Deathlok #1

Deathlok #1

Writer: Nathan Edmondson Artist: Mike Perkins Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 29, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

"Enemy of My Enemy"
•  After Michael Collins, there was Henry Hayes
•  A medic who travels to war zones to heal the wounded, he has no idea that when he's in the field, he's activated by a mysterious group and becomes the ultimate weapon of assassination and war: DEATHLOK
•  From the writer of BLACK WIDOW and THE PUNISHER comes a new take on the iconic cyborg character making waves on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Bexar Nov 3, 2014

    Hell, I loved this whole new re-design of everything. Who he is, what happens to him after every mission, everything. Go now and pick up this book! Seriously, why are you still reading this? GO!! Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Latest Pull - Gunner Lahaise Oct 30, 2014

    This is what you hope for from a first issue. Nathan Edmondson is such an incredible writer, and continues to be paired with artists that completely understand their characters and the tone Edmondson is trying to deliver and the result is a series that is bound to be one that you shouldn't miss. If you pick up anything this week, go pick up Deathlok! I hope to see a Black Widow, Punisher and Deathlok crossover in the future, and I bet it will be wicked! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Mark Brassington Nov 2, 2014

    I enjoyed this issue and the promise it will be a great read balancing action and mystery with great writing and artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Oct 30, 2014

    did not find anything bad with this new number one at all except there may be more questions than answers but I will give it a few issues to establish what's going on. The writing and art was very good in this issue. I enjoyed this issue of Deathlok and I cannot wait to see what comes next from the team of Nathan Edmondson and Mike Perkins on this title. I definitely want to know more about Henry Hayes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 29, 2014

    Perkins' art is every bit as essential to the success of this new book as Edmondson's writing. Just as he did on Ed Brubaker's Captain America, Perkins is able to merge the gritty realm of war and espionage with the more outlandish elements of the Marvel Universe. The art transitions nicely between the scenes' of Hayes' quiet home life and the carnage that unfolds on the battlefield. Even Deathlok's costume design succeeds in honoring the source material while blending it with a more grounded aesthetic. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 29, 2014

    The first issue moves along pretty smoothly, though I'll admit I was just trying to disassociate my old Deathlok memories from this book to give it a fresh view. Edmondson hits the right notes in the pacing here as it weaves between the three main pieces well, giving each of them their time to shine in a proper way. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 30, 2014

    Deathlok #1 is a decent start that pretty much almost anyone can pick up. The costume is familiar, the name is the same, though this is a completely different Deathlok. If you want high-octane action then this feels like the kind of series that will deliver on it if the writer takes full advantage of the type of character Deathlok is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 29, 2014

    Deathlok is meant to be the perfect weapon. Imagine that weapon being completely unaware that it is an actual weapon. Nathan Edmondson has added a nice twist to the concept of Deathlok. Having a new character completely in the dark about being a killing machine adds an intriguing twist to the character. Well be on the edge of our seat as we wonder if hell find out what hes really doing when away. What better way to maintain a secret identity than to be unaware you actually have one? Mike Perkins art looks great here. The characters have their own feel, carving out a new little corner of the Marvel Universe yet there is some familiarity with Maria Hill and S.H.I.E.L.D. being present. DEATHLOK is a series that will completely grab your attention and youll be happy when it doesnt let go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Oct 29, 2014

    Edmondson and Perkins demonstrate a keen understanding of the character's essence, and know exactly what to keep and what to tweak. "Deathlok" #1 is the best take on the property since the original incarnation -- a well-constructed reintroduction of a historically underused property that stands to attract the character's existing fans as well as new ones. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Oct 31, 2014

    Nathan Edmondsons take on Deathlok is probably his strongest first issue yet for Marvel. Both Black Widow and The Punisher started very strongly as well, and its great to see that the writer is capable of keeping up the quality across the three books. With very little missteps, its something that you should really consider jumping on board and itll be very interesting to see where this series goes in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Oct 31, 2014

    "Deathlok" #1 was surprisingly engaging and felt current, even if it still didn't feel entirely "important" Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Oct 31, 2014

    Deathlok #1 is a generally competent comic book. Edmondson includes a lot of information in a twenty-page script and it all combines into a tight plot. Perkins action is often exciting. Theres not a hook to any of these characters yet and the sequences sometimes fail to relate important information. The result is a mixed bag, one that could develop into a great series, but is hard to recommend based on this issue alone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 1, 2014

    Deathlok is a comic book you had no idea you wanted. However, if you like spy comics or comics with government cover-ups and conspiracies then this is a book to pick up. This is an action-packed first issue that provides just enough information to give you an idea of what's going on with the plot and characters. I recommend checking this out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Oct 30, 2014

    Nathan Edmondson's takeover of the espionage thriller corner of the Marvel universe continues with Deathlok #1, a guns-n-glory adventure with all the merits and flaws of an '80's action movie. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Oct 30, 2014

    So why shy away from TV's Deathlok? It doesn't make a whole heck of a lot of sense. But in the end, it's just a minor gripe. Marvel and Edmondson can do whatever they want with the character. I just hope theydo something better with him. Because based on this first issue, it doesn't look like anybody particularly cares. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 29, 2014

    What's interesting about Deathlok #1 is that in many ways it does feel like a television show - or at least one third of a television show. And it would have been riveting. There's a ton of action here, and the set-up that Edmondson is putting together has a lot of promise. But with a crowded newsstand, you need to deliver on that promise from the beginning - particularly for a niche character like Deathlok. Here's hoping that a slow start doesn't terminate this new hero before he even gets to begin. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Nov 3, 2014

    This could be a good series, Edmonson knows how to write one for sure and this kind of spy-esque funky adventure is right up his alley but it's not off to an auspicious start and that finale with Black Tarantula" It's fine, but I'm not impressed. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    KesheR Oct 29, 2014

    This is very similar to Deathstroke. Good art but average story. There is nothing in this issue that makes me want to read the next issue. Any literate person could've written this. Besides, I don't know much about this character but I suspect the handsome-father-with-a-dark-secret thing is not going to work. I suspect this could get cancelled pretty soon.

  • 8.0
    NickNightingale Feb 4, 2015

  • 5.0
    Rotivv Nov 10, 2014

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