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Book Title: Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E., Vol. 1: This Is What They Want|
The author of the book: Warren Ellis
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 426 KB
Date of issue: February 28th 2007
ISBN 13: 9780785119098
Read full description of the books Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E., Vol. 1: This Is What They Want:HATE are the Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort, aka, like SHIELD, someone really wanted to spell HATE! Dirk Anger (of course) is the Director, a bile-spewing Spider Jerusalem knockoff, and his agents of HATE (or are they Nextwave? Ah, I don’t care!) are Machine Man, a sassy robot who likes beer, Monica Rambeau, a former Captain Marvel, Elsa Bloodstone, a sorceress or something, and some weirdo called The Captain who used to have a dirty name.
Together they fight Fin Fang Foom, a giant dragon who’s wearing pants in this book for no reason (he doesn’t have genitals!), a corrupt cop who turns into a giant Transformer, and robot hitmen who’re made of broccoli. Uhh… k.
This sounds like the kind of comic I might enjoy but Nextwave didn’t click with me. The stories are utterly pointless and generic – there’s a big thing to punch, let’s punch it! - and the characters were one-dimensional at best and completely unmemorable. I didn’t care about this team or its goals and found the book very easy to put down.
Also, Warren Ellis’ comedy in this one feels too try-hard and unfunny (Ha, BROCCOLI – I’m OUTRAGEOUS!). Maybe that’s because he had to dial it back a bit for Marvel but Ellis is at his best when he’s allowed to go really dark in his humour, like he does in Transmetropolitan. Here it feels weak and sanitized, like someone doing a safe parody of Warren Ellis.
Stuart Immonen’s art isn’t bad, though it’s definitely not his best work, and some of Dirk Anger’s vitriolic monologues were amusing. I guess it’s cool that Marvel did something this batty and imaginative - with the killer koalas, Pteromen (idiots wearing Pterodactyl outfits) and the Samuroids (robot samurais), this read more like an average issue of Chew than Marvel’s usual – but it was still boring in its OTT silliness. Bad jokes and humdrum hyperactive superhero action are no substitute for quality characters or story. I didn't hate these agents but I definitely didn't like them much - Agents of Ambivalence!
Read information about the authorWarren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT-bestselling GUN MACHINE and the “underground classic” novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN. The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013. His graphic novel GLOBAL FREQUENCY is in development at Jerry Bruckheimer TV for the Fox network, and his GRAVEL books are in development for film at Legendary Pictures, with Tim Miller attached to direct. IRON MAN 3 is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel IRON MAN: EXTREMIS. He’s also written extensively for VICE, WIRED UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters, and is co-writing a video project called WASTELANDERS with Joss Whedon that will appear some time before we both die.. He is serialising a new graphic novel, TREES, with artist Jason Howard, through Image Comics. Warren Ellis is currently working on a non-fiction book about the future of the city for Farrar Giroux Straus. His newest publication is the digital short-story single DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, from FSG Originals. His next book will be the novella NORMAL, also from FSG.
A documentary about his work, CAPTURED GHOSTS, was released in 2012.
Recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society’s President’s Medal for service to freedom of speech, the EAGLE AWARDS Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics & graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative. He is a Patron of the British Humanist Association, an Associate of the Institute of Atemporal Studies, and the literary editor of EDICT magazine.
Warren Ellis lives outside London, on the south-east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway.
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