Deathstroke #48 (REVIEW)

Deathstroke #48
DC Comics

Written by: Christopher Priest
Art by: Carlo Pagulayan & Fernando Pasarin
Inks by: Jason Paz & Cam Smith
Colors by: Jeromy Cox
Letters by: Willie Schubert

(Warning: Contains spoilers for Deathstroke #48.)

(Seriously, don’t read this if you haven’t read the issue.)

Twist after twist. Wow.

Just when we thought Deathstroke was finally dead, he comes back in Deathstroke #47. Then we find out it’s not really in Deathstroke #48. At the same time, he’s actually alive.

My mind was in a pretzel at first, but Christopher Priest kept things clear for the most part. Though, a little confusion is a good thing in a situation like this. Because I really thought the ugly, scarred Slade Wilson was the real deal.

Should’ve known better. The real Deathstroke would never wear a damn cape. Hopefully this means he’ll still rock the ikon suit. It’s still his best look, by far.

As I’ve mentioned in recent reviews, the fact Priest’s run with Deathstroke is coming to a close with issue #50 seems significant. Especially with the way the story is going. Although Deathstroke isn’t actually dead, everyone around him is in serious trouble.

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Hosun, dead. Rose, maybe dead. His ex-wife, she could die any second. Jericho is in a pretty rough spot. None of it looks good for Slade — who we’ve found out is definitely killable, it just turns out Raptor “saved” him by passing on his Leprosy. (Definitely an unexpected decision from Priest.)

Deathstroke is on track and back to being the best ongoing series DC has to offer.

Deathstroke #48

9

Overall

9.0/10

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