Nextwave's Captain ☠☠☠☠ Is Back, In Today's Nova #9 From Marvel Comics…

The status of Marvel's nextwave: Agents Of H.A.T.E. comic has generally been up in the air, regarding continuity.

Created by Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen a decade or so ago, it continued until Immonen was too successful for his Marvel exclusive deal to be used on such an off-beat book.

But since then the book has gained in legendary status. It can be seen as a precursor to the popularity of Deadpool, Squirrel Girl and Young Avengers.

But as to whether the bizarre and ridiculous events within actually "count" – well that's never really mattered. Ellis once said "I think it has to be a self contained universe. It takes from Marvel history, but I wouldn't necessarily want to drag mainstream Marvel into it for fear of what I would do to it."

Though it has come up, recently in Captain America & The Mighty Avengers as the old Captain Marvel faced an enemy from a past she had tried to forget.

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It was pretty ace. But then that was that. And then a Secret Wars happened.

But now the new Nova comic is tying in with Civil War II. And a young inexperienced superhero meets The Captain. Remember his story?


Very little has changed. Not his shirt…

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And not his Captain America story.

Image (19)But he is still the Captain.

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And he is still as dumb as ☠☠☠☠.

novaAnd we miss him and the others so…

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I mentioned it to Warren. His response?

I'll be damned.

That's about right.

Nova #9 by Sean Ryan and R Silva, is published by Marvel Comics today. 



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