Nextwave is a group of minor Marvel Superheroes. The comic was intended to be a comedy with a sloppy plot. Nextwave was created by H.A.T.E (Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort). They are used to fight against "Unusual Weapons of Mass Destruction." Nextwave usually battles H.A.T.E's main enemy, S.I.L.E.N.T. which is a terrorist organization.
Nextwave were created by Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen. Their first appearance was in their very own series Nextwave: Agents Of Hate #1.
Real or Unreal?
''Civil War: Damage Report'' implies that the members of Nextwave had their "memories and/or personalities" altered by H.A.T.E., which may account for the bizzare out-of-character behavior, and might mean that in mainstream continuity, the events of entire series itself never happened, or happened very differently from the way they were portrayed.
Warren Ellis initially said the entire series was set in an alternate universe, but the cast later showed up in various other comics in ther Nextwave costumes. Joe Quesada finally confirmed that it was set in Earth-616.
Official Theme Song
Nextwave has an official theme song. The song was written and performed by the Thunder Thighs and can be found at their MySpace page.
It's like Shakespeare
But with lots more punching
It's like Goethe
But with lots more crushing
But the boat's still floating
No it's not!
The motherfucking boat is exploding!
Dirk Anger's one crazy mamma-jamma
He leads HATE
Sitting around in his pretty pink pajamas
HATE was formed
By the Beyond Coporation
To bring about catastrophic devastation!
Do you want a haircut?
The Beyond Corporation's gonna help you out
Do you need a toothbrush?
The Beyond Corporation's got an extra one
Do you have a step-son?
The Beyond Corporation's gonna rub him out
Do you see a monster?
Or a pirate?
A giant sky-rat?
A midget Hitler?!
Or Pontius Pilate!
Don't call your mom or your doctor,
Just pick up the phone and call!
NEXTWAVE! Wooawoaah NEXTWAVE!
Give us a Nextwave rollcall!
MONICA! - Is gonna microwave your (whistle)
TABBY! - Is gonna steal all your stuff!
AARON! - Is going to organize your sock drawer!
ELSA! - Is gonna speak with an accent!
THE CAPTAIN! - His name is The Captain!
NEXTWAVE! NEXTWAVE! NEXTWAVE!
Somebody please, please call...
For God's sake, somebody call NextWave...
Major Story Arc
After finding a marketing plan of the Beyond Corporation that involved taking advantage of H.A.T.E. to produce Unusual Weapons of Mass Destruction, the Nextwave Squad abandoned their post to investigate Beyond’s newest project: a shopping mall construction site that was a cover for unearthing the dragon alien, Fin Fang Foom. All attempts to stop Fin Fang Foom failed, until Machine Man was thrown into the dragon’s stomach to attack from the inside out.
They were also attacked by the Beyond Corportion’s Human Resources, a group of plant-based robot soldiers. Using the marketing plan, they discover the War Garden, where Human Resources operatives are grown. They start to destroy the crops when their boss Dirk Anger shows up to punish them for defecting. They easily shamed Anger into giving up though.
With Anger’s failure, Number None, supposed leader of the Beyond Corporation, targeted Nextwave with multiple waves of tailor made superhumans including The Mindless Ones and The New Paramounts. Forbush Man, as leader of the New Paramounts, was able to infect Nextwave members’ minds with their worst nightmares, except for Boom Boom. She was able to take out Forbush Man, freeing her teammates.
This is when an undead Dirk Anger, zombified after a suicide attempt, crashed HATE’s floating warship on top of the team. Nextwave survived, but the Anger’s warship crashed into Beyond’s floating superhuman factory, releasing multiple superhuman teams that Nextwave had to clean up. With no other superhumans at his disposal, Number None attacks.
He is killed instantly by Machine Man and revealed to be a puppet leader for a super intelligent version of Devil Dinosaur. They are forced to fight this version of Devil Dinosaur, killing him, thus ending both HATE and Beyond and freeing them from any responsibilities to either.
The Nextwave squad existed in the Marvel Zombies reality with the same lineup as in the main universe (Elsa Bloodstone, Machine Man, Monica Rambeaux, The Captain and Tabitha Smith), they attack a zombified Power Pack giving time for Ash Williams, Dazzler, and Scarlet Witch to catch the jet for Latveria. It is not known if they managed to destroy the Power Pack, however it is know that they were either killed or eaten by others zombies.