Marv promised a "very controversial ending" to "Deathtrap" and he wasn't kidding. From Marv Wolfman's blog:
I wanted to remind everyone that Vigilante #6 is on sale next Wednesday. Vig 6 is the final part of the Deathtrap crossover with the Titans, and I can promise you it will have a very controversial ending. When the guys at DC told me what they had planned, even my gasted was flabbered. The ending is shocking, yes, but it's also a logical one and will be built on in the future.
The last two pages below.
I dunno... I'm not really seeing the point in bringing back Jericho from the dead, to have him become evil, then redeemed, then evil again. And now, completely insane and... maimed. Also, is it ANY surprise that this move was editorially-driven? Who is steering the ship here? Thoughts?
I'm at a loss for words here.
I wish poor Joey just stayed dead. His Titans Hunt death was poignant and gave Slade some good, angsty daddy grief.