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#1 Posted by Bluefox170 (414 posts) - - Show Bio

It looks far better now. It's really a non-issue with the reboot. I'm fine with White or Black. Liefelds #0 issue with blonde was a travesty anyway. Happy with what Daniels is doing.

#2 Posted by Bluefox170 (414 posts) - - Show Bio

@jayc1324 said:

Considering Bronze Tiger and Lady Shiva follow slades dad, he must be awesome. Cannot wait for this, and the upcoming godkiller arc. The action in this series is great.

So hyped for Godkiller. It sounds unlike anything that has come before in Deathstrokes history and will probably put Slade on a whole new level of dangerous. Also really interested to see how the end of this arc leads into that one or if convergence is to blame.

#3 Posted by Bluefox170 (414 posts) - - Show Bio

@ren_: Lang is far too old. 62 in fact. Even now it'd be a stretch. I know where you're coming from though because he used to be my top pick for awhile. He just wouldn't be able to reprise the role effectively. He'd play a supporting role in suicide squad and we would have to retire the cinematic version of the character or re-cast almost immediately. Same goes for Ron Perlman (64) who really isn't more than a voice when it comes to Slade. Joe Mangianello (34) has staying power. If Deathstroke shoots up in popularity after SS Manganiello can return for multiple films down the road and has more than enough time to establish a household name in the DCCU.

#4 Posted by Bluefox170 (414 posts) - - Show Bio

-Spoilers- I think they handled Slade poorly with this episode. They treated it like letting the pup out of the play pin for fresh air. When Green Arrows little sister is the variable that tips the scales against Deathstroke the Terminator something is definitely wrong. And Slade still holds this dumb grudge which should have dissipated at the end of season 2. At this rate the mainstream Arrow demographic is going to identify Slade as the overly attached boyfriend/acquaintance who (thank god) was shown mercy by Thea Queen. Then he's back in his cell? Talk about anti-climactic. The writers need to get a clue with this character. Otherwise the episode was decent. I'm a bit biased of course but it truly ticks me off to see this disservice to what should be DC's worlds deadliest assassin.

#5 Posted by Bluefox170 (414 posts) - - Show Bio

Midnighter kidnapped, tortured, and blew up Grant Wilson a la joker and Jason Todd style. Grant however survived. He was later possessed by his brother Joseph and Deathstroke was forced to kill Grant himself.

#6 Posted by Bluefox170 (414 posts) - - Show Bio

@bluefox170 said:

@captainmarvel4ever said:

@bluefox170 said:

@captainmarvel4ever said:

@micah: That's not really what I want from this series, I want this series to get the character back on track. Make him the sick twisted guy who wants to make his own army, and try to erase the Titans. Sinestro's new series is doing a great job of being entertaining, showing how twisted he is, while still connecting to the other lantern series, and that's what I want from this book.

I think DC is just beginning to realize they're sitting on a gold mine with Slade. I believe he's a great character if not one of the best these days. There is so much untapped potential in the character beyond hunting children or getting his ass kicked 20 different ways by Batmans pre teen protege and his best bros. Daniel is going to pin Slade up against threats that rival Darkseid and bring the mercenary to the forefront of some of the biggest names around. That sounds quite on track to me. The Terminator is big league. So maybe he isn't going to try to manipulate teenagers for the 78th time and sink into the same old routine and obscurity once again. I think given time the character is going to go so much further than he already has in the past couple of years. Which is an impressively long way.

While a characters roots are important and should never be forgotten, I think the child play should be left in the past. Sure cross paths with the Titans here and there but never make it all that slade is about. Just my opinion.

If that's how you see him then you don't truly know Deathstroke.

On the contrary. I'm just not clinging to the past. Slade hasn't had a serious reason to go after kids for a long time. Especially in the new 52. The Titans didn't kill Grant. Slade did. Rivalries are born, and rivalries end.

See Deathstroke and the Titans.

See Deathstroke and Nightwing

See Deathstroke and Green Arrow

All just a part of the chain that has brought Slade to who he is today.

Deathstroke is no longer the Antagonist monster in the closet from the 80's. He's a protagonist, with his own life, his own missions, and he can fight it out with the best of them.

In this day in age. THIS decade. Anchoring him to where he was in the beginning is only embarrassing to the character. Some people STILL won't let the character live down how he "can't even beat a group of kids" even though he has put plenty to the blade in recent years. It's been done to death and it's just so dated.

I say let him be the worlds deadliest assassin, "Deathstroke the Terminator". Not forever shackled to "Deathstroke the tactfully frustrated father."

It all boils down to story progression.

Look at where Deadpool is today. In his inception he hunted down the new mutants. Is he still doing that? Not so much. He's all over the place.

Just because I don't think a character should be doing what he was doing 34 years ago doesn't mean I don't know a character.

