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

"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:

* AnimalsLackAttributes: Averted with Snoop and HOBS.
* AntiHero: Good ol' Weapon Brown.
* AfterTheEnd: "The Last War", which more or less ended human civilization.
* {{Animesque}}: [[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]].
* 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."
* 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''.]]
* 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
* 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 Buckley.]] Averted with [[spoiler: Annie]].
* {{Determinator}}: "Weapon" Brown
* DiedStandingUp: Walker, The expy of [[spoiler: ThePhantom]] gets his head blown clean off. Not only does he die standing, he [[spoiler: becomes ''[[CatchPhrase the corpse that walks]]'']]!
* 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: Croc 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 horribly-overweight ComicStrip/{{Blondie}} and Dagwood in Film/MadMax leather.
* 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 [[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.]]
* GoneHorriblyWrong (or maybe GoneHorriblyRight): CAL-v1.N.
* 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.
* HollywoodCyborg: Chuck.
* {{Homage}}: Obviously to American NewspaperComics, but in addition, the art, plot, and general style take major cues from {{2000AD}}.
* 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.
* 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]]]].
* LaResistance
* 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]].
* 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.
* PietaPlagiarism: [[spoiler: [[http://www.whatisdeepfried.com/2014/03/24/weapon-brown-245/ ME GOYLE]]!!]]
* PokemonSpeak: [[RentAZilla Garfield.]]
* [[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 [[Film/FlashGordon Premiere 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?
* [[spoiler: ShootTheShaggyDog: For the bad guys since CAL kills Garf.]]
* 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}}'']].
* 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!]]"]]
* TheSyndicate: The main organization of villains is actually called this, a clever pun on the fact that most newspaper comics are distributed through syndication.
* 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 legionaires 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 legionaire pulls his gun up to his head and 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:Popeye, after Olive Oyl is killed.]]
* 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''.
* 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.