blue_max-928-2099ad-fullBLUE MAX
(Earth-928 circa 2099 AD)blue_max-982-2099ad-face-angry

Real Name:  Maxine Sands

Identity/ClassAlternate Reality (Earth-928 circa 2099 AD) human technology-user

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: Former leader of the Young Blades (Flayve, Jaymes, "Sky Boy" (see comments), "Sky-Boy" Jones, others unidentified - all apparently deceased)

Affiliations: The Samurai
    her numerous fans

Enemies: Bull, the Commando, Punisher (Jake Gallows), the Steel Warrior, her numerous victims;
    formerly the Samurai;
    indirectly Matt Axel, for designing the Sky Shark for the Punisher to use against her

Known Relatives: Unidentified parents

Aliases: "Maxy" (from herself);
   
"Miss Chip on her Shoulder" (from the Punisher)

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: (Referenced) Punisher 2099 I#10 (November, 1993);
    (Pictured) Punisher 2099 I#14 (March, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Blue Max rode the Blue Dagger, which was made from Damascus steel, one enormous piece folded two hundred times, rendering it extremely durable and certainly bulletproof, although its jets were more vulnerable. 

    She rode this like a surfboard through the sky, flying a great speeds, and she could deftly maneuver, changing directions rapidly, flying straight up, flying through buildings and walls without harm to herself. 

    She used a number of blaster rifles she could fire while flying the Blue Dagger. She also carried a hand blaster. 

    She used a scanner to identify people implanted with gold card credit chips, which she would then cut from their bodies and kill them, using the credit chips to buy designer label material. She kept the chips like trophies on her necklace.blue_max-982-2099ad-face

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'8")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 130 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed (sometimes they appear very dark, likely brown, other times they look very light, possibly blue)
Hair: Blue-back (presumably dyed; original color unrevealed); short on top with a long "rat tail"
Other distinguishing features: Green(?) markings on her forehead, possibly tattoos vs. makeup
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History:
(Punisher 2099 I#14 (fb) - BTS) - Maxine Sands was the product of the unauthorized union of decredited persons.

    As a de-cred, she was essentially a non-person, refused access to schools, hospitals, hypermarkets, shopping malls, etc.

    At age eight, she entered Santa's grotto, only for Santa to call security.

(Punisher 2099 I#14 (fb) - BTS) - Five years in a row, Blue Max won the illegal air gladiator competition between criminal gangs for possession of the Blue Dagger jet blade. After her 5th victory, she was allowed to keep the blader.

(Punisher 2099 I#10 (fb) - BTS ) - Blue Max led the Young Blades gang who rode sword boards and who robbed and killed others, taking and collecting their credit ID implants, and using the money to buy designer label material.

(Punisher 2099 I#14 (fb) - BTS) - Blue Max collected the implants she removed and wore them on her necklace.

(Punisher 2099 I#14 (fb) - BTS) - Blue Max was wanted for the murder of three Public Eye subscribers and suspected of 15 others. 

(Punisher 2099 I#14 (fb) - BTS) - Blue Max was also wanted for illegal use of micro-jets in city air space, violation of traffic codes 17900 and 48952, and aggravated assault on an education officer. 

(Punisher 2099 I#10 (fb) - BTS ) - Claiming his third implant, "Sky Boy" Jones proudly announced that he was catching up to Blue Max.

(Punisher 2099 I#14 (fb) - BTS) - When she was 17 years old, Blue Max led the Young Blades tore up a section of a grav-strip.blue_max-982-2099ad-14-vpun

(Punisher 2099 I#14) - Blue Max and the Young Blades ambushed a gold card carrier after his vehicle crashed due to the missing grav-strip. She then cut out his credit chip, after which she was confronted by the Punisher who was testing a new a new "street shark" gyro interceptor unit. Blue Max ordered the Young Blades to fan out, and then she assaulted the Punisher's ship, causing it too crash. Leaping to safety before it crashed, the Punisher surprised Blue Max by shooting off the hand of her friend Jaymy from a kilometer away, after which she took off on the Blue Dagger.

    Blue Max later assaulted a platinum card holder; having never laid her hand on such a card, she wondered what color his implant. When she prepared to kill him the holder, the Punisher destroyed her knife with a needle laser, and Blue Max ordered her gang to take to the skies. After the Punisher took out several Young Blades, Blue Max attacked him, missing with her blaster rifle but slashing his chest with the Blue Dagger. As his stinger air-cycle wasn't maneuverable enough to keep up with her, he upgraded to a mark-five ninja-katana, left from one of the Young Blades he had already taken out.

