The Nova story that will soon be in readers hands employs a number of new techniques for dolling out the moments of a comic narrative including captions and dialogue that fall into place over an image one-by-one at the readers command and panel transitions created by a change in focus from foreground to background. "That was Stuart Immonen," Waid said of the latter notion. "That was his brainchild as we started talking about this and how to use it as a storytelling technique, which I love. In a sense, it's a film technique, but it's not a cheap trick. It's the same thing you would do if you were putting those panels side-by-side on the page. But this allows you to consolidate the space and get the story across that way.