Penciler: (#17-19, 21) Walter McDaniel (#20) Tom Raney/J.J. Birch
Inker: (#17-18 ) Jimmy Palmiotti, (#19) Kim DeMulder,
Colorist: (#17-18) Gregory Wright, (#20) Kevin Somers, (#21) Sara Mosoff
Letterer: Ken Lopez
The new administration at Roxxon make a deal
with Deathlok; they'll tell him where his human body is in exchange for
shutting down a rogue cyborg plant run by Harlan Ryker in Paris using
stolen Cybertek technology. Deathlok takes the deal, although Fury advises
out of it.
Arriving in Paris with Silver Sable and her Wild Pack, Deathlok encounters
the cyborg warrior army. During the battle the former human host of the
Deathlok unit, John Kelly, escapes into one of the cyborg warriors and
becomes Siege. With the first lab cleared out, Silver Sable leaves just
as Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. arrive. Deathlok and Fury have a falling out as Deathlok
learns that Fury was holding out information on the whereabouts of his
human body. The base collapses and Deathlok moves on finding Ryker.
Ryker brings his cyborg army to the Middle East where Deathlok and S.H.I.E.L.D.
and Roxxon collide for an all-out battle.
- Appearances by Fury in
issues #17, 19-21
- Appearance by Alexander
Pierce, Gabe Jones, Dum Dum, and N'Gami
- Dum Dum is serving as director
- Fury had knowledge of the
whereabouts of Collins's human body, but did not indicate for how long.
Wright would later serve as the final writer on the S.H.I.E.L.D. comic
more, check out our interview with Editor Gregory Wright
Worthwhile addition to any S.H.I.E.L.D. fan's collection, primarily
for the tight continuity with the S.H.I.E.L.D. title courtesy of writer Gregory
Wright, although Fury is not portrayed in a very good light. Its a shame
after the firm friendship established in both character's respective
titles, that it should end on such a sour note. Deathlok's words of wisdom
to Fury "Technology isn't always an ally" is a well deserved
attack on Fury with his heavy reliance on LMDs and other various paraphernalia.
done so by coincidence, a curious dark character trait to Fury has
become his obsession with technology that replaces or augments human
soldiers; evidenced here by his desire to obtain the Cybertrek technology
with the next Deathlok unit inhabited by Jack Truman.
The story and art is typical busy 90's style with a plethora of
guest-stars and slugfests. Two new cyborg warriors, Siege and Coldblood
fray making for sometimes confusing action. Deathlok, together with S.H.I.E.L.D.
and Silver Sable seemed to coexist nicely together in a small corner
of the 90's Marvel universe and this was the last gasp of this continuity. Well worth for a buy if found