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The Maxx, Vol. 2 (The Maxx #2)

4.41  ·  Rating Details  ·  917 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
A perplexing adventure of fantasy and reality, THE MAXX BOOK TWO tells the compelling tale of three ordinary people caught in an extraordinary maelstrom of deadly denials and lost identities. After enduring a tragic event as a child, young Julie Winters created a fantasy world within her own mind to escape to whenever she was overwhelmed. But after a lifetime of repressed ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Wildstorm
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Dan Schwent
Apr 12, 2016 Dan Schwent rated it it was amazing
In the second collected Maxx volume, Maxx and Julie venture across the Outback and meet Pitt, another Hulk inspired character from the 90's. Meanwhile, in the real world, Julie is locked in the bathroom while Pitt and Maxx, both at four inches tall, fight an Isz in her apartment. After that, things get weird as Sarah James, a minor character in the last volume, finds out her true parentage and goes searching for her spirit animal...

The second volume of The Maxx is where things really get going,
Rodney Wilder
Sep 25, 2009 Rodney Wilder rated it it was amazing
Sam Kieth creates such a twisted, darkened vision of the world we live in, yet it is wholly accurate. Injecting The Maxx with equal degrees of realism and fantasy, the story comes to life magnificently. The fragmented, fragile states of the characters is mirrored in the fluctuating artistic mediums used throughout the comics, to create an entirely magical hallucinatory trip for the reader.

As far as storyline, Kieth tugs at heartstrings, bringing the reader to a place not dissimilar to that of Ju
Apr 22, 2015 Alazzar rated it really liked it
Blew through this one in two short sittings. Like he did with the previous volume, Sam Kieth delights the reader with his weird (but awesome) art and awesome (but weird) stories. The Maxx is a book that's often strange and confusing, but never dull. Can't wait to see where it goes next!

The first 3/4 of this comic was awesome. In particular, the story conveyed in Julie's youth was super interesting and uniquely presented. However, I found that this installment went a little sideways in the end (excepting the Mr. Gone piece).

For those who enjoy this series, it's unlikely you'll be disappointed. Pitt makes his appearance in the beginning. Major plot developments occur, and you learn a great deal more about the characters and the worlds they inhabit. The beginning is great, an
Federiken Masters
Jan 10, 2012 Federiken Masters rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Todo el mundo.
Recommended to Federiken by: Todo
Impresionante. Cuando dejé el tomo 1 hace casi un año más o menos me imaginé con qué me iba a encontrar en tomos posteriores. Y le pifié horriblemente. Y ahora que leí la serie completa (en los tres tomos de Norma que ya reseñaré luego) veo que cada historia, cada capítulo, a veces hasta cada página, es como una pieza de un rompecabezas que sabés que no va a encajar jamás, pero cuyo armado te puede dejar atónito, en el mejor sentido posible. Altamente recomendado para todo el mundo, sobre todo p ...more
Feb 14, 2016 Jutta added it
this is where we get into the rest of the story I don't know
DeAnna Knippling
Apr 22, 2016 DeAnna Knippling rated it really liked it
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This was great...but I am so freaking lost. Of course the library doesn't have vol 1.

The reason that this isn't five stars is that I think that yes, this isn't supposed to be easy, but no, it doesn't have to be this hard. The structure is so complex that the characters have to be stripped down, the plot has to be stripped down, all to show off the structure. So, eh, points off for biting off more than you can chew and only partially getting me to swallow it--but points given for same, too. Will
Jul 04, 2014 Jesse rated it it was amazing
Jul 09, 2009 David rated it really liked it
Another sequence of mind-poking artwork and twisty storylines. I don't remember this much being revealed so early in the animated version, so I'm definitely looking forward to reading the other volumes. Once again, I have to thank the Capital Area District Library for shelving an amazing selection of graphic novels. I'm biting my nails to read Volume 3.
Oct 03, 2010 Lord rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, comics
I'm not sure about this volume. I really liked the first one but this really seems to be more a psychological study than a comic book.
Lua Limaverde
Jul 20, 2012 Lua Limaverde rated it it was amazing
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Nov 11, 2010 Lachlan rated it it was amazing
One of the greatest (and most underrated) graphic novels ever. Not a fan past this volume, however.
Gary Lee
Aug 24, 2008 Gary Lee rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic installment.
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Kieth first came to prominence in 1984 as the inker of Matt Wagner's Mage, his brushwork adding fluidity and texture to the broad strokes of Wagner's early work at Comico Comics. In 1989, he drew the first five issues of writer Neil Gaiman's celebrated series The Sandman, but felt his style was unsuited to the book (specifically saying that he "felt like Jimi Hendrix in The Beatles") and left, han ...more
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