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Deathstroke #44 Solicitation Spoils a Major DC Death

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Deathstroke #44, which hits shelves on June 5, and “The Terminus Agenda,” which starts March 20.

Despite the event not officially starting until Teen Titans #28 later this month, DC's June solicit for Deathstroke #44 seems to spoils one of  the major deaths in the upcoming "The Terminus Agenda" arc: Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke

Deathstroke #41 served as a prelude to the event and saw the titular mercenary fighting his way out of Arkham Asylum and his identity getting publicly outed. Meanwhile, Slade’s own son, Jericho, betrayed him to Damian Wayne, who has been using his team to capture a number of notable foes and been incarcerating them in his own facility.

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Deathstroke's confrontation with the Teen Titans will seemingly prove fatal, as the solicit for the "Deathstroke: RIP" arc boldly declares that the titular assassin has died in battle at the hand of one of the young heroes. However, who remains a mystery. The story itself focuses on Slade’s closest friends and enemies arriving for a funeral, only to be tossed into a battle with the Legion of Doom, who have an interest in Slade’s body.

The covers and full solicitation for Deathstroke #44 follows.

DEATHSTROKE #44

  • written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
  • art by FERNANDO PASARIN
  • cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI and CAM SMITH
  • variant cover by RICCARDO FEDERICI
  • “DEATHSTROKE: RIP” starts here! Deathstroke is dead, secretly killed at the hands of a Teen Titan. As Slade’s closest friends, enemies and frenemies pay their respects (and disrespects) to the World’s Deadliest Assassin, some uninvited guests crash the event—the Legion of Doom! But what do they want with the body of the most lethal man on the planet? And will anyone find out who killed him? A brand-new storyline begins here…with an ending you won’t see coming!
  • ON SALE 06.05.19
  • $3.99 US | 32 PAGES
  • FC | RATED T+
  • This issue will ship with two covers.
  • Please see the order form for details.

In comparison, the solicit for event's epilogue, Teen Titans #30, only mentions the team struggling with the fallout. The epilogue will also put the Teen Titans into conflict with Lobo, who has come hunting his daughter, Crush.

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Deathstroke #44 hits shelves on June 5.

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