Deathstroke #20

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Larry Hama, Carlo Pagulayan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 7, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 11
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

"The Lazarus Contract" epilogue! As Deathstroke picks up the pieces of his life following the traumatic events of last month's "The Lazarus Contract," a threat years in the making boils to the surface when an old friend becomes mortal foe!

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 16, 2017

    Larry Hama continues to shape the wonderful breakdowns of this story which are then rendered marvellously by Carlo Pagulayan. Its great work guys! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Jun 7, 2017

    Deathstroke #20 sticks to its guns and treats the characters we've gotten to know with dignity, continuing to evolve them into new and uncharted territory with the World's Deadliest (Reformed) Assassin leading the way. A tale of sins, washing them away, and dealing with the mistakes of your past is all you need to know about Deathstroke. Because after years of breaking bad, Slade could turn his negatives into a positive and that makes for an interesting comic to say the least. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 7, 2017

    This is a very intriguing premise and fresh direction for the title. It's one that should provide Priest a lot of exciting new avenues to tackle. Absentee readers who've been waiting on a new jumping on point get a great one here. One of the most intriguing elements of this new direction is how long can Slade walk on the side of the angels? Or if his past won't come gunning for him on his road to redemption. Either way, Deathstroke is going to be a title worth keeping an eye on over the next few months. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Tyler Harris Jun 9, 2017

    A great jumping on point for new readers, Deathstroke #20 delivered in every aspect, bringing a great epilogue to “The Lazarus Contract” whilst also laying groundwork for the series moving forward. I think it's safe to say that this book is definitely one to watch over the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jun 12, 2017

    "Deathstroke" #20 executes the first steps of a new status quo and paints a bleak picture of the Wilson family along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jun 8, 2017

    Slade is still a jerk even when he's trying to follow a more heroic path, but that's why he's so much fun to watch. So far, the Dark Titans are off to a very promising start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jun 7, 2017

    Deathstroke #20 isn't memorable because of action, or any one particular moment, but it's memorable because it serves as a turning point for Slade's story. Everything he's done from murder, to betrayal, to the lies"all has to be redeemed and paid for. My only concern is that I've grown so attached to Deathstroke that I really hope that this isn't some elaborate deceit. Only Deathstroke knows his intentions"and Priest does a great job of showing them! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Lu Jun 7, 2017

    Now, in Deathstroke #20, we've reached a culmination. A state of catharsis. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 6, 2017

    This is a good issue of Deathstroke, just not up to par with what we were getting before the Lazarus Contract.  This isn't quite "Deathstroke No More", but more like Deathstroke 2.0 and I am still looking forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jun 7, 2017

    What?!? Seriously what is going on. It feels like Priest is only writing half of what comes to his mind. I love a good read the between the lines plot story, but I feel like I missed so much in this issue. I guess it'll get explained along the way? It is frustrating because you can feel the presence of a good story, just not executed well. At least for me" Read Full Review

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