Moon Knight, you had a good run, but now it's time to let someone else step into the spotlight! Last month's theme was anti-heroes and the Fist of Khonshu earned the top spot. But next week marks the beginning of July, so that means it's time to select a new Character of the Month! The new theme: assassins and mercenaries. 10 options were on the poll and the deadly Slade Wilson earned a solid lead over the competition. Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to welcome your new Character of the Month!
Deathstroke made his debut way back in 1980. THE NEW TEEN TITANS #2, by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, has the character's very first appearance and his popularity has boosted significantly since then. In fact, he's recently had big appearances in everything from video games (Batman: Arkham Origins) to TV shows (Arrow). It's unfortunate his comic book series was canceled, but he most definitely hasn't faded into obscurity. He even played a role in DC's latest big event, FOREVER EVIL.
So, what does this victory mean for Deathstroke? Throughout the month of July, we'll have a number of features that are all about the lethal character. We'll highlight his best covers, chat about his coolest action scenes, and suggest some of his best storylines. Also, it's likely he'll appear in the Question of the Week segment and we may even test his skills in a battle article or two.
In case you're wondering, 397 Comic Viners voted in the latest poll. Here's the final results.
- Deathstroke 24%
- Taskmaster 16%
- Boba Fett 14%
- Mystique 11%
- Bane 8%
- Deadshot 8%
- Lobo 8%
- Bullseye 4%
- Lady Shiva 4%
- Cheshire 3%
Let's start the celebration right now! Go ahead and share your favorite image of Deathstroke below and explain why you think it's full of awesomeness. Let the Slade Wilson praise begin!
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