Deathstroke #37

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Slava Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 10
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8.4User Rating

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"DEATHSTROKE: ARKHAM" continues! It's Groundhog Day for Deathstroke. After experiencing a strange encounter with an inmate claiming to be an alien, Slade Wilson wakes up in Arkham Asylum as if nothing happened, and the only person who believes him is Harvey Dent, a.k.a. Two-Face! But can Two-Face be trusted? (Not likely.) And what machinations does Hugo Strange have in store for Deathstroke?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Nov 9, 2018

    Overall Deathstroke #37 is a great read, especially if you love any books talking about the depths of Arkham Asylum. Although this place is just housing for the criminally insane–it's one of the most prominent places in the DC Universe and anytime any villain goes there I love to see what's inside from the artist's point of view. I'm eager to see just what will Dent do to get Slade out of Arkham– and once Slade finds out what happened to his children, I can only imagine the hell unleashed in the next few issues! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 8, 2018

    I love this title. What a great job Priest is doing. And I'm a huge fan of Pasarin's art on this book. We are left with a big cliffhanger at the end. And I cannot wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Chris Showalter Nov 8, 2018

    In Deathstroke #37, Priest allows readers to experience an inmate's life inside Arkham Asylum without the need for a straitjacket. For better or worse, some of this may be confusing because of the issue's focus on gaslighting Deathstroke. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 7, 2018

    I have no clue where Priest is going here, but it's clear he has a lot more ideas and this run isn't missing a beat after the Batman arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 7, 2018

    This has been a really enjoyable arc with Priest playing off reader expectation and Pasarin delivering some of the best art of his career. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Cody White Nov 16, 2018

    Not a statement I often use, but this arc may actually read better in trade format. It is interesting and engaging, but difficult to follow up to this point. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Nov 6, 2018

    There's no reason to believe the next issue of Deathstroke will be any less confusing, but whenever the payoff comes it'll be worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Nov 11, 2018

    All-in-all, this was a pretty solid issue. Despite a lack of action or adventure, Priest is telling a mystery story that really grabs the audience and pulls them in. If he can stick the landing on the reveal of just what is going on with Arkham and Slade, then he just might have a classic Deathstroke story on his hands. Only time will tell, but, as of this issue, its quite a ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Nov 9, 2018

    Deathstroke #37 is confusing but in the best way possible. It forces its reader to think and read closely. Priest pens a brilliantly bizarre story that challenges the conventions of normal storytelling. Pasarin, as usual, delivers some solid lines. For a medium that is often dismissed as peripheral spectacle, Deathstroke #37 is a fantastic retort, showing how comics can be intelligent art. This issue is a cerebral delight. Give this one a shot. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 7, 2018

    While I'm still on board with this arc and still love this series as a whole, this issue felt off to me and was really jarring to read because of its disjointed nature that the story was being presented in.  The art continues to be great and there are definitely some interesting things going on here, but right now it's all too strange to get a grasp of what's really happening in the book, which comes off in the end as not a lot of substance.  Hopefully, everything comes together in the end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Adam Barnhardt Nov 7, 2018

    As with any storyline set in an insane asylum, you always run the risk of the end result appearing convoluted as the writer tries tie dozens of loose ends together. That's not necessarily what's happening here ,but two issues into this arc and I'm not quite sure they're executing the idea as well as they could have. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nihilist Nov 7, 2018

    Okay, Priest, you have my full attention once more, after rather underwhelming (for the series' standards, that is) Robin's paternity arc. The issue is convoluted, but in a good way, the one we've got pleasure reading in the past. Priest managed to cleverly utilize Two-Face, at which James Robinson failed pretty badly in his Detective Comics take just recently, Rose returned and has to do few things on her own, and possibly most importantly, the comic features very little solid information, making the reader feel lost and confused. And that's the beauty of insanity - you can't tell whether something's true or false, which in tories set in an asylum, is crucial.
    Really enjoyed the read, highly recommend it to those who are already famil more

  • 10
    SnakeWilson Nov 7, 2018

    What Priest is doing with this title needs to go down in history as a classic it feels like a moon knight book, in terms of crazy, but i think i goes a little deeper we got into slade's mind, how he is broken, why he is broken, we can feel the crazyness, the depression plus, the twist at the end... i think no one saw that coming

    the questions, the mystery, this is completely different from any title right now

    the writer is toying with us, this is something hard to happen this days, we should appreciate it

  • 8.5
    Simon DelMonte Nov 8, 2018

    Strongest issue in a while, mainly by being unpredictable. Also by not being at all preachy about the failings of the mental health care system. A long overdue return to form.

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  • 8.5
    YourGreenMuse Nov 8, 2018

    Much better than last issue. This issue feels purposefully convoluted and crazy, unlike previous installments.

  • 8.0
    GTMedia Reviews Jan 26, 2019

    Wow! It's been three months since my last review of Deathstroke. This is a strange story. At the end of the last issue, Slade and Devon had escaped the Asylum and the cliffhanger was that they were presumably abducted by aliens.

    This issue opens up with Slade back in his cell with no one acknowledging the escape. Devon has also gone missing. No one remembers him except for Hugo Strange. The Doctor denies that it happened at all and asks that he retrace the steps used to escape. 

    After failing to find a way out of the Asylum. Slade is sent to a virtual group therapy session where the goal is for the Arkham inmate's to team up and kill Batman. During this session, Deathstroke makes a connection with Two-Face as he o more

  • 6.0
    waltgator93 Nov 6, 2018

    Eh the issue left me with a lot of questions. I thought I knew what was going on until I got to the end of the issue. Although artwork was good, the story left me uncertain.

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