Sam Kieth Makes Long-Awaited Return to Maxx and The Outback in Batman / The Maxx: Arkham Dreams

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From IDW:

Batman must face the strangest adventure of his career as he meets the most bizarre hero in comics: The Maxx!

 

IDW Publishing and DC proudly welcome legendary artist Sam Kieth (The Sandman, Wolverine) back to his first Maxx story in over a decade, teaming his greatest creation with the Dark Knight for a mind-blowing five-issue miniseries event. The first issue of Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams Batman / The Maxx: will debut this September with covers by Sam Kieth and Jim Lee.

 

“Doing a Batman and Maxx crossover is like a family reunion with my favorite brother and our really cool cousin,” says Sam Kieth. “You never want it to end… or at least I hope you won’t!”

 

When a devious new doctor at Arkham Asylum conducts unconventional forays into the human psyche, he kicks off a disastrous chain reaction by experimenting on Arkham’s newest patient: The Maxx! The city of Gotham soon begins to merge with the Outback, The Maxx’s psychedelic mental landscape. It’s up to Batman to save Gotham and all of reality… but only by joining The Maxx on a trip into the darkest depths imaginable: the twisted minds of Batman’s greatest enemies!

 

“It’s always a pleasure to work with Sam Kieth,” says editor Scott Dunbier. “He puts his heart and soul into his art, and gives you something truly unique in the process. We can’t wait for people to see this!"

THE MAXX, especially the first 20 issues, is one of my all-time favorite comic series.  It is a crazy mixture of superheroes, trauma, and dreams.  It's been far too long since we've gotten to spend any time in The Outback.  Sam Kieth recently did a fun little mini for Aftershock called ELEANOR AND THE EGRET.  I was really hoping we would get some new MAXX out of this, and having a team up with Batman is just brilliant.  I can't wait for this!!