider stone dead.

Dwayne Taylor had deduced from the stolen data that Richards powers were not completely gone. After further study he again deduced that Rider's powers lay dormant inside the young man's body,  and was convinced  that a high-stress situation will be enough to reactivate Rider's powers. Thus Richard would becomes NOVA again and NIGHT THRASHER would get a grateful new recruit to his new team of Super Heroes. To that end, Night Thrasher kidnapped  Rider and dropped him off the roof of a multi-story building.

NIGHT THRASHER tests his own theories  about Richard Riders  LOST Powers. 
The fall causes Rider's powers to reignite from within him, saving his life...... lucky for Richard !

Although highly annoyed at Night Thrasher's cavalier attitude, Rider joins Night Thrashers superhero group as he feels he owes Night Thrasher a debt after restoring his Nova Powers..... and giving him a purpose again.

However, although Richard could now access the Nova Force again, he found that he was not as powerful as he originally was. Also he did not have and extra powers and abilities that he once had from his original Nova Centurion costume or Helmet, as these where not re created when he regained his Nova Powers.

With the help and resources of Dwayne Taylor's family fortune, Richard and Dwayne create a new Nova uniform. This uniform was different to the official Nova Centurion one he once worn, and due to it not being as indestructible and self repairing as the Xandarian original, Richard and Dwayne would be constantly re designing and improving it.  For a time he adopted the name KID NOVA, but soon he would drop the Kid and would call himself Nova and dress in a similar costume to his original one.

A long while later, Richard would have the chance to return to Xandar (rebuilt yet again) here he would receive a New Nova Prime Uniform, and would have his abilities and power increased as a result.

Next Time another New Member for the team,


Sunday, 24 March 2013


Richard Rider was a normal American teenager when fate made him a member of an alien universal peace keeping force called the NOVA CORPS

Richard Rider was  chosen at random by  Rhomann Dey, an alien and the last surviving Nova Centurion of the planet Xandar.  Richard would  inherit both Rhomann's rank as a NOVA PRIME and all of the  powers that came along with it.

Dey had been having  mortally wounded in the battle that tore Xandar apart, however, Dey succeeded in tracking the space pirate Zorr (the person responsible for both his fatal injures and the destruction of his home planet)   to Earth but was unable to defeat him due to the extent of his injuries. Near death, Dey chooses to transfer his power to an unsuspecting human on the planet below, praying that whomever he finds will take up his cause


You could say Richard Rider was in the right place at the right time when he got hit by a strange beam of light from the Dying Aliens orbiting space ship. But via this beam Richard Rider gained the uniform and powers of a Centurion of the NOVA CORPS........ However, Richard received very little instruction on how to use these new powers. Or what a Nova Centurion was all about.

 Richard gradually starts learning how to control his new abilities. Calling himself Nova, he becomes the newest  Super Hero based out of New York City

As time goes on Rider eventually discovered  Dey's  Space Ship in orbit around earth, and this would lead him to travel to the stars, and back to the home of the Nova Corps..... XANDAR.


Although Xandar had been destroyed, a new man made planet was in the process of being built. Whilst on Xandar, Richard leaned  more about the Nova Corps and  became involved in protecting Xandar from destruction by the hands of the War Like Skull Empire. This battle would include many other heroes including The Fantastic Four, Rom the Space Knight and The Champions of Xandar.

When the Skulls were eventually defeated, a war weary Richard  requests to be released from his duties on Xandar and return to Earth. His request is granted, but at a price.  Richard is told he must relinquish his Nova powers in order to do so.

Homesick for Earth and his family, Richard agreed to give up his powers, which he is told were needed to help rebuild war-ravaged Xandar's defences. Returning home to Earth, Richard takes up his life again as a normal human once more,  A Nova Centurion no more......or so it seemed.


Next Time after a meeting with Nigh Thrasher  Nova blasts off again.


Tuesday, 19 March 2013


Dwayne Michael Taylor as a child saw his wealthy parents murdered before his very eyes. This event drove him to hone himself both in body and in mind into a human fighting machine, who's main reason for living was the  pursuit of justice.

This revenge did not just stop at bringing his parents killers to justice, it would continue on and became his obsession to punish all evil and wrong doers too. To revenge the evil acts  that some dealt out to less fortunate people. To punish the Bullies, to punish Murders, to punish all who would inflict hurt on anyone else weaker than themselves.... this was Dwayne Taylor dream.

