Quote1 I have to find out if the President was the target. I have to find out who is after him... and I have to know why I was framed. Quote2
-- Deathstroke

Appearing in "The Hunted, Prologue"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Adeline Kane
  • President Bill Clinton (Cameo)
  • Rose Wilson (Appears in flashback and main story)
  • Squirrel
  • Zarnia
  • Bishop (a Zandian pit fighter)
  • LeBek (Behind the scenes)
  • Major C.F. Danbury (Behind the scenes)
  • Marly (one of Lily's girls)
  • Mia (an employee of Searcher's Inc.)
  • Maurice (Final appearance; Dies)
  • Peronoski (a Zandian pit fighter)
  • Norma (an employee of Searcher's Inc.)
  • Senator Williams (Death)
  • Shoshan (one of Lily's girls)
  • Tash (an employee of Searcher's Inc.)




Synopsis for "The Hunted, Prologue"Edit

Deathstroke is on the run from federal agents under the command of Sarge Steel. He is wanted for the murder of Senator Williams and the attempted murder of President Bill Clinton. Slade takes refuge at the brothel run by his former lover Lillian Worth. One of Lillian's girls, Marly, knows the truth about Senator Williams. She tells Slade that she was with the Senator at his beach house when he was gunned down by a costumed maniac. Slade already knows that the Senator was replaced with an assassin who was going to use a suicide bomb to kill the President, but he has no way of proving this.

Slade is later captured by federal agents. He tries to plead his case, but he knows that these men are looking to use him as a patsy. Deathstroke's allies, Wintergreen and the Vigilante break him out of the holding facility and Deathstroke is on the run once again.

Meanwhile from his secret base in Zandia, the Crimelord continues to scheme against Deathstroke. He blows up the Harlem residence of one of Deathstroke's long-time contacts, Maurice. Maurice dies in the explosion.


  • In October of 1994, all of the existing mainstream DC Comics titles released a special "0" issue to coincide with the Zero Hour crossover event. The purpose of the "0" issue was to reveal a previously unknown aspect of the title character's background. DC Titles under the Vertigo imprint were largely unaffected by Zero Hour and thus, no "0" issue specials were published for them.
  • First issue of the series under the title Deathstroke the Hunted. Series was formerly known as Deathstroke the Terminator. Story continues in Deathstroke the Hunted #41.


  • Slade uses the name Gerwitz as an alias in this issue. Gerwitz was Wintergreen's mother's maiden name.

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