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Marvel Announces Deathlok Series, Hoping to Capitalize on the Success of Agents of SHIELD

Written by Jude Terror on Tuesday, June 10 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Marvel Announces Deathlok Series, Hoping to Capitalize on the Success of Agents of SHIELD

So basically, the series will barely avoid cancellation and wait ten issues for a movie tie-in to get interesting.

Source: THR

The Hollywood Reporter is Marvel's choice of venue today to announce a new Deathlok series by Nathan Edmondson and Mike Perkins, the same team that will be handling the character's story in Original Sins, Marvel's ancillary super-mega-crossover tie-in to their super-mega-crossover event Original Sin. The series will debut in the fall, and will take elements of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show Deathlok but actually be a totally different character. Instead of Mike Peterson, Hank Hayes will be the new Deathlok. Edmondson describes Hayes as "at war with the machine of war and the machine of global enterprise — and the machine inside him that makes him a lethal, unstoppable one man army" and "a father and a medic who doesn’t know that he’s a machine, a killer behind some of the sweeping changes in geopolitics." So basically, this will be a fun, light read.

Deathlok, which hits stores in October, is also described by Edmondson as "Manchurian Candidate meets Robocop" and will offer "excitement and thrills on a par with any James Bond opening or Jason Bourne set-piece nestling alongside some touching character interludes." The comic will also get you laid and solve world hunger.

Here's one more statement from Edmondson, who should think about a second career in PR writing:

After the 10 page introduction featuring in the first issue of Original Sins, we’re attempting to grab the reader by the lapels and thrust them into a world of espionage, secrets, betrayals and action. This is a persona with a clean slate…but accompanied by a history that is anything but spotless.


Original Sins #1 is in stores this week.


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