Heroism doesn't come without a cost, something that's explored thoroughly in Tom King and Clay Mann's new miniseries HEROES IN CRISIS, which kicks off this week. The book looks at the emotional and mental toll that often accompanies our heroes' continual stand against injustice.
Though he may appear to be little more than a greasy businessman, the manipulative Maxwell Lord has been the ringmaster of the Justice League, the world’s greatest spymaster, and an apocalyptic threat to metahumankind.
Like many of the most successful and influential people in the DC Universe, Maxwell Lord IV was born into money. His father was the CEO of a highly profitable but morally suspect pharmaceutical company, and when he killed himself upon discovering that they were releasing carcinogenic products, his surviving son resolved to put the family coffers to better use.