Deathstroke #2

Deathstroke #2

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 14, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 22
7.8Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

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"The Professional" part 2! Deathstroke investigates a connection between Wintergreen's kidnapping and their old special ops unit to find out which of Slade's trusted inner circle has betrayed him!

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Sep 14, 2016

    Larry Hama and Carlo Pagulayan do a great job in that regard creating a very emotionally distant Slade, as well as a very angry Adeline Kane who are both the best and worst match for each other, and the action scenes are a far cry from the big sword slashing action from the previous book. Definitely worth a buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Sep 19, 2016

    Deathstroke #2 is a solid outing that builds its characters through their actions rather than their words. Priest's choice to present the narrative in different segments allows for the tension in the story to build even as the narrative jumps around in time. Carlo Pagulayan's artwork is a perfect fit for the character, and the synergy between he and Jason Paz and Jeremy Cox really makes the book come together visually. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Sep 15, 2016

    Again the most exciting thing about Deathstroke is how fast we're now coming upon the infamous hostage scene involving Joey. We're getting more of an insight this time around from Slade's perspective as this retelling unfolds. The flip between present day and past feels as if we are getting two stories for the price of one which is great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 14, 2016

    Strong use of flashbacks reveal Deathstroke is much more complicated than you ever thought. The series feels like a solid espionage title with breakneck violence and even more dangerous secrets to be revealed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Kieran Fisher Sep 14, 2016

    In short, Deathstroke #2 is good. Really freaking good. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 15, 2016

    There's a lot to like about Priests's approach to the series. His writing is intelligent and witty, and he manages to blend a gritty, military-flavored approach with some of the goofier aspects of the DCU. But the frequent chronological jumps make the dense script feel too disjointed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Sep 14, 2016

    “Band of Brothers” is a good read although not a solid stand alone book. You really need to read the previous issue to understand what exactly is going on here. Priest does a great job of actually humanizing the mercenary Deathstroke and making him appear more than just a criminal. Here we have glimpses of his past as a father and a soldier and now I'm starting to wonder will the series actually cover any of his history in the military! I want to know just exactly why did Slade become a mercenary instead of a hero, especially when his record shows us different! I'm already looking for to the next issue and once you read Deathstroke #2 you will be too! Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 14, 2016

    This book wants to come across as mysterious and intriguing, but I am actually just getting bored with it.  The story is moving at a snails pace and while Christopher Priest tries to make it feel bigger, it feels very small.  Everything here is middle of the road and if it doesn't improve soon I may have to check out.  The cliffhanger does hold some promise...I just hope it happens soon! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComickerPerson Sep 15, 2016

    Smart issue full of intrigue and espionage.

  • 8.5
    Supes' soups Sep 16, 2016

    Deathstroke isn't the easiest comic to read, in fact I had to reread both #1 and 2 to get what was really going on between all the flashbacks and exchanges. However, once things start to make sense you realize this is the best Deathstroke has been since he was in his own book.

  • 8.0
    the green death Sep 14, 2016

    I liked this issue, and loved Hama on layouts however I'm dropping the book as I feel it's going to read better in large chunks than single issues. I have too hard a time keeping track of who's who. Still, after an arc is done I'll pick them all up and enjoy the hell out of a one sitting read.

  • 8.0
    TheMatteo0 Sep 15, 2016

    If you are looking for a rich, gripping story, with a very unique format (in lots of shorts compiled into one issue) then Deathstroke is certainly a comic I'd recommend. The art and colours are enjoyable, and so far I'm certainly hooked on the quality of the plot. Having said that; this won't appeal to everyone, and unless you are an expert on Deathstroke lure (and perhaps even if you are), you have to be willing to accept that you won't understand every moment; with the scenes and flashbacks occasionally being hard to follow clearly as an exact science. Thus, I'd recommend it, but only with a grain of salt that the style of this book is certainly not for everyone.

  • 8.0
    Nuckster77 Sep 17, 2016

    This is a bit of a challenging series so far, but it is very well-written and building something nicely. I find I need to reread all previous issues to fully appreciate the newest issue, but taking the time to do so is worth it so far. Has the potential to be the best Deathstroke series to date.

  • 9.0
    abisaeee Sep 15, 2016

  • 8.5
    Rotivv Sep 14, 2016

  • 8.5
    BubbaGumpJedi Sep 30, 2016

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Sep 14, 2016

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Sep 14, 2016

  • 8.0
    Quietomega Sep 17, 2016

  • 8.0
    Veido Sep 21, 2016

  • 7.5
    Xtian95 Sep 14, 2016

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Sep 17, 2016

  • 7.5
    LocoNasty Sep 26, 2016

  • 7.0
    EggMath Sep 14, 2016

  • 7.0
    Andrew Oct 9, 2016

  • 6.5
    Rico Sep 30, 2016

  • 6.0
    Jason The Dude Sep 18, 2016

  • 6.0
    Nobodyisemo Oct 29, 2016

  • 4.5
    Mixi Sep 17, 2016

  • 2.0
    Wcharrison355 Oct 14, 2016

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