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Fast and Furiosa: Comic Artist Take On ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

 

Mad Max: Fury Road took a lot of people by surprise this weekend with just how good, how exciting, how beautiful, and how progressive it is, but those smart folks at Vertigo Comics seemed to know what was coming. Not only have they commissioned a quartet of prequel comics, starting this week with Nux And Immortan Joe; they also put together an art book full of wonderful tributes to the movie by some of the best artists in comics.

We’ve scoured the internet to pull together several of these amazing works for your enjoyment, as well as some Mondo Gallery tie-in art and the Tommy Lee Edwards covers to the upcoming comics. You can see the art from Mad Max: Fury Road: Inspired Artists pieces in the gallery above, and the Mondo and comic cover art below.

We suspect this is just the start when it comes to Fury Road art; even now there are hundreds of professional and amateur fans who have been inspired to take up their pencils and offer their own takes on Imperator Furiosa, and we can’t wait to see it! What a lovely day.

 

Boneface (vinyl soundtrack art, Mondo Gallery)
Boneface (poster, Mondo Gallery)
Killian Eng (poster, Mondo gallery)
Nux and Immortan Joe #1, Tommy Lee Edwards
Furiosa #1, Tommy Lee Edwards
Mad Max #1, Tommy Lee Edwards

 

Mad Max: Fury Road: Inspired Artists is out now from Vertigo Comics. The final four images above are from Vertigo’s prequel comics, co-written by director George Miller. The Nux & Immortan Joe one-shot is out this week, followed next month by a Furiosa one-shot, and then a two-part Mad Max comic in July. Check out the solicitations for all four comics below:

 

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD: NUX & IMMORTAN JOE #1
U.S. Price: $4.99 ON SALE 5/20
Art by: Riccardo Burchielli and Leandro Fernandez
Cover by: Tommy Lee Edwards
Written by: Mark Sexton, Nico Lathouris, George Miller
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 – FURIOSA #1
U.S. Price: $4.99 ON SALE 6/17
Art by: Tristan Jones
Cover by: Tommy Lee Edwards
Written by: Mark Sexton, Nico Lathouris, George Miller
High in the Citadel there exists a bio-dome of clean air and pure water, protected from the toxicity and anarchy of the Wasteland. Here the warlord Immortan Joe keeps his most prized possessions – his wives – imprisoned for his pleasure and his insistence that they bear him healthy male heirs.
Then, amid this cruel depravity, an unlikely rescuer emerges…the Immortan’s most lethal warrior: the Imperator Furiosa.
From the mind of George Miller, the creator of the Mad Max trilogy, the prelude miniseries to the upcoming film Mad Max: Fury Road continues!

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD – MAD MAX #1
U.S. Price: $4.99 ON SALE 7/8
Art by: Mark Sexton
Cover by: Tommy Lee Edwards
Written by: Nico Lathouris, George Miller, Mark Sexton
Max. The warrior Max. Haunted by his past and fated to wander the brutal Wasteland in search of his better self. To do so, Max Rockatansky enters Gastown, the only source of guzzoline for thousands of miles. Here he finds the final piece that he needs to rebuild his Interceptor – the powerful Boss 351 engine. But in order to acquire the fabled V8 in a world where car parts are worth more than a man’s life, Max must survive a gladiatorial battle in a place called…Thunderdome Plus!
From the mind of George Miller, the creator of the Mad Max trilogy, the prelude series to the upcoming film Mad Max: Fury Road continues in its penultimate issue!

 

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