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Subj: Deathstroke #22: Is Deathstroke the new Aquaman? (Edit)
Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 at 01:50:50 pm EDT (Viewed 268 times)
In hindsight that cover is surprisingly accurate in it's symbolism. This ish was a fun getting-to-know-you, Defiance. Almost as good as the 'relaunch' in #21. Usually hate prolonged Holodeck-like sequences but this whole story of Slade's team vs The Radiant Ones was pretty good and ended with the neat surprise that it was a Danger Room exercise but with an edge - Defiance weren't told. The most engaging part of the book was the sit down conversation between Deathstroke and Dr. Light! Their explaining to each other of where they are at this point in their lives seemed intriguing and genuine. That subplot with The Society making Slade an offer he better not refuse is intriguing.
Deathstroke is the new Aquaman. Passed on the latter to give this a try and it's so much more interesting, right now, that next month this will get the preferential pull again. Presently, getting more on Terra, Rose, Jericho, Fake Kid Flash & Fake Pee Gee feels more rewarding than Mera, that girl from the cartoon Aquaman show, that gruff guy with the scar and the rest of the mer-entourage whose names escape me. It was disappointing not to get any ..err.. dirt on Terra here but she did deliver that funny greeting when she shows up.
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[EDIT - Addendum: Maybe Slade won't be a fun protagonist for the pull list afterall. Just read the newly revealed backstory death count he was responsible for in this week's Batman #28, The War of Jokes and Riddles, and it is disgusting. He was always bad but he was never this thug-for-hire mentality, tied into Gotham lore, or responsible for such irredeemable/reprehensible sloppy slaughtering. He seems retcontaminated now. Guess'll read Aquaman's next solicit...]
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