Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Maxx - Volume 5

The Maxx (Volume 5)The Maxx by Sam Kieth

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the fifth volume, things come to a head. Sara goes to her outback with Mr. Gone as her guide in an effort to fix it. Dave becomes The Maxx again and Julie and her son help Gone in the aftermath of Sara's trip to the Outback. The saga of The Maxx finally comes to a conclusion.

The last volume of the regular Maxx series ties up all the loose ends. Finding out the connection between all the characters is both a revelation and a forehead slapping moment. While to the casual reader, The Maxx is just a super hero book, it's acutally so much more. While there are fantasy and super hero trappings, it's actually the story of people dealing with mental and physical abuse. The monsters and costumes are just set dressing.

The ending to the saga is satisfying. There's a sense of finality to it but also a sense of hope.

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