One of my all time favorite Marvel villains is finally getting the MCU treatment in Black Widow: Taskmaster. The Avengers baddie has long been on my shortlist of characters that I’ve wanted to see on the big screen, and his abilities seem tailor made for the MCU. Gifted with “photographic reflexes”, Taskmaster has the ability to mimic the fighting abilities of anyone he fights. Sure, he can’t match the strength of Spider-Man or Cap, but being able to pull their same moves on them (and others), makes him a formidable foe, and makes Tony Masters one of the most underrated baddies in the Marvel universe. Brash, arrogant, and loyal only to whoever pays him the most, Taskmaster is a wicked fun villain who’s been due for the MCU spotlight for a long time now.
So why is he so silent in all of the trailers for Black Widow? Read the rest of this entry
Nick Spencer’s Ant-Man series has become a new favorite of mine, and a few months ago I read my new favorite issue of the year (so far): Ant-Man #3, which features Scott Lang’s “nemesis”, Taskmaster. Now, as some of you may or may not know, Taskmaster is one of my favorite Marvel characters, and while he’s had some excellent appearances in the past few years (notably his awesome miniseries by Fred Van Lente), he’s still pretty underrated in my book. Read the rest of this entry