Maxx

    (Image, 1993-1997, 2005-2006)
™ and ©1993 Sam Kieth

Huge. Powerful. Purple. It’s that last part about being purple (along with his general confusion about life) that separates the Maxx from the other musclebound mooks you’re likely to encounter. Of undetermined origin, the Maxx seems convinced that he’s some sort of super-hero, but other than getting beaten up by bad guys, he is not exactly sure of what he’s supposed to do. Frankly, he would much rather just go home and watch Cheers.

Created, written, and drawn by Sam Kieth, the Maxx comes off like Image’s answer to Groo the Wanderer. Upon further examination, however, it turns out that Kieth has created one of the more complex psychodramas to be seen in comic books. The real story revolves around a girl, Julie, who suffered abuse as a child and has grown into an incredibly shy adult. The Outback is her dreamland, where she appears as a jungle princess. The Maxx is actually just a homeless bum which Julie took in.

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#0.5

  6/1/1993
  $1.95
  $7.00
8 copies available from $3.99
Wizard promotional editionSam Kieth, William Messner-LoebsSam Kieth

#0.5 Dynamic Forces

  3/1/1998
  $1.95
  $49.00
1 copy available for $49.95
Wizard promotional edition: Dynamic Forces Signed Edition signed by William Messner-Loebs, limited to 5,000 copies. Includes Certificate of AuthenticitySam Kieth, William Messner-LoebsSam Kieth

#0.5 Gold Edition

  6/1/1993
  $1.95
  $103.00
No copies available
Gold edition; Promotional edition in slipcover with certificate of authenticitySam KiethSam Kieth

#1

  3/1/1993
  $1.95
  $2.50
188 copies available from $0.40
 Sam Kieth, William Messner-LoebsSam Kieth

#1 3-D Edition

  1/1/1998
  $4.95
  $28.00
3 copies available from $19.95
3-D edition; Bound-in glassesSam Kieth, William Messner-LoebsJim Sinclair, Sam Kieth

#1 Variation A

  3/1/1993
  $1.95
  $36.00
No copies available
Golden Apple First Day of Issue variant; SignedSam Kieth, William Messner-LoebsJim Sinclair, Sam Kieth

#1 Special Cover

  3/1/1993
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  $53.00
2 copies available from $44.99
Glow-in-the-dark promotional edition; Glow in the dark coverSam Kieth, William Messner-LoebsJim Sinclair, Sam Kieth

#2

  4/1/1993
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  $1.50
49 copies available from $0.88
 Sam Kieth, William Messner-LoebsJim Sinclair, Sam Kieth

#3

  5/1/1993
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53 copies available from $0.88
 Sam Kieth, William Messner-LoebsJim Sinclair, Sam Kieth

#4

  8/1/1993
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  $1.95
25 copies available from $0.99
 Sam Kieth, William Messner-LoebsJim Sinclair, Sam Kieth

#5

  9/1/1993
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  $1.10
57 copies available from $0.75
 William Messner-Loebs, Sam KiethSam Kieth, Dave Feiss

#6

  10/6/1993
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  $1.25
18 copies available from $0.80
Cover says Oct, indicia says NovSam Kieth, Bill Messer-LoebsSam Kieth

#7

  3/1/1994
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8 copies available from $0.80
 William Messner-Loebs, Sam KiethSam Kieth

#8

  5/1/1994
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 William Messner-Loebs, Sam KiethSam Kieth

#9

  6/1/1994
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12 copies available from $1.75
 William Messner-Loebs, Sam KiethSam Kieth

#10

  8/1/1994
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9 copies available from $2.00
 William Messner-Loebs, Sam KiethSam Kieth

#11

  10/1/1994
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 Sam KiethSam Kieth

#12

  12/1/1994
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5 copies available from $1.25
 William Messner-Loebs, Sam KiethSam Kieth

#13

  1/1/1995
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 William Messner-Loebs, Sam KiethSam Kieth

#14

  2/1/1995
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4 copies available from $2.00
 William Messner-Loebs, Sam KiethSam Kieth

#15

  4/1/1995
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2 copies available from $12.95
Cover says February, indicia says AprSam KiethSam Kieth

#16

  6/1/1995
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Cover says Feb, indicia says JunSam KiethSam Kieth

