Deathstroke #28

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Diogenes Neves, Trevor Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 10
8.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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"Chinatown" part one! In the aftermath of the shocking events of this year's Deathstroke Annual, Slade finds himself at a crossroads as his ad hoc "Dark Titans" team dissolves and even Wintergreen finally abandons him. Slade begins a turbulent backslide to his old ways, bringing him face to face with China's New Super-Man!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Feb 10, 2018

    Deathstroke #28 was a good and pretty funny read. I'm happy that Slade hasn't gone back to killing, and although his team is gone it hasn't slowed his progress as a character. Priest leaves us on a cliffhanger in the however"Slade in a room surrounded by ninjas! I'm definitely looking forward to reading what Priest has next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Connor Willesden Feb 9, 2018

    Christopher Priest continues to write one of the best books currently out there which is complemented greatly by its art style. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 7, 2018

    There is so much going on in this issue, and so many long-dangling threads yet to explode, that I'm hoping Priest has years more planned on this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Justin Lee Feb 8, 2018

    Christopher Priest has made Deathsroke such a complex character. There are so many layers to this character that I've never seen before. This story arc is a cornucopia of plotlines spanning across the entire series thus far. Priest's writing is all about the long game. Twilight, Defiance, Four Rooms, it all matters. Stick around folks, it's about to get intense. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Feb 7, 2018

    Deathstroke is on a family sized crash course of action, drama, and character development as stories from all around become more clear and Priest is making the downfall of the Wilson family a lot more captivating and complex than it should be. Deathstroke continues to be the book that's rewarding long time readers with amounts of payoff across the board, and looks good doing it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 8, 2018

    Deathstroke #28 finds Slade returning to his morally questionable activities, and it's almost refreshing to watch this ruthless man continue his work. Priest continues to show his firm control on this title, and the art team of Neves, Scott, and Cox bring quality art to coincide. This is a great series, and I highly recommend reading it. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 8, 2018

    Priest hasn't lost his touch, and I want to see where he's going with this tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Feb 7, 2018

    Deathstroke is one of the best books DC is putting out these days, but the entry fee is steep and there really is no jumping on point past issue #1.  If you've been reading, this issue will surely get you excited as a bunch of storylines converge on Slade and company and while I'm sad the Defiance Team is done, this issue gets us back to what I loved about the series before it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Russ Burlingame Feb 7, 2018

    Deathstroke #28 brings an impressive script by Christopher Priest together with mediocre art from Diogenes Neves to create a comic that is surprisingly readable in spite of being crammed full of what seems at face value like far too many plot points. Read Full Review

  • 10
    William McKelder Feb 8, 2018

    This is the best series out there between the big two right now!

  • 8.5
    blackmanta221 Feb 7, 2018

    Despite coming off the heels of, in my opinion, an extremely mediocre annual, Deathstroke #28 brings the series back to its trademark mirror sheen, bringing us back to what we love about Deathstroke at his core. Despite still feeling very rushed and sudden, seeing Deathstroke back to being a evil bastard is a refreshing return to form. There are a few standout scenes, including the awaited confrontation between Kong Kenan and Slade, which is just too much damn fun, and hearkens back to early issues where Deathstroke faced off against Batman and Superman, not by punching them, but by outsmarting them. Glad to have Deathstroke back.

  • 8.5
    Simon DelMonte Feb 7, 2018

    How can something be so good and so intense and yet be muddled? Not sure what Kenan Kong is doing here. Not sure at all what's going on Chinatown. But as ever, this book is compelling and fast paced and fun.

  • 8.5
    Nihilist Feb 8, 2018

    What's so amazing about Priest's Deathstroke run is how much he's able to tease, or foreshadow, long before the main arc reaches the point these hidden details come to fruition. Rose's story may be the best example in this issue, coming back to Joseph's wedding, and its dramatic conclusion. There's no denying Priest plans everything ahead, instead of writing closed, separate few-issue story arcs, one after another. Nope, everything connects in Deathstroke comics, everything leads somewhere, even, or especially, if it's just a small glimpse.
    Other things to praise are surely Rose, Tara and Joseph's development - each having their personalities, struggles and fears. I'm very glad Terra matured and grown as a character since The Judas Contract - which, while an absolute classic, did not give her any real depth or complexity, other than showing her as a psychotic sociopath. Priest took a chance and reintroduced her to the Rebirth continuity, and sufficed to say, does wonders with her.

  • 9.0
    FlipGeek Feb 7, 2018

  • 9.0
    Bloodraven Feb 8, 2018

  • 8.5
    Troy Feb 8, 2018

  • 8.0
    Herushalaim Feb 17, 2018

  • 8.0
    Rotivv Feb 22, 2018

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Feb 12, 2018

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