Deathstroke #21

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Diogenes Neves Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 5, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 11
8.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

"DEFIANCE" part one! A new day has dawned for Deathstroke. Having emerged from the Speed Force a changed man, Slade Wilson takes aim at living a better life - a life in service of justice. But when the world refuses to accept the new Deathstroke, Slade recruits a group of young heroes to join him including including former Teen Titans, Kid Flash and Power Girl, his children, Rose and Jericho, and the bombastic Terra! But has Slade truly shed his villainous past? And what other shadowy forces are working against him? Find out as Deathstroke's bold new direction begins here!

  • 9.2
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 5, 2017

    Christopher Priest continues his long form story that ties in everything we've seen before and still pushes everything forward in such a kick ass way.  The art and story are just great and I can't recommend this series enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 5, 2017

    The fun will truly be in seeing how quickly it all comes undone and if Slade's good intentions will doom everyone around him as usual. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 5, 2017

    A good first issue that introduces the members of a brand new team. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Jul 7, 2017

    Every person on the creative team does their job pitch perfectly and it shows in the characters and the directions they're going. Despite the issue being one final preparation before ushering in the new era by setting the characters up and getting into who they are and what they mean to Deathstroke, it's still a great read! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jul 10, 2017

    Deogenes Neves is an unknown to me but he seems ready for the big leagues. I dont always like the way he draws faces though, but everything else is dynamic and at the level established by prior artists on this series. Last question. Why is this series priced at $3.99 when it has the same page count as cheaper series? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jul 5, 2017

    As long as Defiance stays a part of the Deathstroke series, I think that it'll go far. On its own though"well, I need to see more of the group in action before I can comment on that. Regardless, Deathstroke #21 is a promising start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jul 5, 2017

    If you've been following the Deathstroke series by Priest then you'll definitely enjoy what Priest has written here. This team might have good intentions, but it's a ticking bomb that's only going to explode with time. My only hope is that Slade can escape the fallout! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Jul 5, 2017

    While it will only be a matter of time before things fall apart, with Priest at the helm, readers can trust that it will be a ride worth taking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Jul 5, 2017

    If youre looking for a good jumping-on point for Deathstroke,this is it. Its a great exploration of what happens when an unrepentant bad guy attempts to break good so to speak, as well as a delightfully toppling of whats sure to be a tragic set of dominos. So, game on for this new era of Deathstroke,and I look forward to seeing where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Church Radio - Ariel DuPey Jul 5, 2017

    This is the first Deathstroke book i've enjoyed in a while. There wasn't as many breakups so the narrative was easier to follow. There was one line that seemed out of place and did take me out of the story for a moment. This book was short and sweet and we get a reintroduction into the cast that will be gracing the pages for the next couple months. For the first time in a while, I find myself caring about Deathstroke. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Jul 8, 2017

    For a story arc with so many moving parts, this issue did a pretty good job moving them all forward without feeling like the issue was lacking content. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Partin Jul 7, 2017

    This issue provides a nice jumping on point for new and returning readers. The entire creative team seems to gel well and is providing readers with a series that is worthy of their attention and their cash. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jul 6, 2017

    There's a lot of potential here, even if this issue isn't quite as entertaining as the earlier issues in Priest's run. Read Full Review

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