DC Comics Rebirth Spoilers & Review: Deathstroke Rebirth #1 Shows Its Cool To Be Bad & Who Makes Their DC Rebirth Big Return & Debut?

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Deathstroke Rebirth #1 hits stands today on August 10, 2016 after last week’s Suicide Squad Rebirth as the movie set North American box office summer records over the weekend! Had hoped that Scott Eastwood had played Deathstroke in the film, but alas it did not come to pass.

BTW, ICYMI, check out the Top 25 here With Harley Quinn, The Joker & Suicide Squad movie, box Office record, toys plus the Batman: The Killing Joke Blu-Ray & more! Been a big last few weeks for DC Comics / DC Entertainment despite Slade Wilson not showing up in the Suicide Squad film.

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DC Rebirth is upon us:

  • Week One saw the debut of DC Universe Rebirth #1 and its massive reveals (spoilers here)!
  • Week Two saw the debut of the critically acclaimed Batman Rebirth #1, Superman Rebirth #1, Green Lanterns Rebirth #1 and Green Arrow #1 (spoilers here).
  • Week Three greeted readers with Aquaman Rebirth #1, The Flash Rebirth #1 and Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 (spoilers here).
  • Week Four saw Titans Rebirth #1 hit stands anchored by a returning Wally West Flash (spoilers here).
  • Week Five was an extra “fifth week” of comics that saw no special DC Rebirth one-shot released.
  • Week Six saw Justice League Rebirth #1 had the New 52 Justice League accept the pre-Flashpoint Superman as Rebirth’s Man of Steel (spoilers here).
  • Week Seven saw Nightwing Rebirth #1, with a prominent Batman appearance, and Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps Rebirth #1 land on stands (spoilers here).
  • Week Eight saw Batgirl and the Birds of Prey Rebirth #1 and The Hellblazer Rebirth #1 one-shots make waves (spoilers here).
  • Week Nine saw Red Hood and The Outlaws Rebirth #1 focus in Red Hood and Batman’s relationship as Bizarro and Artemis are set to round out Rebirth’s dark trinity (spoilers here).
  • Week Ten had Suicide Squad Rebirth #1 explode on stands ahead of its film’s wicked weekend (spoilers here).

Week Eleven only has one DC Comics Rebirth one-shot for fandom timed with Deathstroke Rebirth #1!

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Suicide Squad Rebirth #1 spoilers and review follow.

Very cool to see the Clock King back and in Deathstroke’s sights. He was betrayed by Jazaki a warlord who hired Deathstroke to take out the Clock King.

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Very cool to see that this master of time is on a “7 second delay” is really only a projection as he lives in the timestream.

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As someone who LOVED that 1990’s Chronos and Hourman series from DC Comics. I am loving this unexpected time-based monologue.

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Anyhow, he barters information about a “loved one” of Deathstroke’s that is being held nearby. Deathstroke is conflicted by the mysterious code word “Kenilworth” seals his decision.

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As a matter of honor, he finds some rebels and orders them to empty their pockets; for the small amount they have given him he takes on the contract to protect them from Jazaki. He also pull into his plane where…

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…he feigns being dead and captured by the rebels, who also use that word “Kenilworth” to get past the Jazaki guards.

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Once in the compound, Deathstroke rides roughshod, but does find his captured loved one…

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…his mentor, friend and ally William Randolph Wintergreen!


Overall a fast-paced, dramatic, action-packed issue with solid story and AMAZING art. Highly recommended.

John is a long-time pop culture fan, comics historian, and blogger. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief at Comics Nexus. Prior to being EIC he has produced several column series including DEMYTHIFY, NEAR MINT MEMORIES and the ONE FAN'S TRIALS at the Nexus plus a stint at Bleeding Cool producing the COMICS REALISM column. As BabosScribe, John is active on his twitter account, his facebook page, his instagram feed and welcomes any and all feedback. Bring it on!