If you saw Mad Max: Fury Road this past weekend, and you’re not looking forward to waiting a decade for another sequel, we have something that can help.
To tie into George Miller’s epic return to the wasteland, the studio teamed up with DC Comics imprint Vertigo for the Mad Max: Fury Road comic. Issue 1 is available now, and focuses on the origin of the film’s big bad Immortan Joe, as well as the “War Boy,” Nux. Turns out Joe was a verteran of the gas wars, while Nux has known nothing but this screwed-up, war-torn world.
Each subsequent issue will serve as a “prelude” of sorts, focusing on different characters. Considering how long it took Miller to finally mount the sequel, and the wealth of material he generated around the project, we’d think there’s more than enough story to dig into for some substantial comic prequels.
Check out the cover art, as well as four pages, from the first issue below. The book features art from Leandro Fernandez and Riccardo Burchielli, with cover art by Tommy Lee Edwards. The story is credited to Mark Sexton, George Miller and Fury Road co-writer Nick Lathouris.
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