Extremax was created by Jim Starlin and Yvel Gulchet in Stormwatch #24.
Extremax was born in slavery, forced to work in the Ore mines. His first job was to crawl into tight crevices in the rock that the adults couldn't fit in.But soon after that he was given an oppurtunity, the Understanding.His first advancement was as a loader and soon after that he managed to win his freedom and further promotions. Later he became the company's CEO and ten years later he owned the corporation and sold it.But living an easy life wasn't his desire.He hired a small mercenery army and a battle cruiser and went to the heavens to search for new technology.Most aquired through peaceful ways but some took by force.That accumulation of knowledge made him the most powerful warlord in that sector of space but with time his flesh withered.There is no track record of how many bodies Extremax has had.
Currently Extremax resides within the heart of his Alcazar Astral,the most powerful Battle Cruiser ever created.And he is searching for the final piece of one of the most powerful artifacts in space.