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New DEATHLOK Series Launches in October

Nathan Edmondson takes on the perfect killing machine, Deathlok.

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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 daredevil21134

@mrmazz said:

@captainmarvel4ever: from the Original Sins short, it appears he eventually gets the classic Deathlok half metal face look so don't worry he'll be ugly...eventually.

That was a flashback so there's a chance he was repaired

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Posted By MrMazz

@captainmarvel4ever: from the Original Sins short, it appears he eventually gets the classic Deathlok half metal face look so don't worry he'll be ugly...eventually.

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Posted By CaptainMarvel4Ever

@v_scarlotte_rose: I've tried to like Hank, and I loved him in Avengers EMH (seriously, he was probably the best character in that show) but in the comics he's really hard to like. I tried to like him, because I love ants, but he always does something in the comics that makes me not like him. It's a real shame because if he were more like he is in EMH, then I would love to read a book about him and Wasp.

I think O'Grady got his own series because he's a much more comedic take on Ant-Man. In fact, I'm pretty sure he was going to be the Ant-Man that Edgar Wright wanted to make a movie about before Marvel studios was formed.

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Posted By Protoflash

I'm definitely going to be giving this a shot, just because (for me at least) edmonson has been hitting it outta the park with his books lately. And while it is obvious that this is a blatant AoS cash-in, I don't really mind it so long as its good. At least they're not calling him mike peterson, or turning the old deathlike into something more like this like what they did b/c of tommy hiddles with loki: agents of asgard (I know about the weird complicated stuff w/ the multiple lokis so don't bother explaining) But yeah, this could be interesting. Don't knock it til you try it guys.

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Posted By V_Scarlotte_Rose

@captainmarvel4ever: I find it particularly odd that Eric O'Grady got one and Scott didn't. I find Eric quite unlikeable from what I've read.

I'm quite alright with Scott having the Ant-Man identity in the comics, and I'd be happy to read a solo series with him. I'm a bigger fan of Hank in general though, so a solo for him would be welcome too. That or a new team-up series with Wasp.

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Posted By CaptainMarvel4Ever

@v_scarlotte_rose: Yeah, it's funny to think, but Scott Lang has NEVER had his own comic series, which is a shame because he's the only Ant-Man that's not..... well...... a total screw up.

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@captainmarvel4ever: I think Axel Alonso said they're currently looking at writers pitches for a new Doctor Strange series. It is kind of weird how little either Ant-Man is getting hyped in the comics though.

@egie_asemota1: Doop has a mini-series. Does that really count?

Edit: They have a writer for Doctor Strange:

Albert Ching: Axel, this week there's been a lot of talk about the Marvel Studios "Doctor Strange" movie, with reports that Scott Derrickson has been tapped to direct. Right now, there isn't a "Doctor Strange" solo comic book series, and a lot of characters roughly on his same level have gotten solo books recently as part of All-New Marvel NOW! Has a Doctor Strange series gotten a lot of talk within Marvel?

Axel Alonso: Without a doubt. There's a lot of love out there for Dr. Strange in the creative community: Almost everybody's got a "Doctor Strange" pitch! [Laughs] We've been waiting for the right one, and the right time, and we've finally got a writer with a great plan, and springboard in sight. I can't say when it'll happen, but I will say that Dr. Strange plays a big role in "Original Sin," and in the Marvel Universe going forward.

RELATED: Marvel Studios Reportedly Finds Its "Doctor Strange" Director

As you said, everyone has a Doctor Strange pitch, and it does seem like a character who has a lot of love. But at the same time, he's seen as one of those characters where it's hard to make a solo series stick. Why do you think that might be the case?

Alonso: Don't know. Perhaps part of the challenge is that some readers view magic as tangential to the Marvel Universe or the use of magic as a deus ex machine. Whatever. At the end of the day, Doctor Strange is, like any character, just waiting for the right creative team and the right moment to shine. "Original Sin" should do a little to increase his Q-rating tin the Marvel Universe, and position for the future. In the hands of the right writer and artists -- and we've already got the first part of that equation -- odds are good you'll have a series that will stick for some time.

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Posted By CaptainMarvel4Ever

@daredevil21134: It might work, after all Hawkeye and Black Widow were only supporting characters in the films, and they got their own (very well done) series. Although to be honest I'd like Cyborg to get a series much sooner then 2016.

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@egie_asemota1: Don't forget Ant-Man and Doctor Strange, they both have movies on the way, and neither of them have a book.

That will change once when their movies get closer to release.

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Posted By CaptainMarvel4Ever

@egie_asemota1: Don't forget Ant-Man and Doctor Strange, they both have movies on the way, and neither of them have a book.

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Posted By CaptainMarvel4Ever

Aww, but I love ugly Deathlok, that's what makes comics fun, you can have a character who is hard to look at and still love them :(

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@egie_asemota1: wow calm down we all want a Black Panther title but don't bash good comics like Nightcrawler and Moon Knight and Wolverine...i can understand Doop, but everything else you said was wrong i doubt you have even read any of them

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@teerack said:
@feartheliving said:

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

Except corporate synergy.

How can you see? Aren't you blinded by all that hate?
How can you see? Aren't you blinded by all that hate?

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Posted By daredevil21134

@teerack said:

Sorry Marvel but this is Deathlok

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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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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.

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Posted By Teerack

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

Except corporate synergy.

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Posted By Egie_Asemota1

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

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Posted By FearTheLiving

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

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Posted By ShadowSwordmaster

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

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Posted By patrat18

@teerack said:

Sorry Marvel but this is Deathlok

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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.

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Posted By Teerack

Sorry Marvel but this is Deathlok

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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@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

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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.

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@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.

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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

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@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.

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@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.

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@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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Posted By Lena_Dante

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

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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.

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I can dig it.

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Posted By corpsecraft

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

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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

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Posted By KrazyCrab

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

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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

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Posted By The Impersonator

This version of Deathlok will be dead.

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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.

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