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Maximiliano "Max" Gomes









Kid in the apocalypse






Xolo Maridueña

First Seen


Time On Story

Issue 6 - present

Appears In

23 issues

A Long Road to Fortune

Max Gomes is a major character in A Long Road to Fortune.

General InformationEdit

Max was born in 1998 to a teenage Sandra in a hospital in Acapulco, Guerrero. Despite being forced to raise him under such circumstances, Max did not impede his mother from finishing school and becoming a nurse. Max never met his father, who moved out from Tecpan along with the rest of his family when he was still an infant. Max doesn't care though, he's got his mom. Raised by his grandmother and his mother simultaneously, Max became a sociable yet quiet and intelligent young boy.


Though unknown circumstances, Max and his mother ended up taking refuge in the marketplace during the early stages of the apocalypse.

After Ashton's arrival and the grosero attack on the marketplace caused by Paco Barrera, Max was saved by the former from being eaten by a grosero. Ashton managed rescue him and narrowly escaped death in the process. When Ashton goes missing attempting to secure Mr. Chet, Max is worried about him and takes offense to Mario Galeana's cruel jokes about his potential demise. Max later takes refuge with his mother as soon as Saul Mendrena begins his attack on the marketplace.

To be added.


Unlike one would expect, Max's lack of static and playful energy don't reduce him to be a simple hyperactive, interchangeable young boy. What Max possesses in place of such is a knack for observation, ingenuity, and philosophy, traits that make curiously want to understand his surroundings. Raised by a stern, yet friendly mother, Max isn't loud or obnoxious like it would be expected for somebody his age, and his proper morale only mirrors the success his mother Sandra achieved in raising him.

While Max is naive of the true nature of the world, he is slowly welcoming it all second-hand, watching the adults who keep him safe fight for what they hold. What will become of Max in this reality isn't a thought that occupies his mind, but rather, what he can learn from each individual he meets. These traits make Max an interesting preteen.



Personal life

  • Ashton: Role model, savior
  • Paco Barrera: Best friend

Killed VictimsEdit

  • One infected


Chapter One appearances
Third World The Lion's Sacrifice Return A Long Road to Fortune Trauma Hero
Live and Let Die Again Finger On The Trigger Colosseum Anna Past Mistakes Seasons Change
Condescending Memories The Cry Cat Mouse Shades of Color La Costa Grande
Chapter Two appearances
ABBA Wind of Change Hell Frontier Demon Company Away With the Wind
In Deep Addiction Home Shrouded Shadow My Desire Reflection Undead Academics
We Breathe, We Live, We Try A Toast to the Past A Toast to the Future Color This Black Heart Rue Let The Smiles Last
Chapter Three appearances
Tenexpa Blades of Glory The Children of Tomorrow Gone We Are, The Two Of Us Agonize Like Me Ember Falls
Precipice  ???  ???  ???  ???  ???
 ???  ???  ???  ???  ???  ???


  • Max is one of the few kids to appear in the story.
  • Gif courtesy of KP!!!
A Long Road to Fortune Characters
Group Rally Patricia Leon
Tecpan de Galeana, Guerrero Ashton Liza Cabrera
Marketplace Mr. Chet Valdez Daniel Vanderpol Jose Quintero
Military Jorge Mendoza Jaime Carbon Aguila Perez Juarez Manuel Pepe Lunar
Marketplace Families Mario Galeana Sofia Galeana Alicia Galeana Manny Galeana Sandra Gomes Max Gomes
Gustavo Texta's Faction Gustavo Texta Yuri Baltazar Francisco Navaja Daniela Bristol
First Wave Saul Mendrena Roberto Leonardo
The Streets Mimi Arguello Paloma Avila Jesus Velez Santiago Hernandez
Prepa 6 Yvette Rosas Fausto Orbe Curly Timon Zarez
Costa Grande Cartel Don Tucan Claudio Silvestre Salmón El Kanguro Scorpion Gloria Shaman La Punta Pachinko
Tenexpa, Guerrero Telma Naipes Lucas Delgado Alejandra Carlitos Demian Acosta Maritza Nieves
Memories Natalia Fortuna
Dead and infected characters appear in italics. Characters whose status is unknown appear in bold.

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