[[caption-width-right:350:Weapon Brown versus Alley Oop]]

->''"I've got a lot of names, depending on who you ask. I'll let you call me Chuck.\\
I kill for a living. There's a lot of guys in my line of work, and they're all cheaper than me. If all you want is to put a hole in somebody, you hire one of them.\\
But if you want to take out a tank crew of battle-hardened scum and fall asleep knowing they died screaming --\\
You call good ol' '''Weapon Brown.'''"''
-->-- '''Chuck "Weapon" Brown'''

It is years after the last war, and the world has ended.

The fighting, though, ''that'' still continues.

Surviving -- no, ''thriving'' -- in this world is "Weapon" Brown, a cybernetic mercenary with absolutely no pity and balls that could crack diamonds. Together with his man-eating dog Snoop, they eke out a living as a pair of mercenaries. If you want something done to someone, don't need any questions answered, and absolutely ''need'' to make sure the poor bastards suffer, you call Weapon Brown.

In other words, ''Weapon Brown'' is ''{{Peanuts}}'', only set AfterTheEnd and {{Grim Dark}}er than ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. Filled with great art and {{Shout Out}}s to just about every syndicated comic out there, ''Weapon Brown'' SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove.

The comic started out as a side project to cartoonist, Jason Yungbluth's, comic, ''DeepFried''. The first Weapon Brown story was called ''A Peanut Scorned'', and was originally included as a bonus in the printed versions of issues 1-4 of ''Deep Fried''. It starts off by telling the origin story of Charles "Weapon" Brown, and sequences into his quest to save his red-haired girlfriend from his insane former friend, Linus van Pelt, who plans to use her in his attempt to finally summon The Great Pumpkin, all while he runs into other characters from the ''Peanuts'' universe.

Yungbluth would eventually shift gears, and made Weapon Brown his main focus. Having already used the characters from ''Peanuts'', he decided to widen the scope, and include elements and characters from just about every newspaper strip out there, in order to make the bigger and more epic follow-up, ''Blockhead's War'', which ran for five issues until 2013.

Yungbluth later released an omnibus, containing all the Weapon Brown comics stories, loads of extra material as well as a new story about the eternally grim hero.

In 2018, Yungbluth announced that he was in the process of developing a sequel, called ''Weapon Brown: Aftershock''. The comic is to work as an epilogue of sorts to ''Blockhead's War'', and will be structured as an anthology, with the FramingDevice being a mysterious wasteland prophet telling three different tales about Weapon Brown around a campfire to an audience of townsfolk. Yungbluth himself will handle the frame story, while the three stories will be handled by three different artists. Yungbluth is currently seeking to [[https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1927638179/weapon-brown-aftershock fund the project through Kickstarter]].

"Blockhead's War" can be read at http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/, starting [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2013/01/21/weapon-brown-1/ Here]]. It is most certainly '''NotSafeForWork''', with nudity, sex, and {{Gorn}}.
!! ''Weapon Brown'' contains examples of:
* AfroAsskicker: Hughie X.
* AndThisIsFor: [[spoiler: For Gramps and Hughie, said by Chuck just before finishing off CAL.]]
* AnimalsLackAttributes: Averted with Snoop and HOBS.
* AntiHero: Good ol' Weapon Brown. [[WordOfGod Yungbluth himself]] doesn't really see him as one though, see [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2014/01/01/weapon-brown-197/comment-page-1/#comment-20187 his comment here.]]
* AfterTheEnd: "The Last War", which more or less ended human civilization.
* {{Animesque}}: [[ComicStrip/TheBoondocks Huey and Riley Freeman]] are half-Japanese.
* AprilFoolsDay: In one strip, Chuck and Crokk are revealed to be Beepo and Roadkill, the main characters from ''Deep Fried'', [[PeopleInRubberSuits in rubber suits]].
* TheApunkalypse: The comic wholeheartedly embraces the aesthetic of the genre; the only real exception from this is the economically advantaged forces of the Syndicate.
