by John McCrea (art) and Larry Molinar (colors)
|First appearance||Stormwatch #1|
|Created by||Jim Lee and Brandon Choi|
|In story information|
|Alter ego||Jackson King|
|Team affiliations||The Monarchy|
|Notable aliases||Battalion, Weatherman|
Battalion (Jackson King) is a fictional comic book superhero in the series, Stormwatch. WildStorm Productions, or simply WildStorm, (sometimes rendered Wildstorm) is a publishing Imprint and studio of American Comic book In Comic books and other stories with a long history first appearance refers to the first occurrence to feature a Fictional character. Jim Lee (born August 11, 1964) is a Korean-American Comic book Artist, Creator and Publisher. Brandon Choi is an American Comic book author best known as one of the co-creators of the series Gen¹³ which enjoyed high Stormwatch is a Fictional Fiction is the telling of stories which are not real More specifically fiction is an imaginative form of Narrative, one of the four basic Rhetorical modes. A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a Fictional character "of unprecedented physical prowess dedicated to acts of derring-do Stormwatch is a Fictional
Jackson King was the son of Isaiah King, a former member of Team One. Team One is the name of a Comic book team from DC Comics / Wildstorm. Isaiah King was exposed to the radiation of a special comet that passed close to Earth. Many who were exposed to this comet became superhuman and were known as "Comet Enhanciles" or "Seedlings". Isaiah and his team were on a satellite the moment the comet passed and therefore were closer to it and became stronger than any other comet-enhanciles. Isaiah's children, Jackson and Malcolm inherited his powers. The process slowly drove Isaiah and his team mad though and he took the name Despot with his team becoming the WarGuard. They were captured and Jackson spent most of his adult life trying to prove he was not like his father.
Jackson became part of the U. N. superhuman crisis team, Stormwatch Prime, operating from Skywatch, an orbital base and overseen by the Weatherman Henry Bendix. Stormwatch is a Fictional Henry Bendix, also known as Weatherman, is a fictional character in the Wildstorm universe. Jackson, under the codename Battalion, was one of the first recruits together with Nautika, Sunburst, and Flashpoint, all Comet-enhanciles like himself. They were trained by Backlash. Backlash is the name of a Fictional character from the Wildstorm universe that first appeared in StormWatch #3 in 1993 and was Battalion and Backlash were the only ones to escape a failed mission during the Gulf War, thinking the others had died (in fact they had been captured). Battalion then gathered Stormwatch One to replace Stormwatch Prime.
Jackson became romantically involved with Stormwatch-member, Christine Trelane, codenamed Synergy. Christine Trelane, formerly known as Synergy is a fictional character in the Wildstorm universe Trelane had the very rare ability to activate the usually dormant powers of comet-enhanciles and increase the powers of superhumans. She was therefore of great value to Stormwatch. Another Stormwatch-member was Malcolm King, Jackson's younger brother who often had arguments with his older brother. Because of her value and the limited use of her power on a battlefield, Christine soon replaced Bendix as the Weatherman of Stormwatch. The cybernetic implants in her head, that were required as a Weatherman, did put a bit of a strain on her relationship with Jackson.
During one of Stormwatch's missions, Jackson King was thought to be killed by the WildC.A.T.S.-member Maul. Wildcats, sometimes rendered WildCats or WildCATs, is the name of multiple incarnations of a Superhero team created by the American Comic Maul is the name of a Comic book character from DC Comics / Wildstorm. In fact Maul was an imposter, sent to start a conflict between Stormwatch and the WildC. A. T. S. Jackson, who had earlier been given a glimpse into the near future, had gone into hiding, where he trained himself in more skilled uses of his powers so he could face his father. He returned when Despot and his WarGuard escaped and defeated most of the Stormwatch team. Using his newly-honed skills, Jackson saved his team.
After Despot's defeat, Henry Bendix returned as Weatherman and Christine was restored to normal. Bendix reorganised Stormwatch into different teams and Jackson was demoted from being the team's leader to trainer. Jackson didn't like this new position, but Bendix argued that Jackson's romantic involvement with Trelane would be a liability in the field. Shortly afterwards, Bendix went insane and King took his place as Weatherman. During the Change or Die storyline, Jackson was almost killed by Changer Blind, who threw a poisoned dart at his back, giving Jackson a scar. "Change or Die" is Story arc of Stormwatch lasting from issue 48 to 50 The Changers are a Fictional group of super-heroes published by Wildstorm an imprint of DC Comics. He kept this position until a few months later a group of Aliens infiltrated Skywatch and killed most of Stormwatch. The alien, also called the xenomorph, or a thing and by Ellen Ripley in a deleted scene from Alien³. Stormwatch member Winter flew Skywatch into the Sun, destroying the base and killing the Aliens. Winter is a Fictional character who is published by Wildstorm Productions. Only Jackson, Trelane and Flint survived. Flint is the name of a Comic book character from Wildstorm, created by Jeff Mariotte and Ron Lim.
The members of Stormwatch Black, a secret group of Stormwatch operatives, not based on Skywatch, went on to form The Authority. The Authority is a Superhero Comic book published by DC Comics under the Wildstorm imprint King and Trelane operated as the U. N. liaisons for the Authority for a while, but Jackson strongly disagreed with the Authority's methods and thought that he was treated like an errand boy. Jackson was contacted by the Weaver, powerful creatures who oversee the Bleed. The Bleed is a fictional construct that has been discovered in the Wildstorm and DC Comics multiverse. They gave Trelane and him information on a danger that was threatening them all. To stop this danger Jackson and Trelane put together their own group, the Monarchy.
Following on from the Worldstorm relaunch of the Wildstorm Universe, Jackson reappeared in a new title named after the new incarnation of Stormwatch containing characters with no superpowers: Stormwatch: Post Human Division, which he helped form and supervises. The Wildstorm Universe is the main fictional Shared universe where a core of stories published by Wildstorm take place The Wildstorm Universe is the main fictional Shared universe where a core of stories published by Wildstorm take place Stormwatch Post Human Division is a Wildstorm Universe Comic book which was one of several that started following Wildstorm 's WorldStorm Following World's End Jackson is seen leading a reformed Stormwatch: PHD which does contain superpowered members. The Wildstorm Universe is the main fictional Shared universe where a core of stories published by Wildstorm take place
Battalion has strong telekinetic powers. He is able to move objects with the power of his mind, fire bursts of raw energy and form protective shields. When he was a member of Stormwatch Prime and Stormwatch One, he could only lift small objects and relied on his special costume to increase his powers. He could also feed his powers into his guns to increase their destructive force, but this was usually a desperation move; their destructive force was uncontrollable. In preparation of fighting Despot and his WarGuard, Jackson's control over his powers increased dramatically and he wore a more advanced suit. Later still his costume became less bulky and even more advanced and he stopped using the guns; now he was able to use his powers more directly. When he became part of the Monarchy, he apparently no longer needed a special costume to use his powers. He also has telepathic power that became far stronger when he became leader of the Monarchy.