Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Deathstroke #16 Review

Blind Leading the Blind

Written by: Christopher Priest
Art by: Carlo Pagulayan, Roberto J. Viacava, Jason Paz, Sean Parsons, Jeromy Cox and Willie   Shubert
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: April 5, 2017

Deathstoke is back again and the ending of last issue had me looking forward to this issue.  Yea, it was mainly to see Slade in his "Twilight" outfit, but I also want to see if Power Girl is still alive.  She better be, Christopher!  Do you hear me?!?!  So, what does Priest have in store for us this issue?  Let's find out...

The issue opens with a bit of a flash forward to now bit with Slade and Deadline before going off to find out that indeed, Tanya Spears is alive.  I'll give Christopher Priest credit here because my biggest problem with her in Teen Titans was her changing and mysterious powerset that he is spelling out a bit in this book.  I also just love her!

Back at the party, Deathstroke (as Twilight) is fighting Deadline and gives him an easy out...which he doesn't take like a big dummy.  Not only that, but he figures out that Slade is trying to help Tanya and goes after her just because of that.  Spoiler: After what he does, I hate Deadline!!!

We then go and see a still dead Dr. Ikon, an anxiety stricken Jericho and Rose finding out some very fucked up information from Etienne.  Seriously, the shit is hitting the fan fast and furious like as we jump from scene to scene, but all of it is pretty big shit.  Or is the fan big?  I'm not really sure.

Back with Deadline, we find out why he goes with the name and get some good dialogue between him and his current captive, Wintergreen.  That isn't current for long as Twilight arrives looking badass as hell!  I'm not sure I want Slade to get his vision back now!

Slade and Deadline then go at it for an extended bit of brawling and we find out which assassin is smarter.  Hint, his name is on the cover.  Then the best thing that ever happened in this book happens and we get more information about a certain girl's powers and I am a happy guy.

This issue is a bit of a bridge to what should be a crazy issue in two weeks.  Seriously, Priest has set up a bunch of stuff that I can't wait to see resolved. 

The art in this issue is really good whether we are talking character designs or action scenes.  It really does a great job making everything look great while also letting Christopher Priest tell his story.

Bits and Pieces:

This issue is mainly setup, but with the crazy stuff going on here, I'm just happy to be along for the ride.  Christopher Priest continues giving readers the best version of Tayna Spears/Power Girl ever and I might just hope Deathstroke remains blind (and Twilight) forever.  Good story and Good art make this issue very easy to recommend for those already reading this book.


1 comment:

  1. I love the continuous up and down between you and Deathstroke. Your reviews sound so positive but then when we get to the podcast you sound so done with it. lol