Batman villain dies at age 75
Posted On August 2, 2021
Batman villain Deathstroke, the “supervillain” of the DC Comics universe, died in Los Angeles on Monday, his longtime publicist said.
He was 75.
The death was announced by the Batman & DC Comics publisher, David Goyer.
Batman: The Killing Joke star Adam West, who portrayed Deathstroke in the comics, tweeted the news of his death.
Batman: The Death of Batman #1 by Greg Capullo and David Grier on sale now, September 27, 2018Credit: DC ComicsGreg Capullon is a co-creator of Batman: the Animated Series, Batman: Gotham Academy, Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, and Batman: Dark Nights: Metal.
He is the executive producer of the animated series, and wrote the screenplay for the film Batman: Return to Arkham.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Gordon, daughter, Liza, son, Brian, and his two sons, Jake and Jake Gordon.
He was born on October 29, 1939, in Chicago to a single mother and a widower.
Deathstroke has been a popular character in comics since the 1970s, first appearing in the Batman comics in the 1960s.
In Batman: Arkham Asylum and Detective Comics, he has become a recurring character.
He has also appeared in several Batman titles, including the 1966 Batman comic book series The Killing Joker, and the 1988 Batman animated series Deathstroke.
Deathstroke has also portrayed himself in television and movies, and he has appeared in a number of DC TV shows, including Gotham Academy.
In the comics and animated series and films, Deathstroke was created by writer Frank Miller and artist Bob Layton, who created him in 1971.
Miller and Layton published several books, including Deathstroke: The New York Crime Syndicate, and Deathstroke (Deathstroke was first created as a character in the Superman comic book Crisis on Infinite Earths), which was published in 1972.
Miller also wrote and drew Batman: Shadow of the Bat, a 1985 Batman television series.
The character was introduced in the series and became a staple of the Batman mythos, first created in Detective Comics #50.
He appeared in the 1986 Batman comic series Death of the Family, which was released in 1988.
Miller is best known for writing Batman and the Batman films.
He also wrote Justice League Dark, which ran from 2006-2009 and also featured Deathstroke as the main villain.
He also directed and wrote several films, including Batman: Returns of the Joker and Batman &…, the first of which was based on a Batman story from Detective Comics: Death of Joker, written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Bob McLeod.
In 2014, Death of Deathstroke made his television debut as the Joker in Batman: Death on the Streets, which premiered in 2016.
He died in a Los Angeles hospital.