Half the pictures I see of this kid make him look like he's freaking twelve years old. See below as for why.
NOVA III (Sam Alexander)
Created By: Jeph Loeb & Ed McGuinness
First Appearance: Marvel Point One #1 (Nov. 2011)
Role: Rookie Hero
PL 9 (145)
STRENGTH 1/9 STAMINA 2/8 AGILITY 3
FIGHTING 6 DEXTERITY 2
INTELLIGENCE 0 AWARENESS 0 PRESENCE 2
Aerobatics 3 (+6)
Close Combat (Unarmed) 1 (+7)
Expertise (Pop Culture) 4 (+4)
Ranged Combat (Gravimetric Blasts) 2 (+7)
Fast Grab, Ranged Attack 3
"Access to Nova Force Via Helmet" (Flaws: Removable) 
Flight 8 (500 mph) (16)
Movement 2 (Space Travel 2) (4)
Enhanced Strength 8 (16)
Enhanced Stamina 6 (12)
"Gravimetric Force" Blast 10 (Feats: Dynamic, Penetrating 6) (27) -- (37)
- Dynamic AE: "Force Wave" Damage 9 (Feats: Penetrating 4, Dynamic) (Extras: Area- 30ft. Burst) (23)
- Dynamic AE: "Force Line" Damage 9 (Feats: Penetrating 4, Dynamic) (Extras: Area- 30ft. Line) (23)
- Dynamic AE: Affliction 9 (Dodge; Hindered/Prone) (Extras: Area- 30ft. Burst) (Flaws: Limited Degree, Instant Recovery, Limited to Grounded Targets) Linked to Damage 5 (Extras: Area- 30ft. Burst) (Flaws: Limited to Objects) (9)
- Dynamic AE: "Gravity Control" Move Object 9 (Extras: Perception Range) (Flaws: Limited to Up or Down) (18)
- Dynamic AE: Force Field 2 (Feats: Dynamic) (Extras: Affects Others 9, Impervious 4) (Flaws: Immobile -2) (14)
Senses 3 (Extended & Infravision, Radio) (3)
Immunity 9 (Life Support- Starvation) (9)
Comprehend 2 (Languages) (4)
-- (101 points)
Unarmed +8 (+9 Damage, DC 24)
Groundstrike +9 Area (+9 Affliction, DC 19)
Force Area Attacks +9 (+9 Damage, DC 24)
Gravimetric Blast +7 (+10 Ranged Damage, DC 25)
Dodge +8 (DC 18), Parry +8 (DC 18), Toughness +3 (+8 Stamina Boost), Fortitude +3/+9, Will +5
Responsibility (Kid)- Sam is fairly young.
Relationship (Family)- Sam's father is an alcoholic who talks about his time as a Nova Corps member.
Total: Abilities: 32 / Skills: 10--5 / Advantages: 4 / Powers: 81 / Defenses: 13 (145)
-Let's see: a sixteen-year-old bullied boy who resembles a much younger kid gains grand new powers, and is immediately accepted and recruited by established super-heroes, getting a major push? Yup- Sam Alexander is our brand-new Fan Representative Character for legions of Typical American Kids.
-I'm actually surprised he isn't that hated, as far as I can tell. There's probably people bitching because he's the replacement for the late, lamented Richard Rider, but it's nothing compared to the vitriol the similar Kyle Rayner got decades ago. Surprising, given that Rider was casually wasted after the Abnett/Lanning Cosmic Books came to an end, and Sam is the creation of the much-despised Jeph Loeb (who even named Sam after his late son- the same one that inspired the Red Hulk). Sam's gotten a pretty good-sized push, getting on the new Spider-Man cartoon, and joining one of the many new Avengers teams. He's the son of a drunk who was actually a member of the Nova Corps. back in the day, and inherits his father's helmet, gaining powers and meeting up with various super-heroes, all of whom are like "BOY HOWDY YOU'VE GOT POTENTIAL, SON." like I said, a Fan Representative Character.
-Sam is a rookie hero, and basically a lesser version of what Richard Rider was back in the New Warriors series, but with the more-varied Nova Gravimetric Energy Powers (in the NW book, Nova was simply a big dumb Flying Brick).