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    Like the title says, this thread is for the discussion of DC Comics Deathstroke by Christopher Priest and Jason Paz/Carlo Pagulayan, ...or any other future writer or artist that may take over and/or fill in until a reboot happens.

    I created this thread for a couple of reasons:

    1. To keep all discussions regarding this comic in one place i.e news, update, delays, events, etc. or in this case to keep up a discussion.

    2. To limit the number of posts created every time a new issue comes out or in this case have a constant thread readily available for issue discussions.
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    Good idea - there are so many scattered threads, it would be nice to try to centralize discussion! Especially since there's so much to discuss!

    I just read Kyle Higgins's 8 issues from the new 52 launch, the issue 0 to get a feel for Liefeild's run, and the last two issues of that first run. And even without touching Tony Daniel's run, wow, Priest is just straight up ignoring pretty much everything in the n52 for Deathstroke.

    Not that I'm complaining at all. I really like Kyle Higgins as a writer, but his Deathstroke was incredibly boring to start with (just murdering people, with a hint of "my rep is slipping, gotta be extra murdery" for character depth), and while it got a bit more interesting with Grant's plan at the end of the 8 issues, it wasn't even half the story or depth that Priest got in just one or two issues, let alone his 20 so far. I also really like the fact that while Higgins and the other writers used Deathstroke's family as completely existing to facilitate Slade being a vicious badass, Priest is really giving every single one of them their own flaws, plans, agency, and development. Also they're all incredibly badass.

    I really, really hope that going once a month gives this title enough legs to last another year. Priest deserves that for quality alone, even with the misstep that the crossover was.
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    I would have suggested a crossover to help boost sales, but after the Lazarus Contract I'm like no more crossovers, I want Priest to not be restricted in any way.

    So maybe guest characters could help, and ultimately I think continued critical support.
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    I don't wanna read Lazarus Contract. Hopefully I can tune in to issue 20 without being super confused lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kurenai24 View Post
    I would have suggested a crossover to help boost sales, but after the Lazarus Contract I'm like no more crossovers, I want Priest to not be restricted in any way.

    So maybe guest characters could help, and ultimately I think continued critical support.
    I think guest characters, definitely - I actually really liked the way Priest wrote Damian in #5, and Batman as well (speaking of which, give Priest a Batman title, c'mon, DC!) The crossover, according to Priest, had a TON of editorial interference, most of it related to continuity - which is really weird, considering how much continuity from the n52 they let Priest just completely ignore (how many times did Slade's wife die? His kids? Nope, they're all fine, and just like they were in Judas Contract. ).

    Quote Originally Posted by Bukdiah View Post
    I don't wanna read Lazarus Contract. Hopefully I can tune in to issue 20 without being super confused lol.
    I think as long as you read summaries or spoilery reviews it'll be fine. The basic concept: Slade tries to make a deal with the Titans, specifically Nightwing and the two Wally Wests, to reverse his oldest son Grant's death, and promises to quit being an assassin forever if they help him do it. It doesn't work, and Slade decides to quit (anyway? It was a bit confusing). I think that's really all you need to know - the crossover had a really great concept, but the resolution wasn't very satisfying.
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