DC Comics Universe & Batman #86 Spoilers & Review: Deathstroke, New Villain Gunsmith & More Take On Batman! Plus Shadow Of Watchmen & Doomsday Clock As The Joker Looms!

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DC Comics Universe and Batman #86 Spoilers and Review follows.

Deathstroke, New Villain Gunsmith and More Take On Batman!

Plus Shadow Of Watchmen and Doomsday Clock As The Joker Looms!

Veteran villains Chesire and Merlyn align with new ones Gunsmith and Mr. Teeth with two more set to debut soon; they are the Designer and Punchline.

For some reason, Gunsmith’s look has me thinking of the Watchmen and Doomsday Clock’s Comedian or is it just me?

Looks like they’re also allied with Deathstroke…

…who Batman pulls into a fight as…

…other villains disperse?

A gruelling fight later, a fatigued Batman mistakes Lucius Fox…

…for his deceased father figure Alfred Pennyworth…

…as we leave this issue with more questions than answers from the new creative team.

The Pulse:

An action-packed issue with drama and intrigue with gorgeous art. We’ve seen Batman vs. Deathstroke several times in my lifetime, even in recent years, but I am a Slade Wilson mark and this one felt a bit different. 8 out of 10.

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