#17

  7/1/1995
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 Sam KiethSam Kieth

#18

  8/1/1995
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 William Messner-Loebs, Sam KiethSam Kieth

#19

  9/1/1995
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5 copies available from $3.95
 William Messner-Loebs, Sam KiethSam Kieth

#20

  11/1/1995
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4 copies available from $3.95
 William Messner-Loebs, Sam KiethSam Kieth

#21

  1/1/1996
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  $3.75
3 copies available from $3.75
 Sam Kieth, Alan MooreSam Kieth

#22

  2/1/1996
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  $4.75
3 copies available from $3.50
 William Messner-Loebs, Sam KiethSam Kieth

#23

  3/1/1996
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5 copies available from $2.75
 Sam KiethSam Kieth

#24

  5/1/1996
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4 copies available from $5.25
 Sam KiethSam Kieth

#25

  6/1/1996
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3 copies available from $3.99
Cover says Jul, indicia says JunSam KiethSam Kieth

#26

  8/1/1996
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  $11.50
2 copies available from $5.95
Origin of Mr. GoneSam KiethSam Kieth

#27

  9/1/1996
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2 copies available from $5.95
 Sam KiethSam Kieth

#28

  1/1/1997
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  $16.00
1 copy available for $13.99
 Sam KiethSam Kieth

#29

  4/1/1997
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  $14.00
4 copies available from $9.00
 Sam KiethSam Kieth

#30

  5/1/1997
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  $18.00
4 copies available from $9.99
 Sam Kieth, Dave FeissSam Kieth, Dave Feiss

#31

  7/1/1997
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  $13.00
4 copies available from $9.99
 Sam KiethSam Kieth

#32

  9/1/1997
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  $14.00
2 copies available from $12.95
 Sam KiethSam Kieth

#33

  10/1/1997
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  $13.00
4 copies available from $11.75
 Sam KiethSam Kieth

#34

  12/1/1997
  $1.95
  $20.00
3 copies available from $18.00
 Sam KiethSam Kieth

#35

  2/1/1998
  $1.95
  $107.00
2 copies available from $49.99
Final IssueSam KiethJim Sinclair, Sam Kieth

Book #1

  4/1/1995
  $12.95
  $13.00
No copies available
Collects Maxx #1-6Sam KiethSam Kieth

Book #1 (2nd printing)

  9/1/2003
  $17.95
  $60.00
1 copy available for $59.99
Collects Maxx #1-6; First Cliffhanger/DC Printing; Crappon In The Hat by Dave Fiess is the dream sequence in issue #5; Foreword by Sam KeithSam Kieth, William Messner-Loebs, Dave FeissSam Kieth, Dave Feiss

Book #1 (3rd printing)

  7/1/1996
  $12.95
  $3.50
No copies available
3rd Printing; Original Image Edition; Collects Maxx #1-6Sam KiethSam Kieth

Book #1 (4th printing)

 
  $17.99
  $17.99
No copies available
 Sam KiethSam Kieth

Book #2

  6/1/1997
  $12.95
  $36.00
1 copy available for $50.00
Collects Maxx #7-12Sam KiethSam Kieth

Book #2 (2nd printing)

 
  $17.99
  $17.99
No copies available
 Sam KiethSam Kieth

Book #3

 
  $17.95
  $17.95
No copies available
Collects Maxx #14-20Sam Kieth, William Messner-LoebsSam Kieth, Jim Sinclair, Dane McArt

Book #3 (2nd printing)

 
  $17.99
  $17.99
No copies available
 Sam Kieth, William Messner-LoebsSam Kieth

Book #4

  2/1/2005
  $17.95
  $29.00
1 copy available for $29.99
Collects Maxx#21-27Sam KiethSam Kieth

Book #4 (2nd printing)

 
  $17.99
  $17.99
No copies available
 Sam Kieth, Alan MooreSam Kieth

Book #5

 
  $19.99
  $19.99
No copies available
Collects Maxx #28–35Sam KiethJim Sinclair, Sam Kieth

Book #6

 
  $19.99
  $74.00
1 copy available for $74.99
Collects Friends of Maxx #1-3 and Maxx 3-D; ca. 2006Sam KiethJim Sinclair, Sam Kieth