Nuke (Marvel)

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Nuke in Captain America v7 #12.

Nuke is a Mal supervillain that features in Marvel Comics.



Encountering Daredevil in Daredevil v1 #233.
Nuke fights Wolverine in Wolverine: Origins v1 #3.

He was dispatched to assassinate President Duarte of the Republic of Santo Marco but was captured in the attempt. Upon examining him, the President decided to make copies of Simpson that consisted of soldiers who became the Nuke Platoon. All members wore the American flag on their faces and were outfitted with the special pills Nuke had used to amplify their abilities. Afterwards, they were dispatched on a spree to eliminate any Mutants in the country. Simpson himself was kept locked up and contained until Sabretooth freed him. Upon seeing the Nuke Platoon, Frank snapped and started to massacre their ranks whilst they were attacking Old Man Logan and his allies. However, Frank did not stop and attacked Logan along with his comrades as he came to believe that everyone was trying to steal his pills. Simpson then rallied the remaining members of the Nuke Platoon to follow him where they attacked the building to secure the pills for him. (Weapon X v3 #13) Ezekiel Stane used his knowledge as a bio-engineer to create an army of Nuke warriors from ordinary American soldiers to create havoc for the country on behalf of Power Enterprises. (Captain America v9 #3)


Personality and attributes

Powers and abilities


  • Nuke was created by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli where he made his first appearance in Daredevil v1 #232 (July, 1986).

Alternate Versions

In other media


  • In Jessica Jones, Will Simpson appeared as a character in the live-action Netflix television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where he was portrayed by actor Wil Traval. He was a former Special Ops soldier involved with a black ops paramiliary group named IGH that provided performance enhancing drugs. After his service, he became a police sergeant and worked at the 15th Precinct in New York. At some point, he encountered Kilgrave who used his powers of control to send Simpson to kill Trish Walker.


  • Daredevil v1:
  • Captain America:
  • Weapon X v3:
  • Captain America v9:

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