Comic Kitchen: Ravager

Comic Kitchen highlights the eating habits of different superheroes and tells their story through the medium of food. There’s something powerful about eating food that makes you feel closer to your heritage. For Rose Wilson, heritage is an integral part of her identity. As the daughter of Deathstroke, Ravager has needed to find a way to step out of her father’s shadow and forge her own legacy.

To do this, Rose has leaned into her Cambodian roots and looked to understand the life of her mother. With that in mind, I’ve come up with a Cambodian inspired menu that mixes western and eastern influences together. Continue reading “Comic Kitchen: Ravager”

An Examination Of Deathstroke’s Personal Arsenal

When it comes to fighting, street level comic characters rely on gadgets to give them an edge in combat. A character like Deathstroke has plenty of tricks up his sleeve. As the world’s greatest assassin, Slade Wilson has earned a reputation for getting the job done at any cost. Over the years, Deathstroke has utilised a range of weapons to help him deal with a target. So, what kind of gadgets does the Terminator use to cut a bloody swathe through the DC Universe and take out his enemies? Continue reading “An Examination Of Deathstroke’s Personal Arsenal”

Green Arrow: Crawling Through The Wreckage Review: What Happens When The Rebel Becomes The Man?

Comics can be a valuable source of commentary on political issues, and a character who represents a liberal viewpoint is Green Arrow. Oliver Queen has established a reputation of standing up for the little guy, with various stories delving into his political worldview. One of the best arcs I’ve read that deals with political fallout is Green Arrow: Crawling Through The Wreckage. Written by Judd Winick, the graphic novel involves Green Arrow becoming the Mayor of Star City to make his home a more socially conscious place to live.

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Deathstroke #22 Review: An Illuminating Encounter For Slade And His Team

Recently, Deathstroke decided to give up being a villain and formed a team of young superheroes. Called Defiance, the team consists of Ravager, Jericho and the second generation Powergirl and Kid Flash. Deathstroke #22, written by Christopher Priest and drawn by Diogenes Neves and Jason Paz, sees Slade take his new team on their first mission to retake control of a US Embassy, held hostage in a foreign country. Is Slade genuine is his redemption, or does he have something sinister planned for his children and their team mates?

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Deathstroke: The Gospel Of Slade Review

DC: Rebirth has been successful in bring a lot of characters back to their roots, reminding fans what they loved in the first place. A character who’s benefitted from Rebirth is Deathstroke, particularly in the latest graphic novel to be released called The Gospel of Slade. It puts the spotlight on Deathstroke and his family, giving the reader an insight into the life of the complex mercenary. Written by Christopher Priest, The Gospel of Slade strips Deathstroke down to his core and asks the question of whether he’s a necessary evil. Continue reading “Deathstroke: The Gospel Of Slade Review”

Why Is Deathstroke The Greatest Assassin In Comics?

In the world of comics, there are various assassins. They are the people who can be hired to do the impossible, to kill any target, providing the money is good enough. In my opinion, the greatest assassin in comics is Deathstroke The Terminator. Slade Wilson has been an enemy to every major hero in the DC universe and he’s developed an infamous reputation. But what makes him so effective at what he does, and is there more to this killer than collecting on another pay day?

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Deathstroke: Legacy Review

“I am a warrior, in the tradition of the greatest. It’s in my bones. From the knights of Charlemagne to the samurai of the Daimyo, we are the purest representation of true human nature. Predator vs prey, the hunter vs the hunted. Throughout time, we have been honoured and praised, love and feared. But above all, we have been respected. And that’s what’s most important to us. The greatest warriors that fought for the greatest kingdoms had the greatest respect. And I am the greatest of them all.” – Deathstroke

When the DC Universe was rebooted with the New 52, it changed the history of a lot of characters. Some of it was good, some of it was terrible. A character that was done justice during this period was Deathstroke. Deathstroke: Legacy, written by Kyle Higgins, is a story about respect, reputation and what it means to be the deadliest assassin in the DC Universe. Slade Wilson takes no prisoners in this violent graphic novel, and here is my review.

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How Ravager Forged Her Own Path

“Whatever people want to think of me, they can go ahead and think it. Deathstroke’s daughter. Teen Titan. Hero. Villain. Loyal. Brave. Crazy. Conniving. Broken. What matters is the choices I make and whether or not I can live with them.”

With well known characters like Batman and Superman, it’s fair to assume they will have a fair share of legacy characters surrounding them. Bruce has his Robins and Clark has Supergirl and Superboy. But what about a villain like Deathstroke? Slade Wilson has a reputation for being the greatest assassin in the DC Universe. But his children are very different. Rose Wilson, AKA Ravager, chose to be a hero and here is why she’s an awesome character.

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