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Title: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Animalia on July 26, 2016, 02:55:18 PM
"If he's going to fight Robin, that means you're tired of Robin and you want Robin to go away because he's Deathstroke! He can kill those chickens."
Lol.

It seems the guy wants to make DS become a very bad guy and explore him under the mask,he'll be no longer in the grey zone. Have to say that while DS is cool rencent runs were awful.

http://comicbook.com/2016/07/22/christopher-priest-on-coming-back-to-comics-and-taking-over-deat/
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: MTL76 on July 26, 2016, 06:03:18 PM
Priest is back? FUCK yes.

I appreciate his honesty in this interview. Most creators give the standard "I've loved this character for years, I couldn't wait to write him/her" or "I love everything about what the previous creative teams have done with the character" etc. bullshit.

I also really like what I'm reading here:

"[T]hat's what I'm running around enforcing everywhere I can at DC, that Deathstroke is the anti-Batman."

"I want to write something that's a more human character that's closer to something that Denny O'Neil would write."

"One of the things I asked for and didn't get was a label because I wanted, to really be honest with the character,  let's do the Garth Ennis Deathstroke."

"You have to be careful who you put in front of him because if Deathstroke doesn't kill them, we're violating the character. If Deathstroke is always getting his butt kicked, then we're violating the character."


Let's put this sheeeeeit about David Cain being his equal to REST.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Mightily Oats on July 26, 2016, 07:14:13 PM
All of that sounds awesome, and who the fuck said Cain was Slade's equal?
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Wyntyr on July 26, 2016, 07:14:31 PM
"I want to write something that's a more human character that's closer to something that Denny O'Neil would write."

"One of the things I asked for and didn't get was a label because I wanted, to really be honest with the character,  let's do the Garth Ennis Deathstroke."

That's awesome. I already had a ton of respect for Priest as a creator, but this just doubled it
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: MTL76 on July 26, 2016, 08:53:10 PM
All of that sounds awesome, and who the fuck said Cain was Slade's equal?

The occasional stupid battle board loser.

That's awesome. I already had a ton of respect for Priest as a creator, but this just doubled it

I know! He really sounds like he's going to write the doors off of this motherfucker. Where is Jellyrobes/Panthergod, he loves Priest, I want his reaction stat.

My inner fanboy just rose up defiantly from his deathbed, his heart beating strong and sure.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: g-train on July 26, 2016, 11:30:20 PM
All of that sounds awesome, and who the fuck said Cain was Slade's equal?

He's got a crazy stealth feat out there but I can't recall him being on Deathstrokes level as a whole.

Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Wyntyr on July 27, 2016, 12:03:42 AM
Especially not nu David Cain
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Panthergod on July 27, 2016, 12:05:33 AM
Yeah this will be the truth. Priest is a continuity buff, so with the Rebirth there should be full restoration of the Titans history
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Mightily Oats on July 27, 2016, 01:44:49 AM
On HC, the best and most that has been argued for David Cain is that he's roughly equal to Batman when he was in his physical prime, and while middle aged was still A-list, but on the lower end.

That does not make Deathstroke's equal.

For me, Slade is a one eyed Steve Rogers with a sword in lieu of a shield.

Thematically it adds layers, because Slade is all about mercin' muhfuggas instead of saving muhfuggas, even if the end result of either action might be the same.

A fight between the two would be some fucking Piccolo vs Goku at the 23rd Budokai levels of fucking greatness and back and forths.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: MTL76 on July 30, 2016, 01:14:39 PM
Some character designs for the relaunch:

(http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/Deathstroke-Character-Design-2-6cccf.jpg)

(http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/Deathstroke-Character-Design-1-e1d54.jpg)

(http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/Deathstroke-Ravager-Design-2-95bc3.jpg)

(http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/Deathstroke-Ravager-Design-3-70ef3.jpg)

