Black Max

Black Max
Real name
Baron Maximilien von Klorr
Current alias
Black Max
Aliases
Batmaster
Alignment
Relatives
Captain Constanta (cousin)
Universe

Characteristics
Gender
Unusual features
Yes
Status
Citizenship
Occupation
Pilot
Origin
Creators
First appearance

Thunder #1 (March 1970)

History

Baron Maximilien von Klorr, better known as Black Max, is a character from the comic Thunder. He was a German flying ace in World War I, who trained two giant "Kingbats" — mutated by an ancient potion — to attack British aircraft. Max believed that he himself was not, in fact, human, but a descendant of the fabled Bat People. He was able to communicate telepathically with others like himself, including his grandfather, and was continually opposed by Lieutenant Tim Wilson of the Royal Flying Corps. (Decades later, Wilson's grandson Bill Wilson would contend with Dr Gratz the Demon Dwarf.)

Powers and abilities

Powers

Telepathy.

Abilities

Flying an aircraft.

Weaknesses

He's a bit batty.

Paraphernalia

Transportation

Fokker triplane.

Weapons

Bats.

Notes

Black Max debuted in Thunder but later appeared in Lion and in an edition of the Valiant Annual. In 2017, he returned in the Scream & Misty Halloween Special. He has since turned up in 2000 AD, in which he is revealed to be the cousin of the villainous Captain Constanta from Fiends of the Eastern Front.

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