Deathlok (2014) #1 Review


Deathlok2014 1 cover“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.

What I thought

The first thing I noticed was the cover. It’s very eye catching with the color red being predominant  also aided it in sticking out on the stands. The art on this issue was provided by Mike Perkins is very detailed and fitting. The action sequences are very strong in that they are very fluid.  This issue also presented us with the general mantra of the book which is pretty much the same as his Agents of Shield season one rendition. For those coming into Deathlok from the show they should be happy with this issue though if your a fan of a particular version of Deathlok you will not be happy with Henry Hayes. I also enjoyed the moments of peace which showed the effect that these excursions are having on his personal life. What I was not fond of was that the art while good in action scenes was ill equipped to deal with the softer scenes. The exchanges with Henry’s daughter were statuesque and stiff. Overall though I truly enjoyed this opening issue.

We give this issue 3/5 stars

stars- 3 good


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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