Writers Mark Sexton and Nico Lathouris help George Miller to bring Mad Max: Fury Road - Max Part One to Vertigo Comics for fans of the epic movies to enjoy. The first issue takes place before the events of the latest movie and shows the wandering soul never gets a break in his fight for survival amongst the barren landscape of a world gone horribly wrong. Artist Mark Sexton excels in visually capturing the bleak and noisy chaos of a society left for dead.
In Mad Max: Fury Road - Max Part One, the warrior is haunted by his past and fated to wander the brutal Wasteland in search of his better self. To do so, Max Rockatansky enters Gastown, the only source of guzzoline for thousands of miles. Here he finds the final piece that he needs to rebuild his Interceptor – the powerful Boss 351 engine. But in order to acquire the fabled V8 in a world where car parts are worth more than a man’s life, Max must survive a gladiatorial battle in a place called…Thunderdome Plus!
Mad Max: Fury Road - Max Part One is rated M and suggested for mature readers. It contains violence and gore and frightening and intense scenes. There are some blood-soaked moments, but nothing much more than that.
The first few pages of Mad Max: Fury Road – Max Part One serve as a reminder or footnote for readers who either haven’t seen the original movies or need a refresher before jumping into new territory. We’re then thrown into an all-too familiar world of deadly competition where gladiatorial sports have been taken to a whole new level. It’s an adrenaline-fueled debut that captures the spirit of all the films quite well in 26 pages and then leaves you hanging begging for more.
Mad Max: Fury Road – Max Part One is available in print.