The cosmic hero joins Cable on one of the files being tossed by Nick Fury Jr in the image.
The upcoming anthology is expected to set up the storylines which will feature in the publisher's forthcoming relaunch.
It will feature contributions from top creators including Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jeph Loeb, Nick Spencer, Kieron Gillen, Dennis Hopeless, Michael Allred, Ed McGuinness, Steve McNiven, Jamie McKelvie and Salvador Larroca.
The best-known incarnation of Nova, Richard Rider, is presumed dead, with new character Sam Alexander taking up the mantle in a redesigned costume in the run-up to Avengers Vs. X-Men.
The character featured on the initial promo art for Marvel NOW!, which showed some of the characters which would be taking centre stage during the new initiative.
Nova has been the subject of rumours of a forthcoming solo series.