Real Name: Max (last name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Criminal, torturer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Rose (Richard Fisk)

Enemies: Daredevil, Madcap

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: Daredevil I#234 (September, 1986)

Powers/Abilities: Max wielded an axe, which he used for torturing his victims.

History: (Daredevil I#234)- After the insane superhuman Madcap interfered with the activities of the Rose, the Rose placed a $5000 reward out for Madcap's death. A team of criminals managed to capture Madcap, brought him to a garage, and turned him over to Max the Axe, who was to torture and kill him. Max struck Madcap repeatedly with his axe, but the invulnerable lunatic was unharmed.

Daredevil burst onto the scene to rescue Madcap, and defeated Max the Axe, but when the garage was set on fire by the Rose's men, Daredevil had to chose between saving Madcap or the unconscious Max the Axe. He chose to save Max, and brought him to safety as Madcap was consumed by the flames...only to walk out of the morgue hours later.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Steve Ditko and Klaus Janson.

by Prime Eternal

Max the Axe should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Daredevil I#234, page 17, panel 6
Daredevil I#234, page 17, panel 7

First Posted: 03/08/2004
Last updated: 03/08/2004

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