Joshua Williamson has been bringing us an amazing Shadow War story. The art by Paolo Pantalena perfectly conveys a dark character (Deathstroke) with a darker story (Shadow War). Unsurprisingly, Derrick Chew brings us another breath-taking cover. From Darth Vader to the Power Rangers, there is not one character his vision touches that is not brought to us with a notable hyperrealism of fluid covers and detailed made up worlds. His covers sometimes make me wonder if they are not real pictures of unknown parallel dimensions.
Respawn has died. Shadow War, aside bringing an exciting confrontation between two of the deadliest organization in The Batman canon history, has brought to us an interesting insight to the interaction between families and their development. The Al Ghul family, the Deathstroke family and the Bat family. Interesting enough, we meet a Slade that is fond of his newly found son. He correctly points out how inhuman Ra's al Ghul has really been by creating a human being and killing him before he was even able to be named. Deathstroke then launches himself in a suicide mission to anhilate once and for all the Demon's Shadow, Talia al Ghul. Story continues in Robin #14.