Annex (comics)

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Art by Steve Uy.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #27 (1993)
Created by Jack C. Harris
Tom Lyle
In-story information
Alter ego Alexander Ellis
Team affiliations Initiative
Abilities superhuman athletic ability, weapon creation, flight, informational downloading methods

Annex (Alexander Ellis) is a fictional character of the Marvel Universe, associated with Spider-Man. His first appearance was in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #27. Annex' powers were the result of prosthetics through computer technology. After losing a leg, he volunteered for this program. Ellis now possesses the ability to increase his physical abilities, as well as create any weapon he requires.

Publication history[edit]

Annex was created by writer Jack C. Harris and artist Tom Lyle and first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #27 (1993)[1] as an enemy of Spider-Man, but went on to become an ally. His next appearance was Spider-Man Unlimited #3, followed by a self-titled limited series, Annex.

He appeared in the Avengers: the Initiative series beginning with issue #13.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Ellis is a Desert Storm veteran whose leg was wounded in combat. He signs up for an Annexing unit, where computer technology will grow a newly functioning limb. Because of a computer glitch, Ellis loses his memory and becomes the villain Annex. Annex is quickly defeated by Spider-Man, and changes back into Ellis.[2]

Annex joins Camp Hammond to be trained in the Fifty State Initiative program.[3] After the Skrull invasion, Annex was assigned to New Mexico's Initiative team.[4]

Powers and abilities[edit]

As a result of his exo-skeleton armor, Annex possesses the ability to increase his strength, speed, stamina, reflexes & reactions, coordination, agility, dexterity, balance, and endurance. Annex can also create any weapon he requires. The armor also grants him flight, "schema mode", and informational downloading methods, all at the base of a computer generated robotic structure.


  1. ^ Cowsill, Alan; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1990s". Spider-Man Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 203. ISBN 978-0756692360. The debut story of Annex was written by Jack C. Harris and drawn by Tom Lyle. 
  2. ^ The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #27 (1993)
  3. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #13
  4. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #21

External links[edit]

  • Annex at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe