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Created by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatties and Kevin Maguire

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The Original Universe


Full Name: Maxwell Lord IV
Aliases: Three of Diamonds
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Cyrus Lord (ancestor; deceased); Maxwell Lord III (father); Claire Montgomery (ex-wife)
Group Affiliation(s): Arcane
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
First Appearance: Justice League #1 (May 1987)
Creators: Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatties and Kevin Maguire


A multi-millionaire who funded the Justice League International and guided it as it gained support from the United Nations. When invading aliens set off a bomb which messed with the super-power-causing metagene, Lord was one of those affected, coming out of the experience with the ability to persuade people to do what he wanted them to do, though use of the power gave him a nosebleed.

Some time after the dissolution of the JLI, Lord died from cancer and his consciousness, or rather a warped portion thereof, took over the robotic body of Lord Havoc and caused chaos for a while. He seems now to have recovered from this bizarre state of affairs.


For a definitive list of appearances of Max Lord in chronological order click here


Who's Who Update '88 #4 (November 1988)

Who's Who in the DC Universe #2 (September 1990)
Who's Who in the DC Universe #16 (February 1992) [corrected]