A preview of the first issue of the new series reveals that the caped crusader technology has ended up in the hands of Slade, who is putting it to good use.
In the first issue of Deathstroke Inc., like Jack Nicholson’s Joker, readers will ask, “Where does he get these wonderful toys?”
The preview for Deathstroke Inc. # 1 reveals that Deathstroke and the TRUST organization have an arsenal of Batman tech and weapons at their disposal. That includes mechas and Batmobiles, the cover even teasing that Slade Wilson might have a Batwing and more. Readers see Slade ram the Batmobile through a town that serves as the frontage for an HIVE facility, leaping onto the roof of the car to unload a minigun at town officers.
The goods acquired from the mercenary could be the result of Slade’s last encounter with the Dark Knight (as it’s less likely that a Batmobile fell from the back of a truck). In the pages of Batman and just before Jokers war Started in 2020, Slade was recruited by The Joker to help steal the fortune that had allowed Bruce Wayne to fund his nightlife and double as a Capped Crusader. This gave the Joker and his followers access to all of Batman’s weapons, with the Clown Prince of Crime even donning a new batsuit towards the end of the arc.
Fortune was not returned to Bruce, but rather diverted to Lucius Fox and his family. This prompted Batman to go back to basics and operate on a lower level of resources, even forcing Green Arrow to foot the bill with the expenses of the Justice League. With Deathstroke’s involvement in the stolen fortune, it’s possible that he came into possession of some of Batman’s armaments during the chaos of Gotham, just in time for his final series.
Slade’s last title was the Death blow series that ran from 2016 to 2019 during the time of DC Comics’ rebirth. The upcoming series will be the last Deathstroke-centric title to launch, although it will also feature other characters like Black Canary, who is currently a prominent Brian Michael Bendis figure. Justice League Course. Writer Joshua Williamson has teased a lot for the title, including a crossover with his Robin series and Slade finally decides if he will be a hero or a villain. The overview and solicitation for the problem can be found below.
KILLING INC. # 1
- Joshua Williamson story
- Pencils and inks by Howard Porter
- Cover by Howard Porter
- $ 3.99 | 32 PAGES
- Cover variants of Francesco Mattina and Adam Hughes
- Cover Variant 1:25 by Dima Ivano
- Team variant cover by Gerardo Zaffino
- US $ 4.99 (card stock)
- ON SALE 09/28/21
- After suffering too many losses, Slade Wilson decides it’s time for a change. When he’s enlisted to work with an age-old secret organization called TRUST that wants to take out baddies from heavy hitters, he’s it. They will provide him with a whole new team and resources for his new mission in the depths of the strangest parts of the DCU, including a new partner… Black Canary!
- Wait what ?! Enjoy explosions, jaw-dropping action, and outrageous new adventures as DC’s baddest SOB entangles itself in a major mysterious building in the shadow of the DCU.
Deathstroke Inc. # 1 is written by Williamson with crayons and a cover by Howard Porter. Hi-Fi serves as the colorist for the issue, featuring letters from Steve Wands. Variants of covers were created by Adam Hughes, Ken Lashley, Francesco Mattina, Gerardo Zaffino and Dima Ivanov. The issue goes on sale September 28 at DC Comics.
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