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Preview: Deathstroke #33

Deathstroke #33

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz (CA) Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques
In Shops: Jul 04, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Forced to team with Deathstroke, a man he loathes, Damian Wayne must discover the truth of his lineage. Is he really Bruce Wayne’s son, or is Slade Wilson his true father? As Batman draws closer to finding them both, Deathstroke must complete a hit, while Robin shadows the killer for hire.

Preview: Deathstroke #32

Deathstroke #32

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Carlo Pagulayan (CA) Robson Rocha
In Shops: Jun 06, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“BATMAN VS. DEATHSTROKE” part three! When a retired superhero gets caught in the crossfire between the World’s Greatest Detective and the DCU’s most deadly assassin, could an entire legacy be wiped out? Lines are crossed when Deathstroke and Batman’s feud takes its darkest turn yet – and there’s no going back!

Preview: Deathstroke #31

Deathstroke #31

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Carlo Pagulayan (CA) Robson Rocha, Daniel Henriques
In Shops: May 02, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“DEATHSTROKE VS. BATMAN” part two! The war between Deathstroke and Batman escalates when the Dark Knight foils one of Deathstroke’s assassination attempts! Meanwhile, a mysterious package brings Commissioner Gordon to Bruce Wayne’s doorstep, and Adeline Kane – Slade Wilson’s ex – sets her sights on Batman!

Church of Priest: A Roundtable Discussion of DC Comics’ Deathstroke. Listen on Demand and on the Go

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Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke may be the worst dad in DC Comics but the solo series he stars in, by writer Christopher Priest and artists including Larry Hama, Carlo Pagulayan, Cary Nord, Diogenes Neves and more, is one of the hottest comics today. Deathstroke is full of politics, violence, bad personal choices, complex plots and Episcopalian philosophy.

Join us for a deep dive into the current series with our Esteemed Guests:
Hub is the writer, producer, and co-host of Titan Up the Defense, a podcast that covers the two entirely unrelated Bronze Age series the New Teen Titans and the Defenders. It’s one of Elana’s favorite comics podcasts ever.

Leslie Lee III is a writer and host of Struggle Session, a podcast that takes a leftist look at the reactionary wasteland of American pop culture.

Spencer Ackerman is an aspiring comic book writer and a senior national security correspondent for the Daily Beast. As the US national security editor for the Guardian, Ackerman was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team reporting on Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations, and as a senior writer for Wired, he won a National Magazine Award for reporting on Islamophobic counterterrorism training at the FBI.

Church of Priest: A Roundtable Discussion of DC Comics’ Deathstroke. Listen Live this Wednesday

Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke may be the worst dad in DC Comics but the solo series he stars in, by writer Christopher Priest and artists including Larry Hama, Carlo Pagulayan, Cary Nord, Diogenes Neves and more, is one of the hottest comics today. Deathstroke is full of politics, violence, bad personal choices, complex plots and Episcopalian philosophy.

Listen in live this Wednesday at 10pm ET.

Join us for a deep dive into the current series with our Esteemed Guests:
Hub is the writer, producer, and co-host of Titan Up the Defense, a podcast that covers the two entirely unrelated Bronze Age series the New Teen Titans and the Defenders. It’s one of Elana’s favorite comics podcasts ever.

Leslie Lee III is a writer and host of Struggle Session, a podcast that takes a leftist look at the reactionary wasteland of American pop culture.

Spencer Ackerman is an aspiring comic book writer and a senior national security correspondent for the Daily Beast. As the US national security editor for the Guardian, Ackerman was part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team reporting on Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations, and as a senior writer for Wired, he won a National Magazine Award for reporting on Islamophobic counterterrorism training at the FBI.

Preview: Deathstroke #30

Deathstroke #30

(W) Christopher Priest (A) Carlo Pagulayan (CA) Lee Weeks
In Shops: Apr 04, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“Deathstroke vs. Batman” part one! Beginning this month, a six-issue series-within-a-series featuring the ultimate showdown between DC’s fiercest rivals! When Batman discovers a mysterious package containing DNA test results proving that he is not Damian Wayne’s biological father, the Dark Knight sets his sights on his son’s true father-Deathstroke! But Damian Wayne can’t really be Slade Wilson’s son-can he? And who sent the package-and why? The ultimate custody battle ensues as the World’s Greatest Detective and the World’s Deadliest Assassin clash in this instant classic!

Review: Deathstroke #30 – Deathstroke vs. Batman part 1

When Batman discovers a mysterious package containing DNA test results proving that he is not Damian Wayne’s biological father, the Dark Knight sets his sights on his son’s true father-Deathstroke! But Damian Wayne can’t really be Slade Wilson’s son-can he? And who sent the package-and why? The ultimate custody battle ensues as the World’s Greatest Detective and the World’s Deadliest Assassin clash in this instant classic!

It’s always noteworthy when Deathstroke and Batman cross paths, it’s a special event when the writer is master scribe Christopher Priest.

