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Real Name: Max Igoe

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Newspaper reporter

Group Membership: Daily Bugle

Affiliations: Elektra (Elektra Natchios), Sam Lincoln, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York, USA

First Appearance: Peter Parker: Spider-Man / Elektra '98 Annual (1998)

Powers/Abilities: Max Igoe was a skilled reporter and accomplished writer who was widely respected and admired.

Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown (balding)


(Peter Parker: Spider-Man / Elektra '98 Annual (fb) - BTS) - Max Igoe was a widely respected journalist, having earned numerous awards along his career, such as the Press Club Trophy, the Laventhol Award, and even the Pulitzer. He had established himself a personal sports column in the Daily Bugle newspaper for years. Igoe had negotiated a substantial increase in pay. His reputation had built a level of trust when a retired, washed-out champion boxer, Sam Lincoln, revealed a secret: he had hidden evidence that a top-level crime boss, Alphonse Scarpetti, had organized the brutal murders of a judge and district attorney many years ago. Excited with the money and fame prospects beyond the initial biographical book deal, Igoe bragged to a friend at a reporter's bar; within 36 hours, Lincoln had been murdered by an assassin.

(Peter Parker: Spider-Man / Elektra '98 Annual) - Drunk and suicidal from guilt over contributing to Lincoln's murder, he stepped off the top of the Daily Bugle building at night, but was caught by Spider-Man, who happened to be swinging by. Several of Igoe's ribs broke with the save. The journalist immediately regretted his attempted suicide and explained to Spider-Man what had happened. Spider-Man webbed him up on a nearby balcony to sober up and calm down, then left him to investigate.

(Peter Parker: Spider-Man / Elektra '98 Annual (fb) - BTS) - Igoe organised a little help from the Bugle Scholarship Fund to help put Lincoln's granddaughter through school. Igoe also wrote Lincoln's obituary in the Daily Bugle.

(Peter Parker: Spider-Man / Elektra '98 Annual) - A few nights later, Igoe spoke with Spider-Man and Elektra regarding Lincoln's evidence the two heroes had found that identified Scarpetti as the killer.

Comments: Created by Jack Morelli (writer), Joyce Chin (pencils) & Andy Lanning (inks).

A journalist with these awards should have had a higher profile in a newspaper (and hence more appearances), so maybe it says something about the Daily Bugle.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Max Igoe has no known connections to:

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Peter Parker: Spider-Man / Elektra '98 Annual (1998) - Jack Morelli (writer), Joyce Chin (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)

Last updated: 05/19/17

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