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Adam Warlock is a synthetic lifeform created in the image of a perfect human being. His birth is an unprecedented achievement: not only is he one of the most powerful heroes on Earth, but also of the entire cosmos! Possessing a multitude of magical abilities, Warlock’s greatest enemy is The Magus, his malevolent future self.

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Who, Him?

In Fantastic Four (1961) #67

In his first full appearance, Warlock was known simply as “Him.” A coalition of scientists known as The Enclave incubated Warlock in an artificial cocoon, but upon emerging “He” recognized the group’s villainous intent and rebelled!

The Power of Warlock

In Marvel Premiere (1972) #1

After a restorative hiatus in his cocoon, Him is given the name “Warlock” by the High Evolutionary, and gifted the Soul Gem. Then it’s off to Counter-Earth, where Warlock serves as the planet’s first hero!


In Warlock (1972) #11

The Magus, Warlock’s future self, is wreaking havoc in the present. Now, Adam must team up with a ragtag crew of cosmic misfits, including the Mad Titan Thanos, to stop his evil counterpart.

Soul Power

In Warlock (1972) #15

When a mysterious alien prophesizes the deaths of Warlock and his allies, Warlock seeks answers from the Soul Gem. However, the gem takes hold over its owner and sucks Adam into its core! Trapped inside, Adam learns that the Soul Gem is one in a set of six.


In Infinity Gauntlet (1991) #3

Thanos, having collected all of the Infinity Gems, uses his god-like power to wipe out half of all life in the universe. Adam Warlock gathers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and cosmic entities alike to oppose the Mad Titan in a last-ditch attack!

Cracked Reflections

In Infinity War (1992) #1

The Magus returns, and uses Cosmic Cubes to form an evil doppelgänger army mirroring the galaxy’s greatest heroes!

The Infinity Watch

In Warlock and the Infinity Watch (1992) #1

After acquiring the ultimate prize of the Infinity Gauntlet, Warlock assembles a band of uniquely gifted heroes to protect the Infinity Gems. Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Maxam, Moondragon and Pip the Troll rise to the occasion as the Infinity Watch!

Somebody's Got To Do It

In Guardians of the Galaxy (2008) #1

Star-Lord puts together a team of interstellar heavy-hitters, including Adam Warlock, to safeguard the cosmos from threats both dimensional and extradimensional.

His Own Worst Enemy

In Guardians of the Galaxy (2008) #17

During the War of Kings, a tear in the fabric of spacetime know as The Fault began increasing exponentially, threatening to consume the universe. Using his entire magical prowess, Adam Warlock casts a spell, halting its expansion. But just when the day appears to be won, Warlock is betrayed by one of his teammates!

In the Beginning

In The Infinity Entity (2016) #1

When last we saw Adam Warlock, he was a captive of Annihilus of the Negative Zone. So where do we find him now? Hanging with the original Avengers! Then things start getting weird. What else would you expect from the cosmic team of Jim Starlin and Alan Davis?