The recent Flash duo of writer Joshua Williamson and artist Howard Porter are reuniting for a new DC series: Deathstroke Inc.
“After suffering too many losses, Slade Wilson decides it’s time for a change,” reads a description of Deathstroke Inc. #1 on the publisher’s subscriptions page. “When he’s enlisted to work with an ages-old secret organization called The Trust. The name ‘TRUST’ doesn’t instantly bring to mind any organization in the DCU, but Deathstroke has had major trust issues over the years. His history with the Teen Titans, his children, and pretty much everyone who has ever crossed his path (Batman I’m looking at you). We will get a lot of Deathstroke soon! Slade is going to guest star in August’s Justice League #66, which will relate to the current Checkmate series – both of which feature Green Arrow and Black Canary as members of their respective teams.
It’s been 18 months since the end of writer Christopher Priest’s long-running Deathstroke series. At the time, Priest said that sales were good enough that the series could’ve gone on, but he had a firm ending planned with Deathstroke #50. As luck would have it, Deathstroke by Christopher Priest Omnibus will go on sale two weeks before Deathstroke Inc. debuts.
Deathstroke Inc. was hinted at back in February during a ComicsPro event. It was one of 11 titles DC mentioned briefly, but didn’t give any details on. Some of those, such as Crush & Lobo and The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox, were later announced, but we’re still awaiting details on Elseworld, DC Vampires, Robin and Batman, The Legend of Batman, Nubia and the Amazons, and DC Middle Ages.
Deathstroke Inc. #1 will hit shelves on September 28.