Posted 08/03/2011 by Wade Wilson in Comics

Titans en de toekomst van Deathstroke

Deathstroke, jullie ken hem wel: de huurmoordenaar uit het DC Universe waarop men destijds Deadpool zijn look en job heeft gebaseerd. Er staan hem en zijn Titans (Slade Wilson is hun aanvoerder) enkele enorm grootse veranderingen te wachten. De grootste veranderingen zullen echter vooral invloed hebben op Deathstroke en niet zo zeer op de Titans. Men zou eens een dieper inzicht geven in Slade Wilson zijn persoonlijkheid en motivaties en ook een beetje in de transformatie die de Titans ondergaan tijdens de “Broken Promises” verhaallijn. Voor een beetje meer inzicht in deze verandering laat ik de schrijver, Eric Wallace (Final Crisis, Shazam) aan het woord:

“Titans #33 kicks off a new 4-part story called “Broken Promises,” and it’s a plotline that’s going to change Deathstroke’s team forever. But even more important is how it changes Deathstroke himself. Slade’s been pretty cold-hearted up to now in running these new Titans. That’s because he has an uber-mission to complete, one that’s only been hinted at up to now. Well, the endgame of that plan is finally revealed in “Broken Promises.” But it’s not just Slade’s present that gets illuminated. It’s his past, too. One of the things the entire creative team wanted to do with “Broken Promises” was to really dig deeply into how and why Slade became the man he is today. The shattered oath referred to in this arc’s title is one of those key moments that ended up defining Slade. Whether that change turned out to be for better or worse will be up to the readers to decide! “Broken Promises” also refers to the various oaths that Slade made to his Titans. This includes getting rid of a new villain, Drago, for Cheshire. This is something Slade promised to do for her back in the “Titans: Villains For Hire Special #1.” Well, we finally get to meet Drago in Titans #33. But as it turns out, getting rid of him is going to be a lot harder than Slade expects. Plus there’s the fact that Cheshire’s still really, really angry about getting shot back in Titans #25. Needless to say, she’s going to break a promise, too, and the result is a very bad day for Deathstroke. There are a few other big surprises coming throughout the “Broken Promises” storyline, which runs through Titans #36. One of these includes how Osiris deals with his sister Isis’s resurrection. We’ll also see the return of a former Titan in an unexpected battle with one of my favorite members of the JLA, Vixen.”



Wade Wilson