WAR ZONE

Real Name: Inapplicable

Identity/Class: Android

Occupation: Assassin

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Agent of Professor Hector DeVasquez

Enemies: Daniel "Zapper" Ridge, She-Hulk

Known Relatives: Inapplicable

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Sensational She-Hulk#50 (April 1993)

 

 

 

 

 

Powers/Abilities: War Zone was a sophisticated battle android powered by a gamma-bomb in his chest. Capable of low aerial flight, he was armed with explosives and carried a grenade launcher in addition to a long spring-loaded tensile cable and grappling hook. His main weapon against the She-Hulk was a gas geared to her biochemistry whose toxins eradicated the gamma-radiation in her blood and accelerated the eradication every time she used her strength.

History:

(She Hulk II#57 (fb) - BTS) - War Zone was created by Professor Hector DeVasquez using notes stolen from Doctor Daniel "Zapper" Ridge, an old childhood friend of Jennifer Walters, the She-Hulk. A colleague of Walters' cousin, Doctor Robert Bruce Banner (The Hulk), he specifically created the gas to rid the She-Hulk of her gamma-spawned strength. When his daughter, who was married to Ridge, realized her husband was still in love with the She-Hulk, DeVasquez sent War Zone to subdue and destroy the She-Hulk.

 

 

 

(Sensational She-Hulk#50) - Appearing in New York, War Zone attacked the She-Hulk at her apartment. Although she held back from using her strength because he resembled a man in a battlesuit, she began ripping him apart on learning he was an android. Though doused with the gas, she destroyed his jets which kept him in flight and allowed him to crash to earth. His remains were turned over to Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four.

(Sensational She-Hulk#52) - Because of the lingering effect of War Zone's gas, the She-Hulk nearly lost a bout against Titania (Mary McPherran), and had to be rescued by the Thing. On Mr. Fantastic's advice, she returned to her hometown suburb of Los Angeles to reunite with Zapper to cure her.

(Sensational She-Hulk#55-56) - War Zone eventually reactivated (or was rebooted by DeVasquez) and tracked down the She-Hulk in Los Angeles. Ripping off his arms and armor, the jade amazon discovered he was powered by a gamma-bomb that Zapper then absorbed with a gamma-neutralizer. Having been powered by the removed energy, War Zone shut down as the She-Hulk accused Zapper of building him to win back her love. Her argument was rendered inaccurate as DeVasquez attacked her in a gamma-powered tank. Assisted by the Hulk, the She-Hulk destroyed the tank and captured DeVasquez.

 

 


Comments: Created by Michael Eury and Todd Britton.

In his initial appearance, War Zone appeared as an African-American man in a heavily-armored and battle equipped battlesuit. His banter and constant comments suggests he had the programming and algorithms of a human mind far more influenced by media than the Vision. He was also the better of the She-Hulks foes.

Considering the abuse War Zone goes through, his gamma-bomb chest should have gone off way earlier.

War Zone is among the Gamma Mutates in World War Hulk: The Gamma Files.

Profile by William Uchtman

CLARIFICATIONS:

War Zone is not to be confused with:

 


images: (without ads)
Sensational She-Hulk#50, p24 (main image)
  p29, p2 (power)
  p29, p5-7 (head shot)


Other appearances:
Sensational She-Hulk#52 (June, 1993) - Michael Eury (writer), Todd Britton (pencils), Mike DeCarlo (inks), Renee Witterstaetter (editor)
Sensational She-Hulk#55-56 (September-October, 1993) - Michael Eury (writer), Pat Olliffe (pencils), Art Nichols (#55) & Fred Fredericks (#56) (inks), Renee Witterstaetter (editor)


Last updated: 01/17/04

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