DC Comics to Release Mad Max: Fury Road Prequel Comics in May
Right around the release of the Mad Max reboot, Mad Max: Fury Road, in May, DC Comics imprint Vertigo will release the first of four prequel comics that will detail the backstory of Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and Nicholas Hoult's characters.
Nux and Immortan Joe #1, which follows Nicholas Hoult's character, Nux, will be the first installment. It will come out at the end of May, followed by Furiosa #1 and then two Mad Max issues. The official synopsis for Nux and Immortan Joe #1 is as follows:
"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!"
Here's the cover of the first issue:
There will also be a special Inspired Artists edition, which will feature 65 different artists' takes on the dystopian world of Mad Max: Fury Road. Here are the front and back covers:
The Mad Max: Fury Road prequel comics will be released in comic book stores on May 6 (Inspired Artists) and May 20 (Nux and Immortan Joe #1), while the film will come out in theaters on May 15.