YMMV: Nextwave


  • Alternate Character Interpretation: If your only previous exposure to Machine Man before this was in books like Earth X, prepare for a shock.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: All over the place, such as the suicidal teddy bear.
    • Also, evil beam-shooting Stephen Hawkings getting massacred by the team.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: At least one per issue. Usually more.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: How many other twelve issue comic series have their own Theme Song?
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: For a little while, anyway— Dirk Anger's "I have reinvented suicide as a group activity. Go me" line turned rather sour as the investigation of the March 24, 2015 Germanwings plane crash unfolded.
  • Genius Bonus: When Aaron recalls his time with the Celestials in issue 5, the one who gives him the "loser" sign with his hand is Arishem the Judge, a forgotten Kirby creation that can destroy worlds just by giving it a thumbs down with the "Cosmic Formula" enscribed in his hand.
  • Girls Need Role Models: Averted in that despite the team's gender balance being skewed towards female, none of them are terribly good role models. Monica comes across as a Jaded Washout, Tabitha is an Idiot Hero and Elsa seems to just be there for the killing. That said, they're paragons of decency compared to the guys.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The line about Monica's mother being used as a kickstand in Hell, while funny, becomes much less amusing when a villain in Mighty Avengers throws it back at her, especially since Monica loved her mother.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A SHIELD-like organization which was infiltrated by their opposite number and is now controlled by it? Secret Warriors went and had that same reveal a few years later, only with SHIELD itself.
  • Padding: Gloriously averted, this series was based on the idea "if it doesn't fit in two explosion-heavy books, or it's sane, don't do it."
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: All of the Nextwave team members from their respective original series (save for The Captain, who was created for the comic). Oh, and Forbush Man.