Deathstroke #36

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Ed Benes, Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 12
8.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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"Deathstroke: Arkham" starts here! After being declared criminally insane, Deathstroke is committed to the infamous Arkham Asylum! It isn't long before the hunter becomes the hunted as Slade, powerless and weaponless, is targeted by some of Gotham City's most wanted. But after initially mocking and contravening the system meant to help him, Deathstroke learns that his only hope for survival may be to confront his own inner demons.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Oct 5, 2018

    Overall I thought that Deathstroke #36 was a great read. Although the action is brief and few, Priest makes up for it by giving you access to some of the most dangerous criminals on the planet through the eyes of Slade. There's even a scene where he attempts to kill them all! I'm looking forward to reading the next issue especially since King leaves you on a crazy cliffhanger at the end! I definitely can't wait to read the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 3, 2018

    Although the previous event arc was a lot of fun, it's great to have this title back to its bread and butter. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 3, 2018

    The art is wonderful here. The two artists work well to make Priest's script come to life. This seems to be another fine storyline on this awesome book. I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Oct 7, 2018

    An interesting and exciting start to a new story arc,Deathstroke#36 is a book worth picking up. If you haven't been readingPriest'sDeathstrokealready (shame on you!), this issue marks a pretty solid starting point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Oct 5, 2018

    Deathstroke #36 is a fantastic example of just how intelligent this series is. Previous volumes of Deathstroke have been the comic equivalent of Hollywood action blockbusters, focusing on Slade slashing his way through various foes. Priest's tenure on the title has been different, more cerebral in nature. With often oblique scripts, the writer takes on high concepts while making sophisticated social commentaries. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 21, 2018

    I dont care what the credits indicate but I could swear that M.D. Bright contributed to some of the early pages in this comic. He is not credited at all, but I recognize his work. Did M.D. Bright return to comic to draw a few pages with Priest, his old partner in crime? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Chris Showalter Oct 3, 2018

    Deathstroke #36 lures you into "Arkham's" doors with a jaw-dropping bloodbath and compels you to stay for the social commentary on justice. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 3, 2018

    Deathstroke remains a fun and unpredictable title as Priest shines in his creative take on the character. The issue ends with a wild cliffhanger proving that Priest isn't done shaking up expectations. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti Oct 3, 2018

    This new Deathstroke story arc has a lot to offer, with fascinating character moments and an intriguing premise. With great writing thus far, it's exciting to wonder where the series will go, as long as it remembers to focus on its title character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Oct 3, 2018

    A great jumping on point for new readers with enough backstory to fill them in but little enough to keep it moving. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Oct 3, 2018

    Priest also made a random addition to the story, an Arkham patient name Devon. I'm not certain how important he'll become. Though, he and Slade were abducted together when they escaped Arkham. Regardless, he was pretty awesomein Deathstroke #36. He dropped a "Wakanda Forever," mid-group therapy session and had the last word on the issue, telling Deathstroke as they were abducted, "This is why you'll never get a movie." He really didn't add much outside of that, but what else did you really need from an extremely minor supporting character? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 3, 2018

    This issue may throw a bunch of people off because of it jumping back into a story that was setup over six months ago before the Deathstroke Vs. Batman arc went and interrupted it, but since I've been waiting for this, I was all about jumping back into crazy Deathstroke and seeing what Priest has been doing with this character since his run began.  Yeah, this issue is a bit slow at times but overall I had a fun time here and can't wait to get to the bottom of what's going on in the world of The Terminator.   Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Oct 3, 2018

    While this issue in particular takes a while to lift off, Priest ends it on a note of promise moving into the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Corps - Keith OneShot Oct 3, 2018

    Overall I'd say if you've been following Deathstroke throughout his Rebirth run, then this is definitely a must pickup issue and is worth following along to see where the terminators journey through Arkham goes from here and to find out if Deathstroke really is crazy or if it's all in his head. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Oct 10, 2018

    All in all, this was not the strongest start to a much-anticipated arc, but Priest has earned readers patience with his storytelling. Its a given that he is going somewhere with this, and wants to challenge not only Slades perceptions of his sanity, but the audiences too. Surely, things will start to make a little more sense as the story goes, and the overall narrative will come together. Read Full Review

  • 9.0


    Now that the paternity situation has been resolved, Deathstroke #36 opens with our anti-hero brutally murdering all of the Arkham inmates.  The sequence of events turns out to be a dream.


     
    We get the revelation that Slade has somehow been captured and has been in Arkham for a few weeks. His powers have been suppressed and he may or may not be hallucinating his friend Wintergreen in his cell.

    Wintergreen tells Slade that he has blueprints of the asylum and that they can escape.  Wintergreen appears to be real but none of the Arkham sensors seem to pick him up. 

    During a VR group therapy session one of the patients, Devon claims to have been teleported out of the hospital and experimen more

  • 8.0
    ComickerPerson Oct 3, 2018

    This book is back on track now that it's examining Slade's psychosis and continuing from where it left off before the Deathstroke vs Batman gimmick.

  • 7.0
    Nihilist Oct 3, 2018

    I've stated it multiple times, but Priest's Deathstroke run requires attention, focus from the reader, if they want to fully understand the story. And here am I, not knowing what the hell just happened. It's a pretty surprising issue, leaving you wondering what's real and what's not. Is Slade insane, and if, how much of what we see is just a delusion? That's why I love stories involving crazy people - look at Shutter Island, for example, probably one of the poster children for this kind of narrative in modern cinema.
    It's nice to be confused with a comic for once, but not knowing where Christopher Priest is taking us, and how exactly, makes this issue a rather weird experience. I don't know if I like it or not, since I know nothing for more

  • 7.0
    Herushalaim Oct 4, 2018

    I really have no idea what I just read

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