Deathstroke #23

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Diogenes Neves, Jason Paz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
8.1Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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"Defiance" part three! As the team begins to crack under Slade's harsh leadership tactics, Defiance is called into action after a cruise ship gets hijacked on the open seas! It's sink or swim for Deathstroke's new squad when they're put to the test against impossible odds!  

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 11, 2017

    Deathstroke #23 is a great continuation to an already fantastic series. It builds character, maintains tension, and is paced better than most comic books. I dig the hell out of it, and I think many others will too. Pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Sep 6, 2017

    The dominance of Deathstroke being one of the most well-crafted DC Rebirth continues and it's a very nice hot streak for The World's Deadliest Superhero. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Sep 7, 2017

    It's really a gorgeous book and if you're not reading it, you should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Sep 5, 2017

    Readers seeking layered intrigue and complicated family dynamics will savor the layers Priest has created. Those looking for a flashy superhero title will need to invest some head space for Priest's writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 5, 2017

    Priest has such a great sense of these characters that Deathstroke has become one of DC's best team books. Deathstroke has really benefited from this fun and unpredictable change of status quo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 12, 2017

    This is the part of Christopher Priests stories where things get a bit murkier as he introduces more subplots with unknown characters whose presence we know we must pay attention to but without anymore clues as to why. Although there is a training session and a mission, this story is a setup one for new storylines and rather quiet. More should be expected. The theatrics of Deathstroke being maimed by a sword is just for show and to add something interesting to the story. Its a scene used to advance more ideas whose payoff, following Priests writing style will come later, Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Sep 8, 2017

    Deathstroke #23 was a good read. This book has good action, a great story and strong interactions between characters. Everyone on Defiance is there for their own purpose be it something personal or just for the greater good. Out of all of the teammates I really think Kid Flash is the only one not there for a selfish reason. Hopefully there's a shakeup to bring the team together closer. So far Defiance can save lives and they can get the job done"its just a question of getting the job done without killing each other in the process! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 6, 2017

    The Defiance story continues and while this is not a book that new readers could comfortably jump on, those who have been around from the start will continue being happy with it.  Christopher Priest is giving us a slow burn story while he sets all his pieces up on the board.  The art is top notch and the only thing I can really fault here is the little amount of overall story progression.  Even with that, I still love this series and like this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Scott Shuken Sep 7, 2017

    That's a ton of stuff to keep track of. Priest's writing is as strong as ever, and the series is still compelling, but as the series goes on 20 pages feels less and less satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Sep 11, 2017

    While disorganized, "Deathstroke" #23 showcases the unraveling world of Project Defiance with its structure and use of color more than its explicit words. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Corps - Matt Granberry Sep 6, 2017

    If you are a die hard Deathstroke fan like me you'll put up with the issues that seem just filler and ho hum cause you know something is just around the corner that will blow our minds. Read Full Review

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