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: 33
7.8Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

"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
    Big Comic Page - Kieran Fisher Sep 14, 2016

    In short, Deathstroke #2 is good. Really freaking good. 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

  • 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

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