Mad Max #1 Comic Book

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Re: Mad Max #1 Comic Book

Postby roadwarriormfp » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:07 am

flightsuit wrote:
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Sigh .... there is only ONE Interceptor built for Max. By this i mean ONE Black XB Falcon hardtop. Im not referring other cars built for other drivers.
It was specially built for him to stay on.
And if you want to be picky its actually a "Pursuit special"
So again, only ONE Interceptor was built.



One interceptor was specially modified for Max, but that doesn't mean there was only one interceptor, or even only one Falcon XB-based interceptor.

The mere fact that MM2 contains the line, "Last of the V8 interceptors; woulda been a shame to blow it up" proves that interceptors were common enough in pre-pockyclipse civilization that your average gearhead would recognize one when he saw it.


There was no Interceptor production line.
You are reading into the line the wrong way.

In the Mad Max world V8 production had ceased before the events of MM1.

Hence when Barry says "Shes the last of the V8s"... literally meant it was the last production V8 to be built.

The MFP modified what ever car it could get a hold of, that why you see The March Hare XA Falcon as an Interceptor.
The later model XB Pursuit car (both with the same paint scheme)
The Maxs XB Interceptor (yellow) with a different paint scheme.
The nightrider Monaro "pursuit special" on metho different paint scheme
And Maxs specially made XB 2 door... all of these cars were different because they were limited in their budget and so would be buying anything they could when they had money. (I do not enjoy wasting money.... goodbye and good luck).

In the Mad Max novel there was only some 65 officers nationwide who worked for the MFP.
I think the original number was about 80, but at the time of the events of "Max" it was down to that figure.

This would mean at best 50 cars total in the MFP (some drive as single , some would drive as a team of two).

The line in MM2 (which remember is wrong) gives Maxs car the name of "Interceptor" when it was a Pursuit Special in MM1, just like the Monaro which was also a Pursuit special.

So the term "last of the V8 Interceptors" is a reference to literally the LAST V8 production car which had been modded into an Interceptor. And how would he know this? Again the MM1 world people were broke, jobs rare, fuel even rarer and expensive. Who could afford a V8? Not many people at all and anyone modding a car with huge power either had to be a cop or a criminal.

This is again another example as well of Millers "continuity issues" in all of the movies. Hence why hes said hes never really made the mad max movies to be sequels to each other, but stand alone films.
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Re: Mad Max #1 Comic Book

Postby seriz » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:25 am

many things in the novel come from Hayes' imagination. If he wrote 65 officers, he could put 84, 45, or 51... Who cares, the extended universe in Mad Max is something that arrived with Fury Road, but before...
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Re: Mad Max #1 Comic Book

Postby Mad Serge » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:22 pm

The Max Comics is really bad. It's like they didn't get the character : he is supposed to build a new car after MMBT (where he doesn't care if he lives or dies). Okay, but to do what with it ?... So Childish. Max is a more complex character. And they ruin the Thunderdome thing who isn't about "guys who killed each other to win a V8 engine". I mean, it is like bad fan-fiction. But again, it's canon. It's the official timeline. I am so disappoint by Miller.
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Re: Mad Max #1 Comic Book

Postby TheGoose » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:59 pm

Hey, did anyone notice that Immortan Joe (without his mask) is featured on the first page covering the first film???
Ha, just kidding.

Yeah, I agree that this is really bad, or at least just silly. It seems that each issue is lamer than the previous. That said, I did get some cheap thrills reading the latest one (Max #1), but only by considering it on the same level as a cheesey movie tie-in (or silly fan fiction).
Max seems like a total moron in this book. At least in Beyond Thunderdome, it was clear that he didn't agree to fight until he was sure he had an ace up his sleeve. Here, he's neither quick nor crafty, just lucky...and not even that!
Retelling the first three films was also a waste of space. This seems more like a lead-up to the video game, rather than offering anything extra to film fans.

Miller put his name on it, and is probably collecting some royalty checks, but I wonder how much he really contributed. The main credit probably goes to Mark Sexton, who, if his tweets (or whatever) are any indication, doesn't really seem to get Fury Road (despite storyboarding some of it).
Too bad they didn't let Brendan McCarthy create some Mad Max comics. They undoubtedly would have been a lot more imaginative.
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Re: Mad Max #1 Comic Book

Postby Ol' Coyote » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:19 pm

I also hate how he suddenly became feral in here. I thought he became feral after he fail to save Glory the child and all those people in his hallucinations. It's just doesn't make any sense given after MMBT, he had lots of his humanity back.
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Re: Mad Max #1 Comic Book

Postby Mad Jan » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:53 pm

Ol' Coyote wrote:I also hate how he suddenly became feral in here. I thought he became feral after he fail to save Glory the child and all those people in his hallucinations. It's just doesn't make any sense given after MMBT, he had lots of his humanity back.

The death of someone you truly love and care for could send anyone over the edge. Especially in a post-apocalyptic wasteland
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Re: Mad Max #1 Comic Book

Postby Ol' Coyote » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:39 am

Mad Jan wrote:
Ol' Coyote wrote:I also hate how he suddenly became feral in here. I thought he became feral after he fail to save Glory the child and all those people in his hallucinations. It's just doesn't make any sense given after MMBT, he had lots of his humanity back.

The death of someone you truly love and care for could send anyone over the edge. Especially in a post-apocalyptic wasteland


yes, but at the end of MMBT (as MMBT is treated as canon here), he doesn't look feral at all. He looks like that he moved on from the death of his family, but then he suddenly become feral before he met Glory the Child without any explanation of what happened between the end of MMBT and the start of this comic book.
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Re: Mad Max #1 Comic Book

Postby Immortan Joecutter » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:07 pm

After reading all of your comments I decided to skip the Max comics.
To be honest, I don't like the whole mashup with the old trilogy and the new movie.
For me FURY ROAD works perfect as a standalone film and I have no desire at all
to discover every single aspect of Max' backstory.

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Re: Mad Max #1 Comic Book

Postby Ol' Coyote » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:01 pm

Immortan Joecutter wrote:After reading all of your comments I decided to skip the Max comics.
To be honest, I don't like the whole mashup with the old trilogy and the new movie.
For me FURY ROAD works perfect as a standalone film and I have no desire at all
to discover every single aspect of Max' backstory.

Sometimes less is more ...


Yeah, Fury Road does looks good as a standalone movie.
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Re: Mad Max #1 Comic Book

Postby roadwarriormfp » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:16 am

Immortan Joecutter wrote:After reading all of your comments I decided to skip the Max comics.
To be honest, I don't like the whole mashup with the old trilogy and the new movie.
For me FURY ROAD works perfect as a standalone film and I have no desire at all
to discover every single aspect of Max' backstory.

Sometimes less is more ...


Correct 100%.
Miller never intended that the Mad Max series would be sequels.
In reality MM1 and 2 are the only two which are the true films.
If you think of Thunderdome as a stand alone film is a good (family) movie.
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