Deathstroke #47

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Fernando Pasarin, Cam Smith Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 4, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
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After being pronounced dead, Slade Wilson awakens in his daughter's apartment with no memory of how he got there. Meanwhile, Jericho's newly discovered powers continue to escalate, severing the now-godlike Joseph from his own humanity. Will absolute power corrupt Deathstroke's good son?

  • 10
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Sep 8, 2019

    From the introduction of new mysteries to Priest's exploration of Nature versus Nurture, there is a lot to love about Deathstroke #47. The mystery surrounding the two Deathstrokes has me clamoring for the next issue. Additionally, Pasarin and Pagulayan's artwork are enough of a reason to pick up this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 5, 2019

    Priest is still doing incredible work on this title. The stories are tight and well developed. And the art here is fairly strong too. It's only getting better with deeper stories and plots with every issue. It's been a great run thus far and this is another fantastic issue in that run. Keep them coming! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Sep 3, 2019

    Lastly, I like the new outfit. I don't love it like I did the Ikon suit, but it's cool. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 4, 2019

    Priest's work on Deathstroke continues to be the densest and most twisty book in DC's stable, as every issue delivers more dark turns than may books do in an arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Sep 27, 2019

    Deathstroke #47(Priest, Pasarin) continues the "Year of the Villain" tie-in story with excellent character work amidst a moderately difficult to follow plot. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 4, 2019

    For a lot of this issue you get the normal players of this book continuing their stories, which is fine enough, even if it's getting a little stale at this point, but it's the return of Deathstroke that really brings the enjoyment factor of this issue up because it's out of nowhere with its depiction and it's interesting as hell with what this could mean for the character going forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - James Stone Sep 5, 2019

    I'm still excited to see what happens in the story next month, though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 4, 2019

    Readers who have appreciated Deathstroke from #1 are likely to recognize motifs and ideas that call to how excellent this series can be at its best; we can only hope it's on its way back to those heights. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Death's Head Sep 4, 2019

    All Deathstroke issues recently have been great. But this one is greatly great. Loved it, Priest.

  • 9.0
    SnakeWilson Sep 4, 2019

    So, our (old)boy is back! That fake Slade in the armour suit is a nice mystery, i think he might be a clone from the legion of doom or another slade from another earth/time line or even Slade from the future.

    He looks like a mixture between the 2 runs of Deathstroke in the N52. The scars, a suit of armour, two swords, how much destruction he makes while fighting. Maybe a "critique" of that style? He called Damian "son" so maybe he is from another earth where Slade is Damian's dad? And Wintergreen and Joe are dead?

    I love Rose's resolution with Emiko. That felt really right for the characters and this book tone.

    I also like Joe's trip to going evil. That classic "are humans worth saving?" stuff, but done we more

  • 6.5
    AdmiralWhiskers Sep 4, 2019

    There are books where it pays to be a long-time reader. There are others where you can pull the book off the shelf, start reading, and it's like you were there from the start. This is the former, not the latter. Maybe it's always been this way, but I have only been reading for a little while and wouldn't know.

    Deathstroke is a family story, pure and simple. One has to understand the family ties to truly appreciate the book, and that takes time. I'm not entirely there. Plus there's a lot of sin and redemption talk, which confuses relationships and motivations all the more when your characters are tripping all over the line between good and evil.

    I have a feeling that this book is very satisfying for long-time re more

  • 8.0
    M1sf1r3 Nov 3, 2019

    With Priest's run nearing it's finale at #50, let's see how these final issues tie up Slade's story.

    The Good:
    Priest continues to be interesting in a Post-Slade (although temporarily Post-Slade at that) world. All of the pieces are coming together now in a crash course that can only end up badly.

    Loved the interaction between Emiko and Rose, highlight of the issue.

    I'm also intrigued by this other Slade that has appeared. It'll be interesting to see where Priest goes with this

    The Bad:
    Time to be a broken record and rant about Year of the Villain again. While it works here, I feel that the story could have been served better if it wasn't there.

    Jericho is being more

  • 7.0
    Nihilist Sep 5, 2019

    Slade's comics evolved through the recent years - from an ambitious, multilayered spy-like series at the beginning of Rebirth, they turned to more surreal, and I think that's one of the main reasons why I eventually began enjoying Silencer more. Direction of her story remained... relatively grounded, not incporporating constant use of superpowers, ancient spirits living in someone's head, or Hulk-like heroes hiding in Canada.
    Now, with Slade, or two, alive and well, the comic is even harder to grasp than usual. What's happening, really? Where is it going? I can see what's up with Rose, Joey and Hosun, where are they now, but I can't see whre are they heading exactly, and how influenced will that be by this entire Year of the Villain ev more

  • 6.0
    Psycamorean Sep 6, 2019

    I'm getting tired of this series in a big, bad way.

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