Having never read any Deathstroke comics before, I wasn’t really sure what I would find.
I will say it’s entertaining. By that I mean, if I were to compare it to a movie, I would say it’s a rental. Then again, I’m not the biggest DS fan out there. I have always been aware of him and what he does, but I never paid too much attention to him.
It was an informative comic by Priest, like a detective novel, but not so James Bond. Some characters I felt were not developed so well and in some areas a bit confusing to me. There is action, adventure and a bit of risqué involved. It’s dark and a little gritty, but I honestly didn’t like it that much. I felt there were too many flash backs and it lacked something that I can’t quite put my finger on.
As far as artwork, it was very well done. Bold strokes and very colorful. A lot of detail and effort went into it’s creation by Carlo Pugulayan, so I definitely can appreciate the hard work put forth.
As I read the latest DC creation, I found myself a bit perplexed and like I said too many flashbacks, making it a bit confusing and irritating, but the clock was ticking and I knew I needed to finish this, I’m sure, labour of love.
Deathstroke himself, looked amazing and very animated and I’m sure that if you are a die hard DS fan, you will appreciate it more than I did.
Overall I would give it about a 5.5 as an average comic, but I’m not rushing out to buy it today.
If you feel so inclined to do so, by all means don’t listen to me and go out a pick up a copy at you local comic stop.
Until next time,