Wallace Jackson was a 16-year old, who wore a costume designed by his uncle who worked for NASA. He decided to come to New York City to play-fight with his favorite superhero, Spider-Man. Spider-Man did his best to outsmart the kid, and they fought until they crashed through a window at the State Street Hospital. Red 9 soon passed out from a high fever, so Spider-Man left him at the hospital. Red 9 woke up and looked for Spider-Man again, and this time Spider-Man destroyed Red 9's costume, but Spider-Man later learned that Wallace helped a group of elderly patients against a mean hospital administrator.[1]


After the Civil War, he was listed as a potential recruit for the Initiative,[2] and went to Camp Hammond as an official recruit for the Initiative, along with Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady), Crusader, Melee, Geldoff, Dragon Lord, Geiger, and Diamondback.[3]

He was one of the trainees that tried to defeat KIA, but lost. Later he took part in the clash between the Earth's heroes and the Skrulls. After being surrounded by Super-Skrull troops in his first battle and saved by Nick Fury's Secret Warriors, Red 9 and the Initiative trainees alongside him (Annex, Crusader, Diamondback, Melee, Prodigy, Sunstreak) regrouped and took part at the final combat against the invading aliens.[4]

After the invasion, Red 9 was assigned to Georgia's Initiative team, Cavalry.[5]

Fear Itself

Red 9 joined a meeting held by Prodigy regarding magical hammers that have crashed on to the Earth. He helped the team by rescuing survivors.[6]


Red 9 wears a costume which makes him able to fly and gives him superhuman strength. The costume also gives him a force field protecting him from harm and enables him to shoot energy bolts.

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