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The Silencer #5

DC Comics

Written by Dan Abnett

Art by Viktor Bogdanovic

Colors by Mike Spicer

Letters by Tom Napolitano

Two master assassins stand toe to toe and Honor uses Deathstroke’s hesitation to make her move. Both of them continue to fight each other to a draw and each scene is brilliantly drawn.

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Rather than the fight just being a means to shoehorn the assassin into the story, Deathstroke is there with a purpose and that purpose is the only reason he hasn’t put down The Silencer for good. The Underlife is going through upheaval and the warring factions are taking some extreme measures to take Honor out. A fact that Slade makes a point of reminding her when he brings up the ordinance they used last issue.

What follows is a study in how Honor operates and it’s compelling. The reader learns that she is incredibly well trained and adaptable, but she has an Achilles heel when it comes to critical thinking. A flaw that is keeping her from seeing the entire board in front of her as she finds herself playing a game whose rules she doesn’t understand.

Both the story and art gel well together in this issue and I enjoy the natural progression this series is taking by having the circles Honor travels in get smaller and smaller until they begin to overlap.

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