DC Comics’ “Deathstroke” series will undergo some big changes once the May event “The Lazarus Contract” concludes. The story arc sees the title cross over with “Teen Titans” and “Titans” to investigate the DC Rebirth lingering question of Slade Wilson’s connection to the former Teen Titans.
A solicit for the June issue of “Deathstroke” #21 shows the fallout from “The Lazarus Contract” and Slade recruiting his own team of Teen Titans (via Newsarama).
Looking to turn over a new leaf, Deathstroke chooses to form a young team of heroes to help him gain the trust of the public. The team consists of one member of the current Teen Titans, Kid Flash, a former Titan in Power Girl, Slade’s children Rose and Jericho, and Terra, who will be making her DC Rebirth debut. Terra played an important role in the classic “Judas Contract” storyline from Marv Wolfman and George Perez that saw the young metahuman betray the Teen Titans. Kid Flash’s defection from the Teen Titans isn’t explained, though it can be assumed it happens during “The Lazarus Contract.”
“Deathstroke” #21 goes on sale July 5, and the full solicit can be found below:
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art by DIOGENES NEVES
Cover by RYAN SOOK
Variant cover by SHANE DAVIS
*Includes a code for a free digital download of this issue.
“DEFIANCE” part one! A new day has dawned for Deathstroke. Having emerged from the Speed Force a changed man, Slade Wilson takes aim at living a better life—a life in service of justice. But when the world refuses to accept the new Deathstroke, Slade recruits a group of young heroes to join him including including former Teen Titans, Kid Flash and Power Girl, his children, Rose and Jericho, and the bombastic Terra! But has Slade truly shed his villainous past? And what other shadowy forces are working against him? Find out as Deathstroke’s bold new direction begins here!
On sale JULY 5 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T+