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New DEATHLOK Series Launches in October

Nathan Edmondson takes on the perfect killing machine, Deathlok.

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.

DEATHLOK #1

Written by NATHAN EDMONDSON

Art by MIKE PERKINS

Cover by MIKE PERKINS

Coming in October!

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Posted by copete

stupid

Posted by Joygirl

How come he ain't a zombie no more.

Edited by brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie

Stupid and totally unnecessary. Stop with all the freaking pointless cash-in solo titles, Marvel.

Posted by Owie

Funny to see how much they cross-pollinate with their movies and shows now, in this case with the SHIELD show. I hadn't watched it recently, but the pics of Deathlok looked terrible.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I take it this was the secret third book that Edmondson said the Black Widow/Punisher crossover would affect.

... Kinda wish it was a Winter Soldier book.

Posted by longbowhunter

Solid creative team. Hate the new look.

Posted by ClawFist

Haha, I like what they're doing with the title here. It's cool to see something different. In recent years, Wolverine Weapon X, Uncanny X-Force and the Agents of SHIELD television series has made me interested in this character. I'll check this out :D

Posted by kennybaese

@brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie said:

Stupid and totally unnecessary. Stop with all the freaking pointless cash-in solo titles, Marvel.

To me, the weird solo titles Marvel does are easily their best books. Stuff like Hawkeye, Deadpool, Black Widow, and Moon Knight are way more likely to get my dollars than another X-Men or Avengers book.

Edited by brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie

@kennyshat said:

@brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie said:

Stupid and totally unnecessary. Stop with all the freaking pointless cash-in solo titles, Marvel.

To me, the weird solo titles Marvel does are easily their best books. Stuff like Hawkeye, Deadpool, Black Widow, and Moon Knight are way more likely to get my dollars than another X-Men or Avengers book.

Those aren't necessarily the ones I'm talking about (even if I'm not a fan of all of them)...I'm talking about the blatant cash-in ones, like how Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Star Lord, Rocket Raccoon, and Deathlok are all having solo titles.

(edit: that's not to say that they don't all end up being good -- Cyclops is a great book so far. It's just obvious they're trying to cash in on their popular properties right now.)

Posted by IDontLikeBirds

@brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie: It's simple economics, supply and demand. Those characters are in now, and thus there is a larger demand for them, so they make a larger supply of them. People love The Avengers and X-men, so there are like five titles for each of those teams, because people will buy them. It would be weird for them to not cash in on their popular properties.

Posted by brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie

@idontlikebirds: The Avengers and X-Men books, with the exception of the garbage Plain Avengers and New Avengers, all offer very unique perspectives of different characters. I don't see a problem there. These, on the other hand, are purely and obviously made to snatch up more money and it's a cynical and crappy way to look at things as a company.

Posted by dimitridkatsis

Doesn't look like the Deathlok I know.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@idontlikebirds: The Avengers and X-Men books, with the exception of the garbage Plain Avengers and New Avengers, all offer very unique perspectives of different characters. I don't see a problem there. These, on the other hand, are purely and obviously made to snatch up more money and it's a cynical and crappy way to look at things as a company.

This doesn't make sense. Are you saying Marvel should give books to characters who aren't popular?

Posted by kennybaese

@brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie: I guess I don't understand why them "cashing in" is a bad thing as long as the books are good. They're putting solid talent on the books. Scottie Young doing interiors on anything is enough to get me to buy it, and Greg Rucka is by all accounts killing it on Cyclops. I'd rather have an interesting, off kilter take on a solo character regardless of whether or not they happen to be in a movie that is coming out, than another team book.

Posted by SupremeHyperion

Deathlok is definitely one of my top 10 favorite comic characters of all time and i'm more than excited to see a new series, but they need to keep it totally separated from the bubblegum Shield Show (that could have been so good). it needs to be gritty, violent, and very punisher like. Don't ruin this please

Edited by i_dont_like_comics

who wanted this? WHO?

Posted by SirNeko

@idontlikebirds: The Avengers and X-Men books, with the exception of the garbage Plain Avengers and New Avengers, all offer very unique perspectives of different characters. I don't see a problem there. These, on the other hand, are purely and obviously made to snatch up more money and it's a cynical and crappy way to look at things as a company.

Do you run a multi million company? Didn't think so.

Posted by The Impersonator

This version of Deathlok will be dead.

Edited by daredevil21134

So glad to have a minority character lead a solo with a good writer and artist. And the people that are whining that it doesn't look like Deathlok maybe it's because it's not the same Deathlok,it's a new take on a character using the name,no different than the thousands of Robins.Besides it's not like any of you were begging for the old Deathlok to return anyways

Posted by KrazyCrab

Is it wrong that I am really hoping Howard the Duck is the next solo book announced?

