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July 2014 Character of the Month: Deathstroke

Well, this isn't the first time Slade Wilson has killed his competition!

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.

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!

Do you like this feature and want to provide feedback and/or make a suggestion for future editions? Feel free to tell us below or reach out via Twitter.

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Posted by Fallschirmjager

how surprising!

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Posted by Mercy_

But Shiva :(

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Posted by highaccuser

Awesome.

Posted by Justthatkid

Would of expected Lobo to get more votes, but the winner was obvious..

Posted by Krypton-115

First time a character I voted for won! DS is one of my favorite characters of all time!

Edited by patrat18

Yes!!!

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

Posted by ULTRAstarkiller

Ya I love Stroke.

Posted by CyberWarrior
Posted by Fetts

YYYYEESSSSSSSSS! Even though I would have preferred Boba Fett to be in there, if there was anybody else I'd have as COTM, it'd be Deathstroke :)

Edited by MadeinBangladesh

HELL YEAH!!!

Edited by youmessinwithme

So we went from a seriously underrated under used character of the month who's actually really cool, too A boring, over used, over hyped, overrated Pedophile.... who's already over exposed.

Nice CV we now have the worst character of the month ever....

Posted by fullmetaladam

Damn!!!! missed this vote. Would of voted for Mystique if known about poll.

Posted by IDontLikeBirds

I was completely unaware that this poll happened. Don't know how I missed it.

Posted by i_dont_like_comics

next month, tasky. next month.

Edited by Spideyfan3160

Was the deathstroke new 52 series good?

Edited by orangedrink888

I was really hoping for Tasky

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

Was the deathstroke new 52 series good?

I heard the First Arc was garbage but the second was good

Edited by AllStarSuperman

I wish he didn't win.

Posted by NightFang

Deathstroke needs his own animated movie.

Posted by Wolverine08

Bleh.

Edited by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub

Im calling the battles now. Wolvie, Deadpool, Batman and Cap as possibilities.

Posted by Catsnlynne

Deathstroke beats out all those other losers.

Posted by Xwraith

I'm not surprised, even though I didn't CHOOOOOSE him.

Posted by Mad_Titan

Deathstroke needs his own animated movie.

Agree. A gritty Deathstroke movie showing his origin and mercenary line of work would be a pretty cool watch. Or at least a DC showcase style animated short wouldn't be bad either.

Posted by Farkam

good

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Hell yeah!

Posted by lmothander

I foresee a comicvine battle of the week... Deathstroke vs Gambit.

Posted by micah

So we went from a seriously underrated under used character of the month who's actually really cool, too A boring, over used, over hyped, overrated Pedophile.... who's already over exposed.

Nice CV we now have the worst character of the month ever....

Deathstroke is a Pedophile???

Edited by mightyrearranger

@micah said:

@youmessinwithme said:

So we went from a seriously underrated under used character of the month who's actually really cool, too A boring, over used, over hyped, overrated Pedophile.... who's already over exposed.

Nice CV we now have the worst character of the month ever....

Deathstroke is a Pedophile???

Edited by TehStranger

I hope they do something new instead of making Deathstroke vs Wolverine, Black Panther, Captain America, or Batman for the millionth time.

Posted by GraniteSoldier

I voted for Bane but there were a few good choices here. Slade was one of them, and given the number of fans he has here I'm not surprised. Congrats to the hard core Deathstroke crowd.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Well, he did beat up the Justice League once.

Posted by Ninjablade09

Totally forgot about this poll lol. I think I voted Bullseye. Still, it's great to see Deathstroke win no matter unsurprising it is.

Posted by redhood21

deathstroke!!! was hoping for taskmaster to have a closer turnout

Posted by ThexX

Posted by Darling_Luna

Finally

Edited by Gojira2014

@youmessinwithme said:

So we went from a seriously underrated under used character of the month who's actually really cool, too A boring, over used, over hyped, overrated Pedophile.... who's already over exposed.

Nice CV we now have the worst character of the month ever....

I agree. Deathstroke is so overused and been done to death in every way. Yawn.

on the bright side, Taskmaster and Boba came next in votes :)

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Posted by The Stegman

Nice

Posted by Winter_Kills

Well, at least Taskmaster got in second place. But 16%? Come on Tasky fans, where were you guys? One day Tasky, one day you'll get respect!

Posted by Kuyamu

@thecheesestabber:

quite the opposite, the first graphic novel was good, then it turned to pure shite.

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

@kuyamu: Wasn't Lobo garbage then the last issues it was good?

Posted by Wardishy

Poor Deadshot. :(

Edited by k4tzm4n

@tehstranger said:

I hope they do something new instead of making Deathstroke vs Wolverine, Black Panther, Captain America, or Batman for the millionth time.

You know, you're welcome to make suggestions, but keep in mind traffic is something I need to consider, too.

@lmothander said:

I foresee a comicvine battle of the week... Deathstroke vs Gambit.

It would be entertaining, but I'm pretty sure a very large majority would agree Slade is taking that.

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Posted by Jayc1324

Cool.

Posted by jashro44

Damn I waited too long to vote....I was thinking of voting for lady shiva since she never gets attention. Boba Fett would have been awesome...I couldn't make up my mind. I considered Slade but I did want something a little different. This can be cool too though.

I hope they do something new instead of making Deathstroke vs Wolverine, Black Panther, Captain America, or Batman for the millionth time.

Well ultimate cap vs deathstrokes been done before so I doubt they'll do 616 cap, Slades beaten batman in a comic so I don't see that happening, Wolverine and black panther on the other hand....One of them is going to end up fighting Slade. Maybe both.....

Posted by ComicStooge

@wolverine08: Deathstroke's won CotM and Wolverine hasn't.

Posted by Wolverine08
Posted by HushoftheWind

im prepared to see Deathstroke win ALL the Battle of the Week b/c of........reasons.

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