|Franchise:||Werewolf by Night|
|Location:||Los Angeles, California|
|1st appearance:||Marvel Spotlight #2|
Maxwell Grant is a fictional character featured in the Werewolf by Night family of titles published by Marvel Comics. He was introduced in the second issue of Marvels' try-out series Marvel Spotlight which, along with issues #3 and #4, served as a precursor to the regular Werewolf by Night ongoing series.
Maxwell Grant was the chauffeur of Philip and Laura Russell. Philip Russell, though wealthy on his own merits, coveted the extensive riches of his wife's inheritance from her first husband Baron Gregory Russoff. To this end, he paid Max Grant $10,000 to sabotage the brakes on Laura's Rolls Royce. As he had hoped, Laura took off driving and lost control of the vehicle, swerving off the road and crashing into a tree. She sustained critical injuries and died in a hospital bed the following evening.
Laura's son, Jack Russell, had inherited something from Gregory Russoff as well - the curse of the werewolf. On the night of the full moon, Jack transformed into the werewolf and fought with Max. Max was a large, muscular man and faired pretty well against the werewolf's superior strength. During their fight, he nonchalantly bragged about sabotaging the brakes on Laura's car. Something in the werewolf's consciousness comprehended the meaning behind Grant's words and he sank his canine teeth into Max's jugular, killing him. 
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- The character of Maxwell Grant was created by writers Roy Thomas, his then-wife Jean Thomas, Gerry Conway and artist Mike Ploog.
- Marvel Spotlight 2 (Only appearance; dies)
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This article relates to characters featured in the Werewolf by Night comic book franchise.