That was how Tony S Daniel closed out the first issue of Detective Comics after the New 52 reboot. It was gross then, it's gross now. But Tony wasn't done.
Of late, in the Deathstroke comics, the character has been rejuvenated, with two fully functioning eyes and, um, mostly covered in blood. But mostly other people's.
And while the youth aspect matches the TV version a little more, having both eyes seem a little against the grain for the character. Which is where today's Deathstroke, issue 10, comes in, by Tony S Daniel, James Bonny and Tyler Kirkham.
And while you can read the context and circumstances of why Deathstroke would do such a thing in the comic book itself, know that it ends in the only way it can.
Bucket, bucket, I need a bucket…
Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. Hosting a drawing class with Jessica Martin this Friday.