Deathstroke #34

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 1, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 12
8.8Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

It's part five of "Batman vs. Deathstroke," and "The Stormy Present" finds our two marquee combatants locked in the Batcave, forced to resolve their differences-or die trying! The showdown only turns saltier when the feds seize Bruce Wayne's assets, including Wayne Manor, after Slade drops a dime. And Deathstroke shows Batman he's not the only detective in town, as Slade closes in on the mystery of his relationship with Robin.

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Aug 1, 2018

    Next month is the finale, and I have to say right now that I don't know how this creative team is going to top this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Aug 2, 2018

    Deathstroke #34 was a great read and an enjoyment from start to finish. Priest gives you drama, action and the suspense of who could be manipulating two of the world's greatest hand to hand fighters. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Aug 8, 2018

    All in all, this is one of the stronger chapters in an already great story arc. There are the emotional beats of Wilsons flashbacks to his son fighting for his life after his throat was slit, and Bruce having to tell Damian to back off, and then there is the crazy Batcave fight that just might go down in history as one of the best Batman fights of all time. You couldnt ask for more from a Batman vs Deathstroke story, and you shouldnt get it if you did. These two characters are so similar, and yet so different, and Priest is mining that for all its worth. If youre not reading this story already, youre missing out. Any comic fan would enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 1, 2018

    There's one more issue of this madness. I can't wait to see how it wraps up. It's very fun and well done. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Jul 31, 2018

    Never thought I'd say this, even with a Priest story, but I think I'm taking the verbal punches between Deathstroke and Batman in this one. They just get downright frigin dirty with each other and hold nothing back. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 1, 2018

    I'm excited to see how this story comes to a close, and glad to see that Priest is continuing on Deathstroke past this arc. It continues to be one of the best books DC is putting out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Aug 6, 2018

    The art team continues to be absolutely stunning in their execution. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 6, 2018

    Deathstroke #34 is the showdown Ive been waiting for, and the fight delivers in spades. More than half of the comic is Slade Wilson and Bruce Wayne trying to kill each other, and the art team of Pagulayan, Scott, Paz, and Cox do some gorgeous work here. This comic comes highly recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Aug 2, 2018

    Priest and Pagulayan powerfully set up the finale of the Deathstroke vs. Batman arc with pounding action and devastating mind games. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 1, 2018

    This story is all set up for a truly explosive ending next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 1, 2018

    Deathstroke vs Batman is getting near the end and I am loving the ride even though at times, it feels like we are driving way under the speed limit.  What we don't get in overall progression and answers, we get in kick-ass action and great dialogue. That, and the great art makes this an easy series to recommend...which I am doing right now. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Aug 2, 2018

    A frustrating exercise, Deathstroke is a dense book that doesn't have much actual depth. There are a lot of ideas here– some of them genuinely interesting– but they have yet to coalesce into anything that's very engaging. I like the look of this book quite a bit, as its visuals are really slick and the ending fight is well-composed. It's the story that keeps losing me, and no amount of great pencils and colors can save that. Read Full Review

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