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Maxwell Markham (Earth-616)

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Information-silkReal NameMaxwell Markham
Information-silkCurrent AliasGrizzly
Information-silkAliasesCrazy Max
Information-silkRelativesUnnamed son (Mentioned)
Information-silkAffiliationHobgoblin, formerly Hood's Gang , Thunderbolts , H.A.M.M.E.R. , ATF, Spider-Man Revenge Squad
Information-silkBase Of OperationsMobile; Formerly New York City, New York
Information-silkIdentityPublic Identity
Information-silkMarital StatusSingle
Information-silkOccupationGovernment Agent; Former Professional Wrestler; Criminal
Information-silkEducationUnknown but probably no more than a High School education
Information-silkHeight6' 9"
Information-silkWeight290 lbs (132 kg)
Information-silkHairBlond dyed Red
Information-silkPlace of BirthMcKigney, Saskatchewan, Canada
Information-silkCreatorsGerry Conway, Ross Andru
First Appearance
Amazing Spider-Man #139
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Maxwell Markham was a professional wrestler whose brutal tactics caused J. Jonah Jameson to write a scathing editorial calling for an investigation by the wrestling commission. As a consequence of the hearings, his license was revoked. Later, he obtained a suit that augmented his strength from the Jackal[2]. Recently, Grizzly has undergone a number of augmentation procedures and now possesses superhuman powers without the use of his exo-skeleton. He no longer uses it or his grizzly bear costume.

Grizzly played an important role in Secret War. He was suspected in getting his exoskeleton upgraded secretly. Maxwell revealed that the man named the Tinkerer is doing that.

Grizzly was recently recruited by Norman Osborn and inducted into the Thunderbolts for a mission against the Agents of Atlas

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


Grizzly has undergone a series of power enhancement procedures that have granted him a variety of superhuman abilities.

  • Superhuman Strength: Grizzly possesses superhuman strength enabling him to lift about 15 tons under optimum conditions.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Grizzly's musculature produces considerably less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human. He can exert himself at peak capacity for about 24 hours before fatigue begins to impair him.
  • Superhuman Durability: Grizzly is far more resistant to physical injury and trauma than an ordinary human. He is capable of withstanding great impact forces and high caliber bullets without sustaining injury.
  • Claws & Fangs: Grizzly has had razor sharp and very durable fangs implanted in his mouth and claws within the tip of each finger. Grizzly's fangs and claws have proven capable of rending steel.
Power Grid [3]
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills


Grizzly is a formidable hand to hand combatant, preferring to use a wrestling based combat that allows him to make full use of his strength.



  • Grizzly Exo-Skeleton: Grizzly formerly used a strength enhancing exo-skeleton covered with a grizzly bear inspired costume.

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