Vertigo, the innovative, boundary-pushing imprint of DC Entertainment, will collaborate with Mad Max: Fury Road director, producer and co-writer George Miller on two upcoming projects based on the film. The first is a Deluxe Edition hardcover entitled Mad Max: Fury Road: Inspired Artists, in which sixty-five top artists will create art inspired by the world of Mad Max: Fury Road. The second is four comic book stories that follow four main characters of the film and tell their prelude stories leading up to the film's opening scene.
Mad Max: Fury Road: Inspired Artists will contain double-page spreads from 65 visionary artists bringing their own unique style to the world of Mad Max: Fury Road. Each of the artists' work will be inspired by Miller's post-apocalyptic wasteland. These spreads will range from spectacular action sequences to haunting character portraits. Artists participating include Lee Bermejo, Dave McKean, Cliff Chiang, Nicola Scott, Stephanie Hans, Tara McPherson, among others. This book is due to hit shelves on May 6, prior to the film's May 15th release.
In addition, George Miller, Nico Lathouris and Mark Sexton are writing four prelude stories that follow leading characters Nux, Immortan Joe, Furiosa, and Mad Max, whose story will be in two parts. This miniseries will release one issue a month, starting with Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1 releasing on May 20, followed by Mad Max: Fury Road: Furiosa #1 and Mad Max: Fury Road: Mad Max #1 & #2. Nico Lathouris served as a co-writer on the film while Mark Sexton served as storyboard and concept artist for Mad Max: Fury Road. Interior artists working on these projects include Riccardo Burchielli, Leandro Fernandez, Tristan Jones, and Mark Sexton, while covers will be illustrated by Tommy Lee Edwards.
Mad Max: Fury Road: Inspired Artists
On sale MAY 6 - 144 pg, FC, 7.0625" x 10.875", $24.99 US - Mature Readers
In anticipation of the upcoming blockbuster film Mad Max: Fury Road, 65 of comics' best artists took to the post-apocalyptic landscape to interpret this gorgeous and desolate world of George Miller's design. Inspired by images from the film, each of these visionary artists brings their unique style to a double-page spread of part of the world of Mad Max, with commentary from the artists and Miller himself. From breathtaking action sequences to heartbreaking character portraits, Fury Road will be perfectly captured by a one-of-a-kind array of comics legends, side-by-side with some of the most exciting new talent in the industry!
Mad Max: Fury Road: Nux & Immortan Joe #1
One-shot - On sale May 20 - 40 pg, FC, $4.99 US - Mature Readers
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!