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Matt McGloin

Faith No More Bassist Bill Gould Fan Of Richard Rider Nova


It's learned that Faith No More bassist Bill Gould is a big fan of Nova.

The band has a new single coming out with "Superhero," with Gould talking to about the song and Marvel characters.

"'Superhero' actually just started from the sound of the song, where it has these pounding drums and it has like this throbbing kind of pulse, and we just called it the 'Superhero' song. Because, a lot of the ways we write we visualize things," Gould offered.

Gould continues with mention he was a fan of comics growing up.

"To put things into perspective, I ceased being a comic collector in 1976 but up till then, I was really into it for about three years. Like obsessively into it," Gould said. "I had Silver Surfer #1, Conan #1 and #2, I had some really cool stuff.

"Nova was a big one," Gould added. "That was my big hope for the future. I was hoping it would go another thousand [issues] into the series. Yeah, I was really into it. [When] I turned 15 years old, [I found out that] my next door neighbor really admired my comic collection. There was this scooter [he owned that] I really wanted to get, because I didn’t need a license to drive it, and I traded my entire collection for this scooter and I really regret it now."

Gould also says he has renewed interest in Nova.

"I’m actually really interested now," Gould said. "It’s funny because I hadn’t really thought of the Nova character until I heard I had this interview, and I was thinking back in my mind like, 'what was I into?' and I started remembering. Actually Nova now kind of has a cult following doesn’t it?"

Faith No More's "Super Hero Will be available as a limited edition 7-inch single on March 17th, with the album "Sol Invictus" released on May 19th

Regarding Mr. Gould's statements, Nova does indeed have a cult following as the fans of the character support Richard Rider even though Marvel Comics replaced the character with a lower selling and less popular version. Richard Rider Nova happened to be the best selling action figure of the Guardians of the Galaxy film (even though he wasn't in the movie) and was also voted in ahead of his replacement for a video game. In addition, a new Richard Rider Nova action figure was recently announced at Toy Fair.

Cosmic Book News would like to recommend that Mr. Gould pick up the Annihilation Marvel Comics event that spearheaded Richard Rider Nova into the spotlight as well as the 2007 Nova comic book, which was written by the writers that inspired the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.

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