Deathstroke #44

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 5, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 17
8.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"DEATHSTROKE: RIP" starts here! Deathstroke is dead, secretly killed at the hands of a Teen Titan. As Slade's closest friends, enemies and frenemies pay their respects (and disrespects) to the World's Deadliest Assassin, some uninvited guests crash the event-the Legion of Doom! But what do they want with the body of the most lethal man on the planet? And will anyone find out who killed him? A brand-new storyline begins here...with an ending you won't see coming!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Jun 12, 2019

    This was a great read and I definitely can't wait for the next issue. The end of Slade Wilson had a wider effect of the metahuman community than what I initially expected. Rose Wilson is taking the loss of her father especially rough by beating up every Deathstroke cosplayer she comes across in Gotham City. Feeling disrespected by the people by them wearing his image, she tears into the crowd, beating them all and making them disperse. With Deathstroke's contracts up in the air, Priest leaves wondering if Rose will take up her father's path. It seems by the end of the issue she will, as she accepts a contract! Hopefully we'll see her first assignment in our next issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 5, 2019

    The villain slant to Funeral for a Friend marked another outstanding issue for Deathstroke. Next issue teases the kickoff of a new arc similar to one that played out in Batman. Im interested to see where Priest takes it, but it certainly wont be boring. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 5, 2019

    This is one of the best fallouts from the death of a lead character in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Jun 5, 2019

    Deathstroke #44's is a true success due to Priest's exploration of coping with grief, honoring parents and the debate surrounding "nature versus nurture." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Bryant Lucas Jun 7, 2019

    Deathstroke #44is a borderline perfect issue. The script is fun in a morose sort of way and the art is excellent. And while this issue was fantastic, it'sDeathstroke #45 that has me excited, as this issue's ending sets up what should be an interesting story concerning Deathstroke's legacy. Final verdict: go buy this issue – it's worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 7, 2019

    Now it's very likely that Slade Wilson will come back. But the next issue promises a new Deathstroke. Who will it be? I have no idea. I just know it'll be extremely intriguing from here on. And I, for one, can't wait. Bring it on. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jun 14, 2019

    Deathstroke #44is a fitting end to the life of Slade Wilson while also contemplating the future. The Terminator is dead; long live the Terminator. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jun 10, 2019

    "Deathstroke" #44 melds recent DC continuity with the irreverent and bleak tone of past installments with great effect. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jun 5, 2019

    Deathstroke is far from over, but this issue marks a significant transition in the series and an ending of sorts. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Jun 5, 2019

    Also, Jericho's interactions with the Legion of Doom and his emotional state lead me to believe he'll join them and somewhere along the way, Rose (and hopefully Slade) will have to intervene. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jun 5, 2019

    The funeral that everyone's been waiting for!  Well, maybe not, but we get a hell of a funeral here and some amazing art, but this issue felt really forced in some aspects to get what it needed to do done and even showed off characters that have died previously in other runs.  It's odd, but there's some decent stuff here overall, I just wish it came together better in the end. Read Full Review

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