Did you really think a cancellation from DC Comics could keep ol’ Slade Wilson down? And did you really think Cosmic Comics! here in Las Vegas would actually continue to let me review DC Comics after my track record shows I tend to not care for a lot of the newest DC books? Lucky you, the answer is yes to both of those questions.
One-eyed Wilson is back from the proverbial dead with his return in Deathstroke #1 here in late 2014. Re-entering the wings of the New 52 Deathstroke is back to business as usual, and usual for Slade means plenty of assassinations, explosions, and uncountable body disposals.
Now since I didn’t read the 2011 Deathstroke, I’m going to assume this two and some odd years hiatus means the book wasn’t that great, well fear not, this newest Deathstroke is actually pretty damn good. Yes I had my doubts, but Tony Daniel has proven to be quite the magician here, making another DC book of someone other than the members of Justice League look appealing.
Let’s first start with how you have to read the book, you MUST read every one of Slade’s bubbles with Arrow‘s Deathstroke actor Manu Bennett‘s voice. If you’re not watching Arrow, what’s wrong with you? After that we’re ready to move forward. Deathstroke #1 is the book a powerful and unrelenting assassin deserves. It’s bloody, it’s sharp, and it has a story any action junky would love to sink their teeth into.
I was very impressed with what Tony Daniel was able to accomplish with Deathstroke #1, I tend to not review many of the larger DC Comics books because they’re often gimmick over quality, but Daniel’s book shows great promise. Let’s just hope DC Comics doesn’t dump his team after only a few issues.