The Maxx: Maxximized HC #1HC-A
Collects The Maxx (1993) #1-4, The Maxx, Volume 1
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|
|Cover Artist||Sam Kieth|
Characters View all
|Glorie (The Maxx) (Glorie)|
|Julie (Julia Winters)|
|Mr. Gone (Artemus 'Artie' Pender)|
|Maxx (Dave O)|