Though I am a fan of Alan Moore, there are many titles of his that I have yet to dip into due to a lack of initial interest; SMAX being one of these. It is an off-shoot of his excellent Top Ten series and, like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, deals with the whole, "fictional worlds are real" conceit that the previous mentioned titles deal with in some depth. SMAX's fictional world is that of the fantasy genre; Lord of the Rings, et. al. The story follows two of the characters from the Top Ten series as they enter a world where electricity doesn't work, let alone exist. The only natural laws are those found in fantasy fiction so magic, elves, etc. abound; with a cynical Moore twist of course. If you are a fan of the genre and don't mind a little bit of good-natured kidding about elves and their hygiene than you will probably enjoy this graphic novel.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PN6737.M66 S63 2004
1st Floor Graphic Novels Collection
Review submitted by: Rand Boyd, Special Collections & Archives Librarian, Leatherby Libraries