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Mad Max Coming to Vertigo Comics

As you know, everyone’s favorite post-apocalyptic hero Mad Max will be returning to the screen this May with the fourth installment in the franchise. Originally released in 1979, Mad Max took the globe by storm and spun into a crazy world of chaos and dessert inhalation. In the following years, Mad Max 2 (AKA Road Warrior) was released in 1982, and my personal “favorite” (This is for you Nate), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome came out as the final installment in 1985. A series that I love so much, has never been in theaters during my life time, and that makes me sad, but that will change in this year! I’ll be honest, I’m honestly not sure whether I’m more excited for Mad Max: Fury Road or Avengers 2: Age of Ultron…

With the hype of the new Mad Max film, last year at E3 we saw a trailer for the Mad Max game, but that’s not all the build up for the 2015 summer film… It was announced a couple days ago that the Mad Max series would be getting a four part comic book prequel following the main characters that will star in Fury Road. The comic is set for release on DC’s Vertigo Comics, and will hit shelves in May, along with the movie. The first issue, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD: NUX & IMMORTAN JOE #1 will be written by the creator of the franchise, George Miller, along with Nico Lathouris and Mark Sexton. The art will be by Riccardo Burchielli and Leonardo Fernandez. This issue will be considered a one-shot, 4o pages long, and comes with the sticker price of $4.99. Below you will find the cover for Nux & Immortan Joe.


Following this issue we’ll see a one shot called Furiosa, which focuses on Charlize Theron’s character, and a month after that we will get two issues following Mad Max, who will be played by Tom Hardy in the new movie. So get ready to visit a comic book post-apocalyptic world in the next few months!

For any fan of the trilogy, these issues will be a must have, and be a big help in understanding the events that will lead up to deadly outcomes in Mad Max: Fury Road! Stay tuned to 4LN for more updates and reviews of the Mad Max comics!

“They say people don’t believe in heroes anymore. Well, damn them! You and me, Max, we’re gonna give ’em back their heroes!”


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