Updated on 16 October, 2021
Drax Comic is a new superhero series based on the hit movie, Kick Ass. In this series, which starts off with the release of Issue #1 this June, Drax is introduced, and given his own ongoing series, which you can read full review of below. But first, let's jump straight into the review!
The first issue revolves around Drax, a young Canadian bounty hunter, who becomes the prime suspect in the theft of an experimental US funded serum. To make matters worse, his girlfriend has been murdered. To complicate matters even more, his own boss wants him out of the business, and is willing to pay Drax's current bounty hunters to get rid of him. He doesn't have very much choice, however, because the police want to put these super villains behind bars, and the only way to do that is to catch and kill them. So, Drax is forced to team up with some new rag-taggers, and they must band together to take down this new threat to society.
The first arc in Drax Comic begins at the beginning of the second issue, where we meet Drax for the first time. Initially he is captured and incarcerated in the closest biggest super villain prison in the city. There he forms several alliances with other inmates, including one named Stinger. It is here where we see some of the personality traits that make Drax such a fascinating hero. You get to see his crush on Batgirl, and the deep, dark secret that she knows about him.
The second arc of Drax Comic takes place within the prison. Once there he teams up with some new criminals, including Batgirl, and a new girl, named Voodoo. This book kicks off by giving us a taste of the villains that Drax will be fighting against in the future. And in this first issue he battles against another Canadian serial killer known as Leatherface. In this issue he gets caught by the police and after some negotiations he is released.
We then enter issue #3 where we learn that Drax has formed a new team of Rogues to go after Leatherface and Voodoo. While the other Rogues try to capture them they are held prisoner in the Negative Zone. Here they have to battle through some of the most horrific villains that we have ever seen before, such as Vampire Lord, Dr. Octopus, and The Hulk.
This is where the first arc of Drax Comic really takes off. Drax battles and defeats the Hulk and his allies. In the end he finally snaps and goes after Leatherface, but is defeated. At this point we are introduced to Batgirl, who is presumed dead. She is taken in by Green Lantern and has to team up with Drax in order to defeat the monster. This turns out to be not so easy when the two of them get captured in a warehouse and forced to work as part of the team of Sinister's.
After being captured Batgirl is brainwashed and becomes one of Sinister's twelve apostles. She is sent on a mission with a team of other villains to kill Green Lantern. Drax and Batgirl do this by taking over the Batplane, which is supposed to be under the control of Green Lantern. After battling the Sinister's she teams up with Aquaman. They are able to stop the villain from destroying the earth and are rewarded with being thrown into the outer space.
This is a fantastic start to Drax Comic. It introduces a new supporting character for the series, gives you an awesome story, and sets up the main story in a very exciting way. It may not make as much money as Killraven or Green Lantern, but it is still a fantastic book. I would highly recommend picking up a first issue of Drax Comic to read and to see if it is right for you.