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New DEATHSTROKE Ongoing Series Announced

Of course we all knew there'd have to be a new series coming.

Deathstroke is hot right now. Besides being the "character of the month" here, voted by the community, he's been racking up the hits and points all over the place. With major recent appearances in Arrow and appearances in video games such as Batman: Arkham Origins and Injustice: Gods Among Us, it seems like everyone can't get enough of the merc.

In October, we'll all be able to get even more.

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It's been announced that a new series will debut in October, written and drawn by Tony Daniel.

What I find interesting and why I wanted to write (and draw) Deathstroke, is the opportunity I have to make people give a damn about his missions and motivations. Giving readers a reason to invest emotionally in this guy’s missions and stories is what I think will make a difference for this new title and is key for me and one of my main goals.

You can see more of what Tony has to say over at MTV.

DEATHSTROKE #1

Written by TONY S. DANIEL

Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA

Cover by TONY S. DANIEL

1:25 Variant cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO

On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

The DCU’s deadliest assassin stars in his own ongoing series by writer/artist Tony S. Daniel! See him as never before in this explosive new series, with one surprise after another as we see Slade Wilson in the fight of his life!

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SOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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K4tzm4n's article worked

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Hopefully this is a bit better selling than the first one...I just don't know that I've got enough interest to pay for it...

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their is a god

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I'm interested.

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COOL!! I will totally check this out. I loved Higgins' run.

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Cool for Slade fans, I may try this out.

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THIS LOOKDS AMAZING AND I'M NOT GOING TO CORRECT MY ERRORS!~ I HAVENT EVEN READ THE TOP I JUST SAW THE PICTURE AND SAID YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

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Higgins run was fantastic, cant wait for this book! ... And just in time for comic vine's deathstroke month! (Even tho i voted boba fett, still excited)

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Yes a Deathstroke series, Gregg's article must have worked in making DC give Slade another chance!

(sees that it's Tony Daniel writing the series)

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DEATHSTROKE + TONY DANIEL + $2.99 COVER PRICE = EVERYONE BUY 2 COPIES OF THE FIRST ISSUE, PLEASE.

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It's good to hear Deathstroke is back in solo. But I wonder how long he's going to keep striking the sales.

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yes yes yes yes

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I wonder who'll draw Superman/Wonder Woman now...

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This book will be cancelled just like every other Deathstroke book. I love Tony's art but his writing leaves a lot to be desired. Just look at his writing on Batman.

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@lvenger: What's wrong with his writing? I'm not sure I've read anything from him..I'm one of those comic books fans that rarely notices the writer

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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Awesome! A character like Deathstroke, it's a wonder he hasn't had an awesome series all along. Hope this one turns out great.

@k4tzm4n: Now please write an article on why Cyborg & Shazam need their own ongoing :)

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This is good news.

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Oh heck yes where's cable_extreme?

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@lvenger: What's wrong with his writing? I'm not sure I've read anything from him..I'm one of those comic books fans that rarely notices the writer

Be glad you're one of the fans who hasn't noticed Tony Daniels' writing my friend. His artwork is gorgeous, one of the best in the industry and DC are lucky to have him. His writing...leaves a lot to be desired. It's clunky, unoriginal and not particularly entertaining. He's written a Pre New 52 Batman run when Dick Grayson was Batman and that wasn't so good. His early Detective Comics run in the New 52 wasn't entertaining and he turned Andy Diggle's one issue masterpiece from Action Comics 19 into a mediocre ending. If Daniels was just doing the art, I'd be very happy for Deathstroke fans. As it stands, this might not be such good news.

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I have to say, I love the pic. It's a mix of armored badass Deathstroke yet streamlined a little. I'm also a sucker for the chainmail. Deathstroke should totally switch up his look for different missions.

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@dondave said:

K4tzm4n's article worked

I was just thinking this, lol. I am SO gonna buy this.

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Tony Daniel on art? Sweet! Tony Daniel writing? dang

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a single tear just dropped out of rob liefields eye...

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Yessssssssss!!!

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What timing

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DC needs to reboot again...

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Sigh... well good news for those who care...

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Less than 24 hours after k4tzm4n's article, tell us what else we need o' wise one!

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Remember what happened last time Tony wrote a B-list character? yeah it got cancelled fast. Not too keen on the news,should've given writing duties to the Arkham Manor guy,and wonder what this means for Superman/Wonder Woman.

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One of my favorite artists on my favorite assassin? I'm in!!!

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the black and yellow has always been my favourite suit

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@k4tzm4n: were you playing with us the whole time?!

As for the announcement... well, I was reading Detective Comics at the start of the New 52... but not for very long. So, yeah. He's a decent artist though.

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I'm in on this. Love that pic.

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@g_man said:

I have to say, I love the pic. It's a mix of armored badass Deathstroke yet streamlined a little. I'm also a sucker for the chainmail. Deathstroke should totally switch up his look for different missions.

Yeah, Deathstroke looks like a real badass. Also the red sky and lightning kinda remind me of Hush which just adds to the already high cool factor.

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Daniel is mediocre as a writer... Can't DC hire one writer from Image for this series? Those guys are on fire!

Anyway, I'll give it a shot... In trade maybe

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@k4tzm4n Be careful what you wish for :-P

Tony S Daniels as a writer...

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Good news: Tony Daniel is drawing it

Bad news: Tony Daniel is writing it

It's a maybe for me to buy

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That was fast.

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Talk about perfect timing.

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I'm calling COLLUSION between DC comics and the comic vine community. Somehow I since the Illuminati at play bc it just too convenient that Deathstroke got character of the month and a new series announced shortly after

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Tony Daniel can't write at all..

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Frack yeah!

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YESS!!!! Hey should of got the guy that ended on the first New 52 Deathstroke book to do this.

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DC needs to reboot again...

I don't read anything from them anymore

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I don't think it's unreasonable to read the first issue before writing it off, is it? If you're skeptical, that's fine, but at least give it a shot before being so confident it'll be bad, you know?

@wardishy said:

@k4tzm4n: were you playing with us the whole time?!

As for the announcement... well, I was reading Detective Comics at the start of the New 52... but not for very long. So, yeah. He's a decent artist though.

Ha, no! I'm so happy this news didn't break while I was working on the article yesterday. Would've been a total waste of my time!

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I really enjoyed Higgins' take on the character. Hopefully this new run will be just as good.

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@k4tzm4n said:

I don't think it's unreasonable to read the first issue before writing it off, is it? If you're skeptical, that's fine, but at least give it a shot before being so confident it'll be bad, you know?

Even if it's good I fear it will just get cancelled. That's how DC always gets me. I get invested in one of their lower level books that isn't about a member of the Justice League and as soon as I really start getting into it, it's over. This happened to me with Demon Knights, Blue Beetle, Manhunter, Static Shock etc.

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I know he didn't write the original Deathstroke series when New52 launched but I think it's overal a decent template to why I don't think a Deathstroke on going won't work. Which is to say nothing of the fact aht DC essentially what would be limited series as ongoings even though we all know they'll likley not get pass 8-12.

Still hey a good Deathstroke book would be cool.