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COMIC BOOK REVIEW - Deathstroke: Legacy

Deathstroke has always been a character that DC has been looking to bring to a big screen, be it TV or film, and over the last few years, there have been several iterations. I was particularly fond of Manu Bennett’s portrayal on Arrow, but I’m also excited for Esai Morales’ version on Titans.

“Legacy” starts with Deathstroke, aka Slade Wilson, taking on a job that requires him to work with three young mercenaries. Slade’s immediate dislike leads to him killing them.

Consequently, from the mission, he finds a briefcase that contains the mask of his presumed-dead son, Ravager, aka Grant Wilson. As Slade sets out to find out who has any information on this, he is targeted by multiple assassins, all of whom are wearing a similar costume.

I thought the novel wasn’t bad in general, I did find it a little similar to Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’ series in the sense that there was an intense level of violence. In terms of his character development, I didn’t particularly find there was any, at least not in this particular novel.

The artwork was good, and some of the covers were also decent, but the one above by Jason Fabok was a clear favourite for me. Overall, given how good I know this character can be, I felt like this series could be better.

Favourite Panel:

Slade telling one of his former students his motivation for doing anything.

Favourite Character: Even though the development was lacking, Slade is a badass and you have to respect him for that.


  • Story Arc: ★★★

  • Character Development: ★★½

  • Artwork: ★★★

  • Enjoyability: ★★★

  • Re-readability: ★★½

Level: Beginner

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