Red Nine

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Red Nine
Red Nine.
Art by Leinil Yu.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance The Amazing Spider-Man #264 (May 1985)
Created by Craig Anderson
Paty Cockrum
In-story information
Alter ego Wallace Jackson
Team affiliations Fifty State Initiative
Abilities Wears a costume that grants:
Superhuman strength
Force field generation
Energy bolt projection

Red Nine (Wallace Jackson) is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. He first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #264 (May 1985).

Publication history[edit]

Wallace Jackson was a 16-year old who wore a costume designed by his uncle, who worked for NASA. He decided to travel to New York City to play-fight with his favorite superhero, Spider-Man, but proved to be more of a nuisance to the webslinger, and was injured after crashing through a store window. He later confronted Spider-Man again, during which Spider-Man destroyed Red Nine's costume, though Spider-Man later learned that Wallace helped a group of elderly patients against an abusive hospital administrator.[1]

In Avengers: The Initiative, Red Nine appears in Camp Hammond, as an official recruit for the Initiative, along with Ant-Man, Crusader, Melee, Geldoff, Dragon Lord, Geiger, and Diamondback.[2] He is one of the trainees that unsuccessfully attempts to defeat K.I.A.[3]

During the 2008 "Secret Invasion" storyline, Red Nine takes part at the clashes between the Earth's heroes and the Skrulls. After being surrounded by Super-Skrull troops in his first battle and saved by Nick Fury's Secret Warriors, he and his fellow Initiative trainees take part at the final combat against the invading aliens.[4]

After the invasion, Red Nine was assigned to Georgia's Initiative team.[5]

During the 2011 "Fear Itself" storyline, Red Nine appears at a meeting held by Prodigy regarding magical hammers that have crashed into the earth.[6]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Red Nine has no superpowers but wears a costume which allows him to fly, and gives him superhuman strength. The costume also gives him a force field protecting him from harm, and enables him to shoot energy bolts.


  1. ^ The Amazing Spider-Man #264
  2. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #8
  3. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #10
  4. ^ Secret Invasion #8
  5. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #21
  6. ^ Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt #1

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