Deathstroke #32

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Carlo Pagulayan Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 6, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 16
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"BATMAN VS. DEATHSTROKE" part three! When a retired superhero gets caught in the crossfire between the World's Greatest Detective and the DCU's most deadly assassin, could an entire legacy be wiped out? Lines are crossed when Deathstroke and Batman's feud takes its darkest turn yet - and there's no going back!

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Jun 13, 2018

    In the end, if youve been enjoying this story, you know its been great and theres no reason to jump off now. But, if youre just a fan of Batman and Deathstroke and you havent been picking this story up, there is zero reason you shouldnt be reading this book. Priest looks to have no interest in holding back anything when it comes to this epic showdown and he only keeps upping the ante with every issue, such as the stunning ending to this issue that might make you want to re-read the previous issues to see if you missed something. This is one of DCs better books out right now, and its not getting nearly enough buzz for the quality of its content, so its highly recommended that you run out and pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jun 7, 2018

    Deathstroke #32 is a great read and I'm looking forward to the next issue. I really hope that Slade is right and this is some elaborate trick by Talia for some unknown reason. If not, then it really says how messed she is as a person to not only toy with Bruce's emotions in such a way, but also Damian's as well. The relationship between these two has come a long way over the years and I hope it doesn't end like this. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 6, 2018

    The art is very well handled for this title as well. This storyline seems like it will have lasting scars for both Batman and Deathstroke. I can't wait to read the next chapter of this twisty, and compelling story. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 6, 2018

    Batman vs. Deathstroke has delivered more than an intriguing match-up of two of DC's best at what they do — it's providing an epic clash of titans that doesn't stop surprising or satisfying on every level. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 6, 2018

    Everything that plays out in this issue has a purpose, and it's creating a self-contained event comic that is going to be one to remember. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jun 14, 2018

    Carlo Pagulayan & Roberto Viacaras artwork on this series continues to be stunning. I wanted to make sure I didnt leave that out, even though I didnt have any particular revelations associated with it this month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jun 8, 2018

    In less able hands this story would have been just another crossover. This creative team is both talented, and knowledgeable. Seeing The Human Dynamo again was a blast from the past and his inclusion in the story was shockingly effective. I can't wait for chapter four. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Jun 8, 2018

    The tension in this crossover event increases as the conflict between Deathstroke and Batman draws more and more members of their families into its arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Jun 6, 2018

    Each issue gets better and better as we discover something new, yet with each discovery it brings about more questions that need to be answered. The connection between Damian and Bruce gets more tense and we realize that there are two Robins in on the whole who's who in the Wayne universe which is being threatened. The already fragile relationship between father and son is wearing thinner. Excellent writing, great art and a superb story all around. Just when you didn't think things could get any weirder than they already are"to be continued. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Heroic Hollywood - Louis Otero Jun 6, 2018

    This story has not always been a sure thing. After this third installment, however, Deathstroke is a must-buy. This is finally becoming the Batman vs Deathstroke story that fans have always wanted. The new addition of a vital character at the end of the issuepromises to bring tons of drama to an already high-stakes feud. We are now about halfway through this arc and, while its unlikely to affect Batman in any major way, this issue makes it apparent that Deathstrokes life could change dramatically. The momentum is all there, Priest just needs to bring it home in the last half. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 9, 2018

    Deathstroke #32 is another action-packed and absorbing installment of the mercenarys battle against the Dark Knight. While the flashback sequence is far less exciting, it doesnt feel like a waste of time at any point. Plus, the battle itself is grabbing enough to make up for any lulls. The artwork is awesome to boot, and the comic earns yet another recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 6, 2018

    Priest continues writing his book as a mystery wrapped in an action-thriller wrapped in a riddle.  We are getting more and more pieces of the puzzle and even if they don't fit together fully, I am enjoying trying to make it all work. The art by Carlo Pagulayan is spot on as usual and now that we've gotten over the forced bit of catchup of last issue, it looks like it's full steam ahead from here on out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Quinn Morris Jun 6, 2018

    Priest has an excellent grasp of who the characters are and, more importantly, what their relationships are. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Corps - Matt Granberry Jun 6, 2018

    The tension is mounting and Deathstroke and Batman don't look to slow down anytime soon. So strap in readers this ride is far from over. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Russ Burlingame Jun 6, 2018

    The "Deathstroke vs. Batman" storyline seems to have blown its wad on a premise that everyone could get behind, leaving the story to wonder how it could keep up with the version fans have written in their heads. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jun 6, 2018

    With a story that fails to engage, Deathstroke #32 relies on some pretty stunning visuals to carry the load. There are momentary flashes of inspiration, particularly when the story is just allowed to get as crazy as possible, but it's when it tries to sell us a serious narrative that it falls apart. It's all left in a fairly intriguing place as the arc transitions into its second half, so here's hoping Priest and crew can turn it around and end strong. Read Full Review

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