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Deathstroke Inc. #12

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Based on 6 critic ratings.

Deathstroke Year One part three! Slade’s first assassination goes sideways, and he’s left to fight his way out! Things get even more complicated, though, when Oliver Queen shows up. Deathstroke versus Green Arrow in a battle for the ages!

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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
28 pages
Language
English
Price
$3.99
Amazon ASIN
B0B7CGZX2K

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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    Lyles Movie Files

    Brisson has made me a believer of this arc, which tells a fun untold tale. Maybe more importantly, it’s avoided any continuity errors or logistical hiccups with Deathstroke‘s current role in Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths.

  • 90

    Dark Knight News

    This arc really has me hooked! Deathstroke Inc. continues to evolve and grow with fantastic art, colors, and an engaging story. Clearly, there’s a lot more to unpack with Slade’s backstory (if that ending is any indication!), so I’m really excited to see how this continues to go. Admittedly, I’m a bit over Wintergreen, so I hope to see more interactions between Deathstroke and Green Arrow instead. I’m also excited to see how Slade reacts to the news of his unborn child and how that will continue to affect his psyche.

  • 89

    Comic Watch

    Deathstroke: Year One is the action packed modern classic that Deathstroke fans and new readers alike wont want to miss. Ed Brisson, Dexter Soy, Veronica Gandini and Steve Wands are crushing it with this book right now!

  • 85

    Geek Dad

    Overall, this is probably the best issue of the arc yet, just because of the sense of non-stop action and tension as Brisson shows exactly how vicious Slade can be.

  • 50

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 40

    ComicBook.com

    “Year One” crawls along, moving the story a handful of minutes at most, in its third chapter. While a tightly focused issue can pay dividends, there’s an absence of invention or progress found here. Deathstroke’s battle with military agents and Green Arrow continues and offers a nostalgic sensibility for those who may recall reading issues of the original Deathstroke ongoing – plenty of shallow action bolstered by action. The plot and its characters are left largely unchanged from start to finish besides an announcement that all but the DC-uninitiated will barely notice. What’s more is that this sequence primarily reveals Slade to be his own worst enemy as he consistently sets himself up for failure. The action sequence itself is capably delivered without confusion, but also becomes over-reliant upon splashes showcasing Deathstroke’s costume and weapons in motion. While the design still possesses a “cool factor,” it’s something readers have already seen plenty of in this single story with nothing novel added to the formula. Throughout all of this the question remains, “Why did we need another Deathstroke origin story?” There are no answers in Deathstroke Inc. #12.”Year One” crawls along, moving the story a handful of minutes at most, in its third chapter. While a tightly focused issue can pay dividends, there’s an absence of invention or progress found here. Deathstroke’s battle with military agents and Green Arrow continues and offers a nostalgic sensibility for those who may recall reading issues of the original Deathstroke ongoing – plenty of shallow action bolstered by action. The plot and its characters are left largely unchanged from start to finish besides an announcement that all but the DC-uninitiated will barely notice. What’s more is that this sequence primarily reveals Slade to be his own worst enemy as he consistently sets himself up for failure. The action sequence itself is capably delivered without confusion, but also becomes over-reliant upon splashes showcasing Deathstroke’s costume and weapons in motion. While the design still possesses a “cool factor,” it’s something readers have already seen plenty of in this single story with nothing novel added to the formula. Throughout all of this the question remains, “Why did we need another Deathstroke origin story?” There are no answers in Deathstroke Inc. #12.

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