Deathstroke #49

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Fernando Pasarin, Cam Smith Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
8.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Having ascended to near godhood, Jericho must confront his father, with the lives of his mother and sister hanging in the balance. Does Deathstroke stand a chance against such power? And is there any humanity left inside Jericho?

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 8, 2019

    The story is a hell of a lot of fun. It really is a thrill ride from start to finish. Pasarin is one hell of an artist too and does a great job again here. I love the way this series turned out. I can't wait to see how this story wraps up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 6, 2019

    Reading this comic issue by issue can be a little challenging due to how dense it is, but I think the entire fifty-issue run is going to go down as a true DC masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Nov 12, 2019

    Deathstroke #49 (Priest, Pasarin) gathers all the pieces in play for a final gambit pitting Deathstroke against his greatest ally and enemy-- himself. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Nov 13, 2019

    Deathstroke #49 does an excellent job of not only answering many of this finale storyline's longstanding questions but also setting the stage for Slade's battle against himself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Stone Nov 6, 2019

    Deathstroke #49 demonstrated beautifully the emotional connections between father and son, no matter their differences. I thoroughly enjoyed the chemistry between Slade and Jericho this week which really pushed their relationship to new limits. As a reader I was gripped on every page. This was always going to be a feeder issue for the final swansong. I think it has done a great job in leading the readers round the final corner and the homestretch is in sight. As sad as I am to see this series come to an end, I am very excited to see how it concludes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Nov 6, 2019

    Can't wait to see how he concludes Slade Wilson's story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 6, 2019

    It looks like Christopher Priest's redefining run with Deathstroke will end on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Nov 6, 2019

    I am not as familiar with Jeremy Cox as a colorist, but I’ll have to start taking notice as his work in this issue elevates the art (as it should). The colors are vibrant when needed (the opening pages especially) and more muted when the action is more grounded. Really well done. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 6, 2019

    While we do get a lot of Jericho this issue and the idea of him struggling with what he's done in the past to what he think a hero should be, you don't get enough of the other supporting cast...... or really the real main character of this book.  The art is fantastic, but the story felt like it just didn't have enough going for it to fill up its page space.   Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nihilist Nov 6, 2019

    In next 10-20-50 years, when somebody picks up Priest's Deathstroke run, and reads it to the very end, they'll have some major questions regarding Luthor's plan, and Joey's new powers. That's what I strongly dislike about comic events affecting regular series - they inject some of their plot lines into them, rendering parts of the msomewhat unreadable to someone who didn't do their homework. That is bad already, on its own, but connecting an event to a series' finale? That's pretty crazy, and inevitably will complicate everything.

    Aside from The Year of the Villain's influences, the comic is pretty good. I love Joey remembering his past, and seeing mistakes he's been making along the way - I don't know how much Priest planned in more

  • 10
    Death's Head Nov 6, 2019

    Setting up for one hell of a finale, I can't stress this enough: I'm gonna miss the hell out of this comic.

  • 9.0
    M1sf1r3 Dec 2, 2019

    It's the second last issue of Priest's Deathstroke. His run has been amazing throughout so how does this issue shake up?

    The Good:
    I love Jericho in this issue. His whole approach, realising his faults and philosophical thoughts. It's great.

    Art is good here too but that's nothing new.

    Other Slade and Billy's reunion was really nice to see.

    It's Deathstroke vs Deathstroke in the next and final issue.

    The Bad:

    An utterly amazing issue from Priest and the team. As Deathstroke reaches #50, I cannot wait for it.

  • 8.5
    SnakeWilson Nov 6, 2019

    lot of things to like in this issue. I like Jericho reflecting on everything, i think in some ways he's the reader. Just thinking about how we got this far. I love what this run did to him, i feel like he truly is now his own character. The flashbacks about hosun made me think "oow, how much time we got with this guy and now he's gone", i always liked him as the funny character but never though about how much he changed. Started out as a coward and died like a man.
    Again i really like this "fake" slade, when he hugs Billy that was a powerful moment to me. We know how important Billy is for slade, this series stared out with slade going after him. But he never showed that level of care.
    and now, real Slade vs "fake" Slade. the hyp more

  • 7.0
    Psycamorean Nov 7, 2019

    There's things here that I like. The writing just hasn't been as strong as it used to be.

  • 10
    Lock Nov 23, 2019

  • 9.0
    BitchWitcher Dec 5, 2019

  • 8.5

  • 8.5
    Pantheon36 Nov 12, 2019

  • 8.0

  • 7.5
    Radar Nov 14, 2019

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