Adam Warlock (Marvel)(01 - Earth-616)
Real Name: Him
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Super-human strength (ability to lift up to 50 tons when cosmically enhanced), high resiliance, endurance, fast healing, flight, emit concussive bursts of cosmic energy, able to create a cocoon to escape danger, recuperate, and gain new powers, excellent hand-to-hand combat skills.
An artificial life form created by the Enclave to be the perfect human, Adam Warlock became aware of his creators' evil plans and destroyed them. Emerging from his cocoon as a fully-grown human, he did not not have a fully developed set of morals, even seeking out Thor's love Sif as a potential mate.
Overwhelmed by Earth, Warlock eventually returned to his cocoon and departed the Earth. He eventually came into contact with the High Evolutionary, who gave Warlock his soul gem and something more important, a sense of purpose by proclaiming Warlock the savior of Counter-Earth! Using his abilities to defeat the Man-Beast and his New Men, Warlock would eventually sacrifice himself to save Counter Earth, only to return from death more powerful than before.
Soon after, Warlock came into contact with his evil future self, known as the Magus. Seeing the evil that was in himself, Warlock also realized that his soul gem acted as a sort of symbiote, granting Warlock the memories of all souls absorbed by the gem. Warlock would eventually meet Thanos, who would become his sometime-rival, sometime-ally. Warlock would eventually sacrifice himself again to stop Thanos' evil schemes, turning Thanos into a statue in the process.
Spending many years inside the soul gem, Warlock was eventually needed again and inhabited the body of a recently deceased man, reforming it into one resembling his original body. Using his experience against Thanos, Warlock led the heroes of the Univers against Thanos in his quest to reshape the Universe with the Infinity Gauntlet. With Thanos stopped, Warlock would divide the soul gems under his supervision among a group known as the Infinity Watch.
Eventually, the Infinity Watch would disband and Warlock found himself in a parallel universe known as the Ultraverse, where the energy vampire Rune sought to use the Infinity Gems to reshape the universe in his image.
Later, Warlock would be found back in the Marvel Universe in an insane asylum. Learning of a conflict threatening the universe itself, Warlock would be instrumental in mentoring the new architect of reality. Soon thereafter, Thanos gained ultimate power once again and in a fit of rage, destroyed the universe, but was convinced by Warlock to reform the universe.
Since then, Warlock learned of the Enclave's attempts to create another artificial human and he has sought out this creation.
Although created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Jim Starlin is often thought of as the "definitive" Warlock creator. Creative disagreements over the direction of the Warlock character would eventually lead to a severing of ties between Starlin and Marvel in 2004.
First Appearance: Fantastic Four (1961) #67
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All-New Guardians of the Galaxy (2017)
#3 All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
- 'Beyond Electric Dreams'
#12 Alpha Flight (1983)
- 'Ultragirl to Arnim Zola'
#111 Annihilation Classic (2008)
- 'Bare Bones Part 2'
HC Annihilation: Conquest (2008)
- 'Annihilation Classic'TPB
- 'Annihilation Classic'
#1 Annihilation: Conquest - Quasar (2007)
- 'No Way Out'#2
- 'Together Alone'#3
- 'Together Alone'#4
- 'In the Flesh'#6
- 'Last Stand'
#3 Annihilators (2011)
- 'Destiny, Part 3'#4
- 'Destiny, Part Four'
#1 Avengers Finale (2005)
- 'Blame It on the Black Star/Timely, Inc.'#4
- 'Brain Storm'
Avengers Forever (1998)
#9 Avengers: Celestial Quest (2001)
- 'Break: Reflections Of The Conqueror'
Beavis and Butt-Head (1994)
Beavis und Butt-Head (1994)
Black September (1995)
Infinity Captain Marvel (1968)
- 'The Nanosecond the Earth Stood Still'
#39 Captain Marvel (2000)
- 'The Trial Of The Watcher'
#11 Cosmic Powers Unlimited (1995)
- 'Together Again For the First Time!'
Curse of Rune (1995)
Cyberspace 3000 (1993)
#6 Die Offizielle Marvel-Comic-Sammlung (2013)
- 'Behold Your Visions!'#7
- 'Introducing: Gamble'#8
- 'The End of Tomorrow!'