(http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/Deathstroke-Ravager-Design-c5575.jpg)
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Pillow Biter on July 30, 2016, 03:49:52 PM
I like his approach. I'm curious how he will do this without stepping on Batman's toes--in the past, Bats was more skilled and smarter but Slade had the stats. Slade had the brain amp, but somehow Bats was still smarter. Over time, Captain America's brain amp went by the wayside (other than providing a possible explanation for his rapid skill acquisition). But now they may want to play up DS's skill and perhaps even his amped smarts.
Priest understands comics--you have to position guys' capabilities relative to one another. So curious how his DS and his Batman will stack up.
This sounds like bad news (at least for an issue) for fans of a competent Superman. The easy way to throw Slade against Superman is to have Slade totally outsmart a suddenly clueless Superman. There are ways to do it that respect the competence of both, but I have a feeling Supes is gonna look like a meathead.
What's Priest's history like with pet characters? Does he tend to make other guys look uncharacteristically weak or incompetent when dealing with them?
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: MTL76 on July 30, 2016, 03:55:47 PM
What's Priest's history like with pet characters? Does he tend to make other guys look uncharacteristically weak or incompetent when dealing with them?

Not that I can ever recall. He really isn't the kind of writer who uses the story as an excuse to show a bunch of high-end feats.

As for Batman, I don't see Deathstroke stepping on his toes, or vice versa. There doesn't need to be a top dog between them. Rather, they should both be the two apex predators on the top of the food chain, both in terms of fighting skill but especially at their ability to outthink their opponents and always be three steps ahead of anyone else. They should both be incredibly effective at just about every aspect of their game, and a showdown between the two would be a coin toss - except they're both too smart to let it get to that.

Of course, I wouldn't be opposed to seeing Deathstroke take Midnighter down a few pegs and feed him a nice slice of humble pie.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Pillow Biter on July 30, 2016, 06:52:36 PM
Well it will be interesting to see how Priest handles the intersection of DS's physical and mental amps, and his skill.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Mightily Oats on July 30, 2016, 08:02:25 PM
Well it will be interesting to see how Priest handles the intersection of DS's physical and mental amps, and his skill.
He did fine with basically the same powerset premise and Black Panther
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: g-train on July 30, 2016, 09:27:02 PM
I like his approach. I'm curious how he will do this without stepping on Batman's toes--in the past, Bats was more skilled and smarter but Slade had the stats. Slade had the brain amp, but somehow Bats was still smarter. Over time, Captain America's brain amp went by the wayside (other than providing a possible explanation for his rapid skill acquisition). But now they may want to play up DS's skill and perhaps even his amped smarts.
Priest understands comics--you have to position guys' capabilities relative to one another. So curious how his DS and his Batman will stack up.
This sounds like bad news (at least for an issue) for fans of a competent Superman. The easy way to throw Slade against Superman is to have Slade totally outsmart a suddenly clueless Superman. There are ways to do it that respect the competence of both, but I have a feeling Supes is gonna look like a meathead.
What's Priest's history like with pet characters? Does he tend to make other guys look uncharacteristically weak or incompetent when dealing with them?

Well; when Iron Man fought black panther under his run I believe, he decided to go with a stealth suit against a master of stealth, with a weakness that was something he should have been aware of to allow BP to get a win in.

IM's response to stealth types in the past was to go all "War Machine".  Not try to compete with them in an arena he couldn't.

That being said; general portrayal was alright and a writer does need to find a way for the main character to come out ahead most of the time.

So it's not really anything to have an issue with.

So......possibly slight chance of meathead but general formidably of portrayal.

Though if Superman does something like use kryptonian tech. to reduce him to Deathstroke's physical levels so they can have a good fight.......
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Animalia on July 31, 2016, 03:30:19 AM
Well it will be interesting to see how Priest handles the intersection of DS's physical and mental amps, and his skill.
It would be nice if he sends DS back to pre 52,a guy with stats in Cap's range and enhanced mind and senses,coupled with light healing factor.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: MTL76 on August 11, 2016, 08:51:10 PM
Just read the first issue. Fantastic.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Animalia on August 16, 2016, 09:34:28 AM
It was nice,seeing Wintergreen back is so fucking good.
I suppose Slade is now a Vietnam vet,I wonder hot this will be played.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: MTL76 on August 16, 2016, 09:51:52 AM
It was a very solid issue.

The art is fantastic. The pacing of the story is very typical of Priest, with several flashbacks interspersed throughout the story. but they all work and serve to roll the main story forward. According to Priest, the emphasis of this series will be on the consequences of violence, rather than action itself.