Posted by daredevil21134

Deathlok is definitely one of my top 10 favorite comic characters of all time and i'm more than excited to see a new series, but they need to keep it totally separated from the bubblegum Shield Show (that could have been so good). it needs to be gritty, violent, and very punisher like. Don't ruin this please

If you read Original Sins 1 which is mostly all about him. I don't think you'll be disappointed

Posted by corpsecraft

Thought it said DEATHKLOK, got excited.
This is good too I guess....

Posted by dagmar_merrill

I can dig it.

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Posted by patrat18
Posted by Lena_Dante

... Kinda wish it was a Winter Soldier book.

Cosigned

The only think that makes me even slightly interested in this is the fact that Edmondson's writing it, but aside from that, I really couldn't care less. I can think of about ten characters off the top of my head who'd do better with a solo.

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

I don't watch Agents Of SHIELD, and didn't know there was a new Deathlok. Is he popular enough or has enough interest for this to realistically be a popular series?

Posted by The Stegman

Don't care about Deathlok, let alone AOS Deathlok, but I love Black Widow and Punisher, so that alone will make me at least try the first issue.

Posted by MrMazz

Could be cool I generally like the lower level Marvel books. If they actually get to tell the story of struggle they claimed they would in AOS. Also really enjoy Punisher so could be good.

Posted by leokearon

So this one looks like the Agent of SHIELD version but isn't the Agent of SHIELD version. Why can't Marvel just use one of the existing Deathlok, there's already 3 I can think of

Posted by SupremeHyperion

@daredevil21134: Yep been reading Original Sins, but if they take it off on the Show path than a great thing would be garbage real quick.

Posted by daredevil21134

Don't care about Deathlok, let alone AOS Deathlok, but I love Black Widow and Punisher, so that alone will make me at least try the first issue.

He's not the AOS Deathlok,they are similarities but it's a new character .His name is Henry Hayes not Mike Peterson

So this one looks like the Agent of SHIELD version but isn't the Agent of SHIELD version. Why can't Marvel just use one of the existing Deathlok, there's already 3 I can think of

Maybe they wanna try something new

Edited by daredevil21134

@daredevil21134: Yep been reading Original Sins, but if they take it off on the Show path than a great thing would be garbage real quick.

Well it's a tie-in.It just came out today. There's Original Sin which is the main title and now there's Original Sins which feature a few stories about different characters,that's the first issue the new Deathlok shows up in

Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

@patrat18 said:

@brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie said:

Stupid and totally unnecessary. Stop with all the freaking pointless cash-in solo titles, Marvel.

Last time I checked Marvel was a business to make money. They'll stop making these so called cash-in solos when people stop buying them.

Edited by patrat18

@lone_wolf_and_cub said:

@patrat18 said:

@brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie said:

Stupid and totally unnecessary. Stop with all the freaking pointless cash-in solo titles, Marvel.

Last time I checked Marvel was a business to make money. They'll stop making these so called cash-in solos when people stop buying them.

Last time i checked i had an opinion. And i said it.

Posted by daredevil21134

@patrat18 said:

@brinkthemoviemyfavoritemovie said:

Stupid and totally unnecessary. Stop with all the freaking pointless cash-in solo titles, Marvel.

Last time I checked Marvel was a business to make money. They'll stop making these so called cash-in solos when people stop buying them.

very true

Posted by The Stegman

@the_stegman said:

Don't care about Deathlok, let alone AOS Deathlok, but I love Black Widow and Punisher, so that alone will make me at least try the first issue.

He's not the AOS Deathlok,they are similarities but it's a new character .His name is Henry Hayes not Mike Peterson

@leokearon said:

So this one looks like the Agent of SHIELD version but isn't the Agent of SHIELD version. Why can't Marvel just use one of the existing Deathlok, there's already 3 I can think of

Maybe they wanna try something new

It's obvious that's what they're banking on, sure it's not the same character, but they are hoping AOS fans will pick it up after noticing they're alike, just like how 616 Nick Fury looks and acts exactly like Ultimate Fury/Samuel L. Jackson Fury...but isn't.

Posted by FearTheLiving

What is with all the haters? It's a new book with a new Deathlok. It also doesn't even look like Michael Peterson (Agents of Shield) nor do they share the same name. I swear at least read the first issue before you judge it especially since it is a brand new character.

Edited by Smart_Dork_Dude

OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!

Edited by daredevil21134

@daredevil21134 said:

@the_stegman said:

Don't care about Deathlok, let alone AOS Deathlok, but I love Black Widow and Punisher, so that alone will make me at least try the first issue.

He's not the AOS Deathlok,they are similarities but it's a new character .His name is Henry Hayes not Mike Peterson

@leokearon said:

So this one looks like the Agent of SHIELD version but isn't the Agent of SHIELD version. Why can't Marvel just use one of the existing Deathlok, there's already 3 I can think of

Maybe they wanna try something new

It's obvious that's what they're banking on, sure it's not the same character, but they are hoping AOS fans will pick it up after noticing they're alike, just like how 616 Nick Fury looks and acts exactly like Ultimate Fury/Samuel L. Jackson Fury...but isn't.

