Thursday, June 8, 2017
Deathstroke, Volume 1: The Professional
author: Christopher J. Priest
average rating: 3.45
book published: 2017
read at: 2017/06/08
date added: 2017/06/08
'Deathstroke, Volume 1: The Professional' by Christopher Priest collects Deathstroke 1-8 and the Rebirth issue, but if you arent familiar with the character, you will likely be confused.
The volume starts with Deathstroke finishing a job in Africa and then faking his death. He then rescues his friend Wintergree, and they have a reunion of sorts. Deathstroke then finds out there is a hit out on his daughter Rose, so he is out to find out who it is. This leads him to Gotham City and a confrontation with Batman.
Deathstroke had a family before, but all you get here are some flashbacks and a couple throwaway dialogue bits. Anything with Wintergreen is kind of also told in jokey flashbacks as the two of them reminisce. The Batman issues at the end were pretty good, especially with Robin pretty much owning Deathstroke. I like this character, but this book was mostly confusing in it's approach to a plot.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from DC Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowimg me to review this graphic novel.
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