Max vs. Max
Paperback, 84 Pages
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It would seem that Maxwell Stanton’s worst enemy is, well . . . Maxwell Stanton. Recently divorced and struggling to find direction in his life, Max does his best to stay optimistic while wrestling with his insecurities and feelings of guilt. Fortunately for Max, he has an awesome group of friends and a loving family to help him out and kick him in the pants. This book contains some adult themes and may not be appropriate for younger readers.
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Apr 5, 2011Written with the warmth and clarity that can only come from experience, "Max vs. Max" is a heartwarming look at one mans struggle to find forgiveness anc clodure from a failed marriage, from the most demanding and difficult of all critics... Himself. In MvM, writer/artist Wes Molebash takes us on a journey that is often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always human and real, as his titular hero Max navigates the trials and tribulations of reestablishing himself as a late twenty something divorcee. With the help of his married friends Reece and Monique, affirming yet honest parents, a God infatuated with midnight coffees, and a little red flag with sound yet difficult advice, Max helps us all come to terms with our own inner struggles as we try to make sense of our relationships. Molebash has been producing art for over ten years now, and he communicates this experience well with a superbly drawn comic, and an easily paced story that is neither preachy or angsty. There are... More > strong Christian themes present in the story, but this should not for a moment deter readers from a non Christian background from sharing in Max's journey. For further reading by Wes, I also recommend "You'll have that" (found at http://www.yhtcomic.com/), the story of young married couple Andy and Katie. I'm hoping to have my copy of MvM on my bookshelf very soon. Michael "ThealityBites" Scattergood. www.thealitybites.com< Less
Apr 5, 2011I followed this comic through to it's completion. It's a fun light hearted comic about a transitional phase in one man's life. Humor and and a great art style tell the story of Max, as he struggles with the guilt of divorce, and the desire to find a new love. It's a comic, but it's still kinda "real".
Apr 5, 2011With each venture into comics the author takes a deeper and often meaningful look at life. Not without laughter and fun, there is a natural lightheartedness that comes through on the page. Max vs. Max takes the reader on a very real journey that is refreshing and honest. It is a man's exploration of himself, and finding out if he still has love left to give.
Apr 5, 2011Wes Molebash is a well-respected artist in the online comics world, and for good reason-- his lighthearted style of semi-autobiographical honesty makes his characters easy to read and relate to, and he approaches some pretty heavy topics with typical levity and tact, striking a wonderful balance between humour and seriousness. I can't yet speak for the printed book, but readers can preview the entire comic online at the maxvsmax site and I'm sure you'll agree it's good enough to consider buying. The hand-drawn art is crisp and attractive, and Molebash uses grayscale with practiced finesse. Because of the nature of the topic this strip does tend to have a lot of talking heads but there's variation even within that; it can get a little slow at points but is ultimately kept moving by the colourful characters and sideshows, like the oh-so-true 'tips with Max' sections or-- well, I won't spoil it for you. This isn't just a book for lonely divorced guys-- anyone who's ever experienced some... More > form of human relationships will find something to chuckle over.< Less
Apr 5, 2011Max vs. Max is an excellent strip from Wes Molebash, his best I'd say. I remember reading the webcomic almost daily when it was around. It deals with real life situations presented in a funny way that we all can relate to. Wes, thanks for putting Max in his own book! It is truly something to cherish.
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- Wes Molebash (Standard Copyright License)
- First Edition
- February 19, 2011
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.43 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 9 wide x 7 tall
- Product ID
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