He's not meant to be a protagonist, he's only really interesting as a foil for the Titans. Also, this is comics, the whole point is legacy, if anchoring characters to their roots was embarrassing, then there would be no point to reading comics. Also I don't like how you call the Titans "Kids" in such a disrespectful way, especially since they have had some of the greatest comics of all time, and have been one of the greatest teams in all of comics.

That may be how you find him interesting and you may think he shouldn't be a protagonist. I understand that. It doesn't change what is though. And what is just so happens to be Deathstroke as the protagonist in his own book without Titans.

I'm not being disrespectful. The Titans are kids. One of the greatest teams of all time or not.

#7 Posted by Bluefox170 (414 posts) - - Show Bio

@bluefox170 said:

@captainmarvel4ever said:

@micah: That's not really what I want from this series, I want this series to get the character back on track. Make him the sick twisted guy who wants to make his own army, and try to erase the Titans. Sinestro's new series is doing a great job of being entertaining, showing how twisted he is, while still connecting to the other lantern series, and that's what I want from this book.

I think DC is just beginning to realize they're sitting on a gold mine with Slade. I believe he's a great character if not one of the best these days. There is so much untapped potential in the character beyond hunting children or getting his ass kicked 20 different ways by Batmans pre teen protege and his best bros. Daniel is going to pin Slade up against threats that rival Darkseid and bring the mercenary to the forefront of some of the biggest names around. That sounds quite on track to me. The Terminator is big league. So maybe he isn't going to try to manipulate teenagers for the 78th time and sink into the same old routine and obscurity once again. I think given time the character is going to go so much further than he already has in the past couple of years. Which is an impressively long way.

While a characters roots are important and should never be forgotten, I think the child play should be left in the past. Sure cross paths with the Titans here and there but never make it all that slade is about. Just my opinion.

If that's how you see him then you don't truly know Deathstroke.

On the contrary. I'm just not clinging to the past. Slade hasn't had a serious reason to go after kids for a long time. Especially in the new 52. The Titans didn't kill Grant. Slade did. Rivalries are born, and rivalries end.

See Deathstroke and the Titans.

See Deathstroke and Nightwing

See Deathstroke and Green Arrow

All just a part of the chain that has brought Slade to who he is today.

Deathstroke is no longer the Antagonist monster in the closet from the 80's. He's a protagonist, with his own life, his own missions, and he can fight it out with the best of them.

In this day in age. THIS decade. Anchoring him to where he was in the beginning is only embarrassing to the character. Some people STILL won't let the character live down how he "can't even beat a group of kids" even though he has put plenty to the blade in recent years. It's been done to death and it's just so dated.

I say let him be the worlds deadliest assassin, "Deathstroke the Terminator". Not forever shackled to "Deathstroke the tactfully frustrated father."

It all boils down to story progression.

Look at where Deadpool is today. In his inception he hunted down the new mutants. Is he still doing that? Not so much. He's all over the place.

Just because I don't think a character should be doing what he was doing 34 years ago doesn't mean I don't know a character.

#8 Edited by Bluefox170 (414 posts) - - Show Bio

@micah: That's not really what I want from this series, I want this series to get the character back on track. Make him the sick twisted guy who wants to make his own army, and try to erase the Titans. Sinestro's new series is doing a great job of being entertaining, showing how twisted he is, while still connecting to the other lantern series, and that's what I want from this book.

I think DC is just beginning to realize they're sitting on a gold mine with Slade. I believe he's a great character if not one of the best these days. There is so much untapped potential in the character beyond hunting children or getting his ass kicked 20 different ways by Batmans pre teen protege and his best bros. Daniel is going to pin Slade up against threats that rival Darkseid and bring the mercenary to the forefront of some of the biggest names around. That sounds quite on track to me. The Terminator is big league. So maybe he isn't going to try to manipulate teenagers for the 78th time and sink into the same old routine and obscurity once again. I think given time the character is going to go so much further than he already has in the past couple of years. Which is an impressively long way.

While a characters roots are important and should never be forgotten, I think the child play should be left in the past. Sure cross paths with the Titans here and there but never make it all that slade is about. Just my opinion.

#9 Edited by Bluefox170 (414 posts) - - Show Bio

It is never actually explained how Deathstroke obtained the Nth metal infused armor.

There has never been any mention of his children possessing Nth metal armor.

Wether Tony Daniel will acknowledge what the armor is made of in his run is yet to be seen.

I feel the same. I like Daniels idea of Slade bringing different gear to different missions. I don't doubt we'll see the return of the bo staff at some point.

#10 Posted by Bluefox170 (414 posts) - - Show Bio

Very excited for this. It's possibly the best a Deathstroke book has ever looked and Daniel sounds like he knows what he's doing with this story. Come on Oct 22nd.