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 superhero character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Publication History[edit]

The character first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #264 (May 1985). He was created by Craig Anderson.

Fictional character biography[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]

The Initiative[edit]

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]

Secret Invasion[edit]

During the 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]

Fear Itself[edit]

During the Fear Itself storyline, Red Nine appears at a meeting held by Prodigy regarding magical hammers that have crashed into the earth. He helps the team by rescuing survivors and joins them in their battle against Thor Girl, when she regained her designate powers.[6]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Red Nine has no superpowers but wears a costume that allows him to fly and gives him superhuman strength. The costume also allows him to generate a force field that protects him from harm, and 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 #1-6

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