„New Deathstroke Ongoing Series On The Way In October”
So says Tony S. Daniel in an exclusive interview with MTV earlier today. Daniel will be writing and drawing (with help from Sandu Florea) the new adventures of Deathstroke, who gets his second shot at New 52 solo stardom.
What is it that makes Slade Wilson a character that DC doesn’t want to leave on the sidelines? Here’s Daniel’s take:
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.
Of course Slade Wilson played a significant role in the first two seasons of the TV show Arrow, both in flashbacks helping Oliver Queen become a skilled archer and fighter, and in the present as the primary threat in Season 2. Daniel told MTV that Deathstroke’s small screen stardom makes him want to “put Green Arrow and Deathstroke together at some point,” something that DC surely wouldn’t mind.
The big question will be whether or not Deathstroke can make it more than 20 issues this time, or if fans would rather see him return to a more purely vilainous stance instead of operating as an anti-hero of sorts.
Deathstroke #1 by Daniel and Florea will go on sale on October 22, with a 1:25 variant cover by Andrea Sorrentino.
(via Comic Book Resources)