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DC confirms new Deathstroke ongoing series from Tony S. Daniel!

DSTROKE001_Cover_rev_53b40b8a307326.06494387DC have confirmed that the deadliest mercenary in the DC Universe, Deathstroke, will be getting his own monthly ongoing series starting this October 22nd.

The series is to be written and drawn by Tony S. Daniel (Superman/Wonder Woman, Detective Comics) and comes about – we would assume – as a result the character’s increased popularity due to his role on CW’s Arrow Television series.

Here’s the official solicit information;

DEATHSTROKE #1
Written by TONY S. DANIEL
Art by TONY S. DANIEL and SANDU FLOREA
Cover by TONY S. DANIEL
1:25 Variant cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
On sale OCTOBER 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

The DCU’s deadliest assassin stars in his own ongoing series by writer/artist Tony S. Daniel! See him as never before in this explosive new series, with one surprise after another as we see Slade Wilson in the fight of his life!

In an interview with MTV, Daniels spoke of his love of the Deathstroke character

I’ve always been a big Deathstroke fan, dating back to my teenage years and he’s only gotten more bad-ass with time. He’s an incredible character, whether you’re playing him in a video game or watching him on TV or reading him in a comic book. People love Deathstroke now more than ever due to all the avenues he’s available in, myself included.

I tell people he’s sort of like a tricked out Batman, but he’ll kill you. Of course he’s not anything like Bruce Wayne, but he is a man with money and the means to pay for the gadgets and weaponry he’ll need to accomplish any goal. I’ve always been drawn to characters with a dark side and I think that makes him complex and compelling.

What I find interesting and why I wanted to write (and draw) Deathstroke, is the opportunity I have to make people give a damn about his missions and motivations. Giving readers a reason to invest emotionally in this guy’s missions and stories is what I think will make a difference for this new title and is key for me and one of my main goals.

I’m a big fan on Daniel’s body of work, so I have high hopes for this one.  The previous series – released as part of DC’s New 52 – didn’t quite hit the spot, for me at least, so I’m hoping Daniel is the man to dig a little deeper into the appeal of a character like Slade.

What do you guys think of this news, and is Deathstroke going to be making it into your pull list come October?  Sound off in the comments.


The writer of this piece was: 576682_510764502303144_947146289_nCraig Neilson (aka Ceej)
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