Reprinting strips from The Warrior in color. Character created by Alan Moore (AKA Curt Vile) and Steve Moore (no relation AKA Pedro Henry). Axel Pressbutton story by Pedro Henry with art by Steve Dillon. Warpsmiths by Alan Moore and Gary Leach. The classic 2-page A True Story with art by Dave Gibbons – who also provides the cover art – closes things out. Also contains two pages of bios of the Warrior writers and artists.
Axel Pressbutton was a meek, unthreatening florist operating in Earth's future until he accidentally took delivery of a sentient, telepathic, anesthetic carnivorous plant which began eating him from the feet upwards, all the while apologizing profusely and preventing him from feeling any pain. Axel was rescued but only his head, one arm and part of his torso remained intact so he was rebuilt as a cyborg, his missing arm replaced by a cleaver, and fitted with a button on his chest which, when pressed, would violently stimulate the pleasure centres of his brain (a kind of compensation for the loss of everything from the wist down). The embittered Pressbutton suffered a total personality change and became a violent, amoral spacefaring mercenary (partnered with the assassin Mysta Mystralis AKA Laser Eraser) with a deep rooted phobia about vegetation of any kind.
32 page full color comic book
Eclipse Comics, 1984