|Series #1 - NOVA #9|
Cover Date: May 1977
Writer/Editor: Marv Wolfman
Artist: Sal Buscema
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Glynis Wein
Cover Artist: Ed Hannigan & Frank Giacoia
Title: "Fear In The Funhouse!"
Back at Coney Island, Megaman recounts his origin to Roger, his nephew. Roger's uncle Nathan had fallen into a glowing black lake and was transported to the future. The sole remaining entity on Earth changed Nathan into the being now known as Megaman. The entity also fell in love with Megaman but he left her to return to his own time. Megaman takes Roger to his old apartment and asks for his help. Megaman wants to reconcile with his wife who believes he is dead. Roger agrees to help.
Back at the Rider residence, Rich's father, Charles Rider, receives a phone call. He is told that he has been suspended from being the school principal effective immediately. Rich spends the next hour talking to his father about the situation. Later, Nova feeling that the weight of the world is on his shoulders, rescues a cat from a tree. The look of gratitude from the little kid, Steve Gorman, brightens Nova's day!
Meanwhile, at Coney Island, Roger visits his aunt, Clara Cooper. Roger informs her that her former husband, Nathan, is still alive. Her new husband, Allen, doesn't approve and smacks Roger to the floor. Before he can hit Roger again, Allen is grabbed by Megaman and knocked across the room. The faceless villain goes beserk blasting away at everything in the room. The disturbance is reported to the police and received by Nova's helmet.
After racing to Coney Island, Nova and Megaman engage in a titanic battle across the park. The fights leads them into the Hall of Mirrors where Megaman confuses Nova with multiple images of himself. Dodging the villain's blast, Nova stomps the ground to create a small earthquake. The quake shatters all of the mirrors and reveals the true Megaman. The criminal with no face flees and turns off the lights to the park. Nova's coated eye-lenses allow him to see in the dark and quickly finds the exit.
Reaching Clara's apartment, Nova begins pounding on Megaman when a bright light fills the room. The entity from the future has come to retrieve Megaman and return him to her time. Megaman begs his former wife to tell the entity that she loves him. He hopes that the entity will leave him alone if someone else claims their love for him. Clara refuses and the entity takes Megaman with her.
Nova tells Clara that she wasn't good enough for Nathan and takes Roger home.Back To Series 1 Index