* AssShove: How Chuck finishes off [[spoiler: Crokk. The object getting shoved into the latter is a ''flamethrower''.]]
* ArtificialLimbs: When Chuck was being made into a SuperSoldier HollywoodCyborg by the Syndicate, they cut off his right arm and replaced it with an extremely powerful (and remotely controllable by Chuck) prosthesis with its own nuclear reactor.
* BadassBoast:
** Chuck gives us a good one: ''I'm a hearse. I deliver dead bodies.''
** Worth mentioning "Pops" as he beats the unconscious Chuck, being warned that they still need to interrogate him and can't give answers with a broken jaw. "He can write 'em down."
* BaldOfAwesome: Weapon Brown has one strand of hair on his head, drawn in the same fashion as the original Charlie Brown's stylized hair, as a reference to the fact that some readers thought Charlie Brown was bald instead of just having ([[WordOfGod according to Charles Schultz]]) very close-cropped light-colored hair.
* BerserkButton:
** Don't hurt Snoop. Weapon will not be pleased.
** Annie knows one of Brown's actual buttons [[spoiler: an invitation to play football]] from the first story [[spoiler: she uses it to make him have rough sex with her. As in ''he's got his gun to her head'' rough]].
* BigDamnHeroes: A Big Damn [[spoiler:Dog Army]]!
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Snoop stays with Annie; Jeffy joins Chuck to destroy The Syndicate and avenge his family; Chuck notes that since the world has a second chance there'll be things worth fighting for again. The "strange shadow" Chuck sees spreading out over Bone City is the schmoo from the exploded Garf, which is turning into vegetation, bringing life back to the wasteland]].
* BlackComedy
* BondOneLiner
* [[spoiler: BrownNote]] : [[spoiler: Lucy Van Pelt's conditioning of [=CALv1n=] included such hardgrained gynophobia that the very word "girls" gives him a crippling mental breakdown. When Weapon Brown figures out and invokes the key word, CAL's vivid imagination [[YourMindMakesItReal turns the surrounding Schmoo into the object of his terror]].]]
* ChekhovsGun:
** (invoked by Yungbluth in the annotations in the softcover edition)
** Snoop being able to drive a car in the original story was just a fun gag, but it [[spoiler:ends up being how he defeats HOBS]].
** The flesh-eating kudzu [[spoiler: is what finally destroys Bone City and the invading army]].
* ChestBurster: [[spoiler:How CAL kills the Garf.]]
* ChristmasSpecial: [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2011/12/24/merry-christmas-blockheads/ Merry Christmas, Blockheads]].
** HalloweenEpisode: [[spoiler: Linus (and about a hundred other guys) uses Sally's body to summon the Great Pumpkin but only succeeds in getting "The Cold Ones" (three spirits based on the non-/mutant BedsheetGhost costumes in the original ''Great Pumpkin''), who reveal that Sally was too in love with Linus during the "ceremony" and the Great Pumpkin requires ''fear''.]]
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: [[spoiler: The shmoo seems to work this way. Once Weapon Brown finds out its actual origin (that it's the GARF's excrement), he can't get past the idea that he's essentially eating giant bug shit, so it tastes terrible to him. Others in the know, Anne for example, don't have a problem believing the shmoo will taste like whatever they want it to.]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: Brown does not outright kill the people that have [[ItsPersonal REALLY]] gotten themselves on his bad side. He wants to hear them beg continuously for it first.
* CrapsackWorld: Life AfterTheEnd is brutal: bloodthirsty trogs and horrific monsters are everywhere, it's practically impossible to grow food so everyone has to survive off scavenged rations, many people have to deal with BodyHorror-level mutations, and the Syndicate seeks to control the wastes with an iron fist. Anne however is at least trying to make the world less crapsacky.
* DagwoodSandwich: [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2013/07/31/weapon-brown-110/ Here]] and [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2013/08/01/weapon-brown-111/ here]].
* DarkerAndEdgier: As many syndicated comic strips as possible, although it started with just "Peanuts".
