Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human, mutate

Occupation: Soldier

Group Membership: U.S. Military

Affiliations: General Lewis Haywerth, Lt. Michael Lynch, Power Broker, Power Broker Inc.

Enemies: Captain America

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile with Division N

First Appearance: Captain America I#331 (July, 1987)

Powers/Abilities: G.I. Max received the Power Broker treatment, granting him enhanced strength and durability. He also wielded a rifle.

History: (Captain America I#333 (fb, BTS))- G.I. Max was the latest attempt by the military to create an army of super-soldiers. Finally abandoning attempts at recreating Abraham Erskine's Super-Soldier Serum, General Lewis Haywerth had the Power Broker subject a soldier to his treatment in a process code-name "Project: Augment." The project resulted in the creation of G.I. Max. The project was overseen by General Lewis Haywerth, and he was placed in the care of Lt. Michael Lynch.

(Captain America I#331)- When Captain America threatened to expose the military's connection to the Power Broker, Lt. Lynch ordered G.I. Max to defeat Captain America for him. G.I. Max, a faithful soldier, obeyed. Although he was physically superior to Captain America, Max found himself outfought by the Captain, until Lynch finally decided to "help" by shooting at Captain America himself. One of the bullets bounced off Captain America's shield, hitting Max in the neck. Captain America knocked Lynch down then tried to save Max's life, but it was too late-- Max was dead.

The US army disavowed any knowledge of G.I. Max's actions.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Paul Neary and Vince Colletta.

G.I. Max was the government's next attempt at a super-soldier following the death of Nuke.

Given that the Power Broker treatment makes a subject even more physically sound than a super-soldier, why are we still getting stories about people trying to revive the super-soldier serum nearly 2 decades later?

by Prime Eternal

G.I. Max should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Captain America I#331, page 17, panel 1
Captain America I#331, page 19, panel 4

Last updated: 07/13/04

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