In DC Universe: Rebirth Wally West returned from being trapped in the Speed Force. A celebratory moment for many of the character’s fans, it has leveraged many of the stories in DC Comics’ comic Titans. Although, there has been a consequence to Wally returning. Deathstroke, the world’s most deadly assassin, seeing Wally as the key to bringing his dead son back to life and has gone on the warpath to make this happen.
This will all take place in a four-part crossover called the Lazarus Contract, which takes place through Titans, Teen Titans and Deathstroke throughout May. Penning The Lazarus Contract will be writers Dan Abnett, Benjamin Percy and Christopher Priest with Brett Booth, Koi Pham, Carlo Pagulayan and Paul Pelletier on art.
Sometimes comic book crossovers can be confusing. Luckily, The Lazarus Contract Reading Order Checklist is here to make things clearer! Not only does it give the recommended order to read this story, but also release dates and creative teams. Soon there will be no confusion and you can focus on reading this comic book crossover.
The only thing I suggest that you should read beforehand is DC Universe: Rebirth, as it shows Wally West’s return.
The Lazarus Contract Reading Order
Titans #11 (Part 1)
Written by Dan Abnett, Benjamin Percy and Christopher Priest. Art by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund.
Available May 10th.
Teen Titans #8 (Part 2)
Written by Dan Abnett, Benjamin Percy and Christopher Priest. Art by Koi Pham and Wade Von Grawbadger.
Available May 17th.
Deathstroke #19 (Part 3)
Written by Dan Abnett, Benjamin Percy and Christopher Priest. Art by Carlo Pagulayan and Jason Paz.
Available May 24th.
Teen Titans: The Lazarus Contract Special #1 (Part 4)
Written by Dan Abnett, Benjamin Percy and Christopher Priest. Art by Paul Pelletier.
Available May 31st.
Deathstroke #20 (Epilogue)
Written by Christopher Priest. Art by Larry Hama and Carlo Pagulayan.
Available June 7th.
After The Lazarus Contract
Teen Titans #9
Written by Benjamin Percy. Art by Koi Pham and Wade Von Grawbadger.
Available June 28th.
Teen Titans #9 kicks off a story called “Blood of the Manta” which deals with the aftermath of The Lazarus Contract.
Written by Dan Abnett. Art by Kenneth Rocafort.
Available June 14th.
Titans #12 kicks off a story called “Bad Omen” which deals with the aftermath of The Lazarus Contract.
Written by Christopher Priest. Art by Diogenes Neves.
Available from July 5th.
Deathstroke #21 kicks off a brand new story called “Defiance” which sees the deadly assassin take a more heroic approach with a team of teen heroes.
Lazarus Contract Collected Edition
The Lazarus Contract will be collected in a hardcover edition on November 8th. This will collect: Titans #11, Teen Titans #8, Deathstroke #19-20 and Teen Titans: The Lazarus Contract Special #1.