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: Cal fears and hates women thanks to Van Pelt's "conditioning". When he gains control of the schmoo it turns against him when it takes the form of Slimy [=girlS=] that he can't Get Rid Of]].
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: Miss Bucksley.]] Averted with [[spoiler: Annie]].
* {{Determinator}}: "Weapon" Brown.
* DeusAngstMachina: The ending of "A Peanut Scorned". [[spoiler: Linus' summoning of the Great Pumpkin fails, and as it collapses he, Sally and the red-haired girl are crushed beneath it before Weapon Brown can do anything.]]
* DiedStandingUp: Walker, The expy of [[spoiler:ComicStrip/ThePhantom]] gets his head blown clean off. Not only does he die standing, he [[spoiler: becomes ''[[CatchPhrase the corpse that walks]]'']]!
* DirtyOldMan: Colonel Halftraque, who takes this trope's tendencies in the [[ComicStrip/BeetleBailey original Colonel Halftrack]] and dials them UpToEleven for a mixture of [[RuleOfFunny comedy]] and FanDisservice.
* EnfantTerrible: [=CALv1n=]
* EvilCounterpart[=/=]EvilKnockoff: [=CALv1n=] and HOBS are sort of this for Chuck and Snoop. Of course, Chuck isn't exactly ''good''...
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Almost too many to count, but the most notable ones are probably [[spoiler: Crokk getting dismembered, brutally tortured and finally has a flamethrower shoved up his ass and fired, and CAL-v.1N getting fed the Schmoo until he explodes.]]
* FanDisservice: Chuck battles the Neanderthal savage ComicStrip/AlleyOop. You know, that big hairy patch over Alley Oop's crotch? [[spoiler:It's not a loincloth.]] Prepare the BrainBleach. Honourable mentions also go to ComicStrip/MaryWorth in a rubber catsuit, and an overweight ComicStrip/{{Blondie}} as dom to a Film/MadMax leather-clad Dagwood's sub.
* FanService: Miss Bucksley, [[spoiler: the late ]] Honey Huan, and possibly Anne, if she didn't have eyes like that thing in ''Film/{{Splice}}''.
* FauxAffablyEvil: [=CALv1n=] in spades.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Pops's howl of despair over [[spoiler: losing Olive Oyl briefly upsets CAL. Pops's accent is too strong to actually invoke the word itself, but CAL [[BrownNote knows what it's supposed to be]]...]]
* FunetikAksent: Displayed by a fair number of characters, but taken to extremes with [[ComicStrip/BroomHilda Hilda]]. "Dalab! Brakka glazz! Brakit ffurritseez ennamore!" [[spoiler: The lab! Break the glass! Break it before it sees any more!]]
* FunWithAcronyms: [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Cyber Augmented Legionnaire - version]] [[Letters2Numbers 1]] [--N--] [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes and his Heuristically Optimized Bonding Surrogate]]; [[ComicStrip/USAcres U.S. Agro-Commerce Research & Engineering Station]].
* FutureBadass:
** Just about every character who was a child in their own comic has grown up into a post-apocalyptic asskicker.
** Except for those becoming monsters. The Katzenjammer kids are impersonating Kuato from the original ''Film/TotalRecall1990''.
* FutureFoodIsArtificial: [[ComicStrip/LilAbner Schmoo.]] You really ''don't'' want to know [[NauseaFuel what it is.]]
* GoodGriefAnotherPeanutsShoutOut: Seeing how the comic is mainly a dark parody of Peanuts, this trope inevitably pops up at several occasions, in the form of visual references and other in-jokes.
* GoneHorriblyWrong (or maybe GoneHorriblyRight): CAL-v1.N.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: When your fists are as huge as Pops', you don't need a gun.
* GratuitousFrench: General Crokk has the habit of calling Weapon Brown ''Arme Brun'', that is (you guessed it) a literal translation of "Weapon Brown" in French.
