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Deathstroke #3 - Legacy

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Get ready for loads of violence and action the way only Deathstroke can deliver it. That's not all you get here, though. The story is moving forward and Deathstroke could be getting in over his head.

With a series centering on a deadly villain, you expect non-stop violence. There is actually more going on as Deathstroke gets closer to uncovering the truth about that mysterious briefcase.

The Good

How often do we actually get a comic starring a bad guy? Kyle Higgins delivered plenty of action and violence in the first couple issues but here, we're seeing that there is more than that. The issue opens with a great inner-monologue from Deathstroke on how he views the way the world works (although maybe it's actually a conversation he's having). The first issue resulted in Deathstroke gaining possession of a briefcase with mysterious contents. We're being teased with what could be inside and why Deathstroke reacts the way he does about it. There are also other repercussions that are coming his way and they won't necessarily be pleasant.

Because you can't just have a villain in a book on his own, we're introduced to another member of his supporting cast. Deathstroke doesn't need others to get the job done but it's like we get a behind the scenes look at how he does what he does. The introduction of Legacy, a new foe for Deathstroke, is turing out to be quite an interesting match up.

The Bad

I'm still warming up to Deathstroke's new armor design. I'm used to him being more leaner looking. His old boots might've looked a little silly but I liked them. There's also the way people getting chopped in half looks. I'm not saying I need loads of detail like bone fragments or pieces of intestine flying but it makes the violence almost look humorous.

I am curious about what's in the briefcase. I fear that if this mystery is dragged on too long, it could be disappointing.

The Verdict

Who needs comics about superheroes when you can read one with a deadly assassin? Kyle Higgins continues to add depth to a comic featuring a killer by moving the story forward while continuing the insane violence. Getting to hear Deathstroke's view of the way the world works adds to helping us understand what motivates and drives him. We are introduced to a new villain and are seeing repercussions to some of his earlier actions. I'm still not completely sold on his bulky armor look but this is what we'd want from a Deathstroke series. Plenty of action and violence while seeing what makes Deathstroke tick.

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i don't know how i feel on the new costume, parts of me miss his sleek old costume with those radical boots! but i will admit, this new costume makes him look bigger and freakin TERRIFYING!

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one this comic series is showing just how easily he owns everyone else....hes just walked through everyone so far

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This was a great issue, probably my favorite so far.

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Still not amazing, but definitely the best episode so far. The ending is definitely intriguing and adds a twist to the story.

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As much as I have loved the first two issues, its starting to feel repetitive. I need less action and more story. Too much action. I don't even think I know what is going on anymore. I feel like some of it is action for the sake of action. But the action is excellent. He really does look like a badass but there isn't enough story. And I think this book would translate horribly into trade.

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Is there anyone who can actually last more than 2 seconds against Slade?

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Oh man..*stares at cover* so that's how Deathstroke looks like now? How...boring and what a busy look...

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I hate the new Deathstroke with his faux over-the-top psycho badass act has never been what he was about and I miss the old look for Deathstroke this new armor is bulky and ugly, and worst of all I really wanted to see narration boxes with Deathstroke's grand master strategist play-by-play.

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@MarcusVWario said:

I hate the new Deathstroke with his faux over-the-top psycho badass act has never been what he was about and I miss the old look for Deathstroke this new armor is bulky and ugly, and worst of all I really wanted to see narration boxes with Deathstroke's grand master strategist play-by-play.

read his last 60 issue run it was gold, this one though entertaining it demolishes slade as a character and is very repetitive, i am hoping for newer better characters, more development like the secret six and lastly more interaction with the dc streat level characters, not just fight with em like batman, nightwing, GA, ras alghul 
@entropy_aegis said:

Is there anyone who can actually last more than 2 seconds against Slade?


the GODDAMN BATMAN