George Miller and screenwriter Nico Lathouris worked on several backstories for his actors and their roles, so to make a cohesive timeline of events that will be presented in graphic novel format by Vertigo Comics.
Miller expands ‘Mad Max’ mythos in comics
A series of Mad Max prequel stories from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo Comics imprint kicks off Wednesday looking at the earlier days of Fury Road’s prime players, beginning with the villainous overlord Immortan Joe (played by Hugh Keays-Byrne in the movie) and Nux (Nicholas Hoult), one of the Immortan’s loyal War Boys. An issue focusing on Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and how she met the Immortan’s brides, women chosen to bear a worthy male heir for the ruler, arrives June 17, and two chapters focusing on Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) and a hazardous trip to Gastown — and Thunderdome Plus — come out July 8 and August 5. (A special hardcover edition collecting all the stories is in stores Aug. 26.)