In Deathstroke #30, the first issue of this six part arc, Priest uses a Venn diagram with genius effect, breaking the characters down he’s able to intertwine their worlds by connecting then through their aides de camp, the relationships with their son’s and past histories with Talia Al Ghul.

The art team of Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, and Jeromy Cox take Priest’s hot script and turn in slick art filled with action and cool shots of the two badasses going at it. And as nice as the action is, I really enjoyed the moody Batman doing his detective scenes the most.

My one criticism of this issue is it felt more like a Bat book, which makes me wonder why he hasn’t written one of the main Bat titles before. All in all a great start to a great read, buy it, I’ll be adding it to my pull list.

Story: Christopher Priest Art: Carlo Pagulayan
Inks: Jason Paz Color: Jeromy Cox Letterer: Willie Schubert
Cover: Lee Weeks & Brad Anderson
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham Editor: Alex Antone Assistant Editor: Dave Wielgosz

 

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Unboxing: The One:12 Collective Deathstroke Stealth Version

Deathstroke is back in black with the new One:12 Collective: Stealth Deathstroke Previews Exclusive Action Figure! Mezco has taken their highly-anticipated Deathstroke release and given it an all-black treatment, perfect for those times when Slade Wilson needs to go on a night mission.

Just like the original figure, the Stealth Deathstroke exclusive features a body with over 30 points of articulation, hand-painted authentic detailing, interchangeable hands, armored collars, shoulder pads, chest armor, hand gun, sword, and a sheath.

However, this version has some exclusive accessories that are a must for any Deathstroke fan. The Stealth Deathstroke has three exclusive weapons: a sub-machine gun, a sniper rifle, and a grenade launcher.

We open it up and show off this alternate Deathstroke figure!

DC Rebirth Roundup: March 7th’s Comics

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s DC Rebirth: Recap And Review where we take a look at the comics released under DC‘s Rebirth banner and try to work out just how accessible they are for new readers – we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in.

Each comic will receive a rating of Friendly or Unfriendly based on how easy it was for new readers to pick them up; the ratings are based solely on the issues released in the post-Rebirth ongoing series. More consideration regarding the comic’s accessibility will be given for the specific issue being read rather than the series overall, but if reading a back issue will help, then that will be mentioned. You’ll also notice that each comic will get a rating that falls on Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale, which is there to help you pick between issues if you only want to check out one or two.

Not every comic is covered week to week, and that’s because I  sometimes forget to read them  (although that doesn’t happen often), or I really can’t bring myself to pick up the issue. If I have missed an issue, typically I won’t go looking for back issues to catch up on events – this feature is all about accessibility for new readers, after all.


 

GA_Cv38Batman #42 Just don’t. Even the thought of recapping this leaves a dirty taste in my mouth. Unfriendly. 3/10

Deathstroke #29 Make no mistake, this is a fantastic series. It’s just really hard to read without reading a chunk of it in one go due to the complexity and interwoven genius of the plot. Yes, it’s kinda Unfriendly, but it’s very good. 8/10

Green Arrow #38 This issue caps off a LOT of loose ends. Too many for me to cover here in the detail the comic deserves, but fortunately there is a very brief recap that touches on everything you need to know (save one thing) without actually giving you any spoilers. That one thing that isn’t touched on? Ollie Queen is on trial for the murder of Wendy Poole, a victim of human traffickers that Green Arrow saved and lived in abject terror of being recaptured, so she has remained in hiding since her rescue. Which means the world at large think she’s dead. This issue is Friendly, and not too bad. 7/10

Green Lanterns #42 The Green Lanterns are on the case of some superhuman traffickers, and the case has taken a personal for Simon Baz as one of the victims was a previous date of his. Although it’s sort of Friendly, there’s not much of a flow to the comic as everything seems to rush far too quickly from point A to point B. 6.25/10

Justice League #40 I really have no idea what’s going on here, but for some reason the Justice Leagues are in trouble. Despite missing part one in this arc, the comic is still enjoyable enough to be marked as a Friendly 7/10.

Nightwing #40 You’ll probably be okay to pick this up without much recap, as you can figure out that there’s a long history between Nightwing and the Judge (basically a maybe immortal with his eyes sown shut who is great at manipulation and seeing your deepest desires). In terms of accessibility this is probably a Friendly comic – you’re unlikely to find another clean jumping on point for another issue or two. 6.5/

Superman #42 You’re going to have a really tough time figuring out what’s going on with the first third or so of this comic if you’ve never heard of Bizarro, the anti-Superman who speaks in negatives and otherwise odd yet very endearing speech patterns. Other than that, the comic is Friendly and pretty solid. 7/10

 

Around the Tubes

We’ve got a new week and we’ve got some awesome stuff coming up! While you wait for that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Comichron – Comics dollar sales off just 3% in February, but graphic novels sag; Wild Hunt #1 leads pack – For those that like the horse race.

Black Enterprise – She’s Creating An All-Female Superhero Comic Book Universe – Interesting.

 

Reviews

Talking Comics – Deathstroke #29

Talking Comics – Extremity #12

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