Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Titans – The Lazarus Contract | Comics

Many years ago, Grant Wilson AKA Ravager took it upon himself to take out the original Teen Titans with his augmented powers given by H.I.V.E. He successfully manages to take down the whole team but his heart finally gave up when he was about to deliver the final blow to Robin. Lilith senses what really went up with him and Kid Flash tries to stabilize him with a CPR to no avail. Thus, Deathstroke lost his son and after comforting his dying son, Slade swears vengeance on the Titans for this.

On present day, Slade wakes up in a hospital with Major Wintergreen sitting beside him as the former has just gone through a successful eye surgery. Meanwhile Arsenal, Donna Troy, Wally West, Nightwing, Omen and Tempest were fighting a bunch of goons that they thought to be working for H.I.V.E. One of them confesses that they were hired to deliver a message by a person named "Lazarus" and then the rest of the Titans realize that The Flash went missing among them.

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Titans – The Lazarus Contract | Comics

Wally discovers himself strapped to a machine as a voice asks his name, which he surprisingly answers to. He realizes that his captor is none other than Deathstroke, The Terminator and he proposes to Wally that if he helps Slade save his son by tapping into Speed-Force and going back in time, he will quit being Deathstroke forever. As Wally refuses to mess-up timeline again, Slade then reveals his back-up plan. Wally sees a captured Kid Flash, who is the Wally West of Prime Earth, now in Slade's custody.

Back on the Titans Tower of Manhattan, Wally's teammates Arsenal and Tempest tries hard to locate him. Lilith senses that even though Nightwing knows what's going on and what it means by "Lazarus", he's still lying to them. At Titans Tower of San Francisco, while training with Beast Boy, Jackson Hyde and Starfire, Raven expresses her concern about Kid Flash when he didn't show up and Robin reveals that he is not the only speedster who's gone missing.

Damian Wayne faces Nightwing about the disappearance of the two Wally West of their teams and together they all come to the conclusion that they should face Slade Wilson for answers. Deathstroke offers Kid Flash the same deal he offered to The Flash and convinces him to help him save his son to redeem himself and as they travel through time, Slade manages to steal the power of Speed-Force from Wally for himself.

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Takedown of Titans

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Titans – The Lazarus Contract

"Titans – The Lazarus Contract" targets to be one of the most prominent crossover involving Deathstroke, Teen Titans and Titans, from DC Comics in post-DC Rebirth era of 2017. This five-part story-arc is plotted by writer Benjamin Percy (Green Arrow – Island of Scars, Green Arrow – The Death and Life of Oliver Queen), Christopher Priest and Dan Abnett (Annihilation – Conquest, Annihilation – Nova), who were assisted by artists Brett Booth (Fantastic Four, X-Men), Carlo Pagulayan (Elektra, Emma Frost), Phil Hester (Green Arrow, Nightwing), Larry Hama (Venom – Along Came A Spider, Venom – Carnage Unleashed) and Paul Pelletier (Fall of the Hulks, War of Kings).

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Deadliest and Fastest

"The Lazarus Contract" is mainly a huge nod to the 1984 storyline "New Teen Titans – The Judas Contract" by Marv Wolfman (Convergence – New Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths) and George Pérez (Infinity Gauntlet, Inhumans), which is adapted into a direct-to-video animated superhero movie of the same name in 2017. The original story was about Deathstroke's debut on the pages of New Teen Titans monthly ongoing series and finishing an unfulfilled contract of his son Grant Wilson with H.I.V.E. Here, the conflict with the Titans also involved the father-son duo on the timeline of Prime Earth.
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