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XMEN Mammomax.jpg
Mammomax. Panel from New X-Men #34
Art by Paco Medina
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance X-Men vol. 2 #161 (November, 2004)
Created by Chuck Austen (writer), Salvador Larroca (artist)
In-story information
Alter ego Maximus Jensen
Species Human Mutant
Team affiliations The 198
Brotherhood of Mutants
Abilities Superhuman strength, endurance and durability,
Ivory tusks,
Corrosive stomach acids

Mammomax is a fictional mammoth-shaped human mutant that has appeared in various comic books published by Marvel Comics. He exists in Marvel's main shared universe, known as the Marvel Universe.

Publication history[edit]

Mammomax's first appearance was X-Men vol. 2 #161 (November, 2004), and he was created by writer Chuck Austen and artist Salvador Larroca. He appeared in issues #162-164 (November 2004-January 2005).

The character subsequently appeared in Uncanny X-Men #463-466 (October 2005-January 2006), Decimation: House of M - The Day After #1 (January 2006), X-Men: The 198 Files #1 (March 2006), X-Men: The 198 #1-5 (March–July 2006), Uncanny X-Men #469 (April 2006), X-Men #183 (April 2006), Civil War: X-Men #1-2 (September–October 2006), New X-Men #33-34 (February–March 2007), and X-Men: Messiah Complex - Mutant Files (December 2007).

Fictional character biography[edit]

When Mammomax first appeared, he was part of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants alongside Avalanche, Sabretooth, Exodus, Juggernaut, Nocturne, and Black Tom Cassidy. He participated in an attack on the X-Mansion, which caused massive property damage and the deaths of at least two of its residents.[volume & issue needed]

Iceman defeated him. The entire Brotherhood ended up sucked into the black hole within Xorn's head,[volume & issue needed] which apparently leads to the Mojoverse. The Brotherhood bargained with Mojo, apparently giving him Juggernaut and Nocturne in price for their freedom.[volume & issue needed]

After M-Day[edit]

Mammomax next appears after M-Day, on the run from members of the Sapien League with Erg and Peepers.[1] At the Institute's front gates, the X-Men save him from being burned alive.[volume & issue needed] He took up residence on the Institute's grounds with other members of the 198. He also forms a friendship with Erg, Fever Pitch, and Sack.[volume & issue needed] During an outing into Salem Center, he attacks a boy for calling him "Elephant Man", but a "tracking chip", implanted in his head by the Office of National Emergency (O*N*E), disables him before he could do any damage.[2] Mammomax has the device removed by Mister M. The other members of the 198 also have their chips neutralized.[3] Mammomax follows Mr. M during his exodus from the Xavier Institute.[3] He eventually rejoins the Brotherhood.[4]

The End of Mammomax[edit]

Mammomax was later captured by the Facility, the same group responsible for the creation of X-23. He is used as a test subject for a monster (Predator X) created by the Facility staff. Predator X consumes and kills him.[5] A picture of his corpse is shown to Mercury, who had also been taken by the organization.[4]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Mammomax resembles a bipedal elephant with hands, because of this he is as strong as an elephant and also possess a pair of large ivory tusks which are as durable as an elephant's. Mammomax has invulnerable skin and can also produce a powerful stomach acid, which he can spit out of his mouth and use as a projectile attack.

Other versions[edit]

House of M[edit]

Mammomax is a member of the Genoshan Black Ops version of the Marauders.[volume & issue needed]


  1. ^ Decimation: The Day After
  2. ^ X-Men: The 198 #3
  3. ^ a b X-Men: The 198 #4
  4. ^ a b New X-Men #34
  5. ^ New X-Men vol. 2 #33-34

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