The out-of-continuity series for the gritty, adult-oriented imprint will offer a version of Logan written for the fans, the writer has revealed.
"It [is] based on my own experience of Wolverine and what I wanted," he told Comic Book Resources.
"I talked to a lot of diehard fans including some friends of mine who are diehard. I wanted to know what they always wanted, and between that and thinking about it and talking to my editors, I wanted to do something that didn't stick to those constraints.
"I wanted an almost timeless version of Logan without some of his previous constraints. But we're having fun with his claws and his healing factor and some familiar aspects of his abilities - even giving them different origins possibly.
"I wanted to go towards writing a kind of fan version - or at least the version fans really wanted to see - of Wolverine. That's what's been in my mind."
Starr said that he wants to craft a story that "could all happen in the real world".
"I definitely looked for a realistic version of Wolverine and not a superhero version," he continued. "I wanted a down-to-earth guy who could function in the real world. I wanted to give him a backstory that really explains how he's been able to do that for centuries - to integrate into society."
Wolverine MAX #1 will launch in October with art by Connor Willumson and Roland Boschi and covers by Jock.