DC’s number one mercenary is back. His mission is still being explained, but one thing is clear: he’s looking for answers and he’s willing to kill anyone to find them. Deathstroke: Rebirth, the prelude to his new series, takes a look into how everything ties together on with his mission for the truth and these are the top five moments to come out of the issue.
5. Business Negotiations
The old saying goes, “You are the company you keep.” Here, Deathstroke takes the time to work out business details with his client, a man who is disposing of a mountain of bodies. Seeing them talk so nonchalantly about business while a mass grave is being filled nearby is disconcerting to say the least, and shows the kind of individuals Slade deals with on a regular basis.
4. The Bear
When villains are shown interacting with their children, it usually serves as reminder to show they are still human. How their methods are a way to help make the world a better place for their kids. Instead, this issue shows Slade was a terrible dad and was hard as hell on his sons. After shooting a bear which tried to eat his son Grant, Slade proceeds to guilt trip the kid about not being strong enough. The Wilson’s aren’t exactly a hugging family.
3. This is a contract
Seeing his companions are afraid of what might happen, Deathstroke makes them hand over all their money. He then calls it a contract and says they have hired him to protect their families. It’s one of those odd moments where a despicable character does something odd to show they still have something of a soul somewhere under all the kevlar they wear.
2. The River
What do you do when you can’t kill someone? Just keep trying. The Clock King now resides seven seconds outside of time and thereby away from any of Deathstroke’s conventional weapons. This doesn’t sway Slade who proceeds to try and kill the old man with a mixture of different weapons, all while Clock King stays just outside his reach and mocks him. Its an interesting moment to say the least.
There’s hardcore and then there is getting so injured you are thought to be dead. This is how far Deathstroke is willing to go to get into an enemy camp and then uses his healing factor to rest up. Once he’s healed he takes everyone by surprise and makes his way through the camp and towards his target. This intense scene of action easily became the number one moment of the issue.
What were your favorite moments from Deathstroke: Rebirth #1? Leave a comment below and let us know.