Felix, Imperial College London student newspaper - Mico Tatalovic, Science Editor
"Max Axiom™: Super Scientist
Maxwell J. Axiom is no ordinary superhero. He is no other than the super scientist! If you had any doubt about science being super, he’s here to quench that doubt. Born to a marine biologist mother and nuclear physicist/park ranger father in Seattle, USA, he’s got black skin, brown eyes and no hair. He is the scientific version of Shaft, swift, dynamic, cool. His super-powers come from a lightning that struck him one day on a wilderness hike: it gave him a newfound energy and motivated him to travel the globe and earn degrees in every aspect of science. Equipped with this enormous knowledge that he was ready to share, he assumed a new identity: Max Axiom, Super Scientist. His superpowers include super-intelligence, ability to shrink to a size of an atom, time travel and X-ray vision. So apart from breaking a few laws of physics in the start there, he does make up for it by using all of his powers to explain the science to the readers.
Max is in danger at the beginning of this comic, as his car is stuck on a collapsing bridge. He gets saved by a rescue helicopter and flying becomes his mode of transport. By the end he gets to fly in a helicopter, personal automatic hand glider and a private jet. In addition he rides a sleek motorbike and scuba dives. No wonder, when he gets to visit the top of the Mount Everest, dive off the coast of Alaska back in 1964, fly over San Andreas fault in California and then go to Taiwan, and also visit Iran after the devastating 2003 earthquake and all this in just 23 pages." - Felix, Imperial College London student newspaper
December 8, 2008