Mad Max: Fury Road - Nux & Immortan Joe #1

Mad Max: Fury Road - Nux & Immortan Joe #1

Event\Storyline: Mad Max: Fury Road Writer: Mark Sexton, Nico Lathouris, George Miller Artist: Andrea Mutti, Riccardo Burchielli, Leandro Fernandez, Mark Sexton Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: May 20, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
7.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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!

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 20, 2015

    What will really make or break this comic in the eyes of many is, ultimately, just how much of a fan you are of Mad Max as a whole. If you haven't seen the new movie, for example, this is going to sail right over your head - and for plenty of others, the movie is a standalone work that doesn't need this kind of tangential tie-in. But if George Miller and Brendan McCarthy's insane action and designwork has stoked the fires of obsession in you and you just have to know more about what forces built Fury Road, however, then chances are you'll find something to enjoy in this bit of apocrypha. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 20, 2015

    If you've watched Mad Max: Fury Road and are already having withdrawals, this comic can help feed your hunger. Set as a prequel, the issue is divided into two parts to give the backstory to the two characters, Nux and Immortan Joe. The movie did a great job in introducing the characters but this comic does help to give you a little more. Chances are, if you've seen it, you're already thinking about watching it again. If you haven't seen the movie, as a prequel, the comic is accessible as well. The art is what you've come to expect from a Vertigo book. The vibe and atmosphere from the Mad Max world has been captured. Look for this comic if you need or want more from Mad Max. You'll definitely want to check out the next issue as well. This is how movie tie in comics should be done with this level of quality. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 21, 2015

    This Mad Max: Fury Road prequel fills in some interesting gaps but doesn't quite capture the film's sense of style. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 20, 2015

    Overall, the first issue did exactly what I'd hope it'd do, give me more information about some of the characters from the film. None of it is shattering, and I'd actually recommend going to see the film before reading the comic, but as far as a "movie" comic, it's an entertaining first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comix I Read - Kyle Pitman May 21, 2015

    But, until then, I guess I'll be busy jonesin' for that Fury Road hit. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - J.A. Micheline May 20, 2015

    I'm being harsh, I know. I'm being quippy and sassy and when I do that, I get a little mean, but I'll remind you again that Nux & Immortan Joe #1isnot bad. It is justalsonot good. It's fine. Totally fine. Totally and completely average. And that hurts, considering where we started. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho May 21, 2015

    Overall "Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux and Immortan Joe" #1 is a mixed bag. Immortan Joe's story is a very good read but I can't say that it was worth the $5 price tag. It's definitely only something those who have seen the movie could enjoy and the art is a bit hit and miss. We still have three more issues to go, including a Furiosa story and I can only hope that the quality picks up. It can be easy to categorize this as a cash grab if it doesn't improve. Read Full Review

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