A classic Marvel character, Deathlok has been absent for some time int he Marvel Universe. Now the publisher is bringing the cyborg killer back as an all-new title this Fall.
The Demolisher returns this October for DEATHLOK #1, an all-new series from the critically acclaimed creative team of Nathan Edmondson (Black Widow, The Punisher) and Mike Perkins (Captain America, Stephen King’s The Stand)!
Henry Hayes is a veteran, a single parent, a man who thought he’d left his war behind. But unbeknownst to him, he’s been transformed without his knowledge into the perfect weapon of destruction: Deathlok! Operative, fighter, assassin and more – on the battlefield, he is whatever his handlers need him to be.
Created by the mysterious Biotek corporation, Hayes is utilized as a deadly weapon rented out to the highest bidder, his memories erased at the close of every mission. As Henry slowly uncovers the truth behind the horrors that were visited upon him, he’ll struggle with the knowledge that he’s been transformed into a weapon of mass destruction – and expose the disturbing legacy of the many Deathloks that came before him.
“In the tradition of ‘The Bourne Identity’, Deathlok will offer a high-intensity thrill ride mixed with a voyage of discovery, as Henry is forced to peel back the onion-skin of his own existence to get to the truth—and to wrest back control of his life from his corporate overseers!,” says Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “Viewers familiar with the character concept from his appearances on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series ought to feel right at home getting in on the ground floor of this new series with an all new Deathlok.”
Fans eagerly awaiting DEATHLOK #1 can get their first taste of the new series in the highly anticipated ORIGINAL SINS #1 – featuring the first appearance of Henry Hayes in an all-new story by Edmondson and Perkins. Original Sins #1 is on-sale digitally and in print today!
Hunted across the globe by S.H.I.E.L.D., the one man army will be forced to choose – is he a man, or a machine? Follow the high-octane new title as Deathlok makes his debut today in Original Sins #1 and explodes into his own series this October for DEATHLOK #1.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is probably the first thing most fans thought of when they set eyes on that new character design for Deathlok. Much like the TV incarnation of the anti-hero, it doesn’t look much like the zombie-like Deathlok that fans in the 80s and 90s knew.
Of course, that works into the storyline here pretty well as this version of Deathlok easily fits in with normal folk and doesn’t really even know what’s happening to him. It’s an interesting twist to the story and one that fits the tone of the Marvel U well. Especially taking into account the movie and TV universe as of late too, S.H.I.E.L.D. cast in a shadowy role where the group is almost a villain isn’t something that’s entirely unfamiliar.
This one has some serious potential as a military action book, something that the Marvel Universe currently lacks in a big way. Catch Deathlok in his new solo book and see just how the newest evolution of the character stacks up when Deathlok #1 hits the racks in October from the team of Nathan Edmondson and Mike Perkins.
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