Deathstroke 10's inconsistencies

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#1 Edited by k4tzm4n (40450 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

Next: Unarmed.

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?

UPDATE:

Images courtesy of FinnVarra (apologies but they're in reverse order)

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#2 Posted by Remi (613 posts) - - Show Bio

Liefeld can't drawn or write. What else is new?

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#3 Posted by ReVamp (23015 posts) - - Show Bio

This is absolutely hilarious. I don't even really believe it yet, I just have to read it for myself.

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#4 Posted by k4tzm4n (40450 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp: I really hope someone can provide scans.

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#5 Posted by ReVamp (23015 posts) - - Show Bio

@Remi said:

Liefeld can't drawn or write. What else is new?

Hawkman's improved. All I'm sayin'.

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#6 Edited by BatteredArmor (6234 posts) - - Show Bio

Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa! Hold on a second......Deathstroke got hit in the back? Come on Liefeld you know Slade is better than that! Get your act together man.......

Edit: well.............obviously.....Liefeld has.....um........Given Deathstroke hammerspace powers....without telling anyone. There see makes perfect sense now right?

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#7 Posted by ReVamp (23015 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor said:

Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa! Hold on a second......Deathstroke got hit in the back? Come on Liefeld you know Slade is better than that! Get your act together man.......

Wut?

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#8 Edited by FinnVarra (227 posts) - - Show Bio

Just read through it, and WOW it's really bad. Here are the scans

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#9 Edited by FinnVarra (227 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I put them all in, but only the first one showed up....whats with that? There should be 6 more pics. Either way the scans are in my image gallery.

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#10 Posted by k4tzm4n (40450 posts) - - Show Bio

@FinnVarra: Thanks, I'll update the OP with them.

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#11 Posted by k4tzm4n (40450 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

This is absolutely hilarious. I don't even really believe it yet, I just have to read it for myself.

Alright, pictures are now in the OP.

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#12 Edited by ReVamp (23015 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

@ReVamp said:

This is absolutely hilarious. I don't even really believe it yet, I just have to read it for myself.

Alright, pictures are now in the OP.

Its... bad, but I'm not sure its THAT bad.

I'm much more worried about how atrocious Zealot looks. I mean, its really, really, looks bad.

Okay, its pretty bad.

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#13 Posted by mr_gone (260 posts) - - Show Bio

hahaha and check out the constantly changing bands on his legs. This is pretty bad.

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#14 Posted by Erik (32504 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n:

The only thing consistent about Liefeld is his inconsistency.

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#15 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (8936 posts) - - Show Bio

I just can't get over how horribly drawn Lobo is on the cover.

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#16 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (18984 posts) - - Show Bio

Join us the next time, when we see Liefield lie and say he created Deathstroke all by himself.

Or any crappy insane thing Liefield do.

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#17 Posted by Ferro Vida (34318 posts) - - Show Bio

Sure, let's call that vague-block like thing an assault rifle...

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#18 Posted by The_Ghostshell (83925 posts) - - Show Bio
@ReVamp said:


I'm much more worried about how atrocious Zealot looks. I mean, its really, really, looks bad.


Co-Signed.
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#19 Posted by k4tzm4n (40450 posts) - - Show Bio

@Ferro Vida said:

Sure, let's call that vague-block like thing an assault rifle...

LOL

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#20 Posted by jrock85 (2882 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambler said:

@ReVamp said:

I'm much more worried about how atrocious Zealot looks. I mean, its really, really, looks bad.

Co-Signed.

I nearly collapsed in agony when I found out that DC was giving her to Liefeld.

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#21 Posted by The_Ghostshell (83925 posts) - - Show Bio
@jrock85: I cant even describe how awful she looks now. I miss the Jim Lee Wildcat days.
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#22 Posted by jrock85 (2882 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambler said:

@jrock85: I cant even describe how awful she looks now. I miss the Jim Lee Wildcat days.

Speaking of Jim Lee, I know he'd never admit this because he and Liefeld are friends, but its gotta be making him sick to his stomach seeing Liefeld mutilate his character.

