It is a week after Deathstroke Inc. 1 has been released and I am still pondering it. I figured other folks might want to talk about it as well.
What we know so far:
- Deathstroke, Black Canary, and Toyman are all working together for an organization named T.R.U.S.T.
- Black Canary does not like Deathstroke in the least
- Toyman is Hiro Okamura
- The organization that they are all working for has alterior motives
This story started in the Black Canary story Solo found in Batman Urban Legends 6. Dinah is working with Oracle on a mission. In fact, Juliette Ballantine uses this as an “interview” for Black Canary and asks her to join T.R.U.S.T.
Now that the groundwork has been laid we find Black Canary and Deathstroke to be working together. We also find out Deathstroke is sick. His motives are somewhat blurry, are they for redemption or something else? Meanwhile, Black Canary is working with T.R.U.S.T. to do good in the world. On their first mission, we find our team in a small town that has no one in it. Of course, this leads to them finding H.I.V.E. has a new queen and it felt like a weird b-movie, but was also excellent.
If this were a Birds of Prey comic, Toyman would be in the Oracle role while Juliette Ballantine is pulling the strings.
This does have a Birds of Prey vibe to it and I am here for it. Granted, we don’t get Oracle or Huntress but we do get Black Canary in a role that feels natural to see her in. Deathstroke is the wild card of the group, I mean he is Deathstroke. The most questions fall on Juliette Ballantine and her motives. What are the plans for T.R.U.S.T.?
What are your thoughts on Deathstroke Inc.? Are you excited for issue 2?