* GuileHero: Miss Bucksley. [[spoiler: She hides her schmoo ration in Weapon Brown's canteen without his knowledge (she was somehow carrying it in her breasts; Weapon Brown mistook it for breast milk when Miss Bucksley offers him some RescueSex, and she didn't correct him), keeping it from falling into the Syndicate's hands.]]
* HeartbrokenBadass: Weapon Brown will probably never get over losing the red-haired girl. [[spoiler: Pops is also devastated when Olive Oyl is killed during the evacuation of U.S.A.C.R.E.S. They commiserate briefly [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2014/07/31/weapon-brown-320/ after the battle.]]]]
* HeManWomanHater: Cal does not like women. [[spoiler: If you were "conditioned" by Van Pelt you'd probably develop a phobia too.]]
* TheHedonist: Duke. He does not seem to care about the fact that he is having sex and taking drugs during the business meetings with the other members of the Syndicate. Then again, neither do they.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Miss Bucksley, offscreen. She kills herself to avoid being tortured and possibly giving up the location of U.S.A.C.R.E.S.]]
* HollywoodCyborg: Chuck.
* {{Homage}}:
** Obviously to American NewspaperComics, but in addition, the art, plot, and general style take major cues from ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD''.
** In the notes to the print edition the author notes that some pages are influenced by Mike Mignola's style, especially ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}''.
* HotterAndSexier: Amongst other things, "Mint" Patty and Marcy are bisexuals in a BDSM relationship. Surprisingly, [[BodyHorror given what happened to her boyfriend]], [[spoiler: post-apocalyptic Olive Oyle looks pretty good (and surprisingly curvy). Or rather, ''looked'']].
* HumanoidAbomination: Beetle Bailey. Chuck mentions that these have become common since the Last War, thanks to the radiation and chemical weapons that have mutated much of humanity.
* HumansAreWhite: The comic invokes and frequently lampshades this in a satirical jab at how newspaper comics in general seems to lean towards MonochromeCasting, with only the occasional TokenMinority appearing every once in a blue moon. In "A Peanut Scorned", Chuck expresses puzzlement upon encountering Patty's bodyguard, Franklin, asking if his darker skin is some strange kind of mutation. In "Blockhead's War", Chuck remarks to Hughie X, after meeting his family, how weird it is to see more than one black person at the time, comparing seeing three of them together to encountering a convention. It then also becomes a justified trope when Hughie reveals that during the war, a SyntheticPlague meant to either kill every person of African descent, or turn their skin white, was released unto the world, and it for the most part was successful.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: HOBS]]. On a souped-up ''Zamboni.''
* InfantImmortality: Averted with (most of) [[spoiler: ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'']].
* KlingonPromotion: Horns (aka [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} the Pointy Haired Boss]]) becomes chairman of the Syndicate this way [[spoiler: by [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2013/03/13/weapon-brown-31-7yv/ defenestrating]] [[ComicStrip/{{Blondie}} Mr. Dithers]]]].
* LanternJawOfJustice: Most of the males in ''Weapon Brown'' have prominent chins but the eponymous cyborg has a particularly epic jawline.
* LaResistance: Anne and her crew, against the Syndicate.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Loads.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The witch Hilda knows that Snoop can understand her. Why? Because she [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2014/02/11/weapon-brown-221/ can see his thought bubbles]], which even the ''readers'' can't see.
* LoudOfWar: Loud music was used to torture Chuck Brown. [[spoiler: Even better, it's by [[ComicStrip/BloomCounty Deathtöngue.]]]]
* MacGuffin: [[LawyerFriendlyCameo Miss Bucksley's]] genetically enhanced '''breast milk'''. Oh, if ''only'' that's what it was. [[{{Squick}} It's not.]] [[spoiler:It's the Garf's ''excrement''.]]
* MeaningfulName: ComicStrip/BeetleBailey is a disgusting [[HalfHumanHybrid bug-human hybrid]].
