Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Some thoughts about Deathstroke #19
Slade has gained superspeed and is ready to go back in time to prevent Grant from dying, although this might bring bigger consequences.
Solid chapter but not without flaws.
This definitely feels like an issue of this book due that the style of writing focusing on different segments is pretty similar to what Christopher Priest has been doing since the beginning. The characterization continues to be good for the most part with Slade's past being explored just like his plans and how the rest of the family reacts to these events.
That being said, I had a few problems about how Wally was handled here, I mean adult/classic Wally. Here he simply escapes from the battle with Deathstroke because he was apparently scared that now that Slade has superspeed he has no chance. Let alone the fact that Wally is much more experienced with the Speed Force, he wouldn't ever escape from a fight, at least not without having a plan.
Larry Hama handles the breakdowns while Carlo Pagulayan and Roberto J. Viacava finish the work and the result is a pretty good looking story with expressive characters and strong action for their respective segments. However, the styles can clash at times.
Problems with Wally's portrayal aside, I dug this and I'm excited for the conclusion.