There are a bunch of potentially awesome movies hitting theaters this summer, however the one I want to see the most is definitely MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. I know for some Mad Max will always be Mel Gibson, but I have a feeling Tom Hardy is going to do just fine as Max, and I've been very impressed with the trailers for the film.
/Film has a first look at Vertigo's Mad Max: Fury Road: Inspired Artists, an upcoming art book for the film, as well as Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1, the first of four planned character centric prequel comics written by creator/director George Miller, Nico Lathouris and Mark Sexton.
Mad Max: Fury Road: Inspired Artists features art work inspired by the MAD MAX world from over 65 different artists and commentary from George Miller. The first comic will focus on Nicholas Hoult (Nux) and Hugh Keays-Byrne's (Immortan Joe) characters from MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, and Charlize Theron's character will star in the next one Furiosa #1, followed by a two-part prequel comic for Tom Hardy's Max.
Below you'll find front and back covers for Mad Max: Fury Road: Inspired Artists, the Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1 cover, and details on both books. The art book will be in stores on May 6, and the Nux and Immortan Joe prequel comic will go on sale on May 20.
Check 'em out:
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!
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!
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD opens on May 15, 2015.