He had earlier on in his career designed a battle suit along with various equipment that would help him fight crime. As he had the resources of his parents business empire and fortune, he was able to employ the best there was to help design and build his Battle Armour. Most of the people working on the suit only knew what part or device  they where building,  and Not what its was to be used for OR what the  true purpose was...... This way  Dwayne would be able to keep his identity as a  masked   Vigilante a secret.  Dwayne also decided that he would operate in secret, and try his best to avoid any publicity that some heroes attracted.

The First Two Versions of the Night Thrasher  Battle Suit 

He operated as The Night Thrasher mainly  at night, and started his fight against low level criminal types who prayed on others, but soon he he knew that to stop the rot he needed to aim a little bit higher and decided to target the heads of crime families and organisations.

To say that Dwayne Taylor's back story and back ground   was similar to a certain Bruce Wayne and his Dark Knight alter ego, would be more than a Little bit true.  A Millionaire who was orphaned as a child after seeing his parents murdered !!!!, then  donning a mask and fighting crime at night.   Night Thrasher may not have worn a cape or painted a Bat on his chest, but his methods were very similar.

Night Thrasher fighting Crime at Street Level.

Anyway, Dwayne or The Night Thrasher as he called himself, knew that he could not fight  all crime alone. He needed a team or specialists who would be able to help him achieve  his goal. He had studied other groups of Super Heroes and found that the ideal model for a successful team was the Fantastic Four.

So taking into consideration each of the FF's team members and abilities, Night Thrasher was able look to form  his own version of  the Fantastic Foursome.

He knew that the Reed Richards leadership roll was his,  he felt that Mr Fantastic's Mind, and leadership skills  were  Reed's real strength, not his stretching powers.

Now he needed someone with the Power of Ben Grimm aka The Thing, the Flaming Powers of Johnny Storm the Human Torch and the unique abilities of Susan Richards, aka The Invisible Woman.

Night Thrasher research all of the younger Super Heroes that lived and operated out of New York City. He decided that Younger Heroes would be easier to mold into a strong fighting force. Having picked his 3 other potential  members of his team he went about recruiting them, one by one.

His first Target would be his Power House, his answer to The Thing.

Next time we will meet the first new recruit, who turned out to have lost his cosmic powers.

A clue to the First New Recruit 

Until Next Time


Friday, 15 March 2013


The Next subject of my Blog will be The New Warriors

The New Warriors first appeared in issue 411 # of The Mighty THOR in 1989

In 1990 the New Warriors moved to their own Comic which would continue until issue 75# in 1996

The Team was made up of 6 young Super Heroes, 5 of which were existing heroes , many of which had had their own comic books.  Unlike the Teen Titans over at DC Comics, the New Warriors were not the teenage side kicks of other heroes (like the Teen Titans) these were heroes in their own right.

Next Time we will see the person who brought the team originally together,

So until next time.


Thursday, 14 March 2013


This month has brought the total number of visitors to my blog to 16,000  !!!!

Thanks for all your support.

As usual here is a little Thank You to all my loyal followers


Thanks Again from Buddy and me


Tuesday, 12 March 2013

COMING SOON ..........

Here is a hint at what will be the next subject for the Dawg's Treatment

Make sure you pop back soon


Saturday, 9 March 2013

Another visit to the Forbidden Planet. ROBBIE IN SOME DIFFERENT LOOKS

I was very happy with how well my Robbie The Robot Dawg came out. So I decided to do some variations in colours and looks.

Within my different look Robbie's you may spot a ^Blue Print" and a Tony Stark inspired version along with Robbie doing his best junior half of the Caped Crusaders look...... and a few others that hint at other famous characters.

Enjoy the many new looks of Robbie the Robot.


Sunday, 3 March 2013


In 1956 MGM released what is judged to be one of the best Science fiction Movies ever. It was called The Forbidden Planet.

Staring many great actors such as Walter Pigeon, Anne Francis and a very young Leslie Nielson, Forbidden Planet told the story of a space mission from Earth sometime in the 23rd Century. This mission of The United Planets Cruiser C57-D  was to discover what ever happened to the expedition sent 20 years earlier to explore the Planet Altair IV.

Commander John Adams, Captain of the U.P Cruiser  C57-D ignores the warning from the sole survivor of the expedition and lands on Altair IV.

What he finds is ........ well we all know the story.

Here is my tribute to the Real Star of the Movie....... Robbie  The Robot.  (But in my Dawgie style as always !)

ROBBIE THE ROBOT with a little Help from my Dawg Buddy !