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Deathstroke #18


By Paul Mason
May 6, 2017 - 12:18

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Sooooooo… the Wilson family puts the dys in dysfunction. On the day of Joe/Jericho’s wedding the opening panels have him in a smackdown with his father Slade Wilson. At first glance the reader may assume it’s because Joe found out his dad was sleeping with his fiancee (which Slade was doing) but through flashbacks and scene shifts the motivation for the attempted patricide seems to be because said fiancee was found dead on her wedding day.
Meanwhile Rose Wilson is trying to decide if she’ll follow in her father’s footsteps of being an assassin, or follow her own path.

This conclusion ends on a cliffhanger amidst much violence.

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This storytelling method really appeals to me. I haven’t followed the whole arc, full disclosure, but didn’t feel completely lost as the main players were clear, and while there were gaps in plot those were my gaps and not the fault of the creators. This issue seemed to tie up story lines that began in issue one and set up for the following story arc in an exciting and intriguing way.

The art in this issue was lush without being extravagant.  Some lines were clean and clear, yet when the story demanded it the art had an intentional harshness to it, I really liked it.

Rating: 7.5 /10

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