Resin Heroes

A Deathlok Retrospective

The original Deathlok, Luther Manning, debuted in the pages of 1974’s ASTONISHING TALES under the stewardship of writer Dough Moench and artist Rich Buckler. A fatally injured soldier, Manning had his mind implanted into the body of a cyborg warrior in order to continue the fight for freedom in his post-apocalyptic future.

McDuffie and Wright not only transplanted the Deathlok concept to the present day Marvel Universe, but created a distinctly different protagonist in Michael Collins, a pacifist killed railing against corporate corruption who struggles to maintain his ideals while also seeking revenge after receiving his own weapons-stocked new form.