It opens with Slade completing a job for an African dictator who is trying to wipe out Muslim insurgents. We see the carnage of a big battle. The dictator is concernd with American intervention as a result of the bloodbath, and Slade deftly stymies this with a few clever keystrokes. Slade's brutally honest; when the dictator voices his concerns about an American intervention, Slade replies that the Americans won't care because the victims are black. Some idiot reviewer said this is proof that Slade is "racist."

Turns out Slade took the job as part of a larger goal, to kill a target in the dictator's country that is under the dictator's protection. The dictator turns a blind eye to Slade's business, and the henchmen who take Slade to his target voice their concerns that the dictator will kill them and their families because they are witnesses to the dictator going back on his word to protect the target. Slade confirms this, with some great dialogue. "I have sons... I killed them, when i put on this mask."

But the target has some choice information about a loved one of Slade's being held hostage which he uses to bargain for his life. Slade goes back to the henchmen and makes them a deal in another awesome scene that gets to the heart of him. ("Give me the money in your pockets. This is a contract.")

Interspersed with all this are scenes of a younger Slade being a distant, part-time dad and show what he's had to give up to be the man he is.

I really like how they refer to Slade as "The Deathstroke."
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Abhilegend on August 16, 2016, 01:26:47 PM
Priest is going to rewrite Judas Contract.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/08/16/christopher-priest-to-jj-abrams-teen-titans-the-judas-contract-and-prepares-deathstroke-for-a-tv-series/

Fucking awesome.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: MTL76 on August 24, 2016, 07:50:55 PM
Issue #1 of the series proper dropped today. So many fucking plot twists it nearly snapped my neck.  Priest has not lost a fucking step. He's given Deathstroke just the right amount of dry humor. Between this, and King on Batman, I'm in street level heaven.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: MTL76 on August 24, 2016, 08:41:32 PM
Priest gives a great description of the series on his website. Readit, come back, and discuss because I'm really stoked for this series and everyone I know IRL has outgrown this shit.

http://lamerciepark.com/comics/deathstroke/ (http://lamerciepark.com/comics/deathstroke/)
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Animalia on August 25, 2016, 03:22:17 AM
What I found odd is this
"He has houses all over the world. The only ones that really matter to him are his family home in Georgetown (Washington, DC; where he raised his kids), and the family cabin/safe house in Vermont."

Under Wolfman if there was place that really matter to him was Kenya,I was expecting Priest to keep it.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: MTL76 on August 26, 2016, 09:20:57 AM
Continuity-wise, Slade's home in Kenya was destroyed, wasn't it?

Story-wise, his Kenyan connection seems very outdated and out of character. It seems too much "Great White Hunter", which doesn't fit his character or age to me.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Animalia on August 26, 2016, 09:51:42 AM
It was burned down but he did rebuild it at some point,I dont remember if it was destroyed again later but I dont think so.

Well Kenya was one of the places where he could find some rest,he's also a tracker an hunter in his spare time.
I found it odd becauae being Priest the writer(who also wrote BP)I was expecting him to put Deastroke's love for Africa in the character.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: MTL76 on August 26, 2016, 10:15:03 AM
It was burned down but he did rebuild it at some point,I dont remember if it was destroyed again later but I dont think so.

You're probably right.

Quote
Well Kenya was one of the places where he could find some rest,he's also a tracker an hunter in his spare time.
I found it odd becauae being Priest the writer(who also wrote BP)I was expecting him to put Deastroke's love for Africa in the character.

Africa factors heavily into the first story arc. I don't know if Priest is going to specifically mention Slade's ties to Kenya. It's certainly possible, but that aspect of Slade's personality always seemed out of place to me. I just could never see him reclining in a hunting lodge, smoking a pipe, and planning out big game hunts. Too Hemingway for me, maybe.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Animalia on August 31, 2016, 09:14:16 AM
Well,his creators intended him to look like one of these old sexy men,but I suppose this new Slade doesnt really fit it.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Necro on September 04, 2016, 09:02:49 PM
...that hair.... and the sideburns.
 (http://i.imgur.com/zFkXGGQ.jpg?1)

Glad Wintergreen is back though.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Mightily Oats on September 04, 2016, 09:28:39 PM
Was he always english?

