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Maxie Zeus is a DC Comics supervillain, and an enemy toward Batman. Formerly a history professor, he is mentally ill and built his persona around an obsession with Greek mythology.
Maxie Zeus was created by Dennis O'Neil and Don Newton, first appeared in Detective Comics #483 (May, 1979).
Because of this he is frequently incarcerated in Arkham Asylum with other lunatics. He was briefly a member of the New Olympians.
His first criminal act in Gotham City was the blood contract on an old enemy called Long John Logan. However, his murder attempt was foiled by Batman, who learned of Zeus' activities and started a war against him.
In Other Media
Maxie Zeus appeared in the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Fire From Olympus". He is voiced by Steve Susskind.
Maxie Zeus appeared in The Batman episode "Thunder". He is voiced by Phil LaMarr.
Maxie Zeus appear in DC Universe's adult animation series Harley Quinn.
Though Maxie Zeus does not appear in Batman: Assault on Arkham, a box with his tools is found by King Shark along with Firefly's tools and Killer Moth's tools.
Maxie Zeus appeared in the 1989 Batman game.
Although Maxie Zeus doesn't appear in the game Batman: Arkham Asylum, one of the Riddler's riddles revolves around him, with the player supposed his cell. His cell is found in Intensive Treatment, filled with Greek symbols..
He also doesn't appear in Batman: Arkham City, but once again is referenced in a riddle. He apparently disappeared after lots of electroshock therapy was delivered to him.
Maxie Zeus as he appears in Batman: The Animated Series.
Maxie Zeus as he appears in The Batman.
Maxie Zeus as seen in the character bios of Batman: Arkham Asylum.