Kyle Higgins does a pretty solid job on “Deathstroke”. Just check out the first issue, which seems to set up the typical “assassin with a funny support team” dynamic and then, in two pages, completely subverts it.
Ever since, Higgins has tried, and largely succeeded, in turning Deathstroke into DC’s version of Parker: a cold, calculating criminal who you still root for since everybody else is kind of a d-bag or an idiot anyway, and a guy you really don’t to screw over.
But apparently that might not be enough, because it’s all but written in stone Rob Liefeld is going to come on board, and rumor is, he’ll be writing.
We’re a little skeptical that Liefeld is going to write the book. The industry may have forgiven him his ’90s sins artistically, but the facts don’t lie: he hasn’t written a thing in years. We’ll see when the solicits for “Deathstroke” #8 come out, but we hope Higgins gets to continue.
[ via Bleeding Cool ]