The Maxx (1995)

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Maxx is a purple-clad superhero living in a cardboard box. His only friend is Julie Winters, a freelance social worker. Maxx often finds himself shifting back and forth between the "real" ... See full summary »

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 Sarah (7 episodes, 1995)
Glynnis Talken ...
 Glorie / ... (7 episodes, 1995)
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 Sgt. Ocono, Cop, Fridge, The Crappon / ... (7 episodes, 1995)
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 Mr. Gone (7 episodes, 1995)
Michael Haley ...
 The Maxx (6 episodes, 1995)
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Maxx is a purple-clad superhero living in a cardboard box. His only friend is Julie Winters, a freelance social worker. Maxx often finds himself shifting back and forth between the "real" world and a more primitive outback world where he rules, and protects Julie. Mr. Gone, a self-proclaimed "student of the mystic arts" seems to know more about Maxx and Julie and their strange relationship than they could ever guess, but he's not exactly telling all....not yet, anyway. Written by Gregg Long <diggerblue@hotmail.com>

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The comic book series was adapted into an animated series as part of the MTV program Oddities. It covered Darker Image #1, The Maxx #1/2, and issues #1-11 of the regular series, depicting the introduction of Julie, the original Maxx, Mr. Gone, and, later, Sarah. The series included few of the revelations of the characters' origins, however, and did not describe the interconnections between them. The series made wide use of scanned artwork and CGI. See more »

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[about her schoolmates]
Sara: They're all necro-nerds and Sand freaks. They think death is romantic. Death is hard and cold and ugly, not some cute chick.
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Referenced in Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 3 (2007) See more »

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The Maxx
23 March 2007 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

"Most of us inhabit at least two worlds: The real world, where we're at the mercy of circumstance... and the world within, the unconscious, a safe place, where we can escape..."

With those words, the "villain" of the series, Mr. Gone introduces inside the viewers into the world of "The Maxx", a fascinating world where the line between the fantasy and the reality isn't very clear and most things aren't what they seem at first glance.

"The Maxx" is a very faithful adaptation of the Sam Kieth comic in which it was inspired: Though abbreviated, this animation equals the original comic book in quality, helped, no doubt by the heavy involvement of the original creator. Additionally, some story lines from the original comic were also expanded for the better (Like for example Sarah's introduction) Even when it was very-short lived (Like many other good animated shows) "The Maxx" is still one of the most interesting series ever done in the history of television, being another perfect example of the potential that animation has a medium for more mature, complex and original stories.

Every single episode of "The Maxx" is a marvelous experience, and it certainly left me wishing to see more of the plot and characters. Is a superhero-animation like no others, and in those times where everything seems to be done and told, shows like this are the perfect example of how much could be with apparently "normal" concepts from fiction, such as masked heroes and alternate realities. After all those years, the only series to be remotely similar in quality and mystery to "The Maxx" was the excellent and underrated motion-comic "Broken Saints", which even when it doesn't seem to have many things in common with "The Maxx" at first sight, manages to be equally deep and fascinating in what concerns to the exploration of the inner world of the main characters, alternating it with the harsh reality.


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