Well for better or worse that's how Marvel's ran now,the movies and tv shows have a strong influence on how they use their characters. Personally I don't see anything wrong with trying something new with Deathlok who is one of the few positives things about AOS.It's not like any of the other Deathlok's we're extremely popular anyways.Plus Edmondson has already said some of the old Deathlok's will show up in the new series

Posted by FearTheLiving

@daredevil21134:

and expose the disturbing legacy of the many Deathloks that came before him.

With that in the description I thought it was fairly obvious he was going to be interacting with old Deathloks in some shape or form.

Posted by The Stegman

@the_stegman said:

@daredevil21134 said:

@the_stegman said:

Don't care about Deathlok, let alone AOS Deathlok, but I love Black Widow and Punisher, so that alone will make me at least try the first issue.

He's not the AOS Deathlok,they are similarities but it's a new character .His name is Henry Hayes not Mike Peterson

@leokearon said:

So this one looks like the Agent of SHIELD version but isn't the Agent of SHIELD version. Why can't Marvel just use one of the existing Deathlok, there's already 3 I can think of

Maybe they wanna try something new

It's obvious that's what they're banking on, sure it's not the same character, but they are hoping AOS fans will pick it up after noticing they're alike, just like how 616 Nick Fury looks and acts exactly like Ultimate Fury/Samuel L. Jackson Fury...but isn't.

Well for better or worse that's how Marvel's ran now,the movies and tv shows have a strong influence on how they use their characters. Personally I don't see anything wrong with trying something new with Deathlok who is one of the few positives things about AOS.It's not like any of the other Deathlok's we're extremely popular anyways.Plus Edmondson has already said some of the old Deathlok's will show up in the new series

Oh, I'm not saying it's a bad thing, matter of fact, it's a smart way for Marvel to do business, I was just pointing it out. Either way, Edmondson has been impressing me, so I'll give it a shot.

Posted by daredevil21134

@daredevil21134:

and expose the disturbing legacy of the many Deathloks that came before him.

With that in the description I thought it was fairly obvious he was going to be interacting with old Deathloks in some shape or form.

That was a reminder for the people who want to see the other Deathlok's

@daredevil21134 said:

@the_stegman said:

@daredevil21134 said:

@the_stegman said:

Don't care about Deathlok, let alone AOS Deathlok, but I love Black Widow and Punisher, so that alone will make me at least try the first issue.

He's not the AOS Deathlok,they are similarities but it's a new character .His name is Henry Hayes not Mike Peterson

@leokearon said:

So this one looks like the Agent of SHIELD version but isn't the Agent of SHIELD version. Why can't Marvel just use one of the existing Deathlok, there's already 3 I can think of

Maybe they wanna try something new

It's obvious that's what they're banking on, sure it's not the same character, but they are hoping AOS fans will pick it up after noticing they're alike, just like how 616 Nick Fury looks and acts exactly like Ultimate Fury/Samuel L. Jackson Fury...but isn't.

Well for better or worse that's how Marvel's ran now,the movies and tv shows have a strong influence on how they use their characters. Personally I don't see anything wrong with trying something new with Deathlok who is one of the few positives things about AOS.It's not like any of the other Deathlok's we're extremely popular anyways.Plus Edmondson has already said some of the old Deathlok's will show up in the new series

Oh, I'm not saying it's a bad thing, matter of fact, it's a smart way for Marvel to do business, I was just pointing it out. Either way, Edmondson has been impressing me, so I'll give it a shot.

Yup,me too lol

Posted by Teerack

Sorry Marvel but this is Deathlok

and no one is ever going to care about Mike Peterson. He was one of the weakest parts of the entire Agents of Shield show.

Posted by patrat18

@teerack said:

Sorry Marvel but this is Deathlok

and no one is ever going to care about Mike Peterson. He was one of the weakest parts of the entire Agents of Shield show.

Agreed.

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

I will check it out, I like Edmondson stuff on Punisher , so I'm going to give it a shot.

Posted by FearTheLiving

@teerack: Except this Deathlok isn't Mike Peterson. Give the character a shot.

Posted by Egie_Asemota1

And yet Black Panther doesn't have solo title?! wow...Storm, Night Crawler, Moon Knight, Fucking Wolverine and Doop! seriously?!

Posted by Teerack

@teerack: Except this Deathlok isn't Mike Peterson. Give the character a shot.

Except corporate synergy.

Posted by FearTheLiving

And yet Black Panther doesn't have solo title?! wow...Storm, Night Crawler, Moon Knight, Fucking Wolverine and Doop! seriously?!

The Panther will come. If not soon he'll definitely have a solo when they announce his movie. Just look at all the Guardians books.

Posted by daredevil21134

@teerack said:

Sorry Marvel but this is Deathlok

and no one is ever going to care about Mike Peterson. He was one of the weakest parts of the entire Agents of Shield show.

It's not like anybody cared about that Deathlok either

@teerack: Except this Deathlok isn't Mike Peterson. Give the character a shot.

I know right

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