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Product details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics; Direct Ed edition (28 Feb. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785119094
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785119098
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 679,938 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Matthew J. Wells on 15 Mar. 2008
Format: Paperback
I haven't a clue what Moonchief was going on about, but Ellis is amazing at what he does. Take his Transmetropolitan for example, or Planetary.

NEXTwave is a book that doesn't take itself seriously. Ellis' use of internet slang, his reference to old characters...one can't go wrong here, especially when you read the panels which concern the NEXTwave's past experience before coming together.

The Celestials calling Machine Man a loser? Swearing at him? Hilarious.
Captain America ordering Monica to make the Avengers dinner, whilst 'Gamma Activated Bull Men Beyond the 19th Perimeter' appear? Fab.
I don't see where you can really go wrong with such a fun book. Take Cable's quote for example, when Tabitha refers to her days in X-Force;

'Tabitha! Quickly! To ME, my X-Bait! Help me lift my gun! Techno-organic prolapse imminent!'
Really, NEXTwave takes the MU, and pokes fun at it completely. You shouldn't take this book seriously. Just sit back, relax...order the book, and await till you see Immonen's fantastic, bright vibrant art.
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By Danforth on 2 Feb. 2010
Format: Paperback
I bought this book on a whim after reading about its silliness on the TV Tropes website. Three two-issue stories are collected here, linked by the arc plot of superhero team Nextwave being pursued by their former paymasters at H.A.T.E., which becomes the main plot for the final story.

More than anything else, it reminds me of a Marvel version of Tank Girl - censored swearing as befits the Multiverse, but with a similar level of glorious cartoon violence and infantile humour, and arse-kicking females. Not that the male members of the team don't keep up with them in the posterior-panelling department. The jokes are wilfully low-brow, though the finely honed geek aesthetic that generated them (the return of the incredibly obscure Fin Fang Foom, the various "Origins" diversions) may raise appreciation levels for seasoned comic-book fans.

Unlike many other reviewers, I found the bits *between* the silly jokes to be the weak side of the book. That's a consequence of its eminently throwaway setup, I suppose. Still, speaking as someone raised on the UK Transformers comic, which came with Machine Man as a backup strip, it's great to see Aaron Stack back in action.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gareth235 on 16 Mar. 2014
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The first comic in years that made me laugh out loud. Forget Watchmen and Dark Knight. This? This is how you deconstruct superheroes. A bloody good read.
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