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Deathstroke Battles Batman, Robin & Superman

Rebirth is about to take a deadly new turn with the debut of Deathstroke: Rebirth #1, the twice monthly new series featuring everyone’s favorite one-eyed assassin. In this DC All Access comics clip, they talk to writer Christopher Priest about what fans can expect from Deathstroke’s new series, which heroes he’ll be going up against and how even in a world full of super humans, Slade Wilson always manages to stay out of prison.

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DSKREB_Cv1_dsThe weekend is almost here! How are folks spending it? We’ll be catching up on movies and playing some of our games from Gen Con!

While you count down the hours, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Time – Why Marvel Will Change Captain Marvel’s Origin Story in the Brie Larson Film – Just don’t make her green with CGI?

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Deathstroke: Rebirth #1

IGN – Insexts Vol. 1

Talking Comics – Superwoman #1

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SWM_Cv1_dsIt was new comic book day yesterday. What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below!

While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Hitfix – Original Superman comic sells for the price of a mansion – Let me check my couch cushions.

CBR – “Sonic” Artist Files Lawsuit Claiming Ownership of 15 Characters – This should be interesting.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

The Beat – All-Star Batman #1

Comic Vine – All-Star Batman #1

The Outhousers – The Black Monday Murders #1

Newsarama – Civil War II: The Accused #1

The Beat – Deathstroke: Rebirth #1

The Beat – New Super-Man #2

The Beat – Superwoman #1

Preview: Deathstroke: Rebirth #1

Deathstroke: Rebirth #1

Written by: Christopher Priest
Art by: Jason Paz, Carlo Pagulayan
Cover by: Aco
Variant cover by: Stephen Platt

A thousand enemies, a thousand kills—Deathstroke is the world’s greatest assassin. Stalked by an unseen foe, Slade Wilson is confronted by his own troubled past and challenged to reinvent himself before he loses everything and everyone in his life. Can Deathstroke be redeemed? Or will his addiction to violence destroy him?

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Review: Deathstroke: Rebirth #1

DSKREB_Cv1_dsA thousand enemies, a thousand kills—Deathstroke is the world’s greatest assassin. Stalked by an unseen foe, Slade Wilson is confronted by his own troubled past and challenged to reinvent himself before he loses everything and everyone in his life. Can Deathstroke be redeemed? Or will his addiction to violence destroy him?

Over the last few years Slade Wilson, Deathstroke, has gone through changes as various writers tried to figure out what to do with this high-profile villain. Some of it worked. Some of it didn’t. But, with Deathstroke: Rebirth #1 we get a fresh start courtesy of writer Christopher Priest.

While some writers have dipped Slade’s toes into heroedom, Priest squarely has him as the villain he is and should be. This issue lays things out quite well in a back to basics sort of way. We get a good sense of who Slade Wilson is and more importantly what his code of ethics is.

I think that’s the best thing of the comic. Priest gives us more than the hired killer. While it may feel a bit cliched to have him being a complicated killer, it really works as Priest gives us the rules he works by, but more importantly gives him reasons he lives that way. It’s a solid start that feels like it’s more about morals than the kills.

Artist Carlo Pagulayan gives us some solid art, nothing too flashy as far as action or the use of panels. Instead, there’s a focus on some of the details, especially Wilson’s face which gives away a lot of what he’s thinking. It’s good art.

Priest being back in comics has me excited and here we get a good idea as to what we can expect to come. The issue lays things out for new and old readers alike and more importantly gives us an interesting and complex character to entertain us.

Story: Christopher Priest Art: Carlo Pagulayan
Story: 8.3 Art: 7.8 Overall: 8.2 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

All Star Batman #1 CoverWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Jason

Top Pick: The Vision #10 (Marvel) – Delivering emotional gut punches and shocking moments, King and Walta’s and heart-achingly tale of family, conformity and identity hit’s it’s sure to be devastating endgame. The Visions mission for normality and a place in the world falls apart and promises the violence and inevitable confrontation with his fellow avengers that has been lurking in plain sight since the very first issue. Continually gripping and equally shocking, I can only imagine what the last three issues of what is sure to be known as a classic will bring for the Vision and his family.

Spidey: First Day (Marvel) – Marvel hasn’t exactly left fans desperate for Spider-man related titles in the last few years with readers able to get their arachnid fix in Infamous, Amazing, 2099, Silk and Gwen flavors to name just a handful. Hearing about this new title I was skeptical at first especially in the high school setting the films still obsess over even now. The truth is despite the enduring Image of Peter, he only spent about thirty or so issues actually in High school, which makes it the perfect place to get some old school, no nonsense webslinger stories. This first volume collects writer Robbie Thompson (already a Spider-vetron having written Silk and Venom: Space Knight) and Wolverine and the X-Men artist Nick Bradshaw. With Peter back in high school and his early career as the wallcrawler, the pair have been creating an essential re-tweaking of this time in our hero’s life. Even within the confines of a soft re-imagining they succeed in thrilling at every turn with the mix of high school drama and updated canonical appearances of classic Spidey villains like Doc Oc. The super detailed work on Bradshaw gives a much needed youthful energy to the book as he did with Wolverine and the X-Men.

