Friday, May 13, 2011

Nextwave: Ultimate Collection

First off, the tagline to this book is "Healing America by beating people up."  This is the kind of book that takes pride in just being balls to the wall crazy.  It's not about character growth or arcs, it's about explosions and awesome.  Warren Ellis has taken a bunch obscure characters from the Marvel catalogue and teamed them up to fight against a terrorism unit that's actually masquerading as an anti-terrorist group. 
The writing in this book is just balls-out-funny.  The characters are a lot of fun and the action is glorious.  The worst thing about this book is that they only even did one twelve-issue run (which is all collected here).  So while it's a short story, it's pure awesome.  I really don't want to ruin any of the bits or give anything away so all I'm going to say is that if you're a comic nerd and you especially like stuff with the heroes I just can't imagine you loving this book.  It's a must read for anyone with a skewed sense of humour.  What are you doing reading this blog?!  Go!  Find yourself a copy!
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. Ultimate Collection

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