Monday, January 22, 2018

#751: Axa English Collection

"Axa", can we say, the women Conan?
Unlike Canon she is from future, 2080.

Manuscript was written by: Donne Avenellcomic
creator and drawing by: Enrique Badia Romero
1st strips run: July 14th 1978 - Nov 1985
Newspaper/book: The Sun



The comic strip was abruptly ended by 'The Sun' in November 1985.  After that Avenell returned to 'Modesty Blaise' as he continued with till the end of 1990s. He also took AXA to the American company Eclipse Comics, who published a two issue series of all-new adventures, though this time with much less nudity and Chuck Dixon as writer. 
Axa (#1 - #9)  (Black and white)

Titles Strips
AXA 1 • Axa - The beginning
Strip 0001 - 0120
........ • The Chosen
Strip 0121 - 0240
AXA 2 • The Desired, pt 1
Strip 0241 - 0360
........ • The Desired, pt 2
Strip 0361 - 0479
AXA 3 • The Brave
Strip 0480 - 0599
........ • The Gambler
Strip 0600 - 0719
AXA 4 • The Earthbound
Strip 0720 - 0839
........ • The Tempted
Strip 0840 - 0958
AXA 5 • The Eager
Strip 0959 - 1078
........ • The Carefree
Strip 1079 - 1198
AXA 6 • The Dwarfed
Strip 1199 - 1317
........ • The Untamed
Strip 1318 - 1437
AXA 7 • The Mobile
Strip 1438 - 1557
........ • The Unmasked
Strip 1558 - 1677
AXA 8 • The Castaway
Strip 1678 - 1795
........ • The Seeker
Strip 1796 - 1915
AXA 9 • The Escapist
Strip 1916 - 2035
........ • The Starstruck
Strip 2036 - 2155
........ • The Betrayed (incomplete)
Strip 2156 - 2238




Axa 09 - The Escapist -strips









Read Offline All 9 (B&W) Comics (from original strips) and last strip


Note: Romero wrote and drew in 2012 a continuation and termination of the story "The Betrayed" in the book "Los Traicionados" (in Spanish).The continuation starts with strip no. 2239 and is ends with strip no. 2280.The book also contains short resumes of all Axa-stories created by Romero. Hoping to see someday, this work  in English.

In India, Axa was published by 'Sun comics' (no. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7,8/1982 and no. 10, 12/1983), except last, all were coloured versions.
Here are first 2 of those :




The first American edition in colour was published in 1985. The story that was published was • Axa 


Axa - Fantasy Album (1985)















2 albums was published in 1987 (in April and August) by 'Eclipse' - in colour. These stories were written by Chuck Dixon.
• Axa the Adopted
• Axa the Donor



axa comics 01 (1987) - the adopted 

axa comics 02 (1987) - the donor

AXA stories in England:
Published by "Showcase" in 1992
• The Island of Noah
• The Lethal Hive



Read Offline 7 Coloured Comics

Credits to original uploaders and Ajnaabi (for 2 Eng. Sun Comics)!


In near future, I'll try to  share these 5 HINDI  new scans by Gaurav and edited by me.


Two more are possible, but need help as some pages are damaged.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot Prabhat Bhai, You Really worked a lot for this post.

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  2. This is superb Prabhat bhai. Thanx to you and Gaurav bhai as well.

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  3. thanks a lot for axa comics
    request for rip kirby if possible

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  4. @Ranjan Gangopadhyay I'll send you all files I've privately... :)

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  5. @Gaurav Gandher Your superb Hindi scans, pushed me to go this way. Very Hopeful to get 2 missing and some pages of 2 Hindi Axa from other friends.... to complete collection.

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