It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Legendary Comics, the funnybook spin-off unit of Legendary Entertainment, but they’ve been spnning out some good looking books, as you can see from their homepage. They’re also not shy about putting out full-length original graphic novels, eschewing the periodical serialization model.
And here’s a new one by Mark Waid, Ed Benes and Dinei Ribeiro called AXIOM, which just dropped this week. As with a lot of Waid’s recent superhero work outside Marvel, (Irredeemable, etc), it’s a look at what happens when things go wrong. In this case, a supposed savior from space (sound familiar?) turns out to be as much of a problem as a hero. The cover gives you an idea that things are not going to go too well here. .
Here’s the official description:
Axiom and Thena, aliens from another world, arrive on earth and exhibit extraordinary powers. Benevolent and godlike, they cure humanity’s ills and usher in an era of peace, prosperity and complacency. A series of tragic events reveals another side of Axiom: humanity’s savior becomes its worst nightmare. A Defense Department analyst, armed with only scientific knowledge and courageous spirit takes on the turned hero in a fight for mankind’s survival!
Writer: Mark Waid
Penciler: Ed Benes
Colorist: Dinei Ribeiro
It’s available in fine comics shops, book stores and Comixology. Here’s a few pages; if superheroes are your thing, this is a sharp looking book.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.