Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Some thoughts about Deathstroke #13
Joey is still trying to figure out how to deal with his recent actions and Slade will have to work alongside his enemies for the sake of everyone.
Well, this issue certainly delivered interesting plot-points.
As usual, Christopher Priest uses an issue for his unconventional form of storytelling which gradually developes several segments. I do love how Deathstroke's relationship with other mercenaries like Red Lion and Raptor is implemented and despite that they're also pretty competent assassins themselves, Slade proves to be the better always.
That's hardly the best part though since there's a lot of character development being devoted here, particularly to Joey since there are several scenes where his struggles are revealed including his fight with his own identity and feeling, and how he tries to deal with them.
Which makes the cliffhanger even more surprising, Slade never changes.
Joe Bennett and Mark Morales share the pencils and they maintain a consistent look during the story with expressive characters and strong storytelling.
Pretty dense and great read, I can't wait for the next one.