Though it looks like a superhero strip – indeed, our hero, Horatio Valdemar Hellpop, dresses in one of the most dramatic superhero suits of them all – Nexus is actually pure sci-fi.
Set in the deep space of the far future, we follow Horatio as he earns superpowers from a powerful, manipulative alien called the Merk; his new job is to kill a certain number of human mass murderers per “cycle” for reasons unknown. Horatio ain’t keen, but the Merk compels him through powerful dreams. Meanwhile, an endless stream of refugees rock up to Nexus’s lonely home on the moon Ylum, creating a vast supporting cast of complex individuals, each with their own agenda. And slowly the mystery of what’s really going on is revealed…