Jax Epoch and the Quicken Forbidden TPB (2003 AIT/Planet Lar) comic books 2003-2005
Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Borrowed Magic!" Written by Dave Roman. Art by John Green. Disappointed with the life around her, teenager Jacqueline "Jax" Epoch, accidentally winds up falling through the Realmsend, a passageway into a different dimension. Expecting a lush, fantasy world, she instead finds a barren plain, devoid of the magic she's dreamed of. When she returns home she finds that everything that was magic in the other realm has leaked into her own, causing her reality to fall apart. Dragons fly over the streets of Manhattan, marshmallows talk back, snow falls in July, her boyfriend dumps her... and worst of all, Jax is put on trial for bringing about the end of the world... and only a robot lawyer can defend her. Softcover, 152 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.
Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Separation Anxiety!" Written by Dave Roman. Art by John Green. When teenager Jax Epoch "borrowed" some magic items from another dimension, she set into motion a series of apocalyptic events known as the "Quicken Forbidden." Now, the stuff of fantasy is invading the real world: snowstorms rage in the summer; mechanical knights ride through the streets of Manhattan; and dragons are forced to get day jobs. Amid the growing strangeness, Jax is put on trial for causing the End of Reality?! and something is hunting down anyone and anything connected to the Quicken. This is volume 2 of the series, collecting issues #6-10 with a new eight-page epilogue. Softcover, 152 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.