Edison Crane’s not content being the world’s smartest man and most successful businessman—his brilliant mind needs to be constantly challenged. He’s a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, genius composer, Olympic athlete, an expert in the occult, and now international governments are calling on him to fix problems they just can’t handle.
“I’m obsessed with Evel Knievel," co-creator Mark Millar told CBR of the inspiration for his and Rafael Albuquerque's new series. "When he died a weird pang that run like an electric shock to my sixth Christmas and the stunt-bike. That’s when I conceived this scene for what would later become Edison Crane. I knew I wanted to create the world’s greatest stunt-man, and I worked my story back from there. It wasn’t enough that he was Evel Knievel. He had to be Sherlock Holmes, Bruce Wayne and Indiana Jones too. He had to be the ultimate human being.
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