Felix, Imperial College London student newspaper
"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.
Sunshine, sun-bathing, rainbows and lightning are all the phenomena Max attempts to explain in this episode. Just to make sure we understand it all he embarks on space voyage in his compact space-shuttle, all the way to the Sun to observe nuclear fusion that creates energy some of which is visible light. He also rides a beam of light at the maximum possible speed in the universe, and obviously has a lot of fun doing it! But we see here that Max is also a human being, he visits a museum, has a cookie and a hot drink and relaxes watching telly when his work is done." - Felix, Imperial College London student newspaper
December 8, 2008