Deathstroke #9

Deathstroke #9

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Cary Nord Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 28, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 16
7.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"FOUR DAYS" part one! After Deathstroke's family is shattered, Slade recalls the first time he and Wintergreen worked together-on a mission that changed both of their lives forever. Special guest artist Cary Nord illustrates this game-changing two-part adventure.

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Dec 28, 2016

    Speaking of high art:this book has had a murderers row of artists, and Cary Nord is the latest person to take a turn. As always his art is fantastic. It also helps that Jeremy Coxs color palette creates an astonishing level of consistency in what would normally be a problem with a revolving door of artists over nine issues. Nord injects a little light into whats an otherwise serious book with small scenes that give different sides to the characters. It overall helps continue to make Deathstroke a prestige book in comparison to other books surrounding it, it cannot be said enough: this book is for people who want moral ambiguity thats actually gray. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Dec 31, 2016

    This first issue was a good start to the story however, and I am interested to see if Priest does a better job at telling a smaller story across two issues rather than a long and drawn-out one. Quite honestly though, as much as I enjoyed the story, I'm mostly coming back for Nord's artwork at this point. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 1, 2017

    Cary Nords style is a complete switch from what weve seen previously in this series. The problem is not that Nord is a bad artist. He is an old pro. The problem is that the does not match what weve seen before and creates a storytelling break that is worsened with the complicated story. Editors should really be more careful when picking replacement artists for a few issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Dec 28, 2016

    Deathstroke #9 is a good story that basically gives you a look into the history of Slade Wilson from his military days. Here we get a glimpse into the life of a villain who calls himself a "personal security contractor." That part had me laughing a little bit when he tells that to the person that's interviewing him. I'm just looking forward to how exactly the breakout will happen, and hopefully Rose may be involved to some extent, although she's doing her own thing at the moment as shown in this book as well. Read Full Review

  • 4.9
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 28, 2016

    Christopher Priest continues his slow burn story and it's starting to get old.  I would love to recommend this series, but it's confusing and not fun to read at all.  I get that hardcore Deathstroke fans are enjoying this, but it's not a book that will convince new readers what the hype is all about. Read Full Review

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