I know he wasn't young.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: MTL76 on September 04, 2016, 11:28:55 PM
He was always English, and was a bit of a porker.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Mightily Oats on September 05, 2016, 03:21:42 AM
Guy everyone in comics is auto jacked. I can see that about Wintergreen in the Deathstroke respect thread.


The best is when almost-always-a-cripple Professor X has jacked up legs
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: MTL76 on September 05, 2016, 09:25:30 AM
By porker I meant he was chubby. Hefty. Bien mangé.

Of course, he was still a former elite British soldier, to go with his role as Alfred's opposite.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Animalia on September 05, 2016, 10:41:15 AM
He possesses the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise in prison(broscience says your testosterone raises while in prison).
(http://oi60.tinypic.com/jifhuh.jpg)
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Mightily Oats on September 05, 2016, 03:57:38 PM
By porker I meant he was chubby. Hefty. Bien mangé.

Of course, he was still a former elite British soldier, to go with his role as Alfred's opposite.
I see a jacked up dude in every picture of him.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: g-train on September 05, 2016, 04:41:20 PM
...that hair.... and the sideburns.
 (http://i.imgur.com/zFkXGGQ.jpg?1)

Glad Wintergreen is back though.

What.....I'm just talkin' about 'Slade.....



Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: g-train on September 05, 2016, 04:44:45 PM
He possesses the normal human strength of a man of his age, height, and build who engages in intensive regular exercise in prison(broscience says your testosterone raises while in prison).
(http://oi60.tinypic.com/jifhuh.jpg)

Huh; always thought Hemp was just a one shot character.

You got the issue reference for this?
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Animalia on September 05, 2016, 05:17:54 PM
This guy must be one of worst losers in comics,he get his ass kicked by DS and later 2 times by wintergreen.
Ds 26 here.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TwJ5U6vJOFo/Vq2XjCfzAcI/AAAAAAAAi20/00-RsgvXZWg/s1600/26_04.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-H5aTIAEwmKI/Vq2Xjsy1pYI/AAAAAAAAi3A/LR9LjyvP1EU/s1600/26_05.jpg)

While this one comes from DS17
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JbPx7nBRd5I/Vq2THhmQdpI/AAAAAAAAiD0/TMxX9E8EUGs/s1600/17_05.jpg)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cGNTiB2DSXQ/Vq2TH-HOvfI/AAAAAAAAiEA/Ft6K6QGWdK4/s1600/17_06.jpg)
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: g-train on September 05, 2016, 05:39:05 PM
You know; considering that Hemp is missing one eye himself.

It seems like a pretty off thing to focus on.


But yeah; that's some pretty poor showings there.

Consistently two hit ko'd by Wintergreen?  Well; maybe I under sold Wintergreen but still.

Got to be one of the weaker Cable homages out there.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Gree on September 05, 2016, 07:11:42 PM
It was a very solid issue.

The art is fantastic. The pacing of the story is very typical of Priest, with several flashbacks interspersed throughout the story. but they all work and serve to roll the main story forward. According to Priest, the emphasis of this series will be on the consequences of violence, rather than action itself.

It opens with Slade completing a job for an African dictator who is trying to wipe out Muslim insurgents. We see the carnage of a big battle. The dictator is concernd with American intervention as a result of the bloodbath, and Slade deftly stymies this with a few clever keystrokes. Slade's brutally honest; when the dictator voices his concerns about an American intervention, Slade replies that the Americans won't care because the victims are black. Some idiot reviewer said this is proof that Slade is "racist."

Turns out Slade took the job as part of a larger goal, to kill a target in the dictator's country that is under the dictator's protection. The dictator turns a blind eye to Slade's business, and the henchmen who take Slade to his target voice their concerns that the dictator will kill them and their families because they are witnesses to the dictator going back on his word to protect the target. Slade confirms this, with some great dialogue. "I have sons... I killed them, when i put on this mask."

But the target has some choice information about a loved one of Slade's being held hostage which he uses to bargain for his life. Slade goes back to the henchmen and makes them a deal in another awesome scene that gets to the heart of him. ("Give me the money in your pockets. This is a contract.")

Interspersed with all this are scenes of a younger Slade being a distant, part-time dad and show what he's had to give up to be the man he is.

