This is something somebody probably should have thought about doing years ago. Better late than never.
Winick’s attempt (crammed into a single issue) does a fair job by shedding some light on Max’s relationship with his mother and how it drove him to become the man who created his own version of the Justice League. It also offers a turning point for the character and a plausible reason for the fundamental change in his character.
Given that so much of this issue is flashback we get very little of the confrontation of the JLI attempting to capture the fleeing Lord. What we do get is confirmation of Reyes’ death and a glimpse into the mind of the man who shot him. Must-read.