Deathstroke #19

Writer: Christopher Priest, Dan Abnett, Ben Percy Artist: Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 24, 2017 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 21
7.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

"THE LAZARUS CONTRACT" part three! Will Slade succeed in reuniting with his son even at the risk of cataclysmic disaster? Or will the Titans and the Teen Titans be fast enough to stop him from changing the world as we know it? Find out what happens when the World's Deadliest Assassin becomes the Fastest Man Alive!

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 24, 2017

    There's only one issue left in what's been a surprisingly strong crossover. Sometimes recalling a beloved storyline backfires, but this sequel in spirit to The Judas Contract has been a risk that's paid off incredibly well for DC and the Titan family books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri May 25, 2017

    Even when crossing over with other series, "Deathstroke" remains a must-read title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas May 24, 2017

    Deathstroke #19 gives readers a lot to chew on. In each piece of the issue, from story and script to pencils, inks, colors, and letters, is a new element to contemplate. I like that this chapter of “The Lazarus Contract” challenges me to think about these characters, their continuity, and how all of these parts relate to the real world. Not only is this story one which is filled to the brim with the intricacies of emotion, but it is one which helps us peer into the regret that can bind us to the decisions we wish we could change, too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown May 24, 2017

    Deathstroke #19 is a good read. It has plenty of action, and the art provided by Carlo and Roberto is awesome. Each page is full of color and life, and even the fight scenes were vivid and intense! I admit that I love having Deathstroke using the speedforce for his benefit! It's clear that he enjoys the near godlike power that he has, and I can't wait to see how the Titans attempt to take him down! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Andrew Wheeler May 24, 2017

    Once again the Lazarus Contract does not disappoint and continues to deliver outstanding storytelling filled with more than enough heart and suspense that'll leave readers in shock and disbelief. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman May 24, 2017

    Deathstroke is a great comic for both readers who consider themselves Deathstroke fans and for those that do not. Another great chapter in the Lazarus Contract arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans May 24, 2017

    The penultimate issue of The Lazarus Contract sets up the final confrontation to an interesting story. Deathstroke is carrying this crossover in ridiculous fashion where the roles of 80% of the characters not named Slade have forgettable contributions. Still, it's one of the better crossovers that DC has done in a while and paves the way for a finale worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto May 24, 2017

    In the end of the issue Deathstroke runs fast enough to go into the past and meet Grant before he died. Now what he will do with that is what we need to find out next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Blair Marnell May 25, 2017

    This crossover has been a little shaky in terms of story, but hopefully the final part will give it a powerful conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey May 24, 2017

    The colorful art highlighted every scene very well. But the dialogue left me for a loop on a couple occasions. There were also moments that really had no explanation, and congested the flow of the overall story. Other than that it was a high paced, and fun read. Priest does well in giving the reader an even deeper look into the good and bad parts of our heroes and villains. With time yet again, being the plot device, will this be a defining moment in Rebirth history? We can only wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis May 26, 2017

    The artwork in this chapter is the best of the entire storyline. Carlo Pagulayan did get help with wonderful layouts by Larry Hama. Im hoping that when Deathstroke becomes a monthly title, that Pagulayan will be able to remain as the only artist on this series. While I enjoy Joe Bennetts work, I prefer Pagulayan to the regular DC Comics s house style. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Percy Waelchl May 24, 2017

    After a slow start to this crossover, Deathstroke #19 finally makes up time and creates an engaging event. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 24, 2017

    This felt more like the rest of the Deathstroke run than a Titans/Teen Titans crossover and while that's not a bad thing for longtime readers, those jumping on here might be a bit confused.  I was hoping for some answers and a bit more forward movement in the Lazarus Contract side of things, but it all leads to a cool cliffhanger that will be resolved in the Teen Titans Special coming up.  I am still onboard, but more as a fan of Deathstroke than anything else. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws May 24, 2017

    Priest does what he can with a crossover that hasn't even gotten off the ground, fashioning a solid issue of Deathstroke around the trappings of "The Lazarus Contract." The crossover may not amount to much, but the individual issues can still provide a decent entertainment. Besides being entertaining, Deathstroke tackles issues like trust, redemption, and what it means to be a father. The parts are greater than the whole, and they're pretty good parts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira May 24, 2017

    While Deathstroke #19 is the weakest part of "The Lazarus Contract" so far, it does more than enough to keep us invested in the forthcoming finale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ryan Blair May 26, 2017

    Overall this has been an interesting story and I like how Priest and the other writers expanded a bit on Slades history with his sons. I was always under the impression that Grant was the favored son, while Joseph was the outcast"but this issue seems to suggest the opposite. The art as always was excellent and the connecting covers continue to be a favourite of mine. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 26, 2017

    As a spotlight for Slade Wilson, Deathstroke #19 does a very good job getting readers to understand the character's motivation in "The Lazarus Contract" crossover. Unfortunately the lack of a true villain in this crossover continues to keep "The Lazarus Contract" from reaching the heights it should. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Corps - Josh West May 24, 2017

    Deathstroke #19 gets to the bottom of what the "Lazarus Contract" event is all about. But uneven pacing and hard-to-follow flashbacks detract from the story at hand. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Jun 25, 2016

    Easily the worst chapter of Deathstroke since its launch, Bonny is in desperate need to regroup if he wants his story to be viewed fondly. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Matthew Mueller May 24, 2017

    While it moves the story forward the most out of all three issues, this is probably the weakest issue overall. So far this series just hasn't lived up to its pedigree, and with only one issue left it might not even get close. Read Full Review

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