When DC cancelled Deathstroke's solo series in May 2013, sales on the book had slipped to just over 11,000 sales. Of course, that was before Deathstroke became a major villain on CW's Arrow, and also before Deathstroke had a role in DC's latest mega-event, Forever Evil. DC's hoping that all that extra exposure will help make a new Deathstroke series, written by Tony Daniel and drawn by Daniel and Sandu Florea, more successful than the last one.
In an interview with MTV, Daniel said that the new Deathstroke series would focus on the mercenary killing and disemboweling people more evil than he was, and that he'd also be the target of several attacks in the opening arc (which I think was the plot of the opening arc of the last Deathstroke series too). Also, I guess Deathstroke will be thinking more on his toes and won't be as prepared as he usually is, which might be a selling point for some people.
I honestly don't know why DC is resurrecting a comic that sold only 42,000 copies even at the height of the New 52 frenzy in September 2011. But, best of luck to them, I guess.
Deathstroke #1 will be released in October.
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