** ComicStrip/RexMorganMD appears, turned into a half-dinosaur person. Can you say ''T. rex Morgan''?
** The [[ComicStrip/{{Blondie}} Dagwood]] expy, all clad in bondage gear, is called "Dogwood", and it's heavily implied that he loves dogs [[BestialityIsDepraved in "that" way]].
* MutualKill: Broom Hilda and the Wizard of Id's AstralProjection KA-ZOT each other. Hilda burns to death, but still manages to defeat the actual wizard by blowing his head up.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Subverted. At first it seems that Chuck [[spoiler:defeated Cal by throwing him in the Shmoo repository, making him drown.]] However he didn't account for the fact that [[spoiler:the nanomachines in Cal's body interacted with the Shmoo, making him able to conjure all the horrors in his mind, such as [[MythologyGag killer snowmen and Spaceman Spiff's aliens]], to kill our heroes.]] Then again, [[spoiler:the Shmoo having direct access to his mind means that it also had access to his mental conditioning by Dr. Van Pelt, and so it quickly turned against Cal in the form of his worst fear: girls.]]
* NightmareFace: [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2013/02/05/weapon-brown-10-u52/ Beetle]]
* NoodleIncident: [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes CAL-v.1N]] was transformed into a superhuman killing machine when an experiment called "Project Noodle" went awry. We're given just enough info about Project Noodle to know that he's a very unpleasant young man.
* OffWithHisHead: CAL-v.1N enjoys punching or chopping the heads off his enemies when fighting them at close range, with his ''bare hands''.
* OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain: Chuck, being the hero, and CAL, being the villain. Both of them are cybernetically enhanced {{Super Soldier}}s, but Chuck is an older model who has been living in the post-apocalyptic world for quite some time, while CAL is a newer, more advanced model who is physically younger due to having spent most of his life as a HumanPopsicle. Eventually, it turns out that while some of CAL's enhancements might be superior to Chuck's (such as a better HealingFactor for instance), Chuck's experience with the post-apocalyptic world gives him quite the edge in the end.
* PietaPlagiarism: [[spoiler: [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2014/03/24/weapon-brown-245/ ME GOYLE]]!!]]
* PokemonSpeak: [[RentAZilla Garfield.]]
* PointyHairedBoss: Though he's apparently a more effective chairman than his predecessor, Mr. Dithers, Mr. Horns does show a few tendencies of the original PointyHairedBoss from ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', such as ignoring his scientist's (an {{Expy}} of Dilbert) well-founded concerns about releasing CAL-v.1N and HOBS, and suggesting that Mr. King add a bureaucracy to his jail in order to make it a prison for the soul as well as the body.
* [[spoiler: [[PopGoesTheHuman Pop Goes the CAL-v.1N]]]]: [[spoiler:[[MythologyGag GOOEY]] [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2014/07/24/weapon-brown-316/ KABLOOIE!]]]]
* PracticalCurrency: Rations and batteries are accepted for goods and services.
* PresidentEvil: [[spoiler:Daddy Warbucks]], the last president the US had before the last war, basically started the war and refused to end it, even when things got so bad that it was obvious there would be no winner. At one point, he literally called [[ComicStrip/FlashGordon Premier Ming]], the leader of the opposite side, to the bargaining table for the sole purpose of spitting in his face. This was the "Man In The Fancy Hat" solely responsible for turning the world into a nuclear wasteland, and for what is likely to turn out to be the inevitable extinction of the entire human race. [[spoiler:Chuck is sincerely happy to meet him, since if it weren't for him he probably wouldn't exist.]]
** The creepiest thing about him? He still thinks that the war is going on, and that they still have a chance to win.
* ProphetEyes: [[spoiler: [[ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie Anne]] has them]]. What, did you think ''everybody'' has eyes like that?
* PsychoPsychologist: Lucy van Pelt, who was responsible for "conditioning" the Syndicate's {{Super Soldier}}s, i.e. breaking their wills to make sure they always obeyed orders. She was responsible for breaking Chuck's psyche by constantly humiliating him by forcing him to play games of "Kick the Football" (she would always take the football at the last second of course) as well as instilling CAL-v.1N's extreme hatred and fear of women into him. She also came up with Chuck's TriggerPhrase "Blockhead", as well the one of CAL; "[[spoiler:girls]]".
