Deathstroke #17

Deathstroke #17

Writer: James Bonny Artist: Tyler Kirkham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 27, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Deathstroke has reached the end of the gauntlet on the road to save his daughter, but after battling everyone from the Suicide Squad to Red Hood, will he be able to save himself? As Ra's al Ghul and Lawman enter the fray, Slade Wilson's life will never be the same...

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Michael Devaney May 1, 2016

    Now that this action-packed storyline has reached conclusion, it'll be interesting to see how things develop now thatRa's al Ghul is on the scene. I have a sneaky suspicion thatwe'll probably be seeing more of Batmanin the future as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Apr 29, 2016

    Describing something as "fun" and "entertaining" typically means one of two things" It's so bad that the person saying that can't find anything detailed or nice to say about it, or they're being honest and that thing really is fun and entertaining. In Deathstroke's case, it's the latter. With so many books missing mark, it's nice to see Deathstroke remain consistent, while continuing to keep a pulse on other characters and events within the DC Universe! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 28, 2016

    This issue ties up the Lawman/Rose arc and while it felt a little bit rushed, it should be satisfying enough for fans.  Tyler Kirkham's art is anything but rushed, however and I could recommend this issue on that alone.  In the end, if you have enjoyed this run of Deathstroke, you will enjoy this issue. If you haven't been a fan, nothing here will change your mind.  Just remember...Love is a battlefield. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 May 6, 2016

    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.

  • 7.5
    GlenWizard May 14, 2016

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