Warning: SPOILERS for Wolverine & Captain America: Weapon Plus #1
Captain America and Wolverine is probably not the commonest team-up in Marvel’s universe, however they’ve simply dropped one of many greatest bombshells in years. And now that Captain America has discovered his personal function within the tortured experiments and creation of dwelling weapons like Wolverine, it is onerous to know who can be hit more durable: the followers, or Steve Rogers himself.
The stunning new story is advised within the pages of Wolverine & Captain America: Weapon Plus #1. For informal followers, it might sound unusual for Marvel to mix the origin tales of Logan and Steve Rogers, since they’re separated by a long time of time and expertise (and Wolverine was a grown man lengthy earlier than Cap was even born). But followers of Marvel’s historical past know that the Avenger and X-Man are linked, with Captain America retroactively designated ‘Weapon I,’ the primary creation of a brand new breed of super-soldier. Even although Cap spent the 1970s frozen in suspended animation, it did not cease Wolverine from receiving his adamantium skeleton to turn into ‘Weapon X.’ But within the pages of Wolverine & Captain America, we’re afraid the a lot darker, way more painful legacy of Steve Rogers has been revealed…with “decades of death” being credited to him, personally.
That would not be a straightforward burden for anybody to bear, least of all of the soldier who gave up every little thing to help punch out Hitler and win World War II, thus sparing numerous lives on all sides of the battle. But it is throughout a quiet return to his Brooklyn roots, fittingly, that Wolverine comes smashing into Steve’s world–with a military of troopers following shut behind. Promising to clarify every little thing as soon as they’ve dealt with the fast risk, Logan and Steve leap into motion, quickly discovering that these should not regular troopers they’re combating.
The troopers breaking up extra simply than they need to is a touch that Cap has stumbled into one thing unusual, however make no mistake: Wolverine has come FOR Cap, with a brand new revelation involving his personal origins as part of the Weapon Plus program. The insights are delivered through holographic message from Fantomex, former X-Force member and ‘Weapon XIII’ (generations after Wolverine and Deadpool). Apparently, after digging into the true origins and operations of Weapon Plus, Fantomex has been killed to maintain their secrets and techniques quiet. Secrets that start with Steve Rogers and ‘Project Rebirth’s mission to create a super-soldier. Secrets that reach to those ‘copy-Caps’ despatched to silence Wolverine. And secrets and techniques that place the blame for this system’s trials and torments… on Captain America himself:
Ever since I escaped my creators, I’ve pulled on the threads behind the Weapon Plus program. It’s all related, Captain. the patriots that solid you, the monsters that violated Logan, and my very own “Dr. Frankensteins”… They are the identical. The applications weren’t contiguous… They have been concurrent… And they have been escalating their plans from the start! Eliminating anybody who received too near the reality.
Science requires trial and error, necessitating a human value for each development. With the appropriate indoctrination, you needn’t catch new inventory… They’ll volunteer. Decades of loss of life and destruction could be traced again to you, Captain. You did what you do greatest… Inspired them.
Yes, as onerous as it’s for Steve Rogers to simply accept it, Wolverine is there to verify Fantomex’s findings. Steve is fast to level out that there should be some mistake, for the reason that ethics and management behind the ‘Project Rebirth’ that reworked Steve into America’s first super-soldier have been nothing like Weapon X, and nothing near the painful experiments and torture dedicated in future years. By equating Cap’s creation to that of the atomic bomb, Logan suggests maybe Steve’s creators did not intend for atrocities to comply with.
But comply with they did, which implies there is no two methods about it: with out Captain America a.okay.a. Weapon I, there would by no means have been a Weapon II, not to mention a Weapon X. Without such a well-known and undisputed success, future mad scientists would not have had the possibility to ‘enhance’ on the system… or get pleasure from an ongoing provide of recruits wanting to turn into the following Captain America.
It’s a really darkish revelation, suggesting that the masterminds of Project Rebirth, and Dr. Abraham Erskine’s well-meaning science have been way more nefarious than anybody ever knew. The super-soldier serum dying with Erskine has all the time been seen as a probable optimistic, holding a military from being mass-produced–entrusting solely Steve Rogers with such energy. But in mild of those new particulars, the failures of ‘Weapon I’ changing into a hero as an alternative of a dwelling weapon have been in the end balanced out. As a hero, Captain America opened the doorways and loosened the restrictions of what Weapon Plus may try. And what would not an excellent individual endure by to comply with Captain America’s instance?
This thriller has solely begun to be revealed, as author Ethan Sacks is seemingly rewriting the historical past of Weapon Plus. Will Captain America ever recover from his darkish legacy? Will he lastly be capable of deliver it to an finish? Fans should learn the complete subject and coming sequels to search out out, however for now, learn under for the complete solicitation particulars:
- WOLVERINE & CAPTAIN AMERICA: WEAPON PLUS #1
- Writer: Ethan Sacks
- Art: Diogenes Neves, Adriana Di Benedetto, Federico Blee
- Cover: Skan
- Variant Cover: Chris Bachalo
- THE SECRET HISTORY BEHIND THEIR ORIGINS REVEALED! In 1940, scientists tried to make a person into the proper weapon, a Super-Soldier. They failed and made him a legend as an alternative. Before the flip of the century, they tried once more for the tenth time. They failed, making a person into loss of life incarnate. At lengthy final, ETHAN SACKS (OLD MAN HAWKEYE, STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE) and DIOGENES NEVES (GREEN ARROW, DEATHSTROKE) reveals the shadowy connections between Captain America, Wolverine and plenty of extra of the Marvel U’s Super-Soldiers…together with some surprises! The conspiracy begins right here!
Wolverine & Captain America: Weapon Plus #1 is obtainable now at your native comedian ebook store, or direct from Marvel Comics.