History Repeats Itself in Mad Max: Fury Road – Mad Max #2


Vertigo Comics continues its prelude to the most action-packed film of the summer with Mad Max: Fury Road – Mad Max #2. The final issue of the limited title keeps the action moving and the emotions running high through its 30-page rollercoaster ride. I do believe we have the makings of what could be a monthly series here.

Left for dead and his V8 Interceptor stolen, Max Rockatansky sets out to retrieve it…heading straight into the bowels of the sunken city with nothing but his sawed-off shotgun. But the stakes are much higher than the fate of Max’s ride—an innocent girl, Glory, has also been kidnapped by the depraved Buzzards. By the time Max arrives, it may already be too late in Mad Max: Fury Road – Mad Max #2.

Mark Sexton’s art has a unique look that makes you feel as if it were drawn over actual frames from a movie. I kept thinking to myself as I gazed on the different illustrations that Max's facial features somehow resemble Mel Gibson and Tom Hardy if they were mashed together. It's that odd style that leaves you engaged even if you can't make up your mind if you like it or not.

It's interesting how George Miller keeps the theme of history repeating itself alive in the second issue of Mad Max: Fury Road – Mad Max. Partnered with writers Mark Sexton and Nico Lathouris, he comes up with a completely new story to explore the notion after revisiting the Thunderdome in the first issue. The conclusion of the book is heart wrenching and leaves you angrily wondering, "Will poor Max ever catch a break?"

Mad Max: Fury Road – Mad Max #2 is suggested for mature readers. It contains violence and gore and intense and frightening scenes. There’s nothing here we didn’t see in the movie.

Mark Sexton’s art for Mad Max: Fury Road – Mad Max #2 has a unique look that makes you feel as if it were drawn over actual frames from a movie. I kept thinking to myself as I gazed on the different illustrations that Max's facial features somehow resemble Mel Gibson and Tom Hardy if they were mashed together. It's that odd style that leaves you engaged even if you can't make up your mind if you like it or not.

Mad Max: Fury Road – Mad Max #2 is available now in print editions.