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The MAXX: Maxximized, Volume 1

By Sam Kieth (By (artist)), William Messner-Loeb, Sam Kieth

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Format: Hardcover, 104 pages
Other Information: chiefly Illustrations
Published In: United States, 15 July 2014
Sam Kieth's own quirky brand of brilliance has been wowing fans and inspiring cartoonists for more than 25 years. As one of the earliest creators for Image Comics, Kieth created The Maxx - a homeless superhero who lives in a box. Both Maxx and his social worker friend, Julie, share adventures in both the real world and in "the Outback," a fantasy realm inhabited by their jungle-inspired totems. In this new edition, each page has been scanned from the original art, remastered, and completely recolored under the watchful eye of Sam Kieth. Collects issues #1-4.

About the Author

Sam Kiethais a comic book writer and illustrator, best known as the creator ofaThe MaxxaandaZero Girl. aKieth first came to prominence in 1984 as the inker of Matt Wagner'saMage, and a year later as the inker ofaFish Police. In 1989, he penciled the first five issues (the "Preludes & Nocturnes" story arc) of writer Neil Gaiman's celebrated seriesaThe Sandmanaand collaborated with Alan Grant on a Penguin story inaSecret Origins Speciala#1. In 1993 Kieth created the original seriesaThe Maxxafor fledgling publisher Image Comics.aThe Maxxaran 35 issues, all of which were plotted and illustrated by Kieth. William Messner-Loebs scripted #1-15 and Alan Moore wrote #21. In 1995,aThe Maxxawas adapted as part of MTV's short-lived animation seriesaMTV's Oddities. After taking a break from comics to pursue other interests, Kieth created the seriesaZero Girlafor DC Comics' Wildstorm imprint in 2001. He followed that with the dramaaFour Womenalater that year andaZero Girl- Full Circlein 2003. In 2010, Kieth wrote and illustrated the original hardcover graphic novelaArkham Asylum- Madness, which spent two weeks onaThe New York TimesaBest Seller list, reaching number five in the category of "Hardcover Graphic Books.

EAN: 9781613779590
ISBN: 1613779593
Publisher: Idea & Design Works
Dimensions: 28.19 x 18.54 x 1.27 centimetres (0.54 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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