Why the heck does Guardians of the Galaxy get a Hardcover for its first trade?
The writing doesn't warrant it -- it fluctuated between the Guardians as plastic action heroes and then about-faced into a dark story about trust issues.
So basically, weak characterization and bipolar focus. It is appalling to me that Guardians gets a HC for its first trade, and Nova gets nothing but a TPB. The writing was far better, more grounded in science fiction, and focused much better on a single hero trapped within the circumstances of his world, but bursting out all the better.
. . . oh wait.