Task Force Z #2

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 36
8.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

After Task Force Z’s first bloodbath-err, sorry, first mission-goes awry, Red Hood must rethink how to lead a team of unstable monsters against some of the most organized ranks of Lazarus resin dealers in the world. To manage this unruly bunch, Jason Todd is going to need a deputy in the field whom he can trust to be his eyes and ears…but on this team, such an ask isn’t limited to the living. A ghost from Suicide Squad past returns in the cameo no one will see coming (that’s a clue)! Plus: Bane’s rampage, the Resurrection Twins get carried away, and more clues to the secret identity of the team’s benefactor!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    Task Force Z #2 is a gruesome and extreme issue. The violence and unfamiliar surroundings that Todd finds himself in make it feel that nowhere is safe. Even his home base is filled with ravenous zombies. Rosenberg tells a superb horror comic within the mainstream DC Universe with characters that the readers care about. So when a known figure gets involved, the danger is real and pertinent. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Nov 28, 2021

    If you want spooky zombies and superhero aesthetics, this book is probably for you. Give it a try next time you hit up your local comic shop. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Daniel Berlin Nov 23, 2021

    By revealing some of its secrets, Task Force Z #2 is a marked improvement over the first issue. If, like me, you were hoping for something a little deeper from this creative team, it can be found right here. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Nov 23, 2021

    From new teammates to insane fight scenes, TASK FORCE Z #2 continues to level up the crazy. The story beats are a bit far-fetched but original, exciting, and somewhat mysterious. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Nov 23, 2021

    Things are getting crazier for Jason Todd as his ragtag group of deadheads are slowly being "fleshed" out and with the information learned here and the action involved I find myself really intrigued with what the overall story of this twelve-issue maxi is and can't wait to learn more.... not to mention how much Red Hood is going to suffer in leading these stink bags. If you're not reading Task Force Z yet, make sure you do because it's a blast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 23, 2021

    It's not up to the level of the other horror title this week, but the chaotic fast pace is a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Nov 23, 2021

    Task Force Z #2 is a fun issue that keeps the serious tone of DC books with a flair of fun. Keep an eye out for that last page stinger and you'll definitely be back for issue three! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Nov 23, 2021

    It's another solid issue. It has good art, an interesting story with twists and turns, and a very cool cast of characters. But what really makes me recommend this book is the fact that it's just so damn fun. We need more fun in comics, especially in a time when many superhero books are really depressing. We can only hope that this series will continue to be consistent, but right now it's entertaining as hell! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Hannan Mouawad Nov 25, 2021

    Overall, this series is shaping up to be something fun, different, and interesting. There's a blend of characters, from new ones like Hanna Hobart to classic Batman villains like Bane and Man-Bat, and others that have yet to be made known, like Crispin. Jason's character is well-written; his dry sarcasm pitted against Crispin's aloof remarks aren't done in poor taste and balance neatly. The Lazarus pits, while referenced and heavily used throughout comics, haven't quite been fully fleshed out regarding their mythos and capabilities, and this series has the potential to insert something new into the world of DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Nov 24, 2021

    You can tell Rosenberg and team are trying to stand out, but they're dangerously short from holding themselves back from that goal. At the very least, it seems like the book is moving in the right direction"it's just not quite there yet. Read Full Review

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