Jefte Palo puts forth another strong effort as well. Palo deftly handles the many fight scenes as well as the more subtle emotions at play in Taskmaster's journey. Despite the somewhat loose quality of Palo's lines, he manages to convey a great deal through facial expressions and body language. I can only hope Van Lente and Palo are teamed on another similarly zany and ambitious project in the near future. More Taskmaster, perhaps? This mini-series could easily have been a cheap throwaway, but the creators instead chose to deliver one of Marvel's more memorable titles of the year. Read Full Review
In that regard, van Lente serves the intellectual property well. At most, change in a shared super-hero continuity is an illusion; it's unwelcome. It's too bad, because the character of the Taskmaster in this limited series is far more interesting than the one we knew before this series or after. I realize that the weight of this origin story isn't feasible for incorporation into other stories; this one is meant to stand on its own. Still, it's unfortunate that while most of this series makes the most of the super-hero genre and exhibits its strengths, the ending spotlights one of its shortcomings. Read Full Review
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