Deathstroke's Arsenal Is Ultimate Tribute to DC Fans in New Cover Art

While Deathstroke is already widely regarded as one of the best weapons masters in the DC Universe, a new variant cover depicting his armory takes this to a whole new level. The cover is drawn in a wimmelbilder style, which is an art style that features lots of tiny details for the viewer to find and explore - commonly seen in the Where's Waldo? books. The cover does this incredibly well, being filled with references to DC weapons both famous and obscure.

Deathstroke is one of the strongest mercenaries in DC Comics. While this is partly due to his incredible intellect, healing factor, martial arts skills, and superhuman physical abilities, it is also due in no small part to his mastery of many different weapons. Deathstroke may prefer to use guns and a sword, but he has proven himself adept at using pretty much any weapon he's laid his hands on. Now that he has assumed leadership of the organization T.R.U.S.T., he has access to a large arsenal of weaponry, including some technology originally belonging to Batman. One variant cover shows just how large this arsenal is.

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A variant cover to Deathstroke Inc. #10 drawn by Filya Bratukhin shows Deathstroke and Black Canary arming themselves from what is presumably the T.R.U.S.T. arsenal. The arsenal is teeming with weapons, and the scale of it actually makes Deathstroke and Black Canary look small in comparison. While featuring a good variety of standard weapons like guns and swords, it also features gigantic weapons that could wreak havoc on a mass scale, like missiles and explosives. The most notable weapons in the room, however, are weapons from highly iconic DC characters. One of Peacemaker's weaponized helmets is present, as well as Hawkman's wings and Wonder Woman's breastplate and tiara, showing the collection takes from both villains and heroes. In addition to the more famous weapons, there are also more obscure additions, such as Dr. Trapp's metal jaws and Medusa's head.

Medusa's head is just one example of the arsenal featuring weapons that it should not have access to. While the batarangs hanging on the wall make sense given T.R.U.S.T.'s takeover of Batman's technology and even stranger inclusions like a Joker Jack-in-the-Box could have reasonably been acquired by an organization with T.R.U.S.T.'s reach, the Medusa head is supposed to be stored somewhere safely on Themyscira according to Wonder Woman's mother Hippolyta. And some weapons like a shield belonging to the Legion of Super-Heroes shouldn't even exist in this timeline. Given the massive amount of reach this implies the arsenal to have, Deathstroke could reasonably have almost any major weapon in the DC universe at his disposal, making the already deadly assassin even more dangerous.

Riddler's staff, Green Arrow's bow, Doctor Fate's helm, Deadshot's mask, and Poison Ivy's carnivorous plants also litter the arsenal. The variant cover is a stunning collection of DC artifacts, and will likely see a lot of attention from fans when it hits shelves.

On the cover while Black Canary seems to have picked a megaphone as her weapon pretty easily, Deathstroke appears to be taking his time in examining a gun. This subtle detail shows how dangerous the arsenal could be in his hands. He can now choose the perfect weapon for any mission he undertakes, which could have deadly consequences given his apparent involvement in DC’s upcoming Dark Crisis. While the arsenal on this cover isn't literally in Deathstroke's possession, his T.R.U.S.T. takeover has rendered him the "king of supervillains," and the art is accurate in conveying that the deadly villain is now more dangerous than ever.

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Deathstroke Inc. #10 will be available from DC Comics on June 28, 2022.

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