"I used to think the only thing I'd get outta my life was misery and pain. But look at me now! I'm living energy! You can't touch me Bug-Boy!!"
|Affiliation||Sinister Six (Earth-4126)|
|Base of Operations||His apartment|
|Hair||Bald (formerly blonde)|
|Unusual Features||Made of electricity|
|Place of Birth||New York City|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
As a child, Max and his little sister, Ia, lived in the shadow of their older brother, Josh. He was successful, smart, handsome, and everything about him was perfect. Nothing Max did was good enough, because Josh always did it better.
When Max was 17, he fell in with a bad crowd. He began hanging around thugs. Josh thought they were a bad influence on him, but it was Max who was a bad influence on everyone else. Eventually, Max and his friends decided to rob a store, and Max thought it would be a thrill. However, Spider-Man showed up, but only Max was caught.
ElectroA man named Norman Osborn visited Max's cell and paid his bale. When Max attempted to go home, he was taken by Osborn's men. He was informed that he could be given the powers to take revenge on Spider-Man. Max accepted and was genetically enhanced by Norman and Fisk. He was given electricity powers, and a new costume to match his new identity as Electro.
After Electro's first failed attempt to kill Spider-Man, he was arrested and Osborn didn't bother bailing him out again. This time, he was taken to Ravencroft, the high security prison. He was given electroshock therapy in attempts to rid him of his powers, but they accelerated the affect they would have eventually had on him, transforming into a being of living energy. He used these new poers to break out once more, and use his new powers to his benefit, rather than listen to what Osborn had to say.
When Max tried to find his family again, he discovered his parents died in a car crash and Ia was in a coma. Josh blamed Max for this, because if he hadn't gone to a life of crime, they wouldn't have gone to bail him out, which is when they crashed. This pushed Max over the edge. He knocked Josh out of the hospital and blasted him, making sure his now lifeless body hit the ground with a thud. He swore he find a way to make Ia better, and get revenge on Spider-Man.