The Maxx: Maxximized #3 Review


What will Maxx get up to next? Read on to find out.

The official description from IDW:

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!

Maxx Maxximized #3Now there have been a few re-releases over the years, and in general they’re usually met with great praise (especially if the original series was a success). I however never got the chance to read Maxx before and having read this issue I’m glad I’ve finally gotten to as it’s simply amazing.

Sam Kieth and William Messner-Loebs did a wonderful job with this issue, giving a very unique and interesting tale. The way that they developed the story throughout this issue was also simply outstanding, as it gave fantastic mystery and suspense. The best part however had to be the amazing narration and dialogue, as the former gave a lot of energy to the story. Besides all this the story also flowed very smoothly with it’s progression having a very natural feel to it.

Now I’ve never really been the biggest fan on Sam Kieth’s artwork, as even though his work on Batman has gotten a lot of praise it isn’t to my taste. I do however feel that this kind of story with creatures like Maxx suit Kieth’s art style perfectly, with his unique wacky look making the creatures stand out more. I also loved the overall layout of Kieth’s artwork as it added a lot of tone to the issue. The colours from Ronda Pattison also suited the style of the story, adding a lot of vibrancy to Kieth’s art.

Overall this is a great tale and I am happy to have finally read a tale featuring the Maxx. I imagine it will bring some brilliant memories to long time fans as well as create a few more. It’s done the latter to this Fanboy who highly recommends it.



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