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Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
« Reply #15 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.

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Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2016, 08:51:10 PM »
Just read the first issue. Fantastic.


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Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
« Reply #18 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."


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Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
« Reply #20 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.


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Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
« Reply #21 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/


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Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
« Reply #22 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.

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Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
« Reply #23 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.


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Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
« Reply #24 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.

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Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
« Reply #25 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.

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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.


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Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
« Reply #26 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.

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Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2016, 09:02:49 PM »
...that hair.... and the sideburns.
 

Glad Wintergreen is back though.

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Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2016, 09:28:39 PM »
Was he always english?

I know he wasn't young.

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Re: Priest on Deathstroke rebirth...
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2016, 11:28:55 PM »
He was always English, and was a bit of a porker.


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