Doctor Strange (1974)
#27 Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (1988)
- 'I... The In-Betweener!'
#32 Fantastic Four (1961)
- 'Silver-Tongued Devil'#36
- 'Footnote to Infinity'
#67 Guardians of the Galaxy (2008)
- 'When Opens the Cocoon!'#172
- 'Cry, the Bedeviled Planet!'#369
- 'With Malice Toward All!'#370
- 'Forever Evil'
#1 Guardians of the Galaxy (2018)
- 'Somebody's Got To Do It'#2
- 'Beyond Belief'#4
- 'No Future'#8
- 'Past Mistakes'#10
- 'To The Death'#15
- 'Knowhere To Run To'#17
- 'Adam Magus'#19
- 'Seconds Out'
#150 Hercules (1984)
- 'Don't Fear The Reaper'
In the Night Studio: Illustrations After Dark by Dan Brereton (2017)
Infinity Abyss (2002)
#1 Infinity Crusade (1993)
- 'A Mad Calling!'#2
- 'Paranoids and Nihilists'#3
- 'Memory Disorders'#4
- 'Errors in Judgment'#6
- 'Rewards & Punishment'
#1 Infinity Gauntlet (1991)
- 'The Damned'#4
- 'Mortal Sins'#5
- 'Holy War!'#6
#1 Infinity War (1992)
- 'From Bad to Worse'#3
- 'Preparations for War'#4
- 'Cosmic Battle on the Edge of the Universe!'#5
- 'Astral Conflagration'#6
- 'The Final Confrontation'
#1 Iron Man/Thor (2011)
- 'Chthonic Maneuvers'#2
- 'Ethereal Revisionism'#3
- 'Nefarious Rhapsodies'#4
- 'Mortiferous Artifice'#5
- 'The Animus Engagement'
#3 Marc Spector: Moon Knight (1989)
- 'God Complex Chapter Three'
#44 Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
- 'The End Has Just Begun'
#108 Marvel Comics Presents (2012)
- 'Claw and Bone/Into the Abyss/Together Forever... A Pair/Nauda's Tale'#111
- 'Roadkill/Betrayal/Over Exposed/Menace of the Mad Abbot'
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
#1 Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four (2003)
- 'The Death of Captain Marvel'
Marvel Masterworks: Warlock (2007)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
#1 Marvel Swimsuit Special (1992)
- 'And Men Shall Call Him... Warlock!'#2
- 'The Hounds of Helios'
#3 Marvel Team-Up (1972)
- 'Come to the Moon and View Heavenly Bodies Guaranteed to Send You into Orbit!'
#55 Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
- 'Spider, Spider on the Moon!'
Annual 02 Marvel Universe: The End (2003)
- 'Death Watch!'#61
- 'The Coming of Her!'#62
- 'The Taking of Counter-Earth!'#63
- 'Suffer Not a Warlock to Live'
#1 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'The Cure'
HC vol. 13 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
- 'Valkyrior Steeds to Maximillian Zaran'
#27 Quicksilver (1997)
- 'From Here to Maternity'#38
- 'Whose War Is this Anyway?'#40
- 'Null and Void'#50
- 'Horizon of Holes'#53
- 'To the Fifth Power'#54
- 'Starblast Pt. 2: Search Party'
#9 Rune (1995)
- '...Escape From the Savage Land!'
Infinity Rune/Silver Surfer (1995)
- 'Day for Night'#1
- 'The Quality of Mercy'#2
- 'Cause and effect'#7
- 'Fire with fire'
#7 She-Hulk (2005)
- 'Universal Laws: Part 1: Space Cases'#8
- 'Universal Laws: Part 2: Engagement Ring'
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack (1992)
Silver Surfer (1987)
Annual 05 Silver Surfer/Warlock: Resurrection (1993)
- 'The Return of the Defenders Part 3'#36
- 'The Lesson?'#46
- '... The Soul World'#47
- 'Adam Warlock Protector of the Soulworld!'#48
- 'Confronting One's Maker'#52
- 'The Hero in Absence'#54
- 'The Universe According to Thanos, Part One: Genesis'#56
- 'The Universe According to Thanos, Part Two: Exodus'#58
- 'Field of Honor'#60
- 'Finale & Prelude'#86
- 'Friends & Foes'#87
- 'Strange Affairs'#88
- 'Common Enemy'#94
- 'Down to Earth, Part 2'
#1 Spider-Man (1990)
- 'The Pact (Part 1)'#2
- 'Death's Favor (Part 2)'#3
- 'Welcome To Hades (Part 3)'#4
- 'End Game (Part 4)'
#26 Spider-Man / Thunderbolts (1999)
- 'With Great Responsibility.. !'
