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An ongoing comic book series written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Cory Smith. Spun-off from Weapon X, the series is about Clay Cortez, a soldier and family man who was forcibly experimented on by the Weapon X program. Clay was genetically enhanced with the DNA of Wolverine and the Hulk. After escaping from his captors, Clay begins wandering the country, trying to keep a low profile while also reluctantly helping those in need.

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  • Abusive Parents:
    • Sonia (Clay's wife) was physically abused by her mother growing up. Despite this, they have reconciled to the point where they're on speaking terms and Sonia trusts her mother with her children.
    • Clay's father routinely beat him, as shown in issue #7.
  • The Ace: As Weapon H, Clay has the powers of both Hulk and Wolverine in addition to having extensive military training, potentially making him more powerful and deadly than either of them.
  • Alien Blood: Clay's blood turns green whenever he uses his powers even without transforming.
  • All Your Powers Combined: The explicit goal of the Weapon H program. Clay has the combined powers of Wolverine, the Hulk, Warpath, and Domino, with some Nanomachines from Lady Deathstrike making it possible for his bones to be coated in Adamantium and still grow with him. This trope is downplayed, he's only manifested Wolverine and the Hulk (Amadeus Cho version) powers plus a bit of Lady Deathstrike's bionic weirdness. He hasn't shown that he can fly like Warpath nor does he manipulate luck like Domino and even his creator is wondering if he has those abilities.
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  • Big Bad: Dario Agger, the CEO of the Roxxon Energy Corporation who also happens to be a minotaur.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: This series introduces a Wendigo that's much more powerful than normal ones because it was created by a human being fed wendigo flesh.
  • Cool vs. Awesome: The initial fights of the series and seemingly the point of its existence. A Hulkverine versus a super powered Wendigo, then a frenzy of Brood Skysharks, then a Man-Thing/Groot hybrid.
  • Cursed with Awesome: While Weapon H's powers make him an unstoppable, badass killing-machine, they also make Clay and his family targets for those who want to use him.
  • Dramatic Irony: Whenever we cut to Clay's family in the beginning of the series his wife is worried sick over his whereabouts while a Coincidental Broadcast goes on in the background about the Hulkverine's exploits.
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  • Early-Bird Cameo: A grey skinned Hulk with a buzzcut and Wolverine Claws showed up in the Civil War tie-in of 2015's Secret Wars, though there it was referred to by Captain America as Logan.
  • Evil, Inc.: Roxxon, of course.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: Titania, like her husband, is trying to go straight. Too bad her first legit gig is working for Roxxon.
  • Heroic Neutral: Clay just wants to be left alone, but at the same time is compelled by his conscience to help people.
  • Hybrid Overkill Avoidance: Is downplayed for this series for the sake of Rule of Cool. Our protagonist is the most hybridized character.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Clay refuses to go home to his family for fear that those hunting him will use them as bait.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Weapon H has blank, red eyes.
  • Miracle-Gro Monster: The uber wendigo at the start of the series is closer to conventional mythology for the creature, in that the more it consumes the bigger it grows.
  • Mythology Gag: The first enemy Clay, a Wolverine and Hulk hybrid, fights is a wendigo. Wolverine's debut was jumping into the middle of a Hulk-Wendigo fight in Incredible Hulk #180-181. Clay's opponent is given a little edge because it's the result of feeding wendigo flesh to a man, creating an "Ur-Wendigo" that's (nearly) tough enough to go toe-to-toe with Clay.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Clay's mother in-law has reasonable but still blunt concerns that Clay's condition will negatively affect his family.
  • Rags to Riches: Clay is an ex-marine turned mercenary while Sonia is just a Roxxon secretary. Even though Clay, prior to being Weapon H, has been able to get lucrative contracts with an elite black ops PMC - money is still tight which is one of the beefs Sonia's mother has with him. This all changes when Clay takes the Weird World rescue mission from Roxxon, one condition of his is that he and Sonia gets $10 million dollars each. Clay succeeds and they're now multimillionaires.

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