Maximum (character)


Real Name:  Maxwell Williams

Publisher: DC Comics

Created by: Fabian Nicieza and Doug Braithwaite

1st appearance: Supermen of America vol. 2 #1, (March 2000)

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: Supermen of America

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 5’11                     Weight: 190 lbs

Eyes: Brown                       Hair: Black

Relatives: Unnamed Parents

Skills and abilities: Military training in armed and unarmed combat.

Powers: Outfitted by Lex Luther with a device that allows him to maximize his bodies potential for speed, strength, senses etc to superhuman levels. His limitation is that he can only maximize one ability at a time.


Maxwell Williams was a promising young athlete in high school whose prospects were derailed when he was injured in a car accident. He would have remained a quadriplegic if not for Lex Luthor’s Lexcorp providing experimental treatment which had the side effect of giving him superhuman abilities. With his powers he fought crime in the suicide Slum under the alias of Maximum. [Supermen of America Vol.2 #1, 2000]

He was alter recruited by the Supermen of America where he became possessed by “the unimaginable” endowing him with godlike abilities with which he attempted to ake Metropolis into a Utopia and fought his teammates. His parents later convinced him to relinquish this new power and he remained with the team until the events of Infinite Crisis.

He has not been seen in the new 52.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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