Smax is a fictional character from the comic book series Top 10 written by Alan Moore, illustrated by Gene Ha, and published by the America's Best Comics imprint of DC Comics / Wildstorm. A Top-10 spin-off mini-series called Smax focused on the character. In advertisements and interviews leading up to the release of the first issue, the series was referred to as Smax the Adventurer.
The story deals with Smax and Toybox returning, via magical teleportation, to Jeff's magically enchanted homeworld. Smax, now a city dweller, seems embarrassed by his unsophisticated, sword-and-sorcery roots. They attend Smax's uncle's funeral where Jeff introduces Robyn as his wife, though no such relationship exists. At this point we are introduced to Jeff's sister, Rexa Macksun, dressed in the typical garb of a female fantasy barbarian such as Red Sonja and just as tall and physically impressive as her brother with the same blue skin and white hair.
It's revealed Jeff hasn't come home in some time, having originally left his world fleeing personal and literal demons. Once a great dragon slayer, a job needed to pay the bills for his adopted dwarven family, Smax fails to stop an extremely powerful, shape-shifting dragon named MorningBright from destroying a little girl. She was burned to ashes in front of him, forever leaving a white burnmark of a hand on his chest. Further story developments reveal a sexual tension between Smax and his sister.
The two were born of an unwilling union between a monster and a human warrior woman with magical strength. Despite this, the pressure of twins kills her during childbirth. Her durability is passed on to her children. Their monstrous father would abuse them both and molest the sister, who would also find love and solace in her brother's arms. Smax would eventually kill his father so they could escape together. Though in their medieval homeworld their relationship wasn't particularly frowned upon, Smax developed conflicted feelings about the propriety of their love.
For various reasons, Smax, Rexa, Robyn and other diversity-mandated heroes venture out to destroy Morning Bright. Smax's heroic efforts cause the mark on his chest to be removed.
The series manages to touch on a number of dark topics, including alcoholism, prostitution, child murder and incest (Jeff and Rexa). The cartoony drawing style and "fractured fairy tale" content drew comparisons to Bill Willingham's "Fables" comic series, as well as Terry Pratchett Discworld novels. There are parodies of several franchises, such as Harry Potter, The Matrix and Pokemon.