Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)

Sexy, blonde, eponymous Comics star of a Sword-and-Sorcery strip set in a Far-Future post-holocaust Earth. Created and drawn by erstwhile Modesty Blaise artist, Enrique Romero (1930-    ), and written by Donne Avenell (1925-1996), the strip was originally published in the UK newspaper The Sun (1978-1985), then reprinted in the USA by Eclipse as Axa #1: The Beginning (graph coll 1982), #2: The Desired (graph coll 1982), #3: The Brave (graph coll 1983), #4: The Earthbound (graph coll 1983), #5: The Eager (graph coll 1983) and #6: The Dwarfed (graph coll 1984), #7: The Mobile and The Unmasked (graph coll 1985), #8: The Castaway and The Seeker (graph coll 1986), #9: The Escapist, The Starstruck and Betrayed (graph coll 1988) and one original graphic album, Axa Adult Fantasy Colour Album (graph 1985). It proved popular enough to generate a short-lived comic-book series drawn by Romero and written by Chuck Dixon (1954-    ), also published by Eclipse: Axa #1 (1987) and Axa #2 (1987). [RT]

This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.