[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]
Pencils: Carlo Pagulayan
Inks: Jason Paz
Slade Wilson has been quite busy! Breaking into a dictator’s home, the assassin rescues an old friend known only as Red Lion! From there Deathstroke and Red Lion proceed to continue the mission of finding out who exactly wants Rose dead! And the revelation is shocking!
Priest continues an awesome story in Deathstroke #6. Rose Wilson is still thinking about her encounter with Batman in the previous issue. She’s reminded of when Batman told her that she has choices, and that just because she’s the daughter of Deathstroke, doesn’t mean she has to follow in his footsteps. Priest does a great job in a few panels showing how conflicted Rose feels about her relationship with her father. The action this series still continues to not disappoint, as well. I’m enjoying seeing Deathstroke be so violent and merciless with his foes. This book makes you almost forget Slade is in a world full of heroes, cause in this book he seems to be the only “fairly decent” guy.
The book has moments where the stories may run atop one another, and at times it wasn’t what I wanted. Primarily the issue consists of the actions and consequences of Rose and Slade. However, toward the middle and the end of the book, that point of view changes to a new character. This particular character may have a bigger impact on the story than Rose did, but I’m not sure as to his real motivations. I’m guessing that Priest brings this to light in the next issue.
Deathstroke #6 was a great read and a decent follow up to the previous issue and I can’t wait to see what happens next, after receiving the revelation that comes near the end of the book. It seems that Slade is still struggling with skeletons in the past still coming around in the present. I think that very same struggle is something we all can identify with to a degree.