While I’m thrilled with the major character development and changes Peter Parker has had over the last few years it’s still great to see a book out there for an audience who wants fun, exciting old school Spidey tales. With Peter back in high school and his early career as the wallcrawler, the pair have been creating an essential re-tweaking of this time in our hero’s life. Even within the confines of a soft re-imagining they succeed in thrilling at every turn with the mix of high school drama and updated canonical appearances of classic Spidey villains like Doc Oc. The super detailed work on Bradshaw gives a much needed youthful energy to the book as he did with Wolverine and the X-men.

While I’m thrilled with the major character development and changes Peter Parker has had over the last few years it’s still great to see a book out there for an audience who wants fun, exciting old school Spidey tales.

 

Alex

Top Pick: A&A: The Adventures of Archer And Armstrong #6 (Valiant) – I always enjoy reading the adventures of these two, in what is easily one of Valiant’s most entertaining comics. And from arguably the best publisher around, that’s saying something (or it should be). This issue kicks off a new arc, and Valiant are pretty good at easing new readers into their comics at the start of each arc, so this is an ideal issue to start with if you’re not already reading this series.

All-Star Batman #1 (DC Comics) – Scott Snyder returns to Batman with a new monthly comic. As one of my favourite Batman writers in recent times, I’m looking forward to getting my hands on this comic and seeing how it compare to his earlier work, and also the current writers of Detective Comics and Batman.

Old Man Logan #10 (Marvel) – I have wanted to love this series since it launched, but I’ve found it a little hit and miss as the issues have ticked by – more hit than miss, in all honesty, though. The art has been consistently brilliant, however, and the series has been worth reading for that alone, but the new arc seems to be taking Old Man Logan into an intriguing story line.

Red Hood And The Outlaws #1 (DC Comics) – I’m just curious to see if it’s just Red Hood here, or if the Outlaws from the New 52 series will join him.

Ninjak #18 (Valiant) – One of my favourite tie-ins to Book Of Death involved both of the characters featured in this new story: Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior, from around this time period in Valiant’s continuity. I’m excited to see the pair of them back together again.

 

Mr. H

All-Star Batman # 1 (DC Comics) – Scott Snyder back on Batman? What more is there to say but Hell Bleepin’ Yes! Suicide Squad this past weekend gave me a little shot of Batman and now I need a full dose! I am very excited for the premise as Snyder always finds a way to reinvent the classic foes and throw new and exciting challenges at the Dark Knight. Plus I heard Batman with a chainsaw on a road trip? Sign me up!!! Not even packing a bag for this one, it’s just get up and GO!

 

Paul

Top Pick: A-Force #8 (Marvel) – While the Civil War II event has been ho-hum at best, I’m looking forward to seeing which side of the battle the members of A-Force will take.  Will they stand with their teammate Captain Marvel?  Medusa for sure, but the rest?  Hard to say, but I’m looking forward to it.  I’ve enjoyed this book from the start, and things look like they’re going to get a lot more interesting.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 (DC Comics) – Red Hood, Artemis and Bizarro. This has to be one of the oddest team-ups I’ve seen, but I am interested.  I’ve been enjoying a few of the Rebirth books and getting reacquainted with characters I haven’t really been following for a while.  Red Hood has always been an interesting character (to me) so I’m looking forward to seeing how he gets teamed up  with an amazon and Bizarro.

Scarlet Witch #9 (Marvel) – This title, sadly, has not been the fantastic journey for Wanda I was hoping it would be.  It’s been pretty bland to be honest. But, Quicksilver is visiting his sister (I think they’re still related, not too sure after the awful decision to rewrite their history) but I am looking forward to seeing them reunite and take their sides in the civil war.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Black Monday Murders #1 (Image Comics) – The fact that Jonathan Hickman is writing this should be enough to get you to want to get it, it does for me. The concept sounds amazing as well. It’s a new take on magic and occultism where schools of magic are actually clandestine banking cartels who control society. Magical conspiracy theories from Hickman? I’m sold.

All-Star Batman #1 (DC Comics) – Scott Snyder continues with Batman in an all new series that focuses more on the villains and anyone that knows Snyder, knows his take on villains is amazing. Add in a rotating who’s who of artists and you have a series that’ll be a must get.

Deathstroke: Rebirth #1 (DC Comics) –  Writer Christopher Priest returns, nuff said.

Superwoman #1 (DC Comics) – Phil Jimenez takes on a super-powered Lois Lane in this new series which feels like a real heir to the Superman mantle. A positive take and some great twists make this a comic a must get.

NVRLND #1 (451 Media Group) – A new twisted take on Peter Pan. It’s a solid first issue that has me wanting more. You can read my review.