Nova Express is a weekly magazine, consistently critical of costumed adventurers and a political antagonist of the New Frontiersman.

Publication History Edit

  • July 12, 1975 - Adrian Veidt gives an interview to Doug Roth.[1]
  • October 1985 - How Sick is Dick? After 3rd Presidential Heart Op?,[2][3] regarding Richard Nixon's health due to receiving a third heart operation.
  • October 19, 1985 - Dr. Manhattan Cancer Link New Evidence; Inside: Janey Slater Speaks, about the connection between Dr. Manhattan and cancer.[2]
  • October 27, 1985 - Superheroes in the News: The Spirit of '77, about the reemergence of superheroes.[4] After the revelation that Rorschach stacked issues of the New Frontierman, Doug Roth criticized both him and the paper, drawing links between the masked adventurers and the Ku Klux Klan.[5]
  • 1986 - Adrian Veidt was asked about the publication of “Rorschach’s journal” in an interview with Nova Express. He laughed away the conspiracy theory as a failure to engage terrifying truths and declared the journal “fake news”.
  • 2000 - Article criticizing Sons of Pale Horse's album The Book of Rorschach for romanticizing, “lone nut archetypes, enlightened madmen cliches, and a manifold of toxic pathologies”.


  • It seems that Nova is issued every weekend, but it is not clear whether it comes on Saturday or Sunday. The belated issue on Dr. Manhattan comes on Saturday afternoon, but Bernard comments on the issue of the "Spirit of '77" on Sunday.
  • The title "Spirit of '77" refers to the American expression Spirit of '76.


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