Deathstroke’s Rebirth: A Review of Vol.1 The Professional

By Jarrett Heale.

Thanks to @penguinrandom house Canada, I got my hands on an advance copy of DC’s Deathstroke Vol. 1: The Professional (Rebirth). I’ve always been intrigued by the character and was really looking forward to new material; the New 52 run had it’s ups and downs. The new creative team includes Christopher Priest and Carlo Pagulayan.

This story is a great in-roads to Deathstroke and his daughter the Ravager, not to mention other ties to his past. Though the plot feels a little too familiar, the incredible artwork and unpredictable twists keeps you turning pages.

Overall, as an aside (not related to this book specifically), I’ve learned that I’d had issues connecting with the character, but still enjoy the right stories. His motivation is unclear to me given that he kills for money, but already seems to have so much of it. It was nice to get a glimpse into his inner circle and see more of what makes him tick.

 

 

Posted by 2017-03-17 Category: Jarrett's Reviews, Review Tagged: , , , , , ,

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I got into Uncanny X-men and Batman pretty young and branched out into other comics from there. Currently reading the same titles, other related X-titles, and Adventure Time. Podcast host, musician, recording engineer, and site admin. Check out my SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/static-31 and follow me @JarrettHeale on Twitter!