With the way this book jumps around, it's so easy to imagine not only casual readers jumping ship early but even some long time fans abandoning the book since it's not making much sense. Or rather, it's telling so many disjointed stories without a connecting piece introduced yet that the frustration is there in wanting to see the truth of the matter so the story can really get rolling. But with what Byrne is creating here, it's an engaging work that offers up so many ideas and avenues of approach that each issue has you pulling back and trying to look at the big picture. Even better, it practically requires you to re-read what's come before in this new run of it to try and piece it together better. Read Full Review
Is there anything other than the tribute to all things Trek in Next Men? Beth is naked at one point, and Byrne displays that nudity. While most of her nakedness is hidden by body movement, Byrne treats his audience with respect and essentially states: "Yes, sometimes you wouldn't see anything, but the occasional glimpse is a given." I appreciate that artistic honesty more than some juvenile attempt to block the nudity with a mysterious lamp suddenly appearing in the setting. Read Full Review
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