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The Maxx is a mixed animation, action-adventure series based on a popular Image Comics character created by Sam Keith. The show stars Dave, a man who straddles two worlds. In the real world he's a homeless man whose current residence is a box in an alley. In the world of Pangea he is The Maxx, protector of The Outback and its Jungle Queen. A queen who has a real world connection in the form of Julie Winters, the freelance social worker who tends to bail Dave out of superhero dealings.

Though aware of the shift in reality, Dave doesn't have the ability to control when he returns to his normal life. He also knows Julie isn't aware of her role in Pangea. The only other person who does know is Mr. Gone, a self-proclaimed student of the mystic arts who can traverse other people's Outbacks. This includes Sarah, a teenager who has a paternal connection to Mr. Gone.

On both worlds The Maxx battles a race of small, eyeless beings known as the Isz. In The Outback the Isz are omnivorous annoyances. However, once they cross realities, the Isz become cannibalistic creatures. While The Maxx sees them as they are, normal people see them in their representative, human disguises.

The Maxx premiered as part of the NTV Oddities series in the mid-1990s. With words by Keith, art by Bill Messner-Loebs, and direction from Gregg Vanzo, the series mixed standard, detailed, two-dimensional animation with more cartoonish characterizations as well as CGI and live-action in order to distinguish the point-of-views of the various main characters as well as the difference between reality and The Outback. Thirteen episodes, running 11 minutes apiece, ran on MTV Oddities from April to June of 1995.

Since its initial premiere the series has been available through VHS and DVD sets as well as direct download from The entire run of The Maxx can now be seen at MTV's

The Maxx is a Animation & Cartoon series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on April 8, 1995. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.4.

The Maxx is available for streaming on the MTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Maxx on demand at Amazon, iTunes online.

1 Season, 14 Episodes
April 8, 1995
Animation & Cartoon
Cast: Barry Stigler, Glynnis Talken Campbell, Tony Fucile, Amy Danles
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The Maxx Full Episode Guide

  • Feel like you're missing something? Don't worry. Mr. Gone narrates the complicated story of The Maxx, from Episodes 1 through 10.

  • In the final episode of 'The Maxx,' Julie parts ways with Maxx, letting him go to discover his own Outback.

  • Mr. Gone makes known the graphic series of events that made Julie what she is today.

  • After Maxx tells Sara and some neighborhood kids an Outback story, Julie finds Mr. Gone's rotting head in her apartment.

  • Julie finds out some truths about Maxx and Mr. Gone.

  • A growing and shrinking Maxx tries to protect Julie.

  • Maxx battles Hammerhead.

  • Maxx becomes a cartoon version of himself.

  • Maxx and Julie do the best they can to talk Sara out of her gun-wielding confusion.

  • We meet Sara, a struggling writer, who weaves a web of stories that link her to Maxx and Julie.

  • Maxx uncovers Julie's backstory as he jumps between the real world and the Outback.

  • Mr. Gone gets the upperhand against Maxx and Julie, but for how long?

  • Can Maxx stop Mr. Gone and his messengers from terrorizing the city?

  • In this series premiere episode we meet Maxx and Julie, and enter the gritty world they inhabit.