    After slashing the Punisher across the abdomen, the two engaged in an aerial dogfight, with Blue Max crashing and flying through a building to come up from behind the Punisher. Evading her by killing his blade's power and dropping, the Punisher then fired a deliberate near miss between two buildings, causing a thermal updraft that sent Max out of control, with the Blue Dagger crashing and lodging into the side of a building.

    As the Punisher approached, she told him to go ahead and pull the trigger, as she had nothing to live for: She had no family, and he had just killed his friends. She further told him that he was a criminal, too, killing for motives, while she killed to stay alive. Stating that no one had ever given her anything, she refused to allow him to give her death, and she let go of the Blue Dagger, falling to her seeming death (see comments).blue_max-982-2099ad-27-vertical

(Punisher 2099 I#27 (fb)) - "Sky-Boy" swooped down and caught Blue Max.

(Punisher 2099 I#27 (fb) - BTS) - Blue Max recovered the Blue Dagger.

(Punisher 2099 I#27 (fb) - BTS) - Challenged by the Samurai for the Blue Dagger, Blue Max participated in an a trans-American contest.

(Punisher 2099 I#27) -  Blue Max competed against the likes of Bull, the Commando, the Samurai, and the Steel Warrior, finishing off Bull by causing him (or her?) to fly into a regularly erupting stack/vent. Using a newly designed Sky Shark  (something like a hang glider in appearance, but powered), the Punisher happened into the competition field, blasting a Cyber-Nostra gang. Blue Max ambushed him, severing his connections to the Shark's wing, and he fell to the ground. Blue Max assumed him to be dead, noting that while she had lost 15 points leaving the competition but that it was worth it. However, protected by his armor, the Punisher recovered and tracked down the location of the Air Gladiators final competition, while his tech-man, Matt Axel, rebuilt the Sky Shark.

    Figuring that killing Blue Max during the competition would only make her a martyr and turn the whole crowd against him, the Punisher resolved to enter the competition and defeat her, win the Blue Dagger and then destroy it, hoping to dissuade many others from following her example. Seeing the Punisher enter the competition air space, Blue Max confronted him again, but the Punisher fired on her, knowing she would turn the Dagger's underside toward him as the bullets couldn't penetrate it, after which he fired and took out the Dagger's jet. An explosion sent her higher into the air, and she landed atop the Sky Shark's wing, after which she reached over the edge and began blasting the Punisher. As his armor's impact accumulators threatened to overload, he reached up and punched her back, causing her to fall off the wing. As she futilely fired at the Punisher, she was caught by Samurai, who acknowledged that he could have made it to the finish line and won, but that loyalty to fellow sky-blader caused him to save her. They then joined forces against the Punisher until the Sky Shark's guns hit the Samurai in the chest.
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    Weeping over the loss of the brave warrior, Blue Max poured on the speed and crossed the finish line first to prevent the Punisher from discrediting what they stood for. Although the Punisher's nearly beating her caused some members in the crowd to become disillusioned with the sky-blade scene, others continued to loyally support her. After Blue Max declined the construction of another Blue Dagger, as they would never be another like it, the crowd got between the Punisher and Blue Max, preventing him from taking her out, and she escaped.

Comments: Created by Pat Mills, Tony Skinner, and Will Simpson.

    The Punisher didn't check to confirm that she was dead? What a maroon...

    In #27, Blue Max notes that "Sky-Boy" rescued her falling to her death after her battle with the Punisher, and she specifically noted that it was the same Sky Boy the Punisher took away, after which she never saw him again; she figured the Punisher killed him. However, the Punisher encountered and killed Sky-Boy in Punisher 2099 I#10. That either means that #14 took place before #10, or that the Punisher took away (and presumably slew) another Sky-Boy after #14.

    This profile was completed 7/17/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Blue Max
should be distinguished from:



images
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Punisher 2099 I#14, story pg. 2 (main);
        pg. 3, panel 2 (face);
        pg. 5, panel 4 (profile; on Blue Dagger);
        pg. 11, panel 1 (face, angry);
        pg. 16, panel 2 (fighting Punisher in air);
    #27, pg. 9, panel 1 (vertical flight);
            panel 4 (striking Steel Warrior from behind);

Appearances:
Punisher 2099 I#10 (November, 1993) - Pat Mills & Tony Skinner (writers), Tom Morgan (penciler), Jimmy Palmiotti (inker), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Punisher 2099 I#14 (March, 1994) - Pat Mills & Tony Skinner (writers),Will Simpson (artist), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Punisher 2099 I#27 (April, 1995) -
Pat Mills & Tony Skinner (writers),Will Simpson (artist), Matt Morra (assistant editor), Joey Cavalieri (editor)


First posted09/30/2021
Last updated: 09/28/2021

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