Max the Computer

    Character » Max the Computer appears in 202 issues.

    Maxwell Tower, the new experimental council housing block, has a computer for a superintendant.

    Short summary describing this character.

    Max the Computer last edited by ianbeale on 10/13/19 03:28AM View full history

    Max's first appearance
    Max's first appearance

    Created by John Wagner, Alan Grant and Jose Ortiz.

    Maxwell Tower doesn't have a Thirteenth Floor, but Max (the buildings computer superintendant) has a faulty I.F.Module, which gives him the power to create one and make anything he wants happen.

    Anyone that threatens his tenants, or him, gets sent there. To learn the error of their ways or die.

    Psychotic Max
    Psychotic Max

    The Thirteenth Floor started in Scream! and continued in Eagle (from issue 128), eventually ending after a whopping 146 episodes (in Eagle issue 258).

    Every episode of the main series was illustrated by Jose Ortiz, with different artists drawing some of the one-off stories that appeared in various annuals and holiday specials.

    Max punishes a tax collector
    Max punishes a tax collector

    Over the course of the 146 episodes Max went from Apartment Block caretaker to Department Store computer, then Secret Agent and finally...back at Maxwell Towers! At which point, Max became the editor of Eagle comic.

    Thirteenth Floor Stripography

    Main story:

    • Episodes 1-15 (Scream! issues 1-15)
    • Episodes 16-146 (Eagle issues 128-158)

    Story titles:

    • Scream 1-15 (untitled)
    • Eagle 128-145 (continuing the story from Scream - untitled)
    • The Cat Burgler (Eagle 146-147)
    • Farewell, Burt Runch... (Eagle 148-151)
    • Nightmare Leak (Eagle 152-155)
    • The Test (Eagle 156-157)
    • Switched Off! (Eagle 158-160)
    • Grand Reopening (Eagle 161-162)
    • The Mystery of the Gents' Boutique (Eagle 163-173)
    • The Recruits (Eagle 174-177)
    • Special Shoes (Eagle 178-179)
    • The Wrath of Auberon (Eagle 180-185)
    • The Cobra (Eagle 186-192)
    • Computer Fatigue (Eagle 193-195)
    • Teaching the Trotters (Eagle 196-200)
    • The Rabbit Robber (Eagle 201-205)
    • Max Fu (Eagle 206-210)
    • To Russia with Max (Eagle 211-225)
    • Mad Max (Eagle 226-237)
    • The Bad Bikers (Eagle 238-241)
    • Big Joe (Eagle 242-245)
    • The Hot-Rod Granny (Eagle 246-247)
    • Punishing the Piggetts (Eagle 248-249)
    • The Beadles (Eagle 250-254)
    • Max-Mania (Eagle 255-258)

    One-off stories (not scripted by John Wagner/Alan Grant):


    New stories (Rebellion):

    • Scream! & Misty Special 1 (2018)
    • Scream! & Misty Special 2 (2019)
    • The Vigilant issues 1-2 (2018-2019)
    • Scream presents: The Thirteenth Floor Home Sweet Home! halloween special 2019

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