Deathlok (Marvel)(04 - Michael Collins)
Real Name: Michael Collins
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Deathlok is an advanced cyborg utilizing encephalonic read/write technology to link the human brain with a CPU. Deathlok’s brain is supported by organic lungs; which transport oxygen to his brain. The only other parts of the cyborg that are human are part of his skull and a modified human stomach. Deathlok’s sensitive stomach can only process simple nutrient formulas or pastes. His organic systems are supported by nanotech assemblers, which can repair damaged organics. The rest of the body is made up of synthetic parts. His skeleton is composed of unbreakable Adamantium, while his muscles and cartilage are a flexible steel/Adamantium alloy. His unique physical structure allows him to lift 85 tons with a theoretical limit of 150 tons; which is safeguarded by his computer preventing him from reaching his limit. Deathlok can run at speeds of 107 MPH on foot. The Cybernetic left eye is sensitive to a spectrum stretching above and below visible light, while his left cybernetic ear has directional cabilbities. Deathlok’s CPU is housed within his torso, and rests next to the controlled fusion generator which powers him.
Professor Michael Collins was the second Deathlok to be created in the modern era and also the second to be created for the traditional Marvel Universe; he was an African-American pacifist and family man working for the Roxxon Oil cybernetics corporation, whose brain was transplanted against his will into a robotic killing machine. Although his brain was intended to serve only as a medium for the robot's programming, he was able to assert his will over it (installing a "no-killing parameter" into its programming) and had a brief superheroic career as he desperately searched for his human body, hoping it still existed. This Deathlok's cyborg body first appeared in Marvel Comics Presents #62, and Collins' brain was placed in it in Deathlok #1. The brain connected to this cyborg body in the Marvel Comics Presents story was that of a soldier named John Kelly, whose mind was later transferred into another cyborg body and became the vigilante called Siege. Collins himself was later transported to an alien planet where he was forced to live on for years until being rescued with the aid of several other heroes. However, his rescue required the sacrifice of Greg Willis, the super hero known as Gravity. As a thank you, Collins arranged Gravity's funeral. When Willis' body was later stolen by a living, alien planet known as Epoch, Collins enlisted the aid of the Fantastic Four in retrieving it.
First Appearance: Deathlok (1990) #1
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#3 Beyond! (2006)
- 'Copperhead to Ethan Edwards'
#1 Black Panther (2005)
- 'The Great Beyond'#2
- 'Second Wind'#3
- 'Dead Man Walking'#4
- 'Everybody Limbo'#6
- 'The Observer Effect'
#27 Damage Control (vol. 3) (1991)
- 'Two Plus Two, Part Two'
#4 Daredevil (1964)
- 'Cleanliness is Next to Godliness'
#1 Deathlok (1991)
- 'The Brains of the Outfit'#2
- 'Jesus Saves'#3
- 'Dam If He Don't'#4
- 'Ryker's Island'
Annual 01Annual 02#1 Deathlok (2014)
- 'The Wolf Is At The Door'#2
- 'The Souls of Cyber-Folk Part 1: Caught in the Cybernet'#3
- 'Souls of the Cyber-Folk, Part 2: Impending Doom'#4
- 'Souls of the Cyber-Folk, Part 3: Thinking about Thinking'#5
- 'Souls of the Cyber-Folk, Part 4: Deus Ex Machina'#6
- 'Father's Anguish'#7
- 'Men or Machines?'#8
- 'The Ultimate War Machine'#9
- 'Nightmares of Vengeance'#10
- 'Wake Up! It's Time to Die!'#11
- 'Welcome to the Terrordome'#12
- 'Rabbit is Dead'#13
- 'You Can't Keep a Good Man Down'#14
- 'At Deathlok's Door'#15
- 'Till Deathlok Do Us Part'#16
- 'Just Following Orders'#17
- 'Cyberwar, Part One: The Search for Humanity'#18
- 'Cyberwar, Part Two: The Enemy Within'#19
- 'Cyberwar, Part Three: Siege'#20
- 'Cyberwar, Part Four: The Killing Stroke'#21
- 'Cyberwar, Part Five: Warcry'#22
- '(Not Just) Knee Deep'#23
- 'And We Are Not Saved!'#24
- 'And All Fashionable Vices Pass For Virtues'#25
- 'Protect and Defend'#26
- 'The Detriment of Heroics'#27
- 'First Strike'#28
- 'The Visitation'#29
- 'Inner Fears'#30
- 'Deja Vu (Cyberstrike Part 1 of 4)'#32
- 'Into the Past (Cyberstrike Part 2 of 4)'#33
- 'The Ticking Clock (Cyberstrike Part 3)'#34
- 'Out of Time (Cyberstrike Part 4)'
#1 Fantastic Four (1961)
- 'A Shock to the System, Part One'#2
- 'A Shock to the System, Part Two'#3
- 'A Shock to the System, Part Three'
#544 Ghost Rider Poster Magazine (1992)
- 'Reconstruction: Chapter 1 - From the Ridiculous to the Sublime'#545
- 'Reconstruction: Chapter 2 - Don't Make Me Embarrass You in Front of Your Friends'#546
- 'Reconstruction: Chapter 3 - Aw, That's Just Crude'
Infinity Crusade (1993)
Infinity War (1992)
Iron Man (1968)
Marvel Atlas (2008)
Marvel Comics Presents (2012)
Mercenary: The Freelance Illustration of Dan Brereton (2016)
HC Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992)
- 'Mercenary: The Freelance Illustration of Dan Brereton'
#18 Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1989)
- 'Wraith Revenge'#19
- 'Psychic Consequence'
#30 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'Infinity's Not Forever'#31
- 'Infinity Is Forever, After All!'
HC vol. 03 Overkill (1992)
- 'Captain (Nextwave) to Elements of Doom'TPB vol. 03
- 'Captain (Nextwave) to Elements of Doom'
#27 Secret Defenders (1993)
- 'From Here to Maternity'
#22 Silver Sable and the Wild Pack (1992)
- 'Part One: Shadowboxing Helena'#23
- 'Part Two: Heaven's Albatross'#24
- 'Part Three: The Eleventh Hour'#25
- 'Part Four: Dead on Arrival'
#6 Sleepwalker (1991)
- 'Museum of Theft'#7
- 'Exhibition Closed'#30
- 'Regretful Decisions'
#7 Spider-Man (1990)
- 'The Ties That Bind!'#8
- 'Night of the Living Deathlok!'
#20 Spider-Man: Power of Terror (1995)
- 'Revenge of The Sinister Six: Part Three'#21
- 'Revenge of the Sinister Six: Part Four'#22
- 'Revenge of the Sinister Six: Part Five'#23
- 'Revenge of the Sinister Six: Conclusion'#36
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 8 of 14: Hate is in the Air'#37
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 12 of 14: The Light!'
#1 The 3-Minute Sketchbook (2007)
- 'Beneficial Alliances'#2
- 'Division of Power'#4
- 'From the Inside Out'
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
#379 The Chicago Comicon Program Book (1995)
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 7 of 14: The Gathering Storm'#380
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 11 of 14: Soldiers of Hope'
The Marvel Masterpieces Collection (1993)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
War Machine (1994)
#1 Web of Spider-Man (1985)
- 'Something to Believe In'#2
- 'Between Deathlok and a Hard Case'#3
- 'Contents Under Pressure'#24
- 'Time Will Tell'
- 'Maximum Carnage, Part 10 of 14: Sin City'
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