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The Buy Pile: Down Goes Deathstroke!

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The Buy Pile: Down Goes Deathstroke!

The unkindest cut of all in Deathstroke #26.

WHAT IS THE BUY PILE?

Every week Hannibal Tabu (winner of the 2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt/blogger/novelist/poet/jackass on Twitter/head honcho of Komplicated) grabs a whole lotta comics. These periodicals are quickly sorted (how) into two piles — the “buy” pile (a small pile most weeks, comprised of planned purchases) and the “read” pile (often huge, often including comics that are really crappy but have some value to stay abreast of). Thursday afternoons you’ll be able to get his thoughts (and they’re just the opinions of one guy, so calm down, and here’s some common definitions used in the column) about all of that … which goes something like this …

THE BUY PILE FOR NOVEMBER 22, 2017

Deathstroke #26 (DC Comics)

It’s troubling to admit the normally skintight plotting slipped a little this issue, but some things for this Buy Pile regular worked while others don’t. The hodgepodge team Slade Wilson put together as part of his attempt at redemption do great character work as they try to figure out where their benefactor is while sniping at each other. That’s fantastic. The arguable “a” plot of Slade discovering secrets hidden by his former friend and benefactor is less compelling, but Christopher Priest is good enough to give some entertainment value even when the installment doesn’t stand as tall as some others, while the visuals from Diogenes Neves, Jason Paz, Jeromy Cox and Willie Schubert — as always — dazzle. It’d take three down issues in a row to fall from Buy Pile grace, and this is only one, so here’s hoping for something amazing next month.

RELATED: Deathstroke: First Official Image of Manganiello’s DC Villain

WHAT’S THE PROGNOSIS?

… that’s not a good start …

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