Friday, October 8, 2010

Batman and The Taskmaster



I always thought that the Taskmaster had a great hook - he could perfectly mimic any move that he saw with his own eyes - making him a master at any kind of weapon or fighting technique. Some folks have complained that his costume is too busy, but I think it has a cool bronze age vibe to it. He has had his profile raised recently by appearances in some Avengers titles and now his own spin off mini-series. I have heard pretty decent reviews of that, I will have to pick it up when it comes out in TPB.

This cover frustrated me a little. I was so glad to find a couple of poses that went together well that I didn't notice until too late that the Taskmaster's cape and the background were a very similar color. The result is a little bit muddy because of that.

The Batman here is by the always great George Perez. Here's a Perez sketch of Wolverine:

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1 comment:

Cathy and Dave said...

Maybe he could have gone without the cape?...But, then, come to think of it he would have been more like the Super-Adaptoid, or Deathstroke, the Terminator or maybe the Adrian Chase Vigilante or Deadpool or Bullseye or Deadshot. Not that I'm trying to be snarky, but I think Perez has been involved in designing some really cool characters with equally cool costumes...Okay, maybe not Bullseye, Deadpool or Deadshot, but y'know what I mean...

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