Bad Simian: So, TCB, what's so special about Deathstroke # 7?
TCB: Well, let's see... aside from a killer cover by big Mike Zeck, it's part two of the underrated City of Assassins story that introduced the third Vigilante, Pat Trayce, so that's pretty cool.
But I guess the main reason I picked it up, originally, was for the Deathstroke/Batman fight.
BS: Batman fights Deathstroke? Wow, yeah, that sounds exciting. So how's that happen?
TCB: Essentially, Deathstroke's trying to find an assassin who's killing all of Gotham City's major gangsters, which of course, brings him face-to-face with Batman, who believes Deathstroke might be the killer... and things pretty much go badass from there.
Deathstrokes, who's kind of racing against the clock, gets tired of Batman's getting in his way, and a fight breaks out.
BS: So who wins?
TCB: Well, it's Slade's book, so who do you think? But this had been a fight fans were asking for in the letters pages for years, and Wolfman really delivered the goods. Not to give too much away, but it ends with Deathstroke telling Batman to stay down, Bats not listening and, ultimately, ending up on the receiving end of one of the greatest roundhouse kicks ever...
BS: Yikes. That sounds pretty brutal.
TCB: Yeah, it is.