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Weapon X #5: Review

Jul 2017
Greg Pak, Marc Borstel

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W.M.D. Weapons of Mutant Destruction Part 3

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4 stars

Weapon X #5 Review by (May 12, 2020)

Review: This chapter in the event is marked by the poignant tale of Jennifer, ordinary wife and mother who finds her work being used for evil and her life sacrificed because she has a conscience. This is counterpointed with Warpath’s assertion in the next issue that none of the Weapon X staff are innocent, which leads us to see how there’s not really much of a difference between the good guys and the bad guys here. The issue is lightened a bit by Domino’s desire to make a lot of money but also to have lots of fun destroying cyborgs which makes for a fun scene here.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Weapon X #5 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Story continues from TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #20.

In Serenity Hills, Texas, a little girl sees a dead rat in the house and her mother is unnerved. Then Mom (Jennifer) goes to work at the local science lab where Weapon X has her testing cyborg rats….

Meanwhile, Weapon X agent Carla is driving Bobby Andrews to the lab, encouraging his commitment to Rev. Stryker’s cause. Meanwhile, up in the sky, Amadeus Cho is explaining to the rest of the team how he let Bobby get away: by the Hulk stopping Lady Deathstrike from killing him. So the next move is for Old Man Logan and Sabretooth to discover where the purchased fluid went and for Domino and Warpath to find a membership list from Stryker’s disbanded church. So they head to the church and are met by cyborg guards and dogs and they take great joy in killing them all….

Meanwhile, Logan and Creed find the accountant who audited Omnitek’s books and deleted the info they are looking for; they put some pressure on him but it is detected at Weapon X HQ and Jennifer is ordered to activate a nanobot detonation. She does and the accountant dies; her superior is pleased but Jennifer is shocked at what her work has been used for….

Comparing all the recovered data, Amadeus notes that it is all leading to Serenity Hills, Texas….

The next day at work, Jennifer is still in shock but she is told she is being promoted and sent down to Vat H where Dr. Alba tases her and she ends up like the dead rat at home….

Story continues in TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #21.

Marc Borstel
Marc Borstel
Frank D'Armata
Skan Srisuwan (Cover Penciler)
Skan Srisuwan (Cover Inker)
Skan Srisuwan (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Amadeus Cho)

Plus: Lady Deathstrike, Warpath.

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