Two years ago, at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Comics teased a litany of new series. All were published, save for one. Death’s Head. Indeed, many of those series have been solicited, published and cancelled last year already.
But of Death’s Head was there none. The robot bounty hunter — sorry, Freelance Peace Keeping Agent – created by Simon Furman and Geoff Senior in the Marvel UK Transformers comic has ripped his way across the Marvel Universe in the decades since, but there has been no series since the ill-fated Marvel UK Explosion – and subsequent implosion – of the nineties.
He popped up in Nova earlier this year after a long gap. And today he appears in another Marvel Comic. Could this suggest the much-teased Death’s Head series is back on the cards?
Possibly. So which prestigious series published today hosts the dogsbody bodydragger of note?
Oh dear, it’s Darkhawk.
Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk to be specific. I mean, that’s okay I suppose, but it’s not exactly Amazing Spider-Man: Go Down Swinging is it?
Good luck, Death’s Head. You’re going to need it.
INFINITY COUNTDOWN DARKHAWK #1
(W) Chris Sims, Chad Bowers (A) Lim, Gang Hyuk (CA) Skan
On Earth, Chris Powell is a patrol officer with the NYPD, protecting and serving the people of New York…but out in space, he’s Darkhawk, the galaxy’s only line of defense against the return of the ancient army of the Fraternity of Raptors! Spinning out of the Infinity Countdown storyline, the ‘hawk is back to fight for justice from the edge of Manhattan to the edge of the universe!s!
Rated T+In Shops: May 23, 2018
And ooh look, here’s the variant cover…