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Max St. James

Alias: Shadowman

Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Other distinguishing features: Max has a shadowman sigil on the chest
Race: Human

Occupation: Gambler
Identity: Secret
Base of operations: New Orleans

Story: One evening in 1895 one of Anton Quigley's women who was supposed to be in one of his rituals ran away and escaped into a saloon where Max St. James and Aram Anni Padda were gambling. Max saved the girl from Quigley who in return almost killed Max the following night. Max' life was saved by Anjenetta who performed a voodoo ritual turning Max into a shadowman [1].

Max was found comatose in Louisiana State Hospital in 1994 [2]. When the chaos effect hit Earth in June 1994, Max was rejuvenated and returned to consciousness [3].

For a while, Max kept Master Darque locked inside him, but he had to be freed again to save Jack Boniface who was on trial for his activities as Shadowman [4]. Max was last seen when Jack Boniface tried to kill himself [5].

Skills & abilities: The night gives Max the powers of a Shadowman i.e. enhanced strength and stamina and regenerative powers.
Equipment: Max carries a cane with a sword

Continuity: Valiant VH-1
Publisher(s): Valiant
First app.: Shadowman (vol. 1) # 21 (1993)
Creator(s): Bob Hall
Country of origin: USA USA

Related links/characters:
- VH-1 Characters
- Anjenetta Grampion/Nettie
- Aram Anni Padda
- Jack Boniface/Shadowman
- Master Darque

References: 1: Shadowman (vol. 1) #0
2: Shadowman (vol. 1) #26
3: Shadowman (vol. 1) #29
4: Shadowman (vol. 1) #42
5: Shadowman (vol. 1) #43