I really like how they refer to Slade as "The Deathstroke."

Midnighter copying pansy
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Gree on September 05, 2016, 07:23:20 PM
Some character designs for the relaunch:

(http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/Deathstroke-Character-Design-2-6cccf.jpg)

(http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/Deathstroke-Character-Design-1-e1d54.jpg)

(http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/Deathstroke-Ravager-Design-2-95bc3.jpg)

(http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/Deathstroke-Ravager-Design-3-70ef3.jpg)

(http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/Deathstroke-Ravager-Design-c5575.jpg)

Honestly not a huge fan of this look at all, it's a bit too ninja/Deadpool'y, for me. I like a big, but sleek Armored Deathstroke with some chainmail. His look is iconic. The nu52 version was a bit much and too armory, quite busy. But this isn't good either.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Animalia on September 06, 2016, 03:09:41 AM
You know; considering that Hemp is missing one eye himself.

It seems like a pretty off thing to focus on.


But yeah; that's some pretty poor showings there.

Consistently two hit ko'd by Wintergreen?  Well; maybe I under sold Wintergreen but still.

Got to be one of the weaker Cable homages out there.
Wintergreen has always been a bad ass despite his age,I dont know where he would rank(maybe near  Fury level)?
The main problem is that in that long run Deathstroke did lack impressive enemies(the Jackal,Ravager,Janissary and so on...were almost trash,and Hemp is the worst of the lot) able to become his nemesis.
If it wasnt for his family DS would be much like the Punisher.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: MTL76 on September 06, 2016, 12:51:31 PM
Honestly not a huge fan of this look at all, it's a bit too ninja/Deadpool'y, for me. I like a big, but sleek Armored Deathstroke with some chainmail. His look is iconic. The nu52 version was a bit much and too armory, quite busy. But this isn't good either.

I'm glad they ditched the bandoleer, and the chunky armor of the most recent costume. Deathstroke shouldn't be wearing spandex, but his armor should be sleek and lightweight, as you say. I kinda like the animated version here:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/29/AnimatedMovieDeathstroke.jpg)

The current costume is cool but not really iconic, but then again the mask is the most iconic thing about Deathstroke's look. I'd prefer it if it was symmetrical but Priest has said the white sleeve is there for a specific plot point (I think.)
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Gree on September 06, 2016, 06:48:49 PM
Honestly not a huge fan of this look at all, it's a bit too ninja/Deadpool'y, for me. I like a big, but sleek Armored Deathstroke with some chainmail. His look is iconic. The nu52 version was a bit much and too armory, quite busy. But this isn't good either.

I'm glad they ditched the bandoleer, and the chunky armor of the most recent costume. Deathstroke shouldn't be wearing spandex, but his armor should be sleek and lightweight, as you say. I kinda like the animated version here:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/29/AnimatedMovieDeathstroke.jpg)

The current costume is cool but not really iconic, but then again the mask is the most iconic thing about Deathstroke's look. I'd prefer it if it was symmetrical but Priest has said the white sleeve is there for a specific plot point (I think.)

I was actually just going to post this as my ideal Deathstroke look. Splash a little of the chainmail look onto that and make the build itself a bit more beefy, and it's pretty amazing in my opinion.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: g-train on September 07, 2016, 11:43:04 AM
Honestly not a huge fan of this look at all, it's a bit too ninja/Deadpool'y, for me. I like a big, but sleek Armored Deathstroke with some chainmail. His look is iconic. The nu52 version was a bit much and too armory, quite busy. But this isn't good either.

I'm glad they ditched the bandoleer, and the chunky armor of the most recent costume. Deathstroke shouldn't be wearing spandex, but his armor should be sleek and lightweight, as you say. I kinda like the animated version here:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/29/AnimatedMovieDeathstroke.jpg)

The current costume is cool but not really iconic, but then again the mask is the most iconic thing about Deathstroke's look. I'd prefer it if it was symmetrical but Priest has said the white sleeve is there for a specific plot point (I think.)

