‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is racing onto the big screen on May 15th and before that, we’re going to be getting a 4-issue comic series prequel as well as a book showing off art inspired by the ‘Mad Max’ world! Both the series and the book are coming out from Vertigo, DC Comics’ imprint which usually has a darker slant to it.
First up we have the front and back cover to ‘Mad Max: Fury Road: Inspired Artists’. This collection has put together artwork inspired by the universe and themes of ‘Mad Max’ from 65 famous artists! This one is hitting shelves on May 6th
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD – INSPIRED ARTISTS DELUXE EDITION HC
Art by BILL SIENKIEWICZ, LEE BERMEJO, DAVE JOHNSON, PAUL POPE, DAVID MACK, HOWARD CHAYKIN, NICOLA SCOTT, GABRIELE DELL’OTTO, CLIFF CHIANG, GEORGE PRATT, TOMMY LEE EDWARDS, JOHN PAUL LEON, TEDDY KRISTIANSEN, SIMON BISLEY, GILBERT HERNANDEZ, JAVIER PULIDO, TARA McPHERSON, DECLAN SHALVEY, REBEKAH ISAACS, DVE McKEAN and many more!
With commentary by GEORGE MILLER and the artists
On sale MAY 6 • 144 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS
In anticipation of the upcoming blockbuster film Mad Max: Fury Road, 65 of comics’ best artists took to the post-apocalyptic landscape to interpret this gorgeous and desolate world of George Miller’s design. Inspired by images from the film, each of these visionary artists brings their unique style to a double-page spread of part of the world of Mad Max, with commentary from the artists and Miller himself. From breathtaking action sequences to heartbreaking character portraits, Fury Road will be perfectly captured by a one-of-a-kind array of comics legends, side-by-side with some of the most exciting new talent in the industry!
Next up is the cover of ‘Mad Max: Nux and Immortan Joe #1.’ This is the first of four issues that each follow major characters from the upcoming film. The book is written by George Miller, Nico Lathouris and Mark Sexton. They are to follow Nux, Immortan Joe, Furiosa, and Mad Max. The first book will follow Nux and Immortan Joe, the second will feature Furiosa, and the last two will give us more details on what Mad Max has been up to since the last film.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD: NUX & IMMORTAN JOE #1
Written by GEORGE MILLER, NICO LATHOURIS and MARK SEXTON
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI and LEANDRO FERNANDEZ
Cover by TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
One-shot • On sale MAY 20 • 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US • MATURE READERS
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!
Among them is Max Rockatansky, a Road Warrior haunted by his turbulent past…
“It’s hard to know who is more crazy. Me or everyone else?!”
In this first issue, witness the rise of Colonel Joe Moore, a war hero turned tyrannical warlord…The Immortan Joe!
And don’t miss the story of Nux, one of the Immortan’s “War Boys,” who knows only the chaos into which he was born.
From the mind of George Miller, the creator of the Mad Max trilogy, comes a brand new epic tale that serves as a prelude to the upcoming film, Mad Max: Fury Road!
While I’m sure the art is spectacular, finding out more of what Mad Max has been up to really is what I’m dying to know. This should be a pretty fun lead in to the next film.
Are you looking forward to finding out more about the world of Mad Max? Will you be picking up the art book, the comics, or both when they are released?
Source: Slash Film