Taskmaster #1

Taskmaster #1

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Jeft Palo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 1, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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The fan-favorite anti-hero from AVENGERS: INITIATIVE explodes into his own mini-series! Taskmaster has trained hench-thugs for every terrorist organization and criminal cartel in the Marvel Universe. So when the rumor starts that he's turned traitor and now works for STEVE ROGERS, a billion-dollar bounty is put on his head, and every cadre of costumed fanatics -- A.I.M., Hydra, Ultimatum, the Sons of the Serpent, everyone -- looks to collect. Now Taskmaster has to fight hordes upon hordes of his psychopathic students while at the same time figuring out who framed him -- which requires him figuring out who he really is! That's right, the man with the photographic reflexes has no memory of his true identity -- and you'll learn the unexpected truth along with him! The action-packed SECRET ORIGIN of Taskmaster begins here, courtesy of New York Times bestselling writer Fred Van Lente (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, INCREDIBLE HERCULES, MARVEL ZOMBIES) and acclaimed artist Jefte Paolo (DOCTOR VOODOO)!

  • 9.0
    IGN - Richard George Sep 1, 2010

    But that's part of Van Lente's genius here. The somewhat-grounded tone of the situation is stirred in with the manically absurd, resulting in one of the most thrilling and entertaining reads I've had all year. And in Palo, Van Lente has the perfect partner-in-crime, someone who can capture anything that's thrown at him, mixing carnage and comedy in equal amounts. It's a thrill to read something that's so well-executed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Sep 1, 2010

    This is another case of a Marvel comic (along with Matt Fraction's Iron Man and Jonathan Hickman's SHIELD series) with a premise that's strong enough to allow it to stand proudly on its own, outside the MU - - though it's that much more entertaining for building on this wealth of continuity. I'm stoked to see what criminal cabals Taskey will be trouncing next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 3, 2010

    Until that time comes, however, Van Lente and Palo are doing a good job giving us a rip-roaring tale of one man's search (literally) for himself. Read Full Review

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