Maxwell Lord

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Real Name
Maxwell Lord IV
First Appearance
Justice League (Vol. 1) #1 (May, 1987)
Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire
Team Affliations
Checkmate, Extremists, Justice League, Illuminati, Black Lantern Corps
Black King, Lord Havok
Base of Operations
Mind control, Superhuman physical attributes derived from cyborg body
Skills and Abilities
Fighting Experience, Natural Charisma, Master Strategist
Tools and Weapons

Maxwell Lord was a financier of the Justice League and, more recently, a villain in the DC Universe.

Origin[edit | edit source]

Born into the business world, Maxwell Lord learned from tragic experiences involving his father and Lex Luthor robbing him of his revenge. He decided to bend the rules himself, deciding to use the world of superheroes to give himself an edge.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Maxwell Lord IV was the son of Maxwell Lord III and Naomi Lord in the state of New York. Maxwell Lord III was an English Professor at Yale University and it is known that at some point his son disappointed him with certain life choices, though the details remain murky. One day, Maxwell Lord IV returned home to find that his father committed suicide, a result of guilt stemming from the revelation that his company produced a highly carcinogenic product.

Later, Maxwell's mother convinced Maxwell to gain power via super-powered people, sparking a plan to take over the Justice League for himself.  Following an event known as the Crisis, the Justice League was scattered, sparking a plan by Lord to insinuate himself into the team.

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