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Taskmaster: Unthinkable
     

Taskmaster: Unthinkable

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by Fred Van Lente (Text by), Jefte Palo (Illustrator)
 

Taskmaster has trained hench-thugs for every terrorist organization and criminal cartel in the Marvel U. 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 looks to collect. Now Taskmaster has to fight hordes upon hordes of his psychopathic students while

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Taskmaster has trained hench-thugs for every terrorist organization and criminal cartel in the Marvel U. 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 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.

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Publishers Weekly
Like a surfer riding a wave of weirdness, this tale opens up the personal life of one of Marvel's ubiquitous villains, the caped and corpse-masked combat trainer of other villains known as Taskmaster. As the story begins, he is sitting in a late-night diner, struggling to remember just who he really is. Immediately, however, he is attacked by competing teams of assassins from nefarious groups who all believe he has betrayed them, sending him and a waitress from the diner on the run to save their lives and find the facts. From there, page by page and panel by panel, the action gets much stranger. The Taskmaster turns out to have the ability to combine the fighting skills of multiple superheroes and villains, while his own personality is shoved aside and sometimes lost. Van Lente revels in this overcomplicated, self-referential nuttiness. Palo's art also embraces the jumpy plot, with overlapping images and ragged, rugged characters. The story works as light adventure with a high body count, but it manages to evoke sympathy for a character who is forced to be both hero and villain. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785152606
Publisher:
Marvel
Publication date:
05/18/2011
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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Taskmaster: Unthinkable 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
The Taskmaster seemed goofy to me until recent years when writers made him seem more of a credible threat. Here we are given a look into the origin of Taskmaster which has never been told before. As an origin story its done really well without sounding to compositional. The ideas here are interesting, comic book believable, and still funny. The funny however seemed a little to Deadpooly at times. I think Taskmaster is better when his humor is darker more than zany. The art was good but maybe too dark at times. I really enjoyed the effect the artist, Jefte Palo, created when Taskmaster uses his powers. Overall a really good book that could spawn more books.