The Maxx: Maxximized HC #1HC-A

Collects The Maxx (1993) #1-4, The Maxx, Volume 1

Rel: May 21, 2014 - Pub: May 2014
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Modern Age | Color | USA | English
Hardcover Oversized Edition
Hardcover | 104 pages | $21.99

Mr. Gone, a serial rapist with a telepathic link to Julie and extensive knowledge of and access to people's various Outbacks, starts phoning Julie. She thinks he is merely an obscene phone caller, and ignores him. Eventually, The Maxx gets in Gone's way by "protecting" Julie, so Gone tries to kill him, assisted by the Isz, the Outback's main predators. The Maxx fights him in both The Outback and the real world.

Eventually, Mr. Gone makes Julie see the truth about her past, and reveals to her how The Maxx came to be. A twist is revealed by Gone: the fact that Gone first met Julie when she was a child as "uncle Artie", a friend of her father's. Gone's tall tales about a visit to Australia helped shape Julie's Outback. As Julie begins healing herself and The Outback, the series follows Sarah, a depressed teenager whose mother sends her to Julie for counseling. Sarah is often in conflict with her mother, who disciplines her so she won't grow up to be like her father, eventually revealed to be Mr. Gone.

Creators View all

Writer Sam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs
Artist Sam Kieth
Inker James Sinclair
Colorist Ronda Pattison
Letterer Michael Heisler
Cover Artist Sam Kieth

Characters View all

Sarah James
Glorie (The Maxx) (Glorie)
Julie (Julia Winters)
Mr. Gone (Artemus 'Artie' Pender)
Maxx (Dave O)
Tilly James