Task Force Z #1

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 27, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 65
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

In life, they’ve terrorized the people of Gotham. Now, they are Gotham’s last hope. Task Force X saw villains working their way to freedom. Task Force Z will see dead villains working for a new chance at life! On A-DAY, the attack on Arkham Asylum left hundreds of Gotham’s most cunning and deranged criminals dead…now, a mysterious benefactor has activated the government’s TASK FORCE clause to bring them back as the ultimate army of the night! To lead this team of the undead, only a person who knows exactly what it feels like to be brutally murdered and brought back to life can handle the job…enter: RED HOOD. But when Jason Todd u more

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Oct 27, 2021

    There's no way around it, this zombie-infused team-up is perfect for the season. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 26, 2021

    Despite the unusual premise, Task Force Z shows a lot of promise. Thanks to the mystery of the forces running the show and Jasons latest role, this could be a title that quickly earns a must-read status. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 27, 2021

    DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE comic for a review Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    Task Force Z #1 is a terrifying starting issue. The collection of characters, living or living dead, that Rosenberg has amassed are all incredible, each one capable of captivating readers with their presence. The potential of someone getting killed or eaten is higher in this book than even within a Suicide Squad issue. Red Hood as the central character is a tremendous choice. It will be fascinating to see if more zombies are brought into play, proving some diversity within the lineup. And the art has a brilliant mix of beauty and horror. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Daniel Berlin Oct 26, 2021

    Task Force Z #1 is a fun read thanks to Rosenberg's quick and quippy dialogue and the art team's brutal, dynamic action sequences. The next task for this series is to create a unique identity outside the shadow of Suicide Squad and justify why its insane premise ought to be an ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Oct 29, 2021

    This superhero horror mash-up hits all the right notes. It's a blast to read, is genuinely creepy, and made for a heck of a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Nov 1, 2021

    A fun introduction to a new team (barring their quasi-introduction as a backup story) provides much room to grow around a different take on a Suicide Squad-like team. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Nov 1, 2021

    This is a fun first issue. It's a quick and easy read, very entertaining, and it sets up the plot, stakes and characters effectively. Some of the exposition early on in the issue feels forced, but the comedic beats and action sequences more than make up for this slight misstep. Lucas' coloring steals the show. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    The Comicbook Dispatch - soycornholio Oct 26, 2021

    I was expecting so much more from this comic. I feel as if Task Force Z #1 ran in place for the duration of its first issue. There was not any real take-off. Now, I have faith in the characters. How can you have a bad storyline with Jason Todd or a zombie Man-Bat? If you are a fan of zombies and horror, this comic is NOT for you. It does not deliver on that end. Now, what it does deliver on, is pure Red Hood one-liners and a mystery that will payout throughout the next handful of comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Oct 26, 2021

    While you won't learn the hows or whys of this series this first issue, what you will get is some great art and Jason Todd leading a group of zombies who just want to eat people into a couple of missions, Yeah, I would have liked some more answers to what's going on here but I still had fun with what I was given because it is a crazy concept that comes off really fun conceptualized in these pages.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 26, 2021

    There are bits and pieces of intriguing story beats through the story, but it feels like a step down after Zdarsky's Jason spotlight in Batman: Urban Legends. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Oct 27, 2021

    Task Force Z #1 delivers a solid start to what may have seemed to some to be a gimmick mini-series. I, for one, was pleasantly surprised by the issue and am very eager to see where the story goes next. From the covers I've seen released for future installments, it's going to be a wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    GWW - Nick Friar Oct 25, 2021

    After reading Task Force Z #1, it doesn't feel like the character is going to be the problem child of this story. Instead, he's babysitting a handful of Batman's zombified villains. Again, I'm all for zombies and Red Hood, but this idea sounds far too familiar. Read Full Review

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