by DC Deathstroke, originally referred to mostly as Terminator, first appeared in 1980, in the second issue of the book New Teen Titans. He was originally introduced as a mercenary who was completing the terms of a contract undertaken by his son, Ravager, but he quickly became one of the main antagonists for the Titans. Deathstroke quickly became a fan favorite character and later in the series often allied with the Titans against mutual threats. Deathstroke appears in the Teen Titans animated series using only his first name, Slade as using Terminator would have breached copyright.
Due to his popularity, Deathstroke received his own series, Deathstroke the Terminator, in 1991; it was retitled Deathstroke the Hunted for issues #0 and #41-45 and then simply "Deathstroke" from 46 through 60. The series was canceled with issue 60 shortly after the conclusion of Zero Hour. In total, Deathstroke ran for 65 issues (#1-60, plus 4 annuals and a special #0 issue).