This month, I’m gonna be talking about one of the most bad ass mercenaries in comics! (and if it wasn’t for him, there would be no Deadpool!) With the exception of Marv Wolfman’s series (Sorry, don’t own any of it) I’ll be talking about his runs in Nu52, DCYou, and Rebirth!
Starting with the first creative team in the Nu52 relaunch of Deathstroke. Kyle Higgins and Joe Bennett try to show how much of an awesome badass Slade is…and they try a bit too hard. There’s very little story as each issue would progress it a little, then include some random action sequence as Slade goes on a mission. Don’t get me wrong, the action/art is incredible. But Slade feels like, as his son Grant said, is afraid of appearing weak! So he overcompensates. And it feels like Higgins feels the same way.
Again this was NOT a bad take on the character…but there was a reason they chose to change teams after the arc ended. Slade felt like an petty egotistical asshole…and that’s not him. But trust me…it’s still better than what comes tomorrow.