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Review: Deathstroke #10

Posted By: Wonder Worlock
Thu, 06/14/2012 - 11:13

What can I say about Rob Liefeld and his impact on what are perceived as some of the lesser books of the New 52 that has not already been said?

Nothing, probably, but I will try.

The reason I picked up Grifter in the first place was his foes were aliens, but the mishmash of stories soon started to weigh as heavily as the con man’s heart on me as a reader. Then Liefeld hit and immediately turned the book around.

I never really found that problem in Deathstroke, but with Liefeld art AND script this masked man has suddenly become a force to be reckoned with and his adventures are now taking on an entirely new scope.

The hunt for Lobo? As exciting a concept as I can imagine for this property and Liefeld has begun the quest in fine fashion, with each opponent having a strong respect for the other, each seeking knowledge as to how the other’s mind works. It is like a fine chess match, with some slobber-knocking action to boot!

I recall how Rob Liefeld hit New Mutants long ago with a bang. The only thing close to it may be when Jack Kirby took over Jimmy Olsen. Just shocking!

I like to be shocked in a great way, and this fan is sticking with Deathstroke to see where the writer/artist is headed. Simply a great book.