Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Deathstroke #37 Review



Insane In The Membrane


Written By: Christopher Priest
Art By: Fernando Pasarin, Jason Paz, Sean Parsons, Jeremy Cox, Carrie Strachan, Willie Schubert
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 7, 2018


Time to get back to Crazy-Slade and his time in Arkham Asylum and after the last issue, where Slade looked like he was being abducted by aliens out of nowhere....... Well, I can't wait.  Let's jump into this issue and see if we can start pulling on the threads covering up Christopher Priest's mystery behind what's going on in this arc with not only Deathstroke, but with Rose as well and her strange Willow persona.  Let's check it out.

While I couldn't wait to get into this issue like I said in my opener to get to the bottom of what this story is about; it looks like this is going to be one of those classic slow burn Priest stories because while we're dealing with both Slade and Rose in this issue........ it gets kind of confusing by the end.  Yeah, I guess that just adds to the mystery at hand, but the way that this issue is told is pretty damn disjointed and feels more disjointed than usual (because that can happen every now and again in this book) just to be confusing because that's what this story is all about......... Does that make sense?


See, I can't tell if the story is being deliberately confusing as a way to further the plot so that the twist at the end of the arc will be even more satisfying or if it's just not told very well.  Like, we have some scenes in here that seem deliberately there to call back to previous issues and interactions that these characters have had as well as being disjointed.  I guess at this point though for what we get here it doesn't really matter as long as everything pans out by the end, but my main problem with this is that it leads to a issue that doesn't come off as satisfying as I thought it should and I want to enjoy each and every comic that I read.


The art in this issue is as great as it always is and I love getting to see each and every character in the book, even if the Willow stuff continues to come off weirder than Slade possibly getting abducted by aliens, but those parts of the story don't feel like they should be here because it never really felt like we got closure on what these characters are up to ever since Defiance disbanded.  Maybe, like the rest of the story, it will all come together by the end, but for this issue I just found it to be a bit muddled only to come to a big twist ending that doesn't feel earned yet because we really don't know what's going on in the story.  All in all, I'm still on board with Deathstroke Asylum, but this issue didn't get me as excited for it as the previous one did and now I'm starting to get afraid that things are just going to be crazy for crazy sake because that's what we're dealing with.


Bits and Pieces:

While I'm still on board with this arc and still love this series as a whole, this issue felt off to me and was really jarring to read because of its disjointed nature that the story was being presented in.  The art continues to be great and there are definitely some interesting things going on here, but right now it's all too strange to get a grasp of what's really happening in the book, which comes off in the end as not a lot of substance.  Hopefully, everything comes together in the end.

6.5/10

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