So, in anticipation of Shocker Toys’ The Maxx action figure, I’ve started going back and reading the tpb collections of the original Image Comics The Maxx series from the 1990′s. I have to admit that when the series originally came out, I found it a bit weird and not to my tastes. However, after reading the first 6 issues this past weekend, I’ve got to say that it’s really quite brilliant! Decidedly psychedelic in tone, the story follows a homeless man who believes himself to be a superhero as he protects Julie Winters, a freelance social worker. The storyline flashes back and forth between the streets of his city and the fantasy “Outback” in which Julie is the Leopard Queen. Far out, man!