Who hasn’t seen it? Better yet, who hasn’t seen it but plans to?
Admittedly, I haven’t’ made my way to the theater to catch the latest installment of Max Rockatansky’s adventurous forays through the Australian post-apocalyptic wasteland – but I plan to – and soon!
Not only has the film been getting rave reviews from fans and critics alike, but let’s face it: Mad Max is one of the classic pop-culture characters of all time. Four films and one amazing Tina Turner song. That’s legendary pop culture, that is!
But it seems that Mad Max: Fury Road has done something that the previous three films in the series was not as easily able to do: give fans a plethora of characters with intriguing back stories. And that’s where comic books come into the picture.
Follow me after the jump for the scoop on Mad Max: Fury Road and the origins of two of that film’s most interesting characters in Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1!
Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1
Written by: Mark Sexton, Nico Lathouris and George Miller
Illustrated by: Leandro Fernandez and Riccardo Burchielli
Published by: Vertigo Comics
Although Max is the “star” of Mad Max: Fury Road, it can be argued that he’s not the most interesting of the characters in the film. Maybe it’s because we already know his history, his origins from the previous three films: Mad Max, The Road Warrior, and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, it’s the other characters from Mad Max: Fury Road that has taken hold of audience’s imagination.
Sure, there’s Imperator Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron, but there’s also the big bad, tyrannical leader, Immortan Joe (actor Hugh Keays-Byrne, who appeared in the first Mad Max film as Toecutter) and his War Boy Nux (played by Nicholas Hoult). What’s’ the story behind those two guys?
Well, Vertigo Comics is ready to answer some of those questions along with the film’s writer/director, George Miller – so you know that those answers are in-continuity!
Written by Mark Sexton and Nico Lathouris along with Miller, and illustrated by Leandro Fernandez and Riccardo Burchielli, the 40-page Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1 delves deep into origins. Here, in two separate stories that take place before the film, we learn about Colonel Joe Moore, the war hero who will turn despotic villain as well as Nux, who knows only the chaos of a post-apocalyptic world.
Fill yourself up with “juice” and power your way through the wasteland, making the run to your local comic book shop for salvation! Pick up Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1 and the back story to Mad Max: Fury Road today!