Real Name: Baron Maximilien von Klorr
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Occupation: Fighter Pilot
Affiliations: His bats, the German air force
Enemies: Tim Wilson, the Allies, Rick Newland
Known Relatives: Unnamed grandfather
Aliases: Bat Master
Base of Operations: The Western Front, WW I.
First Appearance: Thunder #1 (I.P.C., 17th March 1970)
Powers/Abilities: As well as having the Kingbats at his disposal, von Klorr believes himself to be a descendant of the "Bat-People" and is able to telepathically communicate across vast distances (Britain to Germany) with others like him - such as his grandfather.
His Kingbats are large enough to easily lift aloft a full-grown man in their talons, and swift enough to outfly a bi-plane. Von Klorr is a skilled pilot, and flies a batwinged Fokker Triplane.
History: Baron Maximilien von Klorr was a German WW I flying ace who found an ancient potion which turned two bats into terrifying giants, his Kingbats. Using these giant killers he attacked Allied forces, becoming known as the Bat Master. He was opposed by Lieutenant Tim Wilson of the Royal Flying Corps.
Comments: Speaking of grandfathers, Tim Wilson appears to be the grandfather of Bill Wilson, the man who 50 years after World War One would battle the Demon Dwarf Doctor Gratz.
Thanks to E.Watts for correcting me as to where Black Max first appeared.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
anyone else who is Black something
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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