Nextwave (2006-2007) #1
“Kill the line, Aaron.”
“Yes. Silence, fleshy one.”
“Aaron, I understand the whole Robot Pride thing but I’ve asked you not to call humans ‘fleshy ones.’”
“It’s okay, it’s just… it’s creepy, okay?”
One of the things I love about Nextwave alongside of, well, most everything about it is that Monica Rambeau is our classic hero moral compass, our anchor into what the genre is supposed to present us with, while allowing all the other characters to absolutely get into ridiculous levels of fun all the while.
But the comic is also smart enough to know that Monica should be allowed to be just as ridiculous and just as engaging as the rest despite that, and never limits her due to her status as the actual professional superhero of the group.
It’s a fantastic balance.
And then there’s Aaron, who quite easily steals every scene he appears in throughout the comic by perhaps being allowed to be the most ridiculous character this side of Dirk Anger.