While we continue playing the “will he or won’t he?” game when it comes to whether director Matt Reeves will include Deathstroke in his upcoming film, The Batman, we can take solace in knowing that those two titans have other means of releasing their aggression on each other. We are, of course, referring to the very medium that spawned them: Comic books.
Speaking of which, the past few days have given fans much too be excited over, as word of a Deathstroke vs. Batman comic understandably sent everyone into a frenzy. And while the story is slated to kickoff this spring, DC Comics’ April solicitations have revealed that this is, in fact, not a new series as various outlets had reported, but rather, “a six-issue series-within-a-series.” With that, you can probably see how something got lost in translation.
Regardless, such a huge story is bound to give sales of the ongoing Deathstroke title a generous boost, which is still set to be penned by Christopher Priest, with art by Carlo Pagulayan and covers by Lee Weeks. Needless to say, we expect that creative team to continue throwing unexpected curveballs as the tale progresses.
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When it comes to what the material will consist of, well, it looks like what’s planned will make even Maury Povich blush. You see, the bloody rematch between the World’s Greatest Detective and the World’s Deadliest Assassin is going to be ignited by a dubious paternity test alleging that – get this – Damian Wayne is the son of Slade Wilson!
For more, check out the synopsis for yourself:
“Deathstroke vs. Batman” part one! Beginning this month, a six-issue series-within-a-series featuring the ultimate showdown between DC’s fiercest rivals! When Batman discovers a mysterious package containing DNA test results proving that he is not Damian Wayne’s biological father, the Dark Knight sets his sights on his son’s true father—Deathstroke! But Damian Wayne can’t really be Slade Wilson’s son—can he? And who sent the package—and why? The ultimate custody battle ensues as the World’s Greatest Detective and the World’s Deadliest Assassin clash in this instant classic!
Deathstroke #30 arrives in comic shops on April 4.