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The power to move mountains; the power to challenge armies; the power to atomize an entire city. One young woman gains absolute power, the kind that makes real anything she wishes. With that kind of power she could destroy the world. But she doesn't want to destroy it; she wants to control it. Can the genetically enhanced juveniles known as The Next Men reel her back in, o The power to move mountains; the power to challenge armies; the power to atomize an entire city. One young woman gains absolute power, the kind that makes real anything she wishes. With that kind of power she could destroy the world. But she doesn't want to destroy it; she wants to control it. Can the genetically enhanced juveniles known as The Next Men reel her back in, or will mankind fall to her megalomaniacal whims?


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The power to move mountains; the power to challenge armies; the power to atomize an entire city. One young woman gains absolute power, the kind that makes real anything she wishes. With that kind of power she could destroy the world. But she doesn't want to destroy it; she wants to control it. Can the genetically enhanced juveniles known as The Next Men reel her back in, o The power to move mountains; the power to challenge armies; the power to atomize an entire city. One young woman gains absolute power, the kind that makes real anything she wishes. With that kind of power she could destroy the world. But she doesn't want to destroy it; she wants to control it. Can the genetically enhanced juveniles known as The Next Men reel her back in, or will mankind fall to her megalomaniacal whims?

49 review for John Byrne's Next Men Volume 5: Power

  1. 4 out of 5

    Rod Brown

    #ThrowbackThursday - Back in the '90s, I used to write comic book reviews for the website of a now-defunct comic book retailer called Rockem Sockem Comics. From the August 1997 edition with a theme of "Strangers in Strange Lands": INTRODUCTION Long before Robert E. Heinlein immortalized the phrase in the title of his science fiction classic, storytellers delighted in telling tales of a stranger in a strange land. Indeed, that style of story continues to flourish. Sometimes the stranger is "one of #ThrowbackThursday - Back in the '90s, I used to write comic book reviews for the website of a now-defunct comic book retailer called Rockem Sockem Comics. From the August 1997 edition with a theme of "Strangers in Strange Lands": INTRODUCTION Long before Robert E. Heinlein immortalized the phrase in the title of his science fiction classic, storytellers delighted in telling tales of a stranger in a strange land. Indeed, that style of story continues to flourish. Sometimes the stranger is "one of us," and it is the land which is strange, as when Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee stumbled into King Arthur's court. Alice, Wendy, Dorothy, and Gulliver also discovered worlds stranger than our own. More often, however, it is the stranger who is strange. From Mork of Ork to E. T. to the crew of "Third Rock from the Sun," television and movie viewers are captivated by the antics and trials of alien creatures caught up in today's human society. Films like "The Navigator," "Encino Man," and "Forever Young" bring people from the past into modern times, dwelling on their shock and incredulousness at man's progress. Andy Griffith's classic comedy routine "What it was was football" hilariously dissects the sport from the outsider perspective of a bemused hillbilly fresh out of the mountains. These outsiders, time travelers, and aliens help illuminate that which is good or bad in our own world, giving us a new perspective to appreciate . . . or ridicule. FROM THE BACKLIST JOHN BYRNE'S NEXT MEN #0-30 (Dark Horse Comics) Nathan, Jack, Jasmine, Bethany, and Danny like where they live. It's an Eden-like garden world they call the Greenery. Every need -- from food to weapons to knowledge -- spontaneously appears whenever they require it. They are sporadically attacked by autonomous war machines, but they are able to defeat the machines with the variety of instinctive military skills they have at their command. In their world, babies occasionally appear out of nowhere, and older teenagers fade out of existence after they have "reached" -- developed a super power. Then one day, the Greenery itself fades away, and the five find themselves in a laboratory on a strange and violent world: Earth. The five teenagers have been part of the ultra-secret Next Men Project, run by a treasonous U. S. Senator and a renegade department in the United States government. The Next Men are mutates. (Please, don't confuse them with the X-Men, who are mutants.) Stolen or purchased as babies, the Next Men are raised inside machines and educated via computer in a virtual reality until their "trigger" gene can be tripped and they develop a super power. Unfortunately, all the previous subjects have died shortly after "reaching." Their super powers and computer-instilled military skills were to make them the ultimate soldiers in the Senator's army. But with another government agency's investigators closing in on the Senator's wrongdoing, the Next Men are just another bit of evidence to be destroyed. The only problem is that the termination program failed, and the Next Men were freed instead of killed. JOHN BYRNE'S NEXT MEN was originally done in a series of story arcs which have since been collected into trade paperbacks. I'll be giving each arc it's own grade and putting a cumulative grade for the series at the end. I also want to warn whomever it may concern that the graphic violence and sexual situations depicted give this series a "mature readers" rating. "Power," the fifth story arc, deals with the ramifications of the "trigger" gene. It seems that everyone has this gene, and interacting with the Next Men can trip it. An employee of Dollar Comics who befriended Danny begins exhibiting unlimited and uncontrolled abilities to shape reality. This is another weak chapter, produced so John Byrne could indulge in gratuitous cameos by characters from other comics created by his friends. Hellboy, Concrete, Monkeyman & O'Brien, and the elves of ELFQUEST are all dropped in willy-nilly. Grade: B-

  2. 4 out of 5

    Zack! Empire

    Liked this much better than the previous volume. A lot of the things I wasn't enjoying are really improved in this book. In fact, they became what I liked the most! Really excited to see how this one ends. Liked this much better than the previous volume. A lot of the things I wasn't enjoying are really improved in this book. In fact, they became what I liked the most! Really excited to see how this one ends.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jon Holt

    Perhaps the first sign of weakening in the story. Vol. 5 was the first time I started to get exasperated with the slow or entangled narrative pacing although the very end of the story nearly redeems the arc. It seems like Byrne is trying to use the Next Men platform to tell other stories, which is interesting, but I can't help wanting the author to keep developing his original cast. Why spend so much time on third-tier characters? Perhaps the first sign of weakening in the story. Vol. 5 was the first time I started to get exasperated with the slow or entangled narrative pacing although the very end of the story nearly redeems the arc. It seems like Byrne is trying to use the Next Men platform to tell other stories, which is interesting, but I can't help wanting the author to keep developing his original cast. Why spend so much time on third-tier characters?

  4. 5 out of 5

    Carles Muñoz Miralles

    La peor entrega de la primera temporada de Next Men, en la que Byrne pierde el pulso de contar una buena historia de ciencia ficción y se deja llevar por un concepto de metaliteratura comiquera que no acaba de salirle bien.

  5. 4 out of 5

    John Utech

    Bit of a drop off in quality from the previous trade, still a VERY good read.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Dony Grayman

    Edición española que vendría a corresponder con el quinto tomo recopilatorio en inglés.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tom Malinowski

    Sandy Tolliver's powers have grown out of control as she manipulates reality, especially with pulling comic book heroes out of her mind. The Next Men must face her and make the ultimate decision. Sandy Tolliver's powers have grown out of control as she manipulates reality, especially with pulling comic book heroes out of her mind. The Next Men must face her and make the ultimate decision.

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