Although any dreams of their big-screen showdown seemingly crumbled with the Ben Affleck-directed Batman film, the World's Greatest Detective and the World's Deadliest Assassin are nevertheless poised for what promises to be a memorable confrontation in DC Comics' Deathstroke.
The solicitation text for April's Deathstroke #30, by writer Christopher Priest and artist Carlo Pagulayan, teases the debut of the six-part "Deathstroke vs. Batman" storyline that readers likely never expected. Think daddy drama.
Bruce Wayne receives a mysterious package containing DNA test results that reveal he's not Damian's biological father; Slade Wilson is. It's a discovery that will place Batman and Deathstroke on a collision course toward a deadly (custody) battle. But the questions of who sent the DNA test (and why), and how Deathstroke could possibly be Damian's father, will no doubt fuel the story arc.
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST • Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN • Cover by LEE WEEKS • Variant cover by JEROME OPENA
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“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, by Priest and Pagulayan, goes on sale April 4 from DC Comics.