we get a pretty quick, and rather unceremonious reveal for who Lawman is under the mask- which never really sits well with me. i would rather there have been 3 guys in the flashback sequence besides Deathstroke, and we don’t find out who Lawman actually is until later in the issue. but besides that PERSONAL choice difference, i liked this issue. i liked Snakebite’s play-by-play announcer way he narrated the fight between Lawman and Deathstroke. Lawman! i still just love saying that name. the last half of this issue felt a bit awkward, with a few different plot twists feeling a little out of sorts for this book- **SPOILERS** Rose Wilson shows her strength and throws off Lawman’s mind control stuff, but Red Hood (who came to Deathstroke’s aid) wanders off into nowhere at the behest of Batman- which was odd in and of itself. BUT then Deathstroke and Rose end up disappearing in the middle of a battle, and instead of just firing wildly at the place that those two USED to be, they all just sort of pack it up and let them go- setting up the final page reveal that is on the cover of this book. That is a choice that has always sat oddly with me- letting the final moments of a book become what you slap on the front cover (or even moments that have nothing to do with the interior pages) really sort of robs the story of gravitas and weight, and takes away from that final big moment in the story. but beyond that, i liked what i saw here, and i am glad to see that Deathstroke is getting finished, AND we are getting a new annual to round out the book as well. this series has been really solid and fun to read, and i am very hopeful for what we have to look forward to in Rebirth from Deathstroke.