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Val (ComicStrip/PrinceValiant) and Gordon (ComicStrip/FlashGordon) are easily disposed of by CAL once he and the Legion arrive at Anne's hidden facility under Bone City.]]
* [[spoiler: ShootTheShaggyDog: For the bad guys since CAL kills Garf.]]
* SexIsViolence: CAL literally gets off on violence, claiming he has an orgasm every he takes a life.
* ShoutOut: Oh god, hundreds.
** In a ShoutOut not related to the source materials, the origin of the shmoo [[spoiler:it's the excrement of the Garf]] is likely a tribute to [[spoiler: the secret behind the soft drink Slurm on ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'']].
* SlasherSmile: Many from [[spoiler: CAL-v.1N]], such as the last panel [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2014/02/19/weapon-brown-227/ here.]]
* StealthPun:
** The monster is called the Garf. The huge boneyard it lives in is thus a Garf-field. Garf is also a CAT-erpillar.
** ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus'' has become an entertaining performance group... a literal circus of family. [[spoiler: [=CALv1n=] twists the pun further by making his attack on them "a circus [[WouldHurtAChild for the whole family!]]"]]
* SuperSoldier: Chuck himself, being one of the results of "Project Peanuts", which also gave his friend Linus his PsychicPowers and drove him insane.
* TheSyndicate: The main organization of villains is actually called this, a clever pun on the fact that most newspaper comics are distributed through syndication.
* SyntheticPlague: During the war that wrecked civilization, the [[ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} Elbonians]] somehow came up with a virus meant to either kill every person of African descent, or turn their skin white, and for the most part they succeeded. Hughie X and Reilly however avoided its affects due to having [[{{Animesque}} some Japanese ancestry.]]
* TakeThat:
** Ever notice how ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' gradually got turned into a soapbox for its writer's religious views? [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2013/04/04/weapon-brown-44/ Chuck certainly did]].
** Early on, ComicStrip/MallardFillmore's head is on a plate, and in the annotations, Yungbluth says that he let the comic strip off easy.
* TakeAThirdOption: When one of Crokk's legionaries have him at gun point, Chuck tells him that the gun is just a chance he lost by not shooting him when he had the chance, and that Chuck will give him a choice. If he tries shooting him now, Chuck will shoot him in the stomach and leave him to a slow, painful death. If he lowers it, he'll get a quick death with a bullet to the head. The legionnaire pulls his gun up to his head and [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled blows his own brains out instead]].
-->'''Chuck:''' ''I love it when they surprise me''.
* ThisWasHisTrueForm: [[spoiler: HOBS reverts to a cuddly toy upon death. Snoop rips his head off just to be sure.]]
* UnstoppableRage: [[spoiler: During their assault on U.S.A.C.R.E.S., the Syndicate legionaries kill Olive Oyl, who you should know is Pops' goyle. ''Big fucking mistake.'']]
* UnsoundEffect: The sound made by [[spoiler:an exploding, engorged CAL]] is, aptly, "[[ShoutOut Gooey Kablooie]]".
* [[spoiler:VaginaDentata]]: [[spoiler:[[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2014/07/17/weapon-brown-312/ SWEET BABY JESUS.]]]]
* ViewersAreGeniuses: The more you know about comic strips, the more you'll enjoy ''Weapon Brown''.
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: Happens to Weapon Brown himself once CAL arrives. He attempts to attack CAL from behind and CAL kicks him in the face without even turning around, putting him out of commission for a while.]]
* WouldHurtAChild:
** The surviving subjects of the Syndicate's SuperSoldier project attacked each other, starting by ganging up on the smallest-- a seven-year-old boy. [[spoiler: [[InvertedTrope He slaughtered them all.]]]]
** The adult [=CALv1n=] gleefully and graphically throws the ''Family Circus'' toddlers to HOBS.