- Author Bio
One is the World’s Greatest Detective. The other is the World’s Deadliest Assassin. Batman and Deathstroke are two of the most brilliant and dangerous men alive, but the similarities between these bitter rivals stop there.
…Or do they?
A bombshell is about to be dropped on the lives of both Bruce Wayne and Slade Wilson—a revelation that even two people who’ve prepared for everything never saw coming.
A source informs the two masked men that Damian Wayne—a.k.a. the young killer turned crime-fighter called Robin—isn’t the son of Batman at all. His true father: Deathstroke himself. If this information turns out to be true, it will change everything. This shocking intel has set two unstoppable forces on a collision course, as Deathstroke and the Dark Knight wage war for the heart and soul of the Boy Wonder…and the truth.
Blood will be shed. Secret identities will be uncovered. And a grudge match decades in the making will reach its explosive climax…
Writer Christopher Priest (Black Panther) and artists Carlo Pagulayan (Planet Hulk), Ed Benes (Justice League of America) and Roberto Viacara (Absolution) proudly present Batman vs. Deathstroke—a no-holds-barred battle between two of comics’ greatest characters! This hardcover edition collects Deathstroke #30-35 as well as an afterword by Christopher Priest and behind-the-scenes sketches.
This story arc features two of the most popular characters in the DCU: Deathstroke and Batman
This particular arc was specifically written to be standalone
Broken out into a standalone hardcover, it continues stories from Deathstroke Vol. 4
Writer Christopher Priest was nominated for an Eisner Award for his work on Deathstroke
Each volume of the New 52 Deathstroke series was critically acclaimed
Writer Christopher Priest is best known for one of the greatest runs on Marvel’s Black Panther, for which he wrote more than 50 issues
Deathstroke was featured as the main villain for the entire second season of The CW’s hit series Arrow
Deathstroke made a cameo in the Justice League film
Collects Deathstroke #30-35
Marketing: Digital ARC available November 2018
Promotion on dccomics.com; goodreads.com
Promotion through DC Comics social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs)
Publicity: National Media Campaign including National Public Radio and national print features and review coverage.
Extensive online support including EW, USA Today, PopMatters, Ain’t It Cool News, IGN, CBR, Comic Vine, Newsarama and various comic book blogs and pop culture sites.
“Deathstroke will welcome you with open, blood-stained arms.”—IGN
“Focusing on the twisted Wilson family dynamic is a brilliant decision that has grounded the book in complicated personal conflicts.”—A.V. Club/The Onion
“Priest and company have hardly taken the typical approach to Slade Wilson or his terminations with this series, opting instead for something just as violent, but far more introspective.”—Comic Book Resources