Friday, October 8, 2010
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: