Published: March 1st, 2016
Written by: Tony Salvador Daniel
Art by: Tony Salvador Daniel
DC Comics, 134 Pages
Hands down, this is one of the coolest and most fun Deathstroke comics that I have ever read. Kudos to Tony S. Daniel for crafting something so damn energetic and enjoyable!
The story follows Deathstroke, as he is given a special weapon that has the power to essentially kill a god. It also controls its wielder and can change shape and morph into whatever is needed to win the battle. Slade is sent to Wonder Woman’s island and tricked into resurrecting an evil god that can bring destruction to the world.
Initially, he gets into fights with Wonder Woman and Superman, while using his new, magical weapon, but the three figure out that they had better work together if they’re going to bring this evil god down.
The story is very mythological based, which is kind of neat for a Deathstroke tale. It goes into new and exciting territory and also pairs him up with two iconic heroes that he seldomly interacts with. Within this story, I like the dynamic of the three working together and it feels like DC’s holy “Trinity” but with a darker, harder edge.
This is fantastical, action packed and badass.
On top of that, Daniel’s art is superb and I like his style quite a bit.
Man, this was just a blast and it completely caught me off guard.
Pairs well with: the rest of the 2014-2016 Deathstroke run, as well as the Christopher Priest era that followed.