COMIC TITLE: Deathstroke #1
Christopher Priest- Writer
Jason Paz, Carlo Pagulayan – Artists
August 24, 2016
For a very long time, I believed that Deadpool was an original character, but after doing a lot of research on Marvel and DC Comics, you’ll notice a lot of characters that are very similar to each other like Deadpool (Wade Wilson) and Deathstroke (Slade Wilson). With the whole DC Rebirth thing, I decided to pick up the first issue of Deathstroke to check it out for myself since he is also the confirmed villain for The Batman film. The issue is titled The Professional Part One and it follows the world’s deadliest assassin as he is after a familiar foe who could end ruining a big plan that Deathstroke has conjured in a war torn African country where the right decision can influence a lot. He also has to decide whether it’s worth saving a an old friend or fulfilling that contract I talked about. To find out what happens and more from the series, you can do so by visiting DC’s website here.
We are obviously dealing with an older Deathstroke in the issue since they give you a bit of a history lesson with his past including some stuff with his ex-wife. I think the whole set up kind of feels like a film when you’re reading it because it’s like its divided into different sections like a film. I’m definitely interested in reading where the story is heading in the future issues that I have obtained just to see how it ends. Do I like Deathstroke better than Deadpool? I am not 100% sure about that because I love the wittiness of Deadpool and his antics like breaking the fourth wall because it makes it a little more personal. If you want a serious story of a contract killer, than Deathstroke is probably the way to go for those of you looking for a more serious merc. The artwork in the comic book is definitely cool and appealing as soon as you open it and flip the pages. It’s easy to read and easy to follow along as far as the panels are concerned. I like some of the imagery in the issues like The Time King who’ll you meet in the issue. It’s an interesting read to say the least, check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A
Entertainment Value: A