Mad Max will finally return to the cinema screen this year with Tom Hardy taking over from Mel Gibson as Max. As with big blockbusters a limited comic series will hope to expand on the films plot.
Publishing comics to tie in with big films is nothing new. Whilst originally you would see comic adaptations of the film hit the newsstand just before release, allowing you to spoil the movie a few weeks beforehand, these days there usually prequel stories setting you up for the films main plot.
Mad Max will get a four issue release starting in May. From the press release,
“…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.”
Mad Max: Fury Road will open in US cinemas on May 15th.