MembershipAbbess Horror, Father Pain, the Inquisitor, Red Rosary, Reverend Guilt

Purpose: Unrevealed; something vaguely religious
    formerly employed by the Beyond Corporation/SILENT's Number None to oppose the Nextwave Squad

Aliases: None known

Affiliations: Beyond Corporation/SILENT (General Quiet, Mr. Sssh, Number None, Pope Omertá)

Enemies: Nextwave Squad (Boom-Boom, Elsa Bloodstone, Captain, Machine Man/X-51, Monica Rambeau)...but mostly Machine Man

Base of Operations: Unrevealed...possibly whichever Heavens and/or Hells with which they were associated

First Appearance: Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.#9 (December, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: Each member of the Vestry could fly or at least levitate. 

    Abbess Horror wore head and body armor, presumably affording her some protection from harm, at least.

    Father Pain carried a large sword.

    Red Rosary carried a giant cross on beads she presumably used as a blunt weapon.

    Reverend Guilt wore roller skates

    At least some of them could apparently bleed.

    Abilities beyond that are unrevealed. 



(Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.#9 (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z hardcover#8) - Nextwave’s interference drew the attention of SILENT’s core cell, Number None, Mr. Sssh, Pope Omertá and General Quiet.

(Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.#9 (fb) - BTS) - SILENT's allegedly legitimate aspect's Beyond Corporation's Chief Executive Officer, Number None, purchased a number of teams to oppose the rebellious Nextwave Squad. 

(Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.#9 (fb) - BTS) - Number None purchased the Vestry: The Inquisitor, Father Pain, Red Rosary, Reverend Guilt, and Abbess Horror.vestry-beyond-nw10-charge

(Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.#9 (fb) - BTS) - SILENT’s core cell led the Nextwave Squad to a fake city.

(Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.#9) - Number None challenged the Nextwave Squad with Beyond’s superteams, including the Vestry.

vestry-beyond-nw10-beating(Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.#10) - The Vestry confronted Machine Man, and the Inquisitor told him to pay allegiance to god or get his robot face kicked in. vestry-beyond-nw10-bloodsquirtageReplying that he was a robot and didn't believe in their fleshy God, Machine Man warned them that their God would vomit when he saw what he had done to them.
     As the Vestry converged on him, Machine Man extended his legs to get his upper body away from them and then descended on them with various bladed and other weapons extending from his digits. He initially told his teammates that he wasn't killing them but rather sending them to their fleshy Heaven...but then considered, "...or maybe not."

Comments: Created by Warren Ellis, Stuart Immonen, and Wade von Grawbadger.

    This profile was completed 7/04/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Snood.

The Vestry has no known connections to:

images: (without ads)
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.#9, pg. 13 (intro, with nameplates)...and the same image, upside down, because you can see most of them better...
    #10, pg. 1, panel 1 (surrounding Machine Man);
            panel 4 (assaulting Machine Man);
        pg. 2, panel 4 (assaulted by Machine Man);
            panel 5 (Blood spattering)

Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.#9 (December, 2006) - Warren Ellis (writer), Stuart Immonen (penciler), Wade von Grawbadger (inker), Sean Ryan (assistant editor), Nick Lowe (editor)

Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.#10 (January, 2007) - Warren Ellis (writer), Stuart Immonen (penciler), Wade von Grawbadger (inker), Sean Ryan (assistant editor), Nick Lowe (editor)

First posted: 09/19/2021
Last updated: 09/18/2021

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