- Assault on Weapon Plus
Infobox comics story arc
title = Assault on Weapon Plus
caption = Cover to trade paperback
date = August - October 2003
titles = "
New X-Men" #142-145
List of X-Men members
Phil Jimenez Chris Bachalo
Tim Townsend Andy Lanning
Chris Eliopoulos Rus Wooton
Chris Chuckry Dave McCaig
TPB = Assault on Weapon Plus
ISBN = 0-7851-1119-0
cat = X-Men
sortkey = PAGENAME
Assault on Weapon Plus is the title of a four-part storyline which ran through "
New X-Men" #142 - #145 (September - December, 2003). It was written by Grant Morrisonand pencilled by Chris Bachalo.
In the course of their assault they learn that the Weapon Plus organisation has been ultimately responsible for the original installment of the
Weapon XProgram as well as other government super-human programs such as (the program which created the original Captain America, a.k.a. "Weapon I"). These revelations are controversial and it is unclear if they remain in-continuity. Fact|date=September 2007
The story starts by catching up with Cyclops, who has recently left the
X-Menafter his psychic affair with Emma Frostwas exposed. Wolverine finds him drinking at the Hellfire Club, contemplating quitting the X-Men. Incidentally, Sabretooth is also dining at the facility. Wolverine is aggressive toward Sabertooth, but is unable to escalate an argument into a conflict because it is against the rules of the Hellfire Club for patrons to fight within the building. Fantomexarrives and convinces both Cyclops and Wolverine to join him in breaking into the Weapon Plusinstallation floating in orbit around the Earth.
On entering the complex, the find the station to be deserted. Fantomex explains in detail the agenda of the Weapon Plus program, detailing the list of candidates used for each of the Weapons. Wolverine uses the computer systems to access his personal file. He indicates that the files contain detailed information about his life before and during the Weapon Plus program. After setting a series of charges to detonate the station, Cyclops and Fantomex prepare to leave the facility. The station explodes with Wolverine inside, and the story ends with a cliffhanger regarding whether Wolverine survived the explosion.
The trade paperback "New X-Men Vol.5: Assault on Weapon Plus" (ISBN 0-7851-1119-0) reprinted the story along with the previous "
Murder at the Mansion" storyline from "New X-Men" #139 -141 (July - August 2003).
In addition all of Morrison's run has been collected in:
*"New X-Men Omnibus" (collects "New X-Men" #114-154 and Annual 2001, 992 pages, December 2006 ISBN 0-7851-2326-1)
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