winstone-jeffrey-slag-main.jpgwinstone-jeffrey-slag-face.jpgJEFFREY WINSTONE

Real Name: Jeffrey K. Winstone

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Unrevealed;
    planned to become a vigilante

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Murder Monks

Enemies: Deathlok-10511 (presumably Deathlok L17, but possibly any of the Deathloks)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Slag"

Base of Operations: Unspecified city (possibly Manhattan, New York)

First AppearanceWolverine: Weapon X#11 (May, 2010)

Powers/Abilities: Winstone was made (or perhaps covered with, as he had blood in his body) of a material similar to volcanic rock, granting him enhanced durability and strength (allegedly sufficient to easily tear through granite walls and crush human bones). 

    Despite his size and mass, he was agile, able to move like someone half his size, and possessed substantial endurance.

    His gloves each had four large, sharp on the lateral surface of the forearm, as well as three spikes over his knuckles.winstone-jeffrey-slag-leap.jpg

Height: Unrevealed; (pre-mutation) unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed (likely at least a few hundred pounds); (pre-mutation) unrevealed
Eyes: His eyes seemed to glow red, with bright red irides surrounded by a lighter, more orange sclera; (pre-mutation) unrevealed
Hair: None
; (pre-mutation) unrevealed

winstone-jeffrey-slag-land.jpgHistory
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Wolverine: Weapon X#11 (fb) - BTS) - As a (presumably) young man -- before he had kissed a girl -- Jeffrey Winstone was mutated by an unspecified accident that transformed him into a material similar to volcanic rock; he viewed his new form as monstrous. 

    Via long hours of physical therapy, he learned how to live in his new form: How to walk, how to fight, how to move like someone half his size. 

    He traveled far to find a secret monastery in the Himalayas where brooding "murder monks" trained him for years in their rigorous and arcane fighting arts. 

    He pushed himself to the limits of physical endurance, training his stone fists to "tear through granite walls like they were rice paper" and to "shatter human bones with the ease of snapping a twig.

    He spent every last dime of his saving toward his mission of punishing the guilty in the city.

    He considered the codename "Slag," but had not made a final decision. He made a costume for himself.

    Just before embarking on his career, Winstone started a journal entry, detailing his history, what he done to get there, and his goals of punishing the guilty and making the criminals of the city fear his name.

(Wolverine: Weapon X#11) - Climbing high atop a gargoyle near the top of a building, Winstone leapt down, acrobatically diffusing his momentum on a lower roof top and apartment emergency staircase before landing on the ground in an alley.winstone-jeffrey-slag-death.jpgwinstone-jeffrey-slag-shot.jpg

    Excited to start what he had sacrificed and endured so much for, he was distracted when his name was called from the shadows by Deathlok from Reality-10511 -- who had been sent back in time to eliminate threats to Roxxon in their future, including the past incarnation of Slag. Winstone demanded the stranger show himself, but Deathlok simply asked if he was "Jeffrey Winstone, the superpowered vigilante known as Slag?"; initially noting that he had not made a final decision on the name, he asked who the stranger was. Deathlok silenting show him repeatedly (perhaps 12 times) with some weapon that hurt him despite his armored hide.

    Pained and knocked to the ground, Winstone only had time to call his attacker, "You...son of a..." before the Deathlok unleashed its energy claws and decapitated him. Examining the head, Deathlok confirmed this to be Winstone, target B0017 (or 80017?), and that he had been neutralized. Dropping Winstone's head in a dumpster, Deathlok updated his mission objectives and proceeded to his next target

Comments: Created by Created by Jason Aaron and Ron Garney.

    That should be other realities in which Slag did not perish but instead became a powerful and successful vigilante. I'd like to see some of those incarnations.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Jeffrey Winstone, aka "Slag,"
should be distinguished from:


SLAG of Reality-10511
    Jeffrey K. Winstone

    Slag was made (or perhaps covered with, as he had blood in his body) of a material similar to volcanic rock, granting him enhanced durability and strength (allegedly sufficient to easily tear through granite walls and crush human bones). 

    Despite his size and mass, he was agile, able to move like someone half his size, and possessed substantial endurance.

    At least 20-25 years in the future of Reality-10511, Slag remained a powerful opponent of the corrupt, world-leading corporation Roxxon. 

(Wolverine: Weapon X#15 (fb)) <Reality-10511> - Roxxon sent their Deathloks through a temporal portal, 20-25 years in the relative past of Reality-616, where they were to neutralize all superhumans that might be a threat to them in the future; Slag was among those superhumans.

(Wolverine: Weapon X#11 - BTS) <As appeared to be the case with many other past counterparts> - When Jeffrey Winstone was slain by a Deathlok, his Reality-10511 counterpart likely faded from existence.

--Wolverine: Weapon X#11

Note: Slag-10511 was not shown on panel that I saw.

images: (without ads)
Wolverine: Weapon X#11, story pg. 1, panel 3 (main; crouched on gargoyle);
        pg. 2, panel 1 (acrobatics);
            panel 4 (landing);
        pg. 3, panel 2 (face);
            panel 3 (shot);
        pg. 4, panel 3 (decapitated)


Appearances:
Wolverine: Weapon X#11 (May, 2010)Jason Aaron (writer), Ron Garney (penciler - no inker listed); Jody Leheup (assistant editor), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)


Last updated: 02/26/15

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