Man that's.....really pulling on Deadpool.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Gree on September 08, 2016, 05:37:38 AM
Yea as it stands it's a bit Deadpooly
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Necro on September 08, 2016, 01:04:14 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/29/AnimatedMovieDeathstroke.jpg)
(https://www.epicheroes.com/media/extendware/ewimageopt/media/inline/bd/7/hot-toys-deadpool-movie-1-6-action-figure--89c.jpg)
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: JookDukem on September 08, 2016, 02:16:02 PM
LMAO the only good Deathstroke outfit is the video game one. That shit was the best and is the only way DS should ever appear in any form.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: g-train on September 08, 2016, 07:42:33 PM
Yea as it stands it's a bit Deadpooly

Yeah; build's slim down, two ninja swords on the back.....kind of a "chest holster thing" going almost.

Gloves on the hand kind of make me think of Deadpool's gloves.

Also kind of makes me think of that guy from metal gear a little; grey fox, cyber fox something like that.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Gree on September 08, 2016, 07:44:05 PM
But using it as a base, I could make it magic
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Mightily Oats on September 14, 2016, 08:51:42 PM
I always liked Slade's original outfit.

It's the one I always put him in when I play challenge maps in Arkham Origins.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Gree on September 17, 2016, 05:52:55 PM
First of all Deathstroke should never dual wield katanas. He should have a sleek but tactical blade, with a guard. Something akin to darksword armories Black Prince. Or a Type XX or XVa blade
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Mightily Oats on September 17, 2016, 06:20:19 PM
This new look reminds me a lot of his Young Justice design.

Which had a godawful enormously bushy ponytail on the back of his head.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: MTL76 on September 17, 2016, 06:34:28 PM
First of all Deathstroke should never dual wield katanas. He should have a sleek but tactical blade, with a guard. Something akin to darksword armories Black Prince. Or a Type XX of XVa blade

Aye.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Gree on September 17, 2016, 07:45:53 PM
This new look reminds me a lot of his Young Justice design.

Which had a godawful enormously bushy ponytail on the back of his head.

That ponytail gave me nightmares
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: Animalia on October 27, 2016, 07:22:48 AM
Damn,last issue was really nice.
This is the kind of Batman I would fucking love to read.
Title: Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
Post by: MTL76 on October 27, 2016, 09:07:42 AM
Issue 5 was fantastic. I never check sales figures but I hope this is near the top.

The battle of wits between Deathstroke and Batman is perfectly written. Unlike most writers, Priest doesn't equate wits with having the most gear or battle board "prep" (though there is some of that.) He had Batman get completely within Deathstroke's head without making Deathstroke seem dumb -quite the opposite - and did the vice versa as well.

He also does a great job of showing that in a twisted way Slade does care for his daughter, but in such a fucked up way that it isn't close to being healthy. Priest said this series would be about the consequences of violence and he's right.

Batman was so fucking cool in this issue. The easy thing would be to have him job to Deathstroke, since it's Deathstroke's book, and that's what writers do to Batman to make their characters seem cool. Instead he came off as a complete pro. His insight into Deathstroke's motivations were killer.

Damian also had some great dialogue, giving Deathstroke the business in a way that would shatter a lesser man's ego.

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Post by: Abhilegend on October 27, 2016, 01:35:51 PM
Yeah, this was fantastic. And best thing, no fisticuffs.
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Post by: MTL76 on October 27, 2016, 01:50:18 PM
Yeah, this was fantastic. And best thing, no fisticuffs.

I agree. This was much more interesting than a meaningless fight, which would only serve to make both Batman and Deathstroke look dumb for having to resort to that.

I'm in full-on fanboy mode for this series.
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Post by: Mightily Oats on October 27, 2016, 06:59:55 PM
Issue 5 was fantastic. I never check sales figures but I hope this is near the top.

The battle of wits between Deathstroke and Batman is perfectly written. Unlike most writers, Priest doesn't equate wits with having the most gear or battle board "prep" (though there is some of that.) He had Batman get completely within Deathstroke's head without making Deathstroke seem dumb -quite the opposite - and did the vice versa as well.

He also does a great job of showing that in a twisted way Slade does care for his daughter, but in such a fucked up way that it isn't close to being healthy. Priest said this series would be about the consequences of violence and he's right.

Batman was so fucking cool in this issue. The easy thing would be to have him job to Deathstroke, since it's Deathstroke's book, and that's what writers do to Batman to make their characters seem cool. Instead he came off as a complete pro. His insight into Deathstroke's motivations were killer.

