Pax Romana (comics)

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Pax Romana
Cover art of Pax Romana #1. Art by Jonathan Hickman.
Publication information
PublisherImage Comics
FormatLimited series
Publication dateDecember 2007 – November 2008
No. of issues4
Main character(s)
Nicholas Chase
Gene Pope
Cardinal Beppi Pelle
Creative team
Created byJonathan Hickman
Written byJonathan Hickman
Artist(s)Jonathan Hickman
Letterer(s)Jonathan Hickman
Colorist(s)Jonathan Hickman
Collected editions
Pax RomanaISBN 1-58240-873-4

Pax Romana is a creator-owned four-issue limited series comic book written and illustrated by Jonathan Hickman and published by Image Comics on March 7, 2012.


Vatican-backed research has discovered the secret of time travel. With it the Church plans to fix the future by altering the past. They send a warehouse of modern weaponry and enhanced soldiers to Rome in 312AD. Plans change quickly as the cardinal in charge of the mission is shot.

Collected editions[edit]

Trade paperbacks
Title Material collected Publication date ISBN
Pax Romana Pax Romana #1–4 April 2008 ISBN 1-58240-873-4


On April 30, 2014, Syfy announced they would be adapting Pax Romana into a miniseries.[1] Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia (Warehouse 13) are writing the show, with Scaia and David Alpert (The Walking Dead) executive producing. Hickman will serve as a co-executive producer.[2] However, since the announcement there have been no new details of the project moving forward.[3]


Nicholas Chase
A retired American general who is sent with Cardinal Beppi Pelle on a mission from the Pope to change history and right the wrongs of modern humanity by ensuring that the Catholic Church reigns supreme.
Gene Pope
Pope who tells the young Holy Roman Emperor the story of how the empire has lasted for so many centuries.
Beppi Pelle
Cardinal chosen to be sent back in time to make sure the Catholic Church retains supremacy.
Constantine was the first Christian emperor of Rome. Considered within the story to be the last effective ruler of Rome.




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