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The Maxx
March 23, 2016
7:11 pm
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Anybody ever read the comics or watch the MTV cartoon?

Sam Kieth, the writer and artist behind the story is often described as "too weird for the mainstream and too mainstream for the indie kids" but his stories are kinda incredible. 

The Maxx deals with sexual assault, parental abuse, suicide, depression, and sexuality so if any of that can trigger you be prepared.

The Maxx is a superhero who lives in two worlds, the real world and Pangaea (a place that looks sort of like australia and sort of like the beginning of time). He is self described a homeless guy who tries to do good but mostly screws up and breaks things. He protects The Jungle Queen in Pangaea, and is protected by Julie in the real world. There's a lot of convoluted symbolism and intricate story telling that I don't want to really spoil but basically this is a fantastic cartoon that analyzes codependency and trauma recovery.

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The cartoon ends at episode 13 which I think roughly translates to issue 13 of the comic, which ran until like issue 30 or so. 

One of the later issues is one of my favorite in the series, and it features Julie as a kid and she is watching Rebecca (a fantastic Alfred Hitchcock movie) and masturbating in the library. Like I said, the shit gets weird.

With all the super hero movies out, I wish they'd redo this. Anybody with me?

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March 23, 2016
8:19 pm
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now that is something i havent heard in a long fucking time.

i remember watching the maxx when i was in my early teens. didnt understand any of symbolism back then, but it was an awesome cartoon.

March 23, 2016
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yeah I think i was like 13 when it came out and I was like "wow someone was on some good drugs cuz this doesn't make any sense" but I loved it and it stuck with me.

 

March 23, 2016
9:22 pm
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Saw it in the '90s and was impressed. It's dark in a Sin City sorta way. If a live action version is made I think Mickey Rourke would be an amazing lead. Here's the first episode for those interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs4lWZdfBRw

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March 23, 2016
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This is cool I've never heard of this.  Thanks for the youtube krunk ill watch it tmmrw.

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March 23, 2016
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never saw the show. 

i got the first dozen or so appearances of the maxx.  honestly, though, i barely remember it.

  awfully paranoid, arent you?   

March 23, 2016
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Yes! I used to watch The Maxx during MTV's Liquid Television along with The Head and Aeon Flux. I need to watch this as an adult, I had no idea the the hell I was watching back then.

March 23, 2016
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krunkazphuk said
Saw it in the '90s and was impressed. It's dark in a Sin City sorta way. If a live action version is made I think Mickey Rourke would be an amazing lead. ...

My question is who would play Julie Winters, the "freelance social worker"?

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March 23, 2016
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V_Ron said
Yes! I used to watch The Maxx during MTV's Liquid Television along with The Head and Aeon Flux. I need to watch this as an adult, I had no idea the the hell I was watching back then.

this ^^^

we had liqiud television, aeon flux, eat carpet (i think it was called), the mr satan show amongst other weird adn whacky cartoons.

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krunkazphuk said
Saw it in the '90s and was impressed. It's dark in a Sin City sorta way. If a live action version is made I think Mickey Rourke would be an amazing lead. ...

My question is who would play Julie Winters, the "freelance social worker"?

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Aubrey Plaza, just dye her hair blonde and itd be brilliant.

 

March 24, 2016
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V_Ron said
Yes! I used to watch The Maxx during MTV's Liquid Television along with The Head and Aeon Flux. I need to watch this as an adult, I had no idea the the hell I was watching back then.

yeah man as a kid I was like WHAT KINDA DRUGS ARE YOU PEOPLE ON but as a late teen and early 20 something I went back and bought all the comics and was like THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER. 

Now I end up being the guy that people vaguely mention something close to the maxx and I'm like OH OH OH OH OH OH OH YOU GOTTA REWATCH IT.

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V_Ron said
Yes! I used to watch The Maxx during MTV's Liquid Television along with The Head and Aeon Flux. I need to watch this as an adult, I had no idea the the hell I was watching back then.

this ^^^

we had liqiud television, aeon flux, eat carpet (i think it was called), the mr satan show amongst other weird adn whacky cartoons.

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krunkazphuk said
Saw it in the '90s and was impressed. It's dark in a Sin City sorta way. If a live action version is made I think Mickey Rourke would be an amazing lead. ...

My question is who would play Julie Winters, the "freelance social worker"?

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Aubrey Plaza, just dye her hair blonde and itd be brilliant.

 

I like her but she's too petite and her humor would probably over power the role. You'd need like a modern young type of pam anderson chick from baywatch but I dunno who that would be. Since I'm all for racial diversity, I'd support Rosario Dawson. 

Joanna Kulig would work too possibly even though she's not really got the body. 

Oh, a friend I'm talking to on aim suggest Kate Upton. i don't know shit about her but per google she'd definitely at least look like julie.

 

March 24, 2016
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oh taylor momsen could work

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March 24, 2016
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You just brought back so many early memories. I remember secretly turning on my TV late at night when I was younger to watch The Maxx and AEon Flux.

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