First Look | Mark Waid & Ed Benes’ ‘Axiom’

Mark Waid is tugging on Superman’s cape again. Well, not literally. But he is exploring the ramifications of someone with Superman-like powers, which he previously delved into with Irredeemable and Superman: Birthright. This week, Legendary Comics is releasing The Rise and Fall of Axiom, which brings Waid together with artist Ed Benes and colorist Dinei Ribeiro for a new take on what happens with the world’s greatest hero becomes its worst nightmare.

The Rise and Fall of Axiom is being released as a complete 144 page graphic novel, which lives up its name. The title character, Axiom is one half of an alien duo who come to Earth from space and act as the planet’s ultimate heroes. Thena is Axiom’s partner and lover, and between them, most of the world’s problems have been solved. For the first time, humanity has a real chance of achieving peace.

Don’t expect that peace to last. As Legendary describes it, “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!”

CraveOnline’s preview from The Rise and Fall of Axiom covers the early part of the story, as Axiom and Thena prove themselves to the people of Earth, while offering hints of the darkness to come.

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Photo Credit: All images provided by Legendary Comics