Slade Wilson is the world's deadliest assassin. His reputation doesn't just precede him, it's his most important asset. So when Slade is betrayed by his trusted friend and handler and left for dead, the world thinks Deathstroke has finally been terminated. Slade's most valuable possession has been taken from him. Now, the world's deadliest assassin has awoken with a completely different face and a completely new mission: find the man who arranged for his death, and who is building an army that will threaten every nation on Earth. Find Odysseus. But as Slade hunts Odysseus, Odysseus hunts the one man who will unlock his ultimate power and ultimate victory. And all three have one thing in common-a shared history that could destroy Deathstroke's new life before he even has a chance to build it! Writer/artist Tony Daniel (DETECTIVE COMICS) carves a new path for the DC Universe's deadliest killerÉand newest hero? DEATHSTROKE: GODS OF WAR collects issues #1-6.
As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, Detective Comics is relaunched for the first time ever with an all-new number #1! Bruce Wayne returns as Batman, and sets his sights on new villain the Gotham Ripper, who in turn has his sights on Batman. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne explores a budding romance with television journalist Charlotte Rivers, who's visiting Gotham City to cover the gruesome slayings–while also trying to uncover Bruce's own mystery. But time is running out as both Commissioner Gordon and Batman work to uncover the true identity of this new serial killer. This volume collects issues 1-7 of Detective Comics, part of the DC Comics—The New 52 event.
Batman must face the madness of the Mad Hatter, and then take on the Talons of the Court of Owls! But even if he survives that, he must face a whole new set of fears when the Scarecrow returns! Can the Dark Knight overcome the terror the Scarecrow brings? And explore the bizarre similarities between these two enemies and how the idea of fear has shaped their lives!
BATMAN R.I.P. and FINAL CRISIS saw the end of Batman. Now, months following the disappearance of her protector, Gotham City sits at a precipice and it may be too far gone for Nightwing, Robin, Commissioner Gordon and the rest of the city's heroesto save the day. Amid the fires, rioting, looting and gang warfare, one question rings out from the souls of Gotham's desperate citizens: Where is Batman? With guest-stars galore, the destruction of a sacred Gotham City institution and an endingthat will have everyone talking, this event written and drawn by Tony Daniel (The Tenth) and other top creators features the battle to take on the Mantle of the Bat. Who has earned the right? Who thinks they deserve it? Robin? Nightwing? Jason Todd? Two-Face? Catwoman? Batgirl? Who will ultimately win the BATTLE FOR THE COWL? Collects BATMAN: BATTLE FOR THE COWL #1-3, GOTHAM GAZETTE: BATMAN DEAD? #1 and GOTHAM GAZETTE: BATMAN ALIVE? #1.
The worldÕs deadliest assassin faces the fight of his life. If it can be killed, Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke the Terminator, assassin for hire, will find a way to kill it. At least, thatÕs what he tells his employers. But this next contract may be too much for even Deathstroke to handle. SladeÕs newest assignment comes from Hephaestus himself, armorer to the gods of Olympus. In order to reach his target Lapetus, the imprisoned god of mortality, Slade will have to travel through the gates of Tartarus on the Amazon homeland of Themyscira. To protect her home and fellow Amazons, Wonder Woman will do whatever it takes to stop Slade on his foolÕs errand, and Superman is right by her side. With the Man of Steel, the God of War and an army of the undead out for his blood, this final fight might just be a dead end for Deathstroke! DEATHSTROKE VOL. 2: GOD KILLER joins acclaimed writer and artist Tony S. Daniel (DETECTIVE COMICS), along with writer James Bonny (THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN) and artists including Tyler Kirkham (TEEN TITANS) and Sandu Florea (BATMAN). Collects DEATHSTROKE #7-10, ANNUAL #1 and DC SNEAK PEAK: DEATHSTROKE #1.
TAKEN Nobody defeats Deathstroke. Slade Wilson has killed a Titan, held his own against the God of War and gone punch for punch with Superman and lived to tell the tale. But someone has found the one chink in DeathstrokeÕs armorÉ Now his daughter, Rose, has gone missing, taken by none other than Harley Quinn. Harley intends to force Slade to make good on an old promise, and her ultimatum is simple: to find his daughter, heÕll have to kill Amanda Waller, head of the Suicide Squad and HarleyÕs jailor. But how far can anyone trust the unbalanced Harley? When DeathstrokeÕs intel pits him against everyone from Lex LuthorÕs army of Bizarros to Red Hood, itÕs clear that thereÕs more to this puzzle than meets the eye. Deathstroke wants answers, but more importantly, he wants his daughter back. And heÕs not about to let anyone stand in his way! Writers James Bonny (THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN) and Tony S. Daniel (DETECTIVE COMICS) and artists Tyler Kirkham (TEEN TITANS) and Paolo Pantalena (RED HOOD/ARSENAL) set Deathstroke on his most important mission yet in DEATHSTROKE VOL. 3: SUICIDE RUN! Collects issues #11-16.