Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Deathstroke #15 Review

Blind Man's Bluff

Written by: Christopher Priest
Art by: Larry Hama, Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, Jeromy Cox and Willie Shubert
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: March 22, 2017

Deathstroke is back, but what I'm more excited about is Power Girl!  Yea, Slade is blind and that's pretty cool, but I actually never thought I'd see Tanya Spears again and Christopher Priest did such a kick ass job with her last issue.  I can only hope this is just the beginning of a long and wonderful friendship.  Oh, who am I kidding?  This is Deathstroke and "wonderful friendship" never factors into anything he has going on.  Anyhow, is this issue good?  Let's find out...

Th issue opens up with one of Rose's premonitions that shows Jericho having a bloody good time.  After waking up in a panic, she calls her brother and they both kind of agree that their recent issues have been because of either Deathstroke, Adeline or a combination of both.

We then head off to Jersey City as Dr. Willhayne and Tanya are checking out what's wrong with Slade.  The long and short of it...he's blind.  As of now, there really isn't much more to it except that there is a chance his vision will return eventually.  For now, Tanya has designed an upgrade to his "costume" to let him he's got an awesome seeing eye dog and a cane!

Back with Rose, she says her goodbyes as her and Hosan leave Minnesota and Tanya and Slade head out on the town...with a few hours to kill.  They are off to stop a villain who seems to have some higher up connections and before you know it, an all-out firefight erupts.  

It's Deathstroke and Tanya versus the assassin, Deadline, and after Tanya takes a nosedive out a window, Slade changes up his game and looks awesome...too bad he can't see himself.  While this is going on, Jericho goes to Dr. Willhayne and asks him to do the impossible...and it looks like he's going to try.

This is a very straightforward issue, especially for this book, and that's usually when things are going good.  This is no exception, but that's mainly because of Tanya Spears. Christopher Priest has written her better in two issues than anyone ever has and I can only pray she stays permanently.  Take Tanya away, however, and you are left with a book with a few intriguing plot threads still dangling, but no resolution in sight for any of them.  If you haven't minded it up until now, then you should know what to expect, but I want some answers and I want them now!

Carlo Pagulayan has gotten better and better and I really liked the art in this issue.  It's all about the character designs which I love.  The action scenes have a nice movement to them as well and I couldn't find anything "wrong" with the art at all.

Bits and Pieces:

Christopher Priest continues his slow burn story and while that is getting a bit tedious, Power Girl is here to save the day!  I love Tanya Spears in this book and because of that, my score went up.  Either keep her in the book or give us some answers, Priest.  I'd actually love to see both.



  1. I hate this book
    I just noticed that in the June solicitations it's going to monthly and i still thinks that's 1 to much a month

  2. I don't care for this book either, there's no reason for this book to exist. Slade never has a purpose or reason that makes me want to continue reading his books.

  3. Wow, are we reading the same book? I love it! Christopher Priest has been doing such a great job in showing exactly how and why Slade is such a toxic person to his loved ones. I'm really looking forward to seeing him struggle to be a better person and a father who isn't such an asshole.