Damian also had some great dialogue, giving Deathstroke the business in a way that would shatter a lesser man's ego.
I want scans like real real bad
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Post by: Gree on April 07, 2018, 12:06:35 PM
Deathstroke is one of the better written, mature series we’ve had in years, and I love it

I only have a few minor issues
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Post by: XerxesTWD on April 07, 2018, 03:15:00 PM
Deathstroke is one of the better written, mature series we’ve had in years, and I love it

I only have a few minor issues
You should collect all the issues.
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Post by: Mightily Oats on April 07, 2018, 06:12:35 PM
Deathstroke is one of the better written, mature series we’ve had in years, and I love it

I only have a few minor issues
You should collect all the issues.
Beat me to it
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Post by: Visitor-Q on August 24, 2018, 03:10:40 PM
The Deathstroke vs Batman arc has been mostly awesome, since it's Priest doing what he does best (two super geniuses going to war with each other),

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Deathstroke still refusing to acknowledge that Bruce Wayne is Batman after discovering the cave under Wayne Manor (and, then, having Batman appear after turning the lights off and on again) is the dumbest $&$&$ piece of writing I've read in years. Maybe the absolute dumbest.

It doesn't even make sense as a lie, since (a) Slade would have to believe Bruce was an absolute idiot to swallow that, (b) Bruce would have to believe Slade was an absolute idiot to swallow that, but (c) they're both super geniuses that know the other is a super genius.

I'm assuming it's an editorial edict?
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Post by: XerxesTWD on August 24, 2018, 09:20:23 PM
Slade only uses 90% of his brain. It's probably easy for Bruce to outsmart him.
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Post by: Visitor-Q on August 25, 2018, 02:44:08 AM
Slade only uses 90% of his brain. It's probably easy for Bruce to outsmart him.

Shit, you're right. I forgot it's canon that Slade is functionally retarded. Back in the Judas Contract, he met Terra because he was still in middle school, right?
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Post by: MTL76 on August 25, 2018, 10:17:43 AM
The way it was scripted, I thought it was Slate and Bruce playing word games, with Slade playing along as if Bruce and Batman were different people just to taunt Bruce. That may be my bias, because the alternative doesn’t make any sense, and Priest is too solid a writer for that. After all, Wintergreen and Alfred are friends, Slade knows Robin’s identity, etc.
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Post by: Visitor-Q on August 25, 2018, 11:05:54 AM
The way it was scripted, I thought it was Slate and Bruce playing word games, with Slade playing along as if Bruce and Batman were different people just to taunt Bruce. That may be my bias, because the alternative doesn’t make any sense, and Priest is too solid a writer for that. After all, Wintergreen and Alfred are friends, Slade knows Robin’s identity, etc.

See, that's a good effort, but it reads like a really labored retcon a later writer would have to insert to correct things. :)

It doesn't fit the way they were actually taunting each other at that point, and Slade spends most of an entire page explaining why he doesn't want to jump to any conclusions in a very dispassionate way without sarcasm, winking, prodding, etc. It was presented very much like tortured justification for the reader's sake.

I don't blame Priest, because it stinks of editorial. Maybe next issue proves me wrong; I hope so.

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Post by: Animalia on August 26, 2018, 01:52:40 PM
Yeah, to be fair it's somehow forced.
DS has always know who Batman is.
It makes sense DS doesnt use this info, given the fact he has no beef with him, unlike for example he had in the past with GA.

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Post by: Animalia on August 27, 2018, 10:52:47 AM
Also Priest explained how he had problems at writing this run.
I suppose he had to tone DS down a bit.

What’s it like getting to play Batman and Deathstroke off each other. What do you see their dynamic as?

CP:Well at first, I thought it would be fun. It’s a lot of work mainly because if I have Deathstroke making a monkey out of Batman for five issues, the series won’t have credibility. So I have to have Batman one-up Deathstroke, which is not easy to do, and take Deathstroke by surprise
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Post by: Gree on August 31, 2018, 11:31:53 AM
Sounds like Priest doesn’t know Batman
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Post by: Panthergod on August 31, 2018, 12:04:22 PM
.. he was writing Batman since the late 80s so.. no.