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‘The Silencer #5’ (review)

Written by Dan Abnett
Illustrated by Viktor Bogdanovic
Published by DC Comics


This book started off pretty good for the first three issues. It had good art by John Romita Jr. and a fairly decent storyline. Then Viktor Bogdanovic got assigned to this book. He’s one of the best artists to really make a breakthrough since Rebirth started up; he’s been around for awhile but really broke through in the last two years. His art is worth sticking around for.

The first line of the book killed me. It has Deathstroke holding a gun to The Silencer.

And what does she do?

She insults him. I laughed out loud at her line and it was a great setup to the rest of the book.

Right after that and we get down plot underway, the two end up in a tussle.

Leave it to Bogdanovic to draw an incredible fight scene that makes you sit up. It also helps that Abnett has such a great handle on all of the characters in this book, including Deathstroke.

So, through all of this we learn more about The Silencer’s mysterious past. There are some twists and turns as she finds herself on the run for the majority of the issue. At the end, there is a reveal from Talia al Ghul that sets the whole thing in a spin. It leaves us on a cliffhanger which was actually pretty good.

All in all, this isn’t bad. It’s tough to create a new character you care about but Abnett makes it look easy. There’s a lot of good writing here and artwork. I’ll continue to read this title and see it where it goes as it’s intrigued me enough.



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