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Product Details

  • Series: Taskmaster
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (May 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785152601
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785152606
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

FRED VAN LENTE is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Marvel Zombies, Incredible Hercules (with Greg Pak), Odd Is On Our Side (with Dean R. Koontz), as well as the American Library Association award-winning Action Philosophers.

His original graphic novel Cowboys & Aliens (co-written with Andrew Foley) is the basis for the major motion picture starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.

Van Lente's other comics include The Comic Book History of Comics, Taskmaster, Archer & Armstrong, Amazing Spider-Man and Hulk: Season One.

Fred loves hearing from readers at fred.vanlente@gmail.com.

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I really enjoyed the read and only hoped it could've been longer.
BlueStar
The action is great & this book gives a good origin story for the Taskmaster as well.
JSA fan
I highly recommend it if you want to learn more about him and how he came to be.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Enrique Treviño and Yuliia Glushchenko VINE VOICE on May 8, 2011
Format: Paperback
Taskmaster is a supervillain with the ability of mimicking the fighting styles of other heroes (and villains) by using his formidable memory. The character appears in Deadpool classic, training Deadpool; but I haven't seen the character in other stories.

In this comic, we find out that despite his amazing ability to learn fighting styles, Taskmaster has forgotten his past. His new memories, somehow erase his past memories. Because he is in mortal danger (a one billion bounty on his head), Taskmaster must find his past. We get to experience his adventures figuring out his past. We have funny moments, unusual villains and big "Marvel" surprises along the way.

I gave this book a chance because it is written by Fred Van Lente, an author I've immensely enjoyed when he writes Spider-man. I am glad I did, the comic had very funny moments ("Don of the dead") and it was an interesting story on its own right. I recommend giving this book a shot.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Oakes on January 22, 2012
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This is a rare find. I don't know of many comic readers that picked up this series in singles issues, but if you did, you were treated to a gem. I bought the trade from Amazon at the urging of a friend and was not disappointed. Van Lente's writing really adds a layer of humanity to an otherwise flat character from Marvel. Pallo's art is rugged, dynamic and pitch perfect for the story. Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BlueStar on January 20, 2012
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Collecting the four issues of the Taskmaster series, Unthinkable is about the Taskmaster and his race to find out his memories in order to put a stop to the Org; a criminal organization who put a hit out on his head. The Taskmaster has the ability to store implicit memories, but, in doing so, erases explicit memories like who his family is or where he is. But, he's able to remember fighting moves and how to land an aircraft by simply viewing a video of it. Ol' Tasky is being chased down by every organization there is and they all want him for the money! However, he has the power to stop them and the Minions' International Liberation Front (M.I.L.F. Yes, MILF. I know.) from capturing him and his newfound partner Mercedes but he must remember the past in order to unlock his future!

So, Taskmaster: Unthinkable is full of action and funny moments and awesome fights and the Secret Avengers are in it and even Deadpool's mentioned once but the overall story is pretty gripping. It's actually a very sad, touching story by the end of the book and one that, to me, brings the Taskmaster into a whole new light. He's not just some copycat but he has a "power" and there's consequences to having that power. A consequence that most superheroes wouldn't be able to deal with. The art was fantastic and the writing was very well done. I really enjoyed the read and only hoped it could've been longer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Penrose on September 1, 2011
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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.
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By Andy on May 23, 2013
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This is quick, the characters are great, it's fun to read and has a solid ending that fits the story. What else do you want from a standalone like this?
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