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Shane Davis’ “Axcend” Now Available From Image Comics

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 5:50 am by Tyler Waterman

I mentioned Axcend in this week’s Comic Corner, and my prediction was true… the book is really cool! Check out more info below, and be sure to grab your copy… it’s available now!

Shane Davis’ “Axcend” Now Available From Image Comics

One of the preeminent talents in comic books today, SHANE DAVIS (Superman: Earth One) joins forces with his wife and fellow artist MICHELLE DELECKI (JLA,Venom) on an all-new book under the Image Comics umbrella – AXCEND. Created, written and drawn by Davis, AXCEND is an epic sci-fi/thriller that’s like Tron meets Inception with a cheat code! The story follows the life of a teenage twin named Eric who escapes into a video game…only to discover that the game is now real, with apocalyptic consequences. Axcend hits stores today.

“In AXCEND, teenager, Eric Morn’s life revolves around gaming. He quickly finds himself locked against a vicious player only to realize the game, AXCEND, has carried over into the real world with apocalyptic consequences,” said Davis.

“I wanted to tell a story of a fragile character who’s running from today… everyday, playing online games,” he continued. “My theme for the series is not so much about gaming per se, but losing sense of what’s real and what’s fantasy, and how dangerous that is when you give a kid the power of a god. In the case of Axcend, when the game comes over into the real world, do you stop playing for points and XP? Does the player even have a reason to stop?”

Each issue of the series will feature a VS. linking cover variant by DAVIS showcasing the book’s cast.

About Axcend
What happens when a video game decides to come to our reality to play? When there are no extra lives, and Armageddon looms on the horizon, when your life revolves around gaming like teenager Eric Morn, you Press Start.

Release Date: October 7, 2015
FOB: September 14
Writer: Shane Davis
Art team: Shane Davis, Michelle Delecki (inks), and Morry Hollowell (colors)
Publisher: Image Comics
Pages: 28

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