Deathlok #1
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Deathlok #1

Writer: Charlie Huston Artist: Lan Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 4, 2009 Critic Reviews: 4
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Marvel's ultimate cyborg is back in this 7-issue Marvel Knights limited series written by Charlie Huston (MOON KNIGHT) and breathtakingly illustrated by Lan Medina (FOOLKILLER). In the not-too-distant future, war is a spectator sport, warriors die hard and live fast, and living larger than anyone is super-soldier Lieutenant Mike Travers. That is, until Travers hotdogs it on the battlefield and gets himself and his C.O., Luther Manning, blown to bits. The show must go on. Enter: Deathlok the Demolisher!

  • 8.3
    IGN - Dan Phillips Nov 4, 2009

    Deatlok: The Demolisher isn't the most original story I've ever read, but it's definitely a ton of wicked fun. I love the freedom Marvel has given Huston and Medina in this re-imagining, and I'll definitely be coming back eagerly for seconds. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Tony Rakittke Nov 7, 2009

    While Deathlok #1 did not benefit from its slow, potboiler plot, it featured enough great characterization and outstanding artwork to make me want to come back for next months issue. Im curious to see where the guys will take this. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Nov 3, 2009

    I'm afraid this book is trying to update a concept that was already ahead of its time. Adding Running Man elements only "updates" the concept to 1987. Adding Starship Troopers elements only "updates" the concept to 1997. We've still got a long way to go before this concept is as innovative or imaginative as the original. Until then, I'm not really sure what the point of it even is, beyond making me sad about the loss of Deathlok Detour. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 10, 2009

    This title is not completely without merit. Medina's art is solid. Unfortunately, it's also filled with imagery that seems to exist just because it can. After all, when the grenade goes off at the end of the issue, what does the reader gain by seeing some random chick puke? I'd like to see Medina handle a tale that features a more classic take on Deathlok, but I can't really evaluate his skills there as Deathlok, to this point of the series, has only appeared when drawn by Brandon Peterson. Read Full Review

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