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Weapon Plus

There is still much to learn about the Weapon Plus Program but Marvel has made it clear that it is a critically important concept that has redefined the origins of legendary characters Thank you for utilizing the eBay links when making ANY purchase and contributing to the continued develpment of Key Collector Comics

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  • First cover art by Alex Schomburg
  • 1st appearance of John Steele, the inspiration behind the Super Soldier Program and likely who is referred to as Weapon 0
  • 1st appearance and origin of Fiery Mask
  • 1st appearance of Monako, the Prince of Magic
  • 1st appearance of Detective Doc Denton
  • 1st appearance of the Texas Kid
  • 1st appearance of Phantom of the Underworld
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  • 1st appearance of Protocide, the first failed test subject to receive Super Soldier serum
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Captain America
  • 1st appearance of James Buchanan Barnes aka Bucky, later becomes the Winter Soldier
  • 1st appearance of the Red Skull,George Maxon, an agent of the true Red Skull
  • 1st appearance of Doctor Reinstein aka Doctor Erskine, the inventor of the Super Soldier serum
  • 1st appearance of Hurricane, later becomes Makkari
  • 1st appearance of Tuk the Cave Boy, first offspring of the Inhumans
  • Introduction of Project Rebirth, the Super Soldier Program that eventually expanded into Weapon Plus
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  • Captain America revealed to be Weapon I of the Weapon Plus program, more commonly known as the Weapon X program that bonded adamantium to Wolverine's skeleton
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  • 1st appearance of Isaiah Bradley, becomes Captain America after receiving an injection of the Super Soldier serum developed by Project Rebirth
  • [March 2020 - Carl Lumbly cast as Isaiah Bradley in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. His grandson in the show is named Eli, a possible confirmation that The Patriot will soon appear]
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  • 1st appearance of Wolverteeny aka Weapon II, a squirrel modified by the Weapon Plus Program
  • 1st appearance of Gwenpool in-story, previously appeared on the cover of Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars #2
  • 1st appearance of Shocket Raccoon, a clone of Rocket Raccoon
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  • 1st team appearance of Brute Force: Surfstreak, Lionheart, Wreckless, Hip Hop
  • Brute Force were test subjects of the Weapon II program
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  • 1st cameo appearance of the Skinless Man, a mutant spy who was recruited by Weapon Plus and given enhanced abilities
  • The Skinless Man is the only known subject of Weapon III
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  • 1st appearance of Man-Thing, Ted Sallis, a scientist who developed a serum to protect soldiers from chemical warfare
  • The Super Soldier program known as Project Sulphur aka Weapon IV, had the unintended effect of transforming Ted Sallis into Man-Thing
  • 1st appearance of Ellen Brandt
  • 1st team appearance of the Femizons
  • [February 2021 - an Easter egg in WandaVision of Nexus medication plus Man-Thing's depiction on the Grandmaster's tower in Thor Ragnarok could signal an eventual introduction to the MCU]
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  • 1st appearance of Man-Slaughter, a soldier who was injected with the same serum that turned Ted Sallis into Man-Thing
  • Origin of the Weapon IV program
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  • 1st appearance of Tyrannosaurus, a symbiote impersonating Rex Strickland
  • 1st appearance of the Grendel Symbiote
  • Origin of the Sym-Soldier Program aka Weapon V, a Vietnam-era initiative to bond symbiote biomass, extracted from the Grendel dragon to wounded soldiers
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  • 1st appearance of The Mercury Team, a US task force deployed to hunt down symbiotes equipped with the Life Foundation symbiotes: Phage, Lasher, Agony, Riot
  • Mercury Team was a Sym-Soldier program that became known as Project Venom
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 30,378
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  • Origin of Project Venom aka Weapon V, the Weapon Plus program that bonded symbiotes to injured soldiers
  • 1st team appearance of Mars Team, the second iteration of the Sym-Soldier initiative that followed the failed Mercury Team
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  • Flash Thompson bonds with the Venom symbiote after being recruited by the military for Project Rebirth 2.0 aka the Sym-Soldier Program that was alter classified as Weapon V
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  • 1st appearance and origin of Luke Cage, the first black superhero to headline a title in mainstream comics
  • Project Power was Super Soldier initiative, also known as Weapon VI that granted Luke Cage invincibility
  • 1st appearance of Diamondback, Comanche and Shades
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  • 1st appearance of Rafael Scarfe, an NYPD cop and the partner of Misty Knight
  • 1st appearance of Warhawk, an injured veteran transformed into a deadly assassin after becoming part of the Weapon VI program
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  • Origin of the Weapon Plus Program
  • 1st appearance and death of Captain America Adam, a product of Weapon VI that was insane
  • 1st mention of Weapon XXX
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  • 1st appearance of Nuke, the first successful mutant test subject of Weapon Plus who became Weapon VII
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  • 1st full appearance of Wolverine aka Weapon X
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  • Ongoing Weapon X stories begin
  • Origin of Wolverine and Weapon X begins and continues thru issue #84
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  • 1st appearance of Deadpool, a subject of the Weapon X program
  • 1st appearance of Copycat, impersonating Domino
  • 1st appearance of Gideon, a member of The Externals
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  • 1st appearance of Weapon H, a Hulk and Wolverine hybrid created by the Weapon X Program
  • "Weapons of Mutant Destruction" part 6
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  • 2nd appearance of Fantomex
  • 1st cameo appearance of Huntsman, Weapon XII
  • Origin of the Weapon Plus program
  • 1st appearance of E.V.A.
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  • 1st appearance of The World, a facility that produced Weapon XII thru Weapon XVI
  • Death of Darkstar
  • 1st full appearance of Weapon XII, The Huntsman, an artificial creation with the ability to possess the mind of its enemy
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  • 1st appearance of Fantomex, Weapon XIII
  • 1st team appearance of X-Corporation (Paris): Darkstar, Multiple Man, Rictor, Monet St. Croix, Cannoball, Siryn
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  • 1st team appearance of the Stepford Cuckoos, a product of Weapon XIV, created from Emma Frost's DNA
  • 1st appearance of Angel (Salvadore)
  • Artist Ethan Van Sciver hid he word 'sex' in multiple panels throughout the book, many of which were caught be editors but one slipped past which is evident in a protest scene
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  • 1st appearance of Weapon XV, Ultimaton, an advanced Super-Sentinel
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  • 1st appearance of All God, Weapon XVI, an artificially created virus that infects those with spiritual beliefs to serve The World
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Genesis, a clone of Kid Apocalypse
  • Origin of Weapon Infinity, Deathlok troopers perpetually travelling in time to protect a future against super beings