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#23 Posted by The_Ghostshell (83925 posts) - - Show Bio
@jrock85: Right? Behind closed doors he's probably like, "Dude what the f$#@! is your probably? Get it together man damn." lol
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#24 Posted by jrock85 (2882 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambler said:

@jrock85: Right? Behind closed doors he's probably like, "Dude what the f$#@! is your probably? Get it together man damn." lol

LMAO

This is how I imagine him:

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#25 Posted by The_Ghostshell (83925 posts) - - Show Bio
@jrock85: LOL
More like
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#26 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (18984 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambler said:

@jrock85: LOL
More like

No more liek this

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#27 Posted by The_Ghostshell (83925 posts) - - Show Bio
@DeathpooltheT1000: HA!
  well played
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#28 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29887 posts) - - Show Bio

ROFL.

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#29 Posted by htb106 (1724 posts) - - Show Bio

Deathstroke must have a very, very big utility belt...

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#30 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio

Clearly Liefeld's Deathstroke has access to a pocket dimension where he stores his weapons. Yeesh, not that hard to figure out.  
 
But in all seriousness, Liefeld should be arrested and put down.

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#31 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (18984 posts) - - Show Bio
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Deathstroke will find him and make him pay.

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@DeathpooltheT1000: HA!
well played
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#32 Posted by The_Ghostshell (83925 posts) - - Show Bio
@DeathpooltheT1000: Is that  GI Joe Tatum photoshoped into Stroke?
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#33 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (18984 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambler: Yes, i still cant stand this Ironman style costume he uses now.

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Liefield needs a time with Baleman.

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#34 Posted by bigcimmerian (10325 posts) - - Show Bio

My firts impression after reading this issue was '' dafuq I just read ''

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#35 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (18984 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, i mean what in hell DC think when they decide to hire Liefield?

The guy that made Jesus vs Zeuz in the amazing adventure of giant tits or Godeesay or what ever that horrible thing was called.

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#36 Edited by DreamCrusher (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Whats up with his shoulder pads. In some panels there are red circular dots. Some has pouches and others don't have anything on em. LOL but yea the weapons changing is pretty damn horrible. Then he has on leg band some has two leg band one panel shows him have 2 leg bands on one leg and another shows him have a band on his ankle but not on the rest of the panels hahaha.

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#37 Posted by Hazlenaut (2096 posts) - - Show Bio

Perhaps he has pocket dimension utility? Are we going with super science or magic excuse? As for the dagger disappearing he Deathstroke is a cheapskate bought one that has bugs in it.

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#38 Posted by slade_wilson (776 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't Deadpool have pocket dimension access? He clearly has already confused the two.

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#39 Edited by _Zombie_ (10572 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL.

Anyways. I'll give him this much, I can look at the art without wanting to gouge out my eyes, now. He's still bad, but I guess that's an improvement. He still shouldn't of been let anywhere near this title.

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#40 Posted by BoredomIsAnUnderstatement (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Alright guys, this is hilarious and shiz, but I've got a serious question here:

WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO DEATHSTROKE'S OUTFIT?!

Please tell me that that's not an actual thing now, please tell me it's just Liefield being an idiot! I mean, come on! What happened to this?:

Because this costume is priceless, timeless, and just plain freakin' awesome! I mean, 'cause you got the pirate boots and the bright-orange man-panties-on-the-outside and the epic power-staff and the scales on the armor (I dunno what they were for but they were cool) and...just...DAFAQ HAPPENED?!

(In case you couldn't tell, I haven't been keeping up with the comics lately, so I don't really know shiz other than Liefield needs a nice Slade-powered butt-whoopin'.)

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#41 Posted by crackerjack82 (2650 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is Liefield Still working, no somebody answer me, God i hope they don't give him any more Wildstorm people to Ruin, Also been hearing rumors of Deathstroke being part of Team 7, forgive me if this happened because i am behind on books

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#42 Posted by z3ro180 (8774 posts) - - Show Bio

the more i see his stuff the more i hate it i hope that liefiled never gets his hands on superman batman or wounder woman.

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#43 Posted by lilcraig92 (80 posts) - - Show Bio

Kyle Higgins deathstroke was better

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#44 Posted by Katosepe (26 posts) - - Show Bio

Judging from the other comments on this forum, it seems I'm among friends here. I loved Kyle Higgin's run with Deathstroke and this... this was just painful. I couldn't keep reading. There were just so many inconsistencies in the last two issues with art, writing, everything. Anyway, wake me when a good writer is called in.

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#45 Posted by consolemaster001 (6934 posts) - - Show Bio

heh

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