|Name:||Mad Max (Mad Max 2 had the title "The Road Warrior" in the US)|
|Medium:||movie, video game, comics|
|Country of Origin:||Australia|
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Mad Max is a series of Australian post-apocalyptic action films created and directed by George Miller.
Although the movies follow the misadventures of Max Rockatansky, each movie is essentially a stand-alone; the films are united more by repeated themes, scenes, or items than by characters or story lines. Mad Max: Fury Road is the most recent installment and spawned its own fandom.
- Mad Max (1979)
- Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior (1981)
- Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
- Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
- Mad Max (video game) (2015)
- Mad Max: Fury Road (comic books) (2015)
The Mad Max fandom is active on Tumblr and Archive of Our Own. The current fandom is predominantly focused on Mad Max: Fury Road and rarely engages with the earlier movies. Popular ships include Furiosa/Max, Capable/Nux, Nux/Slit, and Slit/Toast.
A subset of the Fury Road fandom has occurred around the War Boys and the masculine culture surrounding the warriors of the overlord character, Immortan Joe. The character design, unique world, and the culture that came out of interviews with Miller indicate an intense familial bond between the older and younger war boys, called pups. Tumblr in particular has latched onto this, and there are numerous pieces of fic and meta around the War Boys.
Fanart and comics
- Wasteland Souls (2017)
- Fury Road (Mad Max fanzine) (2016)
- Witness (Mad Max fanzine) (2015)
- Outrider (1993)
- Road Warrior Revisited (1984)
- Manifest Destiny (2015)
- Night Like This (2015)
Many fans attend Wasteland Weekend event in California.
Challenges, Bangs, and Charity
Fandom Road was a month-long rec-a-thon where fans were encouraged to engage with new fic.