Taskmaster #5

Writer: Jed MacKay Artist: Alessandro Vitti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 14
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Taskmaster finds the Rubicon trigger, the doomsday device that Maria Hill died to protect! But someone has been playing him, and the game is about to be up.
Rated T+

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Tanner Dedmon Mar 24, 2021

    Taskmaster #5 is the type of conclusion that'll make you want to read more about Taskmaster's past conquests and look forward to his next ones. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Mar 24, 2021

    Taskmaster comes to a satisfying conclusion as the series masterfully weaved all the clues and pieces to its overall puzzle throughout the previous four issues, just like any solid spy mystery story. Art that could have been ripped right from the screen of any favorite film fills the pages of this overall delightfully fun and darkly humorous series. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Mar 24, 2021

    Taskmaster #5 rounds off a superlative series from Jed MacKay, Vitti and the rest of the team that reminds us that Tony Masters is to be taken seriously and that if you need a bastard call Taskmaster! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Mar 28, 2021

    You can call Taskmaster many things. Villain. Mercenary. Jerk. Even "coward" is fine. Find out the one thing he won't answer to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Mar 25, 2021

    MacKay and Vitti's conclusion to the Taskmaster series effectively tells a story that is better than the movie synergy it began as. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Mar 24, 2021

    Taskmaster #5 ends Jed Mackay's story, and while the ending is a bit abrupt and forced, it didn't ruin the mini-series for me. It also didn't elevate it, but I can still recommend it for the excellent art and the fun journey that would have spawned a Lethal Weapon-like team-up book in a perfect world. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 24, 2021

    There's really no reason why the Taskmaster can't have an ongoing series. MacKay's only real problem is that the series has to come to a sudden and abrupt end. The series's overall premise could have run for a few years the way MacKay was managing it prior to this issue. The series would have had more of an appealing disappointment if it had been planned for a longer run. Given the right momentum, it could have taken MacKay years to work up to the level of disappointment at the end of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Spacey Medicine Jul 10, 2021

    This was a great ending!

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Mar 28, 2021

    This series has been fantastic I am really bummed this was the last issue. This creative team did a fantastic job I would love to see them do more tales of taskmaster

  • 9.0
    Psycamorean Mar 30, 2021

    Man, I really enjoyed this miniseries. Way more than I expected to. If the rumors about Jed MacKay starting a Moon Knight run are true, I'm here for it.

  • 8.5
    daspidaboy Jun 11, 2021

    Not a bad miniseries

  • 8.0

    Volume: 3, Issue; 5
    “The Rubicon Trigger, Part:5”

    Publisher, Marvel @marvel
    Writer: Jed MacKay @jedcagemackay
    Artist: Alessandro Vitti @alessandro_vitti
    Colors: Guru-eFX
    Letters: Joe Caramagna @joecaramagna
    Cover: Jim Terry @jim.terry.73 & Nolan Woodard @nolan.woodard

    Confronting Fury with the notion that someone is pulling their strings, Taskmaster finds himself distracted and allows Black Widow to gain the upper hand upon him. The two engage in a brutal battle with Taskmaster realizing there is no stopping her. That is until the shocking intervention of a dead woman, Maria Hill, who’s very murder set these events in motion. Hill reveals the truth of her supposed dea more

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 25, 2021

    Taskmaster's little caper wraps up with some simplistic action-movie logic. This is a case where "action-movie" is a negative. But I'll give full credit to the creators, particularly the writer: They make it work in an enjoyable fashion. Plotwise, this series will fade quickly, like a bottom-tier Bond movie. But it paints a memorable picture of the protagonist, good enough to follow up with further adventures.

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Jun 9, 2021

  • 9.0
    Grifter Mar 31, 2021

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 Mar 25, 2021

  • 8.5
    Radar Mar 29, 2021

  • 8.5
    Once a hater Apr 24, 2021

  • 8.5
    Reklawyks May 4, 2021

  • 8.0
    Adsun22 Mar 28, 2021

  • 8.0
    Miguel Fernandes Jul 25, 2021

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