Friday, October 25, 2019

Deadshot #3 (1988) Review

SECRETS (or "Victims")

Writers: John Ostrander and Kim Yale
Artist: Luke McDonnell
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Letterer: Tim Harkins
Editor: Robert Greenberger
Release Date: November 2nd, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00

Review written by Joey Casco of

To catch up on what's going on in this four issue mini-series, check out the Deadshot 1988 miniseries label.

Marnie Herr, Floyd Lawton's (Deadshot's) psychiatrist, is continuing her investigation on Floyd's life with Sheriff Truscott by visiting his mother and his father's caretaker (which I'm not spoiling in my reviews so you're going to have to read the comics for that).

Meanwhile, Floyd is going after his son's kidnappers.

They've left "location A" for "location B", with a sniper named Pantha remaining and waiting for Deadshot's arrival. The two main kidnappers are brothers Danny and Wes, and Wes appears to have a long history as a child molester. Even though Danny tries to keep Wes away from Floyd's kid, what Wes likes to do to kids is a big part of their threat to Deadshot.

And back at "location A", Deadshot and Pantha meet.

But Pantha isn't all that bright because instead of just sniping him right away, he lets Deadshot into the building...

... and we all know how that's going to end.

When they don't hear back from Pantha after awhile, the kidnappers decide that they're going to move locations again, but it's too late! Deadshot has found them!

And he friggin' cleans house while Wes escapes with his son.

Uh oh...

It's really not looking good for Floyd's boy.

And sadly, it looks like between this moment and when Floyd catches up to them, Wes has done further damage to the poor kid. The last moments of his life were pretty horrid.

Heeeeeee's heeeeeeerrrrre!!!!

So Deadshot shoots Wes, and he screams for his brother, and Deadshot shoots him again, and he admits to killing the boy, and Deadshot  keeps shooting him as he screams that he's sick and needs help. And then he finally ends it with a head shot.

Bits and Pieces

Wow, this was just amazing and I didn't expect it to go the way that it did at the end there. Marnie's parts are slow, as she goes around Floyd's home town, but that's a good thing because it gives the book a little breather here and there while Deadshot is just killing everybody. This mini-series continues to be a must read.


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