Overall- Ahhhh.... I sure love this comic book. Here's the story. To the shock(and horror)of Nova, Worldmind has managed to possess Ego, the Living Planet, basically making Ego serve as a host for Worldmind. Worldmind goes on to rename Ego Nu-Xandar, after Xander, the original planet that housed the Nova Corps, before it was destroyed during Annihilation. On top of that, Worldmind introduces thousands of new Nova Corps recruits from all over the universe to Nova.
All of this was done without Nova's knowledge or cooperation, and needless to say, he's a tad pissed at the situation, besides being highly concerned about Worldmind using Ego as a base. For those of you who might not know, Ego the Living Planet is basically a crazy sentient planet that roamed the universe destroying other planets and being a major nuisance. Ego has fought against the Fantastic Four as well as Thor, so Ego can be considered a major threat. Worldmind assures Nova that Ego is no longer a threat, and that it was long overdue for the Nova Corps to be reformed.
Nova storms off of Nu-Xandar to clear his head and runs into the Fantastic Four, who are(naturally)alarmed by the sudden appearance of Ego in the sky. Nova heads to the Baxter Building with the FF and explains that Ego isn't a threat and that Worldmind has erased Ego's mind and transplanted its own sentience into Ego. Mr. Fantastic seems to think the reformation of the Nova Corps is a good thing, but Nova just can't shake the feeling that something is horribly wrong.
While Nova was speaking to the FF, Nova's brother Robbie, who became a Nova Centurion a few issues back arrives. Robbie provides a holographic image of Worldmind, and Worldmind and Mr. Fantastic talk science for a while. Worldmind offers Mr. Fantastic any information he wants, in order to allay any fears the FF may have about the Nova Corps. Worldmind then accuses Nova of basically going insane. Needless to say, Nova doesn't take this news well, but Worldmind explains that since the destruction of Xandar, Nova has been housing the entire Worldmind computer/Nova Force in his brain. Worldmind tells the FF that there is a possibility that the massive amount of information/power Nova has been storing might have damaged his brain.
Nova doesn't want to believe this, and asks Mr. Fantastic for his advice. Mr. F says that Worldmind doesn't seem malicious, just concerned about Nova's mental well being. Nova decides to trust Worldmind and returns to Nu-Xandar with Robbie to transplant the remainder of the Nova Force into Worldmind/Nu-Xandar. As Nova approaches the power cell that will absorb the Nova Force from him, he has second thoughts and decides this whole situation, from Worldmind reforming the Nova Corps without consulting him, to the recruitment of his brother into the Corps, to the possession of Ego, just seems too wrong. Nova tells Worldmind he won't return the Nova Force, so Worldmind orders the Centurions to attack Nova. Nova easily overpowers the Centurions thanks to the Nova Force, but this distraction was all Worldmind needed to forcefully tear the Nova Force from the body of Nova. After Nova has been completely de-powered, Worldmind basically fires him from the Corps and teleports the now powerless Richard Rider to the front of his home on Earth.
What can I say that I haven't already said about this comic book? Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning are continuing to do a stellar job on this comic, and with the exception of Ed Brubaker, these two guys are the best writers currently working at Marvel. That's some lofty praise, but I truly mean it. If you want to read a great Marvel comic book, or just a great comic book period, read Nova. Like I said, just read my last couple of reviews for this comic, and you'll see this series has been great month in and month out.
As for the story, I can't wait to see where Dan and Andy are going here. Worldmind must be possessed or something, which would explain Nova's ominous feelings, but Dan and Andy are doing a great job of painting Worldmind as a more benevolent force. While Worldmind's actions seem overly harsh at times, in reality, Nova HAS been rather careless in protecting Worldmind, and he hasn't bothered to try to rebuild the Corps. While it would be easy to just say Worldmind is evil and leave it at that, in truth, much of what Worldmind said this issue rang true. It's comics like this one that really help me remember why I love reading comic books. For a score, I'll give this issue a 9 1/2 out of 10. I can't fricking wait to see what happens next issue!