Vertigo Comics is lucky enough to host further legends from the exciting world of George Miller’s “Mad Max” saga. The creator of this vast wasteland and its reluctant hero has long been a fan of the comic book medium and his continued tales couldn’t find a better vehicle to be told in. Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1 is 32 pages of the frenzy and madness we’ve all come to enjoy and expect from the desolate future.
In Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1, we witness the rise of Colonel Joe Moore. Once a war hero, he's now turned into a tyrannical warlord. We're also introduced to Nux, one of the Immortan’s “War Boys,” who knows only the chaos into which he was born. In a fallen world ravaged by oil and water wars, humanity exists without law or mercy. All those who wander the Wasteland are ruled by a single imperative… survive!
Being published by Vertigo Comics, it’s a given that Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1is suggested for mature readers. It contains the same content you would expect from the movies. There’s partial nudity, violence and gore, frightening and intense scenes, and suggestive material.
Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1 gives us the first chapter in the backstories for these two disturbingly eccentric and apocalyptic figures. George Miller provides the story for Nico Lathouris and Mark Sexton’s script that fills in the missing history of Nux and Joe.
Issue #1 also helps to further explain who these stories are being told by and why the time frames of the events within the movies are vague. We are being told folk tales handed down generation by generation through word of mouth. The autumn-colored artwork provided by Mark Sexton, Leandro Fernandez, Riccardo Burchielli, Andrea Mutti, and Colorist Michael Spicer completely capture the barren look of the films. Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1 is a great start to a limited series that will keep fans of the franchise busy and invested in this incredible world.
Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1 is available now in print and Kindle editions.