Saturday, October 5, 2019

Deadshot #2 (1988) Review

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Writers: John Ostrander and Kim Yale
Artist: Luke McDonnell
Colorist: Julianna Ferriter
Letterer: Tim Harkins
Editor: Robert Greenberger
Release Date: October 5th, 1988
Cover Price: $1.00

Review written by Joey Casco of

Hey! This issue was released 31 years ago today! How cool is that?

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

We start this issue with Floyd finally responding to the letter that Susan, his ex-wife, sent to him. He's completely cold to her because he's just a cold hearted bastard and that's why we love him, but it turns out that their son (in current continuity he has a daughter, not a son) has been kidnapped by somebody who he had a contract with 20 years ago and failed to complete.

I mean... even if he's being a douche, he's not wrong.

Meanwhile, some perv named Wes is talking to their kid.

But Wes's brother and fellow kidnapper Danny catches him.

Meanwhile Marnie Herr, Floyd Lawton's (Deadshot's) psychiatrist, is continuing her investigation and she meets with Floyd's father. He's in a wheelchair from when young Floyd shot him, and with him is the sheriff, and he immediately kicks her out.

But the sheriff isn't a bad guy, and he agrees to help Marnie get the answers she wants.

That  night Deadshot confronts the person that he knows is behind the abduction of his kid.

And he shoots him right on boths hands!

He also kills Schale's assistant outside of the hospital.

This causes the kidnappers to move to "location B"while a sniper named Pantha waits for Deadshot at location A.

Bits and Pieces

This issue is a lot slower paced than the first one but it's still really good. We learn a lot more about Deadshot's past and what really happened to his brother and father, which I purposefully left out of the review for you to find out about when you read it. Because you should read it.


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