a little set-up first: Max had been forced into serving an AI eventually called Kilg%re. well, ok, maybe he was a little willing at first, but he decides eventually that he needs to fight back. the last straw comes and he physically rips the machine apart in another great scene of violence and passion and explosions.
but, because said machine was keeping a series of injuries from killing him, he collapses, somewhat content to die then and there. the League finds him and rushes him to the hospital, and we get this moment:
clutching the JLI communicator for comfort... <3 <3 <3