Let me begin by saying I'm not a Rob Liefeld hater. I recognize his flaws, but I still enjoy some of his work and I'm doing my best to go into his Deathstroke series with an open mind. But, half-way through reading the latest issue, I simply had to put it down and come rant. Remember the good old days of video games where a character could hold a dozen weapons and casually switch between them with no trouble whatsoever? That's what one action sequence feels like in this book. I don't have scans, so if someone wants to later provide visual aid, I'll throw them in the OP. In the meantime, here's what drove me mad.
Panel: Deathstroke enters the facility holding two pistols (these will never be seen again).
Very next panel: Deathstroke is holding an assault rifle (where'd this massive gun come from?).
Next: Deathstroke is unarmed when he's struck in the back (in all fairness, could be dropping said massive firearm off panel during the strike).
Next: Deathstroke is holding two swords (not sure where he's keeping these, because the grips on his back fit the large daggers, but those grips are now gone).
Next: Deathstroke is unarmed.
Next: Deathstroke lunges with a dagger.
Next: Deathstroke uses the arm holding the dagger to punch the opponent, but said dagger is no longer there.
Next: He's completely unarmed.
Next: He's using one sword.
Next: He's unarmed.
Next: Using a dagger.
Usually I can tolerate inconsistencies in art. I didn't care that Damian's laces were different in a few shots in the latest Batman & Robin, nor did I care that Deathstroke has a red orb on his shoulder that only decides to exist during certain close ups. But this? This just felt so weird and I simply had to share with everyone. What do you all think? Did this catch anyone's eye when reading the latest issue as well?
Images courtesy of FinnVarra (apologies but they're in reverse order)