Deathstroke #35

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 9
7.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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In this corner: Deathstroke, suffering from a traumatic brain injury at the hands of Batman! In the other corner: Batman, with Deathstroke's knife in his gut! All of this with the feds invading Wayne Manor-and now they're in the catacombs under the mansion, which lead to the you-know-what-cave! If they're going to escape,  Batman and Slade are going to have to work together.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 5, 2018

    As both a Deathstroke and Batman narrative, this story has been tremendous in how it humanizes both men without ever diminishing the genre elements that define them. A must read. Read Full Review

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

    Deathstroke #35 was an enjoyable read and I can't wait to read the next issue! Hopefully we'll see Batman and Deathstoke team up at some point in the future. Slade now knows who wanted him to kill Batman in the first place, and I must say I was pretty shocked at the revelation, especially knowing how close this person is to Batman. Hopefully we'll see Batman and Deathstroke potentially retaliate together at the some point in the future. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 5, 2018

    I'm a comics reader and fan of over four decades, so I can spot a change in art teams. The way this outstanding collection of talented creators has pulled together to make this story successful, and not just another crossover/publicity stunt, has made this ageing fanboy very happy indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Cody White Sep 8, 2018

    As we bid farewell to Deathstroke vs. Batman, a beautiful and often surprising arc, we find ourselves preparing to return to present-day Deathstroke, which finds Slade Arkham bound. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 5, 2018

    This final, brutal issue of the story, in Deathstroke #35, has Batman and Deathstroke begin to uncover the truth is a masterstroke and maybe the best issue of the arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Sep 6, 2018

    Priest and Pagulayan have created a sturdy, beautifully crafted examination of who Deathstroke and Batman are that ought to provide a model for writers in the years to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Sep 4, 2018

    I'd also like to point out Talia is a very bad parent. As is Deathstroke. Don't be like them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Chris Showalter Sep 6, 2018

    Deathstroke #35 contains all of the necessary elements for thrilling entertainment: paternity tests, psychoanalysis, reconciliation and fist fights ending with concussions. Unfortunately, the answer to mystery surrounding the faked paternity tests feels too easy and superficial. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Sep 11, 2018

    Carlo Pagulayan was allowed to complete the layout this issue. Hes not bad at all on his own. His realism is pleasing and help make Deathstroke a book that matters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Sep 7, 2018

    'Deathstroke vs Batman' comes to the only conclusion that it could after Priest and Co. compared and contrasted Bruce Wayne and Slade Wilson's view of fatherhood. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Sep 12, 2018

    Overall, this issue could have been stronger as a conclusion to a well-told arc, but it still comes off as a good story. No, things arent quite as well resolved as they should have been, because Priest seems to have painted himself into a corner with certain plot threads, but its still not only one of the best Deathstroke stories in years, but one of the best Batman stories in recent memory, too. If you missed this story as it was released, definitely pick up the trade when it comes out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Sep 11, 2018

    Deathstroke #35 is a strong but slightly underwhelming finale to the otherwise great Deathstroke vs. Batman story. The comic doubles back on some of the bolder and engaging details of the story, but this issue still presents the rivalry between Slade and Bruce in an engaging manner. Plus, the artwork is great. As such, it is still worth a recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Heroic Hollywood - Louis Otero Sep 5, 2018

    In all, this book is a fun read. Not all of the logic really adds up and the conclusion does feel a bit convoluted, but this arc has delivered what was advertised. The war between Batman and Deathstroke was sprawling and epic. Hopefully we will see Priest tackle these characters again soon under different circumstances. He clearly has a deep understanding and respect for both. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GearWERKZ - Agasicles Stamas Sep 7, 2018

    This issue was interesting for the momentary intrigue, but not fully satisfying all around. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 5, 2018

    The ending to this (overly) long story seems content to be clever for clever sake and it ends with a fizzle instead of a bang.  We get some answers, but not all of them and I am glad this story is over.  I hope Priest gets his footing back and decides to tell a good story from here on out because he seems content to just prove he is the smartest guy in the room with this book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    That's Entertainment - Capt. Nostalgia Sep 7, 2018

    Overall, Deathstroke # 35, honestly is a missed opportunity. Something that should be epic and action packed, is instead dry and lackluster in its storytelling. Dont get me wrong, the book does have its moments but they are far and few between. The art does create an environment of warmth and grit. Creating a lasting experience. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Sep 6, 2018

    It looks good, I'll give it that, and there's a line that, taken out of context, is pretty moving. Everything else about this issue and, by extension, the arc is a convoluted mess. Plot threads are introduced and dropped without warning, motivations are frustratingly unclear, and the resolution is pretty mean-spirited toward Batman. I don't know what the point of this story was, and I'm too exhausted by it to care. When the central mystery of a story could easily be solved by way of a simple conversation, it might not be the best foundation for a plot, and that's the case here. Put another way: this issue has Alfred telling Bruce that he and Wintergreen literally want to put Batman in Deathstroke in a timeout and I still didn't love it. Or even like it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nihilist Sep 5, 2018

    For last few months, Deathstroke's comics were a substitute for Batman's, due to significant drop of quality of the latter. Thus, it's a shame to see the arc concluding, since Priest did actually a great job portraying Bats and his family. Especially Alfred, who alongside Wintergreen, stole the show on more than one occasion.
    The story was difficult to understand to the very end - that's the thing with Priest, he always finds new ways to confuse the reader more and more, convolute even the simplest things. That's the beauty of his Deathstroke's run overall, but that's also the reason why it doesn't get enough attention and admiration, compared to more straight forward, easy to follow series.

    I highly recommend the entire cro more

  • 10
    SnakeWilson Sep 5, 2018

    First, the art in this issue is just perfect, one of the best I've seen
    Second, it's a very complicated plot, it's a lot going on, but I loved it. The comic humanizes the characters in a beautiful way.
    it's an emotional story
    it is Deathstroke vs. Batman, but not physically, in a paternal way. It's about the two as parents.It's a completely original and different vision for the two, It's brilliant, it's beautiful, Really

    you always see batman being approached as a sad man, and this is human in a way, but nowadays we rarity see him approached as a FATHER, a worried father, a father who makes mistakes, a father with doubts and failures, people forget this side of batman
    and slade we see as a father who recogniz more

  • 7.5
    MKW69 Sep 5, 2018

    Too convoluted for its' owwn good. Maybe in trade It will be a better read.

  • 7.5
    Ken b Sep 10, 2018

    Starting reading this book solely because of this arc and this arc had its highs and lows overall the arc was a 8.4 but This book was definitely a low spot to the arc and I just feel like this last enstallment just added more confusion.

  • 5.5
    ComickerPerson Sep 5, 2018

    There are interesting ideas at play, but the execution falls flat under Priest's disconnected pacing. Now that this sales gimmick is over with, let's get on with the real story.

  • 5.0
    Bloodraven Sep 7, 2018

    This whole arc has been a major let down.

  • 8.0
    Troy Sep 7, 2018

  • 6.5
    Herushalaim Sep 7, 2018

  • 5.0
    EDiakota Sep 7, 2018

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