Art by Steve Uy.
|First appearance||The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #27 (1993)|
|Created by||Jack C. Harris
|Alter ego||Alexander Ellis|
|Abilities||superhuman athletic ability, weapon creation, flight, informational downloading methods|
Annex (Alexander Ellis) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is usually depicted as associated with Spider-Man. His first appearance was in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #27. With powers resulting from prosthetics through computer technology, he possesses the ability to increase his physical abilities, as well as create any weapon he requires.
Annex was created by writer Jack C. Harris and artist Tom Lyle and first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #27 (1993) 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
Ellis is a Desert Storm veteran whose leg was wounded in combat. The damage to his leg was so extensive, his leg had to be amputated. He signed 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.
Powers and abilities
As a result of his exo-skeleton armor, Annex possesses the ability to increase his strength, speed, stamina, reflexes, reaction time, 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.
- 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.
- The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #27 (1993)
- Avengers: The Initiative #13
- Avengers: The Initiative #21
- Annex at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe