Deathstroke #5

Writer: Christopher Priest Artist: Joe Bennett, Mark Morales Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 26, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 29
8.1Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

"The Professional" part five! After Slade kidnaps Damian and leaves Rose in the care of Batman, the World's Greatest Assassin and the World's Greatest Detective trade partners in a battle of wills!

  • 10
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Oct 26, 2016

    Deathstroke #5, while at first appearing to be a manhunt, finds life in its characters. Priest shakes things up by pairing Ravager with Batman and Robin with Deathstroke and letting those interactions bring out different sides in the characters. Joe Bennett’s dynamic pencils keep the story moving at a blistering pace, while inker Mark Morales and colorist Jeromy Cox provide beautiful work. Ultimately, Deathstroke #5 proves that Slade Wilson is a compelling character, even when Batman guest spots in his book. And a pair of twists in the final pages shows that there are still layers to Slade waiting to be dealt with. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Oct 26, 2016

    A fantastic single issue within a larger story that really functions on its own surprisingly well, Deathstroke #5 has got me convinced more than ever that Priest and Bennett especially are kings of comics narrative weve never properly given their due. And in the process, theyve brought Deathstroke along for their ascension into recognized greatness. How unpredictable is that? Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 26, 2016

    Deathstroke continues getting better and better and it's not because of over the top action, but the cat and mouse game that our main characters are involved in.  You don't know who to trust here and quite frankly, I wouldn't trust anyone.  It's great to see Rose and Batman work together, but the interaction between Deathstroke and Damian was priceless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Patrick Hellen Oct 26, 2016

    I found myself enjoying this issue quite a bit " but at the expense of all the major players. Slade is barely in it, Rose is an assassin with a heart of gold (snore), and Batman seems pretty awesome and all knowing, but the true star of this issue is Damien. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Nov 4, 2016

    The big reveal at the end is not much of one, not for anyone who has been reading this character over the years. But then, I can hardly criticize the story for being true to the character. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Oct 26, 2016

    If this series has been a freeway, this is the first pothole. There's enough to like to make it worth a read, especially on the visual front, and several scenes are great when stripped of context, but the near-absence of the title character and odd characterization of Batman drag the whole thing down. Some genuinely funny moments and a hilariously insouciant Damian do a lot to make it enjoyable, but it's not enough. Read Full Review

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