miércoles, 6 de junio de 2018

Some thoughts about Deathstroke #32

Who is Damian's real father?

Talia Al Ghul has appeared with a revelation that could shatter both Deathstroke and Batman's world which will put their whole fight even more personal.

This story just gets better and better.

Christopher Priest continues to deliver strong characterization and surprising exploration of old concepts. The whole "Is Damian really Bruce's son?" is clearly just a ruse since they're not going to deny years of history and characterization in Batman books just for a single story in Deathstroke, the point is how this affects the conflict between both characters and it gets the job done in that regard. The way how Priest analyzes the parallels between Slade and Bruce concerning their roles as parents continues to be one of the strongest factors in this arc but at the same time the writer gives us an interesting perspective about Batman's dual identity that fits really well from Deathstroke's perspective.

Best of all are the references since Priest brings back the idea that Talia actually raped Bruce which makes her much more despicable in retrospective and even more shockingly brings back an old obscure team from the DCU in a way that is both interesting and sad. Priest knows how to respect continuity and use it in his favor.

Carlo Pagulayan and Roberto Viacara share the pencils and they do a fantastic job with their beautiful characters and on-point storytelling.

Great read as usual, can't wait for the next one.

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