Faces of Evil: Deathstroke #1

Faces of Evil: Deathstroke #1

Writer: David Hine Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 21, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Deathstroke nearly died fighting Geo-Force in DCU: LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, and now he needs to rebuild himself. He's not about to let a near death experience make him lose his place as one of the most dangerous villains in the DCU. Where will he start? What's next for the Terminator? And how high will the body count be when he's finished?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Alex Rodriguez Jan 22, 2009

    All-in-all, it was a fun read with great art. Pick up a copy next time youre at your local comic shop. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jan 21, 2009

    But as much as I had a problem with the specifics of Deathstroke's escape, I should say that Hine ended up redeeming himself with the issue's conclusion, which definitely pushed the character towards an interesting direction even if it's not a new one. In the end, the issue turned out to be one of the few Faces of Evil issues that proved more than just a cover gimmick, and actually revitalized its star character. And as uneven as Hine's writing was at times, penciller Georges Jeanty's art was consistent throughout, and I was reminded of a strange but pleasant hybrid of Scott McDaniel and Adam Kubert. If nothing else, I'd certainly be interested to see what the two creators would do with a longer Deathstroke story - as long as Hine stays away from absurd plot developments, that is. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Jan 21, 2009

    At least this comic doesn't end with a "hey, btw, there's a new series featuring this character coming out soon, and this was just a teaser" threat/promise, the way the Solomon Grundy comic did. But it's just a matter of time until someone gives Deathstroke something to do, and when that happens, I hope it's something with more imagination that this issue demonstrates. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Tony Rakittke Jan 24, 2009

    I was hopeful when Deathstroke suddenly mans up and manipulates his daughter into helping him escape Belle Reve, but that soon gave way to a bizarre monologue about Wilson needinga new purpose in life and wanting to become a “prophet of death”, killing the people he feels that need to die rather than eliminating those he's paid to kill. The issue ends on a truly creepy, pedophilic note that left my wife cringing when I showed it to her. Hine and editor Michael Marts seem to be moving Deathstroke back into an anti-hero status quo, and under any other circumstance I'd be fine with that. But this is a “Faces of Evil” issue, and a grossly emotional one at that. If they're not going to write Deathstroke as the brilliant, manipulative villain that so many of us know and remembered him best as, then why bother releasing this issue now? Why not wait until after Final Crisis and “Faces of Evil” are over? Iwanted a return to Deathstroke's roo Read Full Review

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