Collins worked for Roxxon Oil, developing cyborg prosthetic limbs which he believed were being used to help those who had become crippled during recent wars. However to his horror they were being used for the Deathlok Project. Upon learning about this he complained to his boss, Harlan Ryker. Ryker who's intentions were to further increase his powers, turned on Collins and had his brain removed and placed in an upgraded Deathlok body. Unable to control himself Deathlok Collins was sent to kill several soldiers.
Micheal Collins is perhaps the best known Deathlock and starred in the 1990's ongoing Deathlock series. He first appeared in Deathlok issue 1 of the Deathlok mini-series (1990) before he got his own ongoing series.
Major Story Arcs
Becoming a Hero
Collins managed to learn how to control his cyborg body and came into a little piece of information, his body was still out there. In the mean time, Collins tried to live a life as normal as possible, looking out for his young son and his familie. He also became a wellknown superhero, all the while fighting Roxxon Oil and trying to uncover the truth in their nasty business. This brought in fights against many advisorys, but also let him team-up with many famous Marvel heroes such as Spider-man and becoming a part of the Secret Defenders. He also became friends with James Rhodes and the Black Panther.
Nothing was heard from Mike Collins for some time until he was take away to the planet of the Beyonder in the events of Beyond!. Here Mike is seen using his original human body which he can now switch to.
In Other Media
- Deathlok appears as an assist character in Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage.
- Deathlok was featured in ToyBiz's Marvel Super Heroes line of action figures.
- Deathlok was featured in the HeroClix figure game.
- Deathlok is featured in ToyBiz's Marvel Legends line as part of the Galactus Build-a-Figure wave.