Deathstroke #43

Writer: Christopher Priest, Adam Glass Artist: Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 1, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 16
8.3Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

"The Terminus Agenda" finale! It's code red for the Teen Titans as their plan to capture and imprison Deathstroke has backfired in the worst possible way. Mercy Hall is on lockdown, and all the super-villains have escaped their cells! As the villains team up to take down their captors, Deathstroke makes one final attempt at "fixing" Damian-will Damian finally abandon Batman's code to save his friends from certain death?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown May 6, 2019

    Deathstroke #43 is a good read and very entertaining. I enjoyed the book as a whole, and I'm really liking the emerging rivalry between Slade and Damian. Priest gives us a shocking ending thanks to the actions of Red Arrow and I'm eager to see how it all plays out in the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers May 7, 2019

    In the end, this concluding chapter of The Terminus Agenda proved a better read than the rest of the story, which felt overall rushed and lacking substance. Its almost as if Priest and Glass only had the solid idea of Deathstroke and Robin squaring off once again, with the Teen Titans caught in the middle, but had to pad out the entire story before getting to the meat of it in the final issue. Luckily, for the readers, the conclusion makes the rest of the arcs light story worth the read, especially when you take into account the shocking final scene. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Tom Zimm May 1, 2019

    Priest writes a fitting end to an interesting story that began with the capture of a villain but may have created a new one in the process. I highly recommend this story for fans of the Teen Titans and Damian Wayne. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 1, 2019

    Priest has kept Deathstroke a great read since Rebirth kicked off with so many twists and turns, it's hard to see where he's going next. This next arc looks to be another unpredictable one based on the final page of this issue. However it plays out, this book is clearly in solid hands with a creator who is not afraid to push the boundaries to keep readers guessing. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Cody White May 5, 2019

    The conclusion to "The Terminus Agenda" in Deathstroke #43promises a major change in status quo for bothTeen TitansandDeathstroke. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz May 1, 2019

    The art is pretty great on this title as well. When the story gets muddled in the middle, the art does the same, but the last few pages make it all worth it. I don't know where Priest is going to take it from here but I was not expecting that ending at all. And that's a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt May 1, 2019

    Backed to the brim with panel-leaping action, this issue leaves you with a massive twist that's both shocking and heartbreaking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Apr 30, 2019

    On the other hand: he got shot in the eye with an arrow by a world-class marksman. Even for Deathstroke, that has to be hard to bounce back from. Plus, Priest teased Deathstroke #44 as "Funeral for a Friend." That can't be good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 1, 2019

    This story has been a lot more muddled than Priest's usual, but the quality of his writing mostly pulls it off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller May 2, 2019

    Priest and Pagulayan end this chapter of Deathstrokes story brutally and intelligently. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter May 2, 2019

    Deathstroke #43 is a good but frustrating conclusion to "The Terminus Agenda. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea May 1, 2019

    While there are certainly some exciting and shocking moments to this issue, it does feel like there was a lot of padding in it, not to mention that it took a crossover and a bunch of issues to do it, but all in all I enjoyed the art and thought that this issue was probably the strongest out of this story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas May 3, 2019

    “The Terminus Agenda” was overall highly inconsistent. The ending was stunning – seriously the last page is a jaw-dropper. However, getting to this moment was a long and bumpy road. The story lacked a natural cohesion and at times felt forced. And while this tale will have some major repercussions moving forward in both titles, I've found myself more interested in the fall out than actual story itself. Verdict: read only if you're already invested. Read Full Review

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