Deathstroke #2

Deathstroke #2

Writer: Tony S. Daniel Artist: Tony S. Daniel Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 10
6.7Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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Slade Wilsons entire life is turned upside down after he learns that his involvement in a top-secret mission was wiped from his memory. Now, a new, mysterious enemy known as Odysseus has targeted Deathstroke and everyone involved in the decade-old mission. With only fragments of his memories to work with, Deathstroke will have to see help from allies he thought long dead to fight the men who wish to reshape the balance of global power.

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Nov 28, 2014

    This issue is an action movie in 22 pages, setting up what will be an exciting mission for Slade Wilson, and we are along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 26, 2014

    Just as Deathstroke is killing the opposition, Tony Daniel is killing it on this series. (Well, not exactly in the same way). We've seen Deathstroke go through a change but there's a big mystery going on at the same time. While we get to see more of what makes Slade Wilson tick, there's still plenty of over the top action to show what he's capable of. Don't assume this is pure gratuitous violence. There's a lot going on here and this series is headed in a great direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 26, 2014

    Deathstroke #2 surprised me, and delivered more than I expected to. The humour balances the violence well, and there is definitely action worthy of the character in this one. Fans of the character will be very happy with this interpretation and I think many people who have never cared for Deathstroke (like myself) will be pleasantly surprised if they give this one a go. Big explosions, big action, some good laughs – the DCU has an action-movie-comic in Deathstroke. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 29, 2014

    Deathstroke #2 combines some great art with a story that is getting better, but is still a bit generic for my tastes.  Tony S. Daniel is fashioning a tale of mystery book ended by blodshed and mayhem.  I like what this issue sets up, but as a whole, I'm still not sold on this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Nov 27, 2014

    If youre not reading Deathstroke, it is very possible that its not your cup of tea. On the flip side, this might be just the series you need. We all need some dumb fun. Theres Die Hard to make us think and Die Hard with a Vengeance to put a smile on our faces. Long live this preposterous Deathstroke. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 26, 2014

    Aside from realigning Deathstroke to look like the younger Manu Bennett that plans the character on "Arrow," I'm not entirely sure what the point of this series is beyond there being something starring Deathstroke. The last page of the comic brings an old face out of mothballs, although honestly that character was such damaged goods in the past it'll take some heavy lifting to bring some interest into that persona. Maybe given time we'll get a stronger purpose brought to Slade Wilson, but for now, I'm not feeling any reason beyond looking at Daniel's pretty art to come back for a third issue. In the end, it commits the cardinal sin of a new series: it's boring. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Dec 29, 2014

    A little too "shoot them/cut them up" and he seems to be in costume in half a second, but it was decent.

  • 6.5
    WhiteLantern Nov 26, 2014

    What does a penis have to do with age? Why do I ask this question? Because that's what this comic forces me to ask. Maybe that was supposed to be a joke, but I don't get it. Tony Daniel is a fantastic artist, that can't be denied. But there are problems here with the art and script that leaves me asking questions about the communication between writer and artist. Which is surprising, because they're the same person. The action in the book (which is most of what this book is) is pretty good, but there are issues with the storytelling (questions like "when did he put his armor back on", "where did that rifle come from"). The main problem is that there's very little advancement in the actual story. We're two issues in, and we haven't even seen the semblance, the formulation of a plan by the villains. It's just a weird issue that asks the wrong questions, but doesn't deliver the right answers. If you're a hardcore Deathstroke fan, pick up the issue. If you're not, and still on the fence about the book, only pick it up if you've got extra money in your budget. Otherwise, feel free to let it pass.

  • 10
    TomSQUAREy Aug 31, 2015

  • 8.5
    Russell_326 Jan 23, 2015

  • 8.5
    GlenWizard May 11, 2015

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood Nov 30, 2014

  • 7.5
    Stallonelythelonely Jul 23, 2015

  • 7.0
    DarePool53 Jan 13, 2015

  • 6.5
    Sploska Jan 24, 2016

  • 6.0
    Elmeth13 Dec 16, 2014

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