New Deathlok Comic from Captain America Artist
Following Deathlok's debut in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the character has begun to show up in other mediums as well. Tomorrow is the release of Original Sins No. 1, an anthology series that marks the character's return to comic books.
Deathlok originally referred to the cyborg named Luther Manning who first appeared in Marvel's "Astonishing Tales," but, as many different Marvel characters have carried the mantle since then, it is essentially the name of a type of cyborg, rather than any specific character. As a result, the "Deathlok" in the comic series won't be the same character as the "Deathlock" in the show - the new Deathlok, Henry Hayes, is a father and a medic who doesn't know that he's a killer behind some of the sweeping changes in geopolitics.
"Think Manchurian Candidate meets Robocop. With great friggin' art," says writer Nathan Edmondson, who thinks that Deathlok is "an opportunity to turn the distinction between ally and foe within the Marvel universe right on its head."
Edmondson is collaborating with well-known graphic artist Perkins, who drew "Captain America" and "The Stand," the comic book adaptation of Stephen King's post-apocalyptic novel. Perkins says that he is excited to tackle the character of Deathlok and the new series, which, he promises, "will offer excitement and thrills on par with any James Bond opening or Jason Bourne set-piece nestling alongside some touching character interludes."
Original Sins No.1 is in comic book stores and available digitally on Wednesday.