|Affiliation||Sinister Six (Earth-52161)|
|Base of Operations||Doctor Octopus's Lab|
|Place of Birth||New York|
|Created by||Artemis Panther|
- I used to be nothing. Less than nothing. Same as everyone else. Then you had to come along and make me into this. Really I gotta thank you, I mean, where would I be now if it hadn't been for that night?
Max grew up in the rough parts of New York. His parents spent most of their time spoiling Max's sister, Lynn, as she was the only one of their five children that they bothered sending to school. Max was supportive of Lynn, but he didn't understand why they couldn't send the rest of them to school. But Max didn't care much, as he and his brothers had a great time at home, but they got in a lot of trouble, but none of them really cared.
A Bad Crowd
As Max got older, his brothers allowed him to start hanging out with their group of thug friends. Max enjoyed his new way of living, always on the edge, running away from the law, and always running towards trouble. But deep down, he knew it would eventually get him into trouble. But he didn't care. He had grown to like trouble. Even more than all of his older brothers. Even they started to think he was too reckless, which eventually caused them to kick him out of the gang.
After being kicked out of the gang, Max ran away from home, leaving his brothers to explain. He only said goodbye to Lynn, but he was still cryptic about why he was leaving. Not very long after he began staying in an apartment illegally, he came into conflict with a thug named Lonnie Lincoln, who ran his own crew of misfits. Max felt like he had found a new family, and he joined Lonnie's gang, becoming good friends with everyone. Max's feeling that something bad would happen to him had finally gone away.