Image’s The Maxx was creator Sam Kieth’s utterly unconventional take on the idea of masked heroes. We collected a good chunk of the original issues over the years, but we’ve never had the opportunity to read the whole series in one take. It starts out weird and gets weirder, and then totally shifts gears two or three years into the series. The story does make its own internal sense eventually, and the artwork is a visual feast. This is still a difficult series to collect inexpensively. Several key issues fetch high prices, and the collected trade paperbacks were printed in small runs. This would be a great omnibus for Image to print. Let’s have a peek inside!
We sold this lot on eBay last year, as pictured below, but we’d love to read the entire series start to finish one of these winters.