Updated on 16 October, 2021
After the success of Batman and Robin, there have been a lot of imitations. However, none has managed to capture the same kind of fan base that both of these comic book series have. However, when one looks at these characters, they can't help but notice that the mask of Deadshot is a very interesting design. It is quite unique and definitely different from any other character who uses this mask.
Deadshot is a former Special Forces operative turned vigilant lawyer. He is the latest member of the Rogues gallery. Deadshot was brought into the picture after the events of the latest Batman movie. In the film, he was the alternate personality of John Diggle who was a former circus performer turned lawyer. The similarities between the two characters are that they have guns for which they take constant care. There also seems to be some sort of connection between the two as they both have the similar vision of justice.
With Deadshot's introduction came many new supporting characters for the comic. In the first few issues, he was featured as a supporting character for various acts of heroism that he performed. There were many instances of his taking down villains but he always returned with a gun in hand. This is what made him a favorite amongst many readers.
The villains that he fought and killed were also worthy of mention. In particular, one of his enemies was Voodoo who was also a witch doctor. He also murdered members of the Rogues which made him an even more formidable foe. He is also an ally of the late Harvey Specter who was also a dark magician.
Throughout the history of the comic, there have been some minor changes to the character. Firstly, in the Death of the Queen issue, there was a brief mention of a Lazarus Pit which was mentioned as a possible destination for Deadshot. However, no mention was made of Deadshot's death in the second Death of the Riddler issue. In the Secret Six Strikes Again book, there was another mention of a Lazarus Pit but it was unclear if the character ever used it.
There have also been different takes on the character. In the TV series, he was played by Justin Hartley. In the comic, he was given a much different look. In the TV show, he looked more like a martial arts expert with a goatee and shaved head. He was also much younger than in the comic books.
In recent years, there have been many rumors that Deadshot was going to be a part of the New 52 relaunch. However, there were only a few issues released for a time and then they just disappeared. Many fans were very disappointed with this. Some blamed DC for not giving him a proper send off. However, there have been a few leaks and there are even a couple of Deadshot comics out there so it looks like he will receive his own solo book sometime soon.
In the meantime, he continues to be a great supporting character for other super heroes. There is even a story in the New 52 where Deadshot tries to help the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles deal with Shreddar. He also has a long standing relationship with the original Green Arrow, John Oliver. There have been many different versions of Deadshot but he has always been a great addition to the DC Universe.
The new version is a much younger man with no super powers. However, he does have some incredible speed which most people thought was impossible. He was brought up as an orphan but was trained by Killer Queen. Queen gave him some special suit that gave him the power of speed but also gave him a face that no one could see. After gaining this new identity, he went on to fight villains such as the Joker.
Recently, there was a rumor that Deadshot could be linked to the Bat family in the future. However, that has yet to be confirmed. For now, he is simply one of the best known of all of the DC comic book superheros. As time progresses, we will learn more about this amazing hero.
One day, maybe in the near future, we will get to know exactly what makes Deadshot who he is and why he became a member of the Justice League. Until then, we can at least enjoy his stories and continue to enjoy his many contributions to the DC Universe. I would say that he is a very underrated and unique character in the world of comics.