Deathstroke #26

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Diogenes Neves, Jason Paz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"The Fall of Slade" part one! Finally convinced that their leader is missing, Team Defiance begins the search for Deathstroke only to discover his situation is even more dire than expected. Meanwhile, Deathstroke-after being kidnapped by the Secret Society of Super-Villains-finds his past catching up with him when his former friend and ally Dr. Ikon confronts the repentant killer while repressing his own uncontrollable rage.
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  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Dec 9, 2017

    Deathstroke #26 was a good and fun read. Defiance is finally working as a unit during their missions now, and although arguing and distrust is still there, overall they seem to be building a sense of family among them. I'm especially enjoying Kid Flash's role as he seems to be perfect for the kid brother/ comic relief of the team. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Dec 11, 2017

    Deathstroke #26 is another stellar issue in Priest and Nevess series. Despite some slow parts, in manages to hold my attention and keep me firmly engaged in the goings-on of the plot. The conflict between Isherwood and Slade should be an interesting drama, and Im left excited for the next issue. I definitely recommend this one. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Dec 6, 2017

    Diogenes Neves and Jason Paz keep thing at a fever pitch in this issue, whether in the more dialogue heavy scenes, or the more action-intense scenes that play out in this issue. Jeremy Coxs darker colors also work here as a suitable inversion to the more stark black and white morality of the earlier issues of the Defiance storyline. But that return to the darker colors of the earlier issues helps to herald what may be an inescapable fate for Slade Wilson. If youre looking to jump in, now is as good a time as any. As far as examinations of moral ambiguity and the cost of waging violence go, as well as its blowback upon the self and family: this is pretty much the gold standard. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 6, 2017

    This is one of my favorite books and this issue doesn't change that fact.  Priest builds on everything he setup earlier while making that a continuing process for future issues.  The art is great and the story is confusing in a good way.  Recommended if you've been reading from the beginning.  If not, go and fix that! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Scott Shuken Dec 7, 2017

    Slade and Ikon attempt to duke it out as the Defiance team attempts to search for their missing leader, but really they all just talk a lot. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comic Watch - Jericho Wilson Dec 15, 2017

    Priest's Deathstroke remains one of the best-written comic books from any publisher. But unfortunately, Priest's love affair with complex narrative and non-linear storytelling hurt the flow of this issue's plot. It felt like he threw everything but the kitchen sink into this script. The heavier-than-normal (for Deathstroke) amounts of exposition and flashbacks made the script a real chore to plow through. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Blair Marnell Dec 7, 2017

    This is a rare Christopher Priest script that doesn't quite come together, mostly because Deathstroke's Defiance team spend a little too much time navel-gazing in the early part of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Simon DelMonte Dec 7, 2017

    Dr. Ikon vs Slade? Not quite. As ever, Priest goes in the strangest directions.

  • 8.5
    Joshua G Dec 12, 2017

    If you didn't like the previous issue it’d probably be best to skip this one too. Slade continues to be a passive agent in his own story; between Slade, the Batmen, and (if you cross the boarder) Deadpool, “The Fall of _______” issues are becoming passé. More so this helplessness does not fit Slade; Dr. Isherwood puts it best when he says, “The best informed and most prepared assassin on the planet … has no clue” about anything going on. But if you were ready to believe that Slade “forgot” that he is wanted by a jury of super-villains, then you’ll have no problem believing this issue. In the absence of Deathstroke Defiance finally peaks out of their burrows and begin to really feel like a team. I don’t want to spoil anything but you really get to see the team come together, and Hosun fits right in. You really get to see the side characters that make Deathstroke such a great title. As a comic, Deathstroke can skip the classic villains because Slade's past mistakes are all the antagonists this series needs. Despite being depictions of Terra as the token antihero of Defiance -- she is a step ahead of the gang, has a hidden agenda, and smokes -- she comes across as a douche and is a bit of a riddle. The unanswered question of whether she hooked up with Slade is just emphasizing the weird continuity gap that we’ve had since Rebirth began, made even more puzzling by Dr. Ikon and Jericho’s relationship. My favourite thing about this issue was how many seeds it planted while remaining action-oriented; you could spot a lie here, a grudge there, even without the weird Hmong homeless princess story-arc. If you’re ready to see Deathstroke’s world crumble, or if you want to see Defiance gain some independence, this is your comic. Otherwise, you may want to check back in a few.

  • 7.5
    Herushalaim Dec 8, 2017

    This issue wasn't as good as previous ones. Mostly because of Defiance. I feel like they just get in the way of the more interesting story in this issue.

  • 9.0
    Gabriel Valões Dec 7, 2017

  • 4.5
    EDiakota Dec 10, 2017

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