No more ‘Nextwave’… sort of

Warren Ellis brings the news that his Nextwave on-going series has been canceled and will return sometime in the future as a series of mini-series.

Josh and Ron tried the first issue out and didn’t like it. I am sure this news will bring a strong sense of melancholy to some readers.


  1. I love Nextwave, although I have harboured doubts about its ability to sustain an ongoing status; there wasn’t much in the way of plot or character development. It was an entertaining short little series, and I look forward to the minis.

  2. Alas! I really liked Nextwave. It was so funny and entertaining that I almost didn’t care about my sneaking suspicion that the writer was making fun of me for reading it. At the same time, I’d like to see what Stuart Immonen has up his sleeve next. Plus, you know, Ellis has “Gobby and the T-Bolts” coming my way, which I would absolutely buy if it were written the same way as Nextwave.

    I always look forward to a new Nextwave, but hearing this news my first guilty thought was, “Three more dollars freed up!” Unlike with most series that disappoint you with cancellation because you wanted to see where the characters would end up, Nextwave sort of gave me the sense that the characters started out as far as they were ever gonna go. Less like “Heroes,” more like “Law & Order.”

    Half the issues haven’t come out yet, and I’m talking about it in the past tense. Tsk.

    It was never supposed to be a limited series, but if it’s written by Ellis with the understanding that the creative team is doing twelve issues and leaving´┐Ż isn’t that sort of the same thing? When you get down to it? This hobby has some hair splitting in it.

  3. It was crap anyway

  4. Posted by: Jimski at October 17, 2006 02:41 PM
    Alas! I really liked Nextwave. It was so funny and entertaining…

    Posted by: Darrel at October 17, 2006 03:47 PM
    It was crap anyway

    That cracks me up.

  5. they truly are each other’s bizarro

  6. I’ve enjoyed what I read, but I didn’t see it lasting long. So long as the CW ish with the plaid cover comes out, I’ll be happy.

  7. nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  8. I liked the IDEA of Nextwave more than I actually liked Nextwave. I’d like to see more books like it.

    But please, put Machine Man back in the headcap!

  9. Ifanboys Invited!!!
    This is for every fanboy that likes animation and lives in New York.

    A Short film I did got selected to be showed in a NYU short film festival. The short it’s called apartments, it’s a surreal (but not abstract) narration of life. and this are the coordinates.
    I’d appreciate if anyone took the time to go watch it and then comment it, and take a look of what’s being done in other countries.

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 � 7:00 � 10:00 PM
    – NYU’s King Juan Carlos I Center auditorium.
    The King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center is located on 53 Washington Square South
    (across from Washington Square Park , between Thompson and Sullivan Streets).
    Trains: A, B, C, E, F, and V to West 4th or 1,9 to Christopher Street .
    , It’s Free

  10. This is from Peter David’s web site. An FYI for New York area fans.

    “Also, New York area fans should mark November 16 on their calendar: The X-Factor creative team will be doing a store appearance at Jim Hanley’s Universe. Exact time to be provided as soon as I know.”

  11. interesting…