Deathstroke #45

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Fernando Pasarin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 3, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 15
8.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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In the wake of Slade Wilson's death, a new Deathstroke has vowed to complete his last, unfinished assignment. But the master assassin Shado has plans of her own, looking to step in for the late, great World's Greatest Assassin and usurp his place in villainous hierarchy. Meanwhile, Rose Wilson discovers the identity of the person responsible for her father's death. Can her brother, Jericho, stop her from seeking vengeance? Also in this issue, Slade Wilson's son Jericho accepts Lex Luthor's offer of power-but he's determined to use it as a force for good...so why is Lex smiling?

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

    Overall I thought that Deathstroke #45 was a great read. At first I thought that without Deathstroke this book would be dead in the water. However Priest gave us a great issue showing us how deadly Rose can be wearing the Ikon suit as well. Although she has rookie moments as the suit's A.I. sarcastically points out, I actually enjoyed her being the main character in this issue. I'm eager to see how exactly her encounter with the Teen Titans plays out, and exactly what the larger consequences of it could be. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 3, 2019

    The whole issue just works. This is a fun time to be reading this book as I have no idea where it's going. It really can go anywhere. And that's the best feeling anyone can have as a reader. Bravo. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 3, 2019

    Not a cheery book to read just as Pride month ends, but it's one of the best depictions of a relationship ending I've read in a while " it doesn't lay blame, just shows that sometimes priorities diverge too much. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - James Stone Jul 3, 2019

    I was slightly worried how Deathstroke could continue without Slade behind the mask but Priest has managed to settle my nerves in two solid issues since his death. This issue gives us some conclusion to the Deathstroke legacy. It also set us up nicely with plenty of potential story lines fuelled by anger, revenge, hatred and jealousy. Then in the final page we are hit with the mother of all cliffhangers. I thoroughly enjoyed Deathstroke #45 and issue #46 can't come quick enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jul 23, 2019

    Follow the slow unraveling of Slade's surviving children inDeathstroke #45,a "Year of the Villain: The Offer" tie-in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Chris Showalter Jul 3, 2019

    Deathstroke #45 serves as a great exploration of how different individuals deal with loss. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Nick Friar Jul 2, 2019

    But now, thanks to Shado, it looks like Rose is going to go bananas on the Teen Titans, Red Arrow in particular. I wonder how Jericho will factor into it all, given the proposition a certain evil mastermind threw his way. Based on Jericho's current mental state, it seems likely he takes advantage of the offer. For what purpose though " good or evil " is hard to tell at this juncture. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 3, 2019

    Deathstroke remains one of the best series from the entire Rebirth lineup, even if it's the one most dedicated to its own continuity. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 3, 2019

    While you'll get some great art that depicts the family squabbles of the Wilson children in a world where they're father is no longer alive, what you'll also get is some really forced narrative to move the story forward in a very awkward and editor noted way.  It's not all bad, but when one of the highlights is Lex Luthor talking as a cliffhanger, you have a bit of a dud of an issue.  Thankfully, a lot of the character moments elevate this issue for it to become bigger than it should have been. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nihilist Jul 3, 2019

    I have a bad feeling about the entire Year of the Villain event. It may force its way into regular solo series, and in result, they won't progress in their own directions, but rather be what the big event demands them to be.

    Who knows. For now I'm pretty underwhelmed with what I've read in this issue. It's good Rose is dealing with grief, Priest certainly didn't give her much attention in the series, and didn't develop her a lot, but once again, she doesn't really develop, she does what the plot demands her to. And, by the way, she looks beyond silly with an adult muscular man's body. Just look at these panels, where her arm is as wide as her waist normally be.

    For a while now I was worried that Priest may be losing hi more

  • 6.5
    AdmiralWhiskers Jul 3, 2019

    The perils of being a relative newcomer to the book...I'm having those feelings that one gets when he has finished a really meaty, substantial book and just doesn't know enough backstory to have it all make sense. I *think* that this was a fantastic issue, filled with different characters working through the loss of Slade and each other in light of it. This book is built on a serious amount of history. You have well developed characters working through issues. It's a family book as much as a mercenary book.

    If it's not a fantastic issue, I guess I was fooled.

    (And we have the YotV tie in...[shrug])

    My only complaint (and it's not new) is with Jericho. WTF did they do to this meek, reticent guy? This mute more

  • 9.5
    Death's Head Jul 4, 2019

    Deathstroke is why I read comics. I'm gonna miss this comic very dearly when It's over.

  • 9.0
    ComicNerd96 Jul 3, 2019

    This series has a lot of moving parts. This is probably one of the least friendly series for new readers to "jump on" at the beginning of a new arc considered all the arcs tie in to each other. That being said, Priest is such a talented writer and the art has remained consistently good. Catch up on trades before reading single issues, but this is a series you should definitely read!

  • 9.0
    SnakeWilson Jul 3, 2019

    I can't illustrate how much it feels fitting for Joe and Rose what is happening to them.
    Rose trying to honor her father works well. So far we got a lot of stuff with her in this series, showing how Slade wasn't the best dad for her but he definily cared about her. So, i think she is angry not because Slade is Dead, but because she can't have some kind of resolution or approval from him.

    I love Joe in this issue, his subplot with Terrence comes to a end(?) due to him choosing to go save Rose, showing again how the Wilsons can't be happy due to the members of their family, which is one of the main themes of the book so far.

    In a way, Rose wants to embrace that she is a Wilson but Joey wants to leave all of this s more

  • 9.0
    The 20 Issue Ceiling Jul 6, 2019

    What a twist!

  • 7.5
    YourGreenMuse Jul 7, 2019

    Pretty good issue. I don't have much to say about it but I really hope Rose accomplishes her goal.

  • 10
    Lock Jul 3, 2019

  • 9.0
    BernardoMarra Jul 3, 2019

  • 9.0
    KillianH Jul 4, 2019

  • 8.5
    Zumba Jul 3, 2019

  • 8.5
    Maker Jul 3, 2019

  • 8.5
    Soul Assassin Jul 9, 2019

  • 8.5
    Pantheon36 Jul 29, 2019

  • 6.5
    Radar Jul 8, 2019

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