One-shot Spider-Man Halloween Special Edition (1993)
- 'Comic Action '99 Sonderedition'
#1 Starblast (1994)
- 'These Great Powers!'
#1 Strange Tales (1951)
- 'Once In A Blue Moon'
#178 Superheroes: The Heroic Visions of Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell (2000)
- 'Who is Adam Warlock? / Enter the Magus!'#179
- 'Death Ship!'#180
- 'The Judgment! / The Trial of Adam Warlock'#181
- '1000 Clowns!'
#1 Thanos (2017)
Thanos Annual (2014)
Thanos Sourcebook (2010)
Thanos: The Infinity Finale (2016)
OGN HC Thanos: The Infinity Revelation (2014)
- 'Thanos: The Infinity Finale'
OGN HC The Avengers (1963)
- 'Thanos: The Infinity Revelation'
Annual 07 The Incredible Hulk (1968)
- 'The Final Threat'TPB
- 'The Greatest Battles of the Avengers'#118
- 'To the Death!'#262
- 'Many Brave Hearts...'#263
- 'What Lurks Below?'
Annual 06 The Infinity Entity (2016)
- 'Beware the Beehive!'#158
- 'Frenzy on a Far-Away World!'#176
- 'Crisis on Counter-Earth!'#177
- 'Peril of the Plural Planet!'#178
- 'Triumph on Terra-Two'#248
- 'How Green My Garden Grows!'#418
- 'We Are Gathered Here'
#4 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Part Four: The Truth'
HC The Marvel Masterpieces Collection (1993)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
The Mighty Avengers (2007)
The New Warriors (1990)
#11 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'Days of Present Past'#12
- 'A Betrayal of Hope'#13
- 'A World For the Winning'
#14 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'Book of the Dead and Inactive 2 : Marvel Boy to Zuras'
#20 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Book of the Dead (Stick to Zuras)'
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
The Thanos Imperative: Ignition (2010)
#163 Thor: The Legend (1996)
- 'Where Dwell the Demons!'#164
- 'Lest Mankind Fall!'#165
- 'A God Berserk!'#317
- 'Chaos at Canaveral'#469
- 'Absolute Power'#470
- 'Fathers and Sons'
Ultraverse Unlimited (1996)
War of Kings Saga (2009)
#1 Warlock (1998)
- 'The Day of the Prophet'#2
- 'Count-Down for Counter Earth'#3
- 'The Apollo Eclipse'#4
- 'Come Sing a Searing Song of Vengeance'#5
- 'The Day of the Death Birds'#6
- 'The Brute'#7
- 'Doom-- At the Earth's Core!'#8
- 'The Infinity Effect'#10
- 'How Strange My Destiny! Part 1: The Rice! / Who is Thanos? / Enter the Redemption Principle!'#11
- 'How Strange My Destiny! Part 2: Escape Into the Inner Prison! / The Strange Death of Adam Warlock!'#12
- 'A Trollish Tale!'#13
- '...Here Dwells the Star Thief! / The Bizarre Brain of Barry Bauman'#14
- 'Just a Series of Events'
#1 Warlock (2004)
- 'Countdown to Destruction'#4
#1 Warlock and the Infinity Watch (1992)
- 'Second Coming, part one'#2
- 'Second Coming, part two'#3
- 'Second Coming, part three'#4
- 'Second Coming, part four'
Warlock Chronicles (1993)
What If? Newer Fantastic Four (2009)
#1 What If...? (1989)
- 'What If... Newer Fantastic Four'
#55 Wonder Man (1991)
- 'What If the Avengers Lost Operation Galactic Storm?'#104
- 'Finders Keepers'
Video Game Appearances:
Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems (1996)
Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel)(02-Earth-616)
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"For I am the Savior, the Godslayer, the Demon, the Avenging Hand of Light... Adam Warlock!"
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