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 Maxxa 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. Collects issues #1-4.
Sam Kieth has long been renowned for his stunning artistry and insightful and quirky stories. Now, IDW is proud to present a re-mastered edition (complete with new scans of all Maxx pages from the original art) with revised coloring, all overseen by Kieth. The Maxx tells the story of a homeless person who lives in a box and moves back and forth between our reality and "The Outback," a heroic fantasy realm. He is aided and accompanied by Julie Winters, a social worker in our world and a beautiful jungle princess in The Outback.
Up on a roof-top, an alienated boy named Harry seeks out Mr. Gone to learn how he might gain power. Meanwhile, Maxx breaks into Gone's lair and is distraught by clues on a series of tapes Gone made for Sarah. Back on the roof, Gone's advice for Harry meets with disastrous results-- for Mr. Gone.
In this Elsworlds Tale, Princess Diana leaves Paradise Island and journeys into "man's world" after being kidnapped by Steve Trevor and the royal marines--during the Victorian Era! Trapped in a more misogynistic world, Diana battles against the oppressive reign of King Jack!
Maxx is confronted by Mr. Gone in the outback, and spills vital clues about how he became the Maxx. Meanwhile, outback Julie retreats to her rock lair and begins the slow process of healing. Completely remastered each page has been painstakingly scanned from the original art by Sam Kieth, who is also overseeing the new coloring. This is The Maxx better than ever!
It's the origins of the Flash...and Flash. The Flash died in the pages of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS...and here's what happened next. Plus, the origin and life of Wally West!
Our good Doc finds himself surrounded by a room full of black isz, as Maxx seeks resolution battling various Outback creatures. Meanwhile, Julie seeks solace in that special place we all go to contemplate weighty issuesthe bathroom. Neither seems any closer to finding the answers they seek (But Sara finally unwraps that mysterious box of clay that's been talking to her)!
Fairy Tale: As Julie is spring cleaning, Mr. Gone entertains us with a little child-like tale of Julie's traumatic up-bringing, and the little sickly rabbit that scrape, scrape, scrapes, which she keeps hidden under her bed. She learns lessons from her absentee father's denial, and her mother's unflinching willingness to face things that Julie (and Maxx) would rather avoid all together.
Julie grapples with how to tell Maxx she's contemplating leaving him while she tries to see things from Maxx's POV. Meanwhile, Gone tries, yet again, to reason with Maxx and force him to face the secrets of the Outback and why Maxx and Julie's relationship is based on things both would rather remain repressedƒ all this while Julie packs up a U-haul.
In Elseworlds, heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places-some that have existed, or might have existed, and others that canÕt, couldnÕt or shouldnÕt exist. The result: stories that make characters who are as familiar as yesterday seem as fresh as tomorrow. Featuring the League of Justice battling the insane sorcerer Luithorr, Diana Prince and the Justice Riders against the evil robber baron Maxwell Lord, Batman and Superman as pulp heroes, a gender reversed WorldÕs Finest teaming up to save Lex Luthor and other tales! Now, for the first time, the Justice LeagueÕs prestige format Elseworlds tales are featured in a new graphic novel collection. Collects ELSEWORLDÕS FINEST #1-2, ELSEWORLDÕS FINEST: SUPERGIRL & BATGIRL, JUSTICE RIDERS, LEAGUE OF JUSTICE #1-2, TITANS: SCISSORS, PAPER, STONE, and WONDER WOMAN: AMAZONIA!
Featuring the first part of the incredible Mike Deodato's (Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers) run on Wonder Woman, this collection includes some of the most beautifully rendered Amazons in comics history. Wonder Woman no more? In her mother's eyes, Diana has not lived up to the task of being Wonder Woman, and now the Queen of the Amazons sets in motion a contest where a new Wonder Woman will be crowned. But Diana sees things differently and decides to defend her position and take on any and all comers! Will she keep her place as Wonder Woman of the Amazons? Collects Wonder Woman #0, #85 and #90-93.
Newly colorized! Sarah finally learns everything from her dad's tapes, but she might not last long enough to share this newfound knowledge since she's stuck in jail with a black Isz for a cellmate! Turns out she has one more lesson to learn: sometimes you have to be ugly... to survive.
Maxx finds himself plunged into a maze of quilts, lawn chairs and toy animals, leading to a large horse version of Maxx, (Not to be confused with Maxx's rabbit version). Maxx is pulled along into Sara's childhood, when a mysterious stranger discovers Sara and Maxx in bed togetherƒ Meanwhile, Jasper gets his hand released from the Outback, but in a less than pleasant way.
After Laying on the couch and feeling sorry for himself, being spied upon by some isz... Maxx plunges down the proverbial rabbit hole, and encounters the "Crappon in the Hat," tries to save a fish, spills some beans, discovers a little girl (who's a developmentally stunted version of the Jungle Queen), then struggles to make sense of it all... and finding himself on Julie's couch again.
After Laying on the couch and feeling sorry for himself, and being spied upon by some isz Maxx plunges down the proverbial rabbit hole and encounters the "Crappon in the Hat," tries to save a fish, spills some beans, discovers a little girl (who is somehow connected to the Jungle Queen), and then finds himself on Julie's couch, confused and afraid right back where he started!