I thought it worked in Annihilation, but yeah. It makes more sense that way. Although having it all in Richard was kind of cool, although his power level was all over the place during that with the World Mind regulating him.
Still, he was thrown around by Silver Surfer.
I liked where they were at towards the end of DNA's Nova run, with the Nova Corps having been restarted with a small cadre of rookies, and a trainer. It would have been nice to see that slowly develop over time, so that those rookies would be assigned to other sectors, new rookies would come in, and eventually you'd have enough that there would be a whole organization behind the scenes.