Deathstroke #27

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Diogenes Neves, Jason Paz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
8.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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"The Fall of Slade" part two! Father and son clash when Jericho flies to rescue Deathstroke from Jericho's ex-the resurrected Dr. Ikon! Meanwhile, Terra is summoned to an ambush by the Forgotten, the deadly leader of the White Lotus, and worlds collide as the New Super-Man demands Deathstroke's arrest!

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Connor Willesden Jan 5, 2018

    As usual, Christopher Priest writes an amazing, well-crafted story with amazing art by Diogenes Neves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 3, 2018

    It's just another issue of Deathstroke, and as always has more going on than most books have in an arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 8, 2018

    Deathstroke has managed to keep Defiance going for a while, and its remained compelling by keeping the reader guessing, the characters engaging, and the story interesting. Priest, Neves, Paz, and Cox have a real gem here, and I certainly recommend this book. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Jan 3, 2018

    Deathstroke is reaching a fever pitch with not only the “Defiance” story but the more than year long worth of stories that Priest started since he took over the World's Deadliest Assassin. Reveals, talks about what makes us good or evil, the past and people's own agendas are coming into play as this thriller of a comic spirals out of control! While not everyone can be seen or spotted, Deathstroke maintains a consistent voice and tone as a comic that's more about the characters first, and the heroic and villainous world they live in second. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Scott Shuken Jan 4, 2018

    Hopefully, more context will come by the end of the arc. What always gets me about this series is that I don't mind how scattered it is; all of those issues listed above should affect my appreciation of the book, but I still find myself compelled and curious due to the dialogue, pacing, and artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - Jericho Wilson Jan 10, 2018

    Deathstroke by Christopher Priest, Diogenes Neves, and Jason Paz continues to be one of the top 10 comic books currently published. If you're not reading it, why the hell not? It's intelligent, thoughtful, action-packed, fast-paced, fun and funny. Buy this damn book! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Jan 3, 2018

    As always with this comic, Diogenes Neves and Jason Paz tell a clean story between flashbacks that connect well between the past and present segments occurring here in Slades life. Jeromy Coxs colors also help in keeping things vibrant, especially with the myriad cast at work here. That being said: the globe-spanning story here is finally beginning to come together, anyone that wants to see what the opposite of redemption is wont be disappointed here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jan 5, 2018

    I thought Deathstroke #28 was a decent read. There are moments where the story jumps around a bit though, but that's due to all of the supporting characters that are in Slade's world. Although we didn't see Defiance in action in this issue, hopefully we will in the next one. With Slade still missing I'm wondering how will the team hold up with no real leadership for them currently. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 2, 2018

    With a couple issues and an Annual left in this storyline, Priest puts some more pieces on the playing board and gets things set up for a big finale.  The art is great here, but the issue kind of stalls doing the legwork needed to go forward.  Not a bad issue, just not as great as what I've come to expect and figure we will get from here on out.  Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell Jan 4, 2018

    There are good moments throughout, but the issue meanders and never quite reaches a fitting end point, even as just another chapter in this drawn-out story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Herushalaim Jan 3, 2018

    There's a lot going on and sometimes that means we get issues that feel jumbled. This being one of those issues. So this is a fine comic, just a bit of a mess.

  • 7.5
    Nihilist Jan 11, 2018

    Deathstroke's solo (and Defiance) run so far was one of the very most consistent series in DC's Rebirth. This issue is not an exception, and continues to explore the lives of Slade and people close to him in a mature, complex and realistic way, which I adore since the first issue.

    Terra is definitely one of characters that deserve more depth, since her only big appearance in comics that left a mark was The Judas Contract, where she was portrayed as a cold one dimensional sociopath with no redeeming qualities (that particular story wasn't too kind for Deathstroke either, and definitely didn't age well overall). Having an issue where she has her 5 minutes being just a normal human being (well, a superpowered one, that is) was a very nice choice I truly welcome.

    However, due to amount of overlaping side stories and retrospections on top of them, the issue may be a bit difficult to follow - granted, Deathstroke was never a straight forward series and demanded more attention from readers than simplistic hero vs villain stories.
    That, normally, would encourage me to read it again to fully understand and comprehend everything, but I don't think the story and the way it was delievred were outstanding enough to do so. I'm definitely going to grap the next issue when it comes out, though. That's for sure.

  • 7.5
    blackmanta221 Jan 31, 2018

    This arc has gone on for about long enough at this point. This issue is average, and even boring at some points. It feels like the story has gone nowhere since the fantastic previous issue. However, Terra is really given the spotlight and a chance to shine here. And the result is fantastic.

  • 6.5
    Simon DelMonte Jan 4, 2018

    A rare misfire by Priest. The Chinatown stuff is still confusing. And the Terra stuff is not as good as it should be.

  • 8.5
    Bloodraven Jan 3, 2018

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    Zumba Jan 25, 2018

  • 8.0
    Rotivv Feb 22, 2018

  • 7.0
    EDiakota Jan 6, 2018

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