Deathstroke #38

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 9
8.2Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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Deathstroke finally meets his match: Arkham Asylum?! Now an inmate, Slade Wilson must prove his sanity so he can stop an alien invasion (what?). Before he can even attempt a breakout, he's got to face off against angry Arkham inmates out to get him. And what's Two-Face's role in all this mayhem? He keeps showing up in two places at once! Meanwhile, Deathstroke's daughter, Rose Wilson, is kidnapped! Can Jericho save his sister?  

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Dec 6, 2018

    Deathstroke #38 is a great read. I enjoyed the overall story, the action was great, and if you're a fan of Two-Face then you'll enjoy him as well. What concerns me the most however is Hugo Strange. It seems at the end of this issue, that either Hugo Strange has plans for Slade–and that's why he's depowered, or he wants to make him an offer of some sort. Either way I'm looking forward to seeing how the next issue starts! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Dec 7, 2018

    Priest does an amazing job with this issue yet again. He keeps the reader going with great stories, fantastic dialogue, and sheer adrenaline. This is another fine story and a great collaboration with Pasarin. This is a rare book that is only getting better with each passing issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 5, 2018

    Corrina is right in that this is a more compelling, haunting look at mental illness and therapy in a superhero world than Heroes in Crisis, but it's also a fascinating conspiracy thriller and one of DC's best books. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Cody White Dec 23, 2018

    Deathstroke: Arkham Asylumstarted at a slow burn but accelerates into a full-blown blaze with this third installment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Dec 6, 2018

    Deathstroke #38 is a great issue that creates just as many questions as it does answers. However, Hugo Strange's involvement seems a little out of place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Dec 6, 2018

    Priest continues weaving an intricate tale of shifting realities, motivations, and betrayals, as Deathstroke and his family are dragged to the far ends of the earth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Dec 8, 2018

    Deathstroke #37 is another brilliant issue in a fantastic series. Priest continues to deliver topnotch, cerebral scripting, while Pasarin consistently produces solid pencils. And whileDeathstrokemay not be everyone's cup of tea, the title's praises are well deserved. If you like to think when reading comics, check this out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Dec 4, 2018

    One thing that was odd about the final image, aside from the doctor wrapping her arms around Strange, Two-Face was somehow in the image. I'm not sure if that was an accident or deliberate. If it's an accident, how does that happen? If it's deliberate, I'm very much confused. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Dec 19, 2018

    In the end, despite Priest still building a decent mystery, it feels like he should be starting to zero in on some answers, (or, at least big hints about answers). Instead, he is just piling confusing questions on top of even more confusing questions. If there isnt, at least, something pointing in the direction of answers starting next issue, its going to start seeming like an exercise in futility trying to make sense of this arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Adam Barnhardt Dec 5, 2018

    Several issues into the story arc, it's beginning to feel stale as the pace seemingly slows to a crawl. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Dec 5, 2018

    While I continue to look forward to this series every time it comes out, this issue left me wanting more because it's spending a lot of time playing the whole "what is real, what isn't" angle, while the side story just feels odd and out of place.  There's still plenty to enjoy here though and the art is fantastic.  Hopefully the next issue gets me back on the Crazy Slade trolley. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SnakeWilson Dec 5, 2018

    A normal day in the Asylum
    a excellent dive into the current state of mental issues in the modern society and Slade's mind
    i found really amazing how much detail we are getting regards the Arkham Asylum and how people live there
    the comedy is also on point here, this new character, Dev, is really funny
    this plot with two face seems really complex too, and i can't wait to see how this unfolds

  • 8.0
    GTMedia Reviews May 4, 2019

    It's been a minute since I revisited the Deathstroke Series and I don't really have an explanation for why. It's on my pull and it's never a bad reading experience I'm just never blown away by anything happening in the series. Furthermore, its really underwhelming that we're looking at yet another series with an extended story arc featuring Harvey Dent, Two-Face. 

    Harvey has his moments but after recently completing a really terrible arc in Detective featuring the character I'm really tired of the Harvey Two-Face at the moment. He's better utilized in this series and has a fight with _ that is more interesting than anything that happened in the Batman storyline. 

    This issue continues the Deathstroke Arkham story arc. more

  • 7.5
    YourGreenMuse Dec 6, 2018

    I really enjoyed most of this issue. The parts I didn't care about were the parts with Jericho, Wintergreen and Rose. I didn't find it compelling at all. But the short bit with Devpool and everything with Slade landed for me. It's got a nice amount of crazy, but not too much to the point where there's no way to tell what's happening. That's usually a pet peeve of mine. Making sure there's some sort of method to the madness because without that, there's no way for a reader to get their footing. Anyway, subplots tend to be the least interesting part of this series, so I hope we get more focus on Slade himself.

  • 7.0
    Nihilist Dec 5, 2018

    I have to say, I don't feel this issue. It leads somewhere, that's for sure, but I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did most of the run so far. And it's not even because of how convoluted it is (since you can find method in this madness), but because a solid part of it doesn't feel like a Deathstroke comic. Some may find it a good, refreshing thing, but to me, a Deapool clone is a step too far. Self awareness and distance to yourself can be a great thing, but I don't really read Slade's comics to, you know, laugh or anything.

  • 5.5
    waltgator93 Dec 5, 2018

    By the end I am completely lost on what’s happening. Art was lovely but really the story is too much for me.

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    The 20-issue Ceiling Dec 9, 2018

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    ComickerPerson Dec 11, 2018

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    EDiakota Dec 6, 2018

  • 6.5
    Bloodraven Dec 7, 2018

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