This year is poised to become a banner one for longtime Marvel villain Taskmaster, with the character appearing in May’s Black Widow and receiving his own comic book series.
Ahead of the release of its advance solicitation information for titles going on sale April 2020, Marvel Comics has released details about the upcoming Taskmaster series, written by Jed MacKay and illustrated by Alessandro Vitti. The series opens with the skilled mercenary framed for the murder of Maria Hill and hunted by the Marvel Universe’s espionage community. The cover, illustrated by Valerio Giangiordano, and solicit info are below.
- Written by Jed MacKay
- Art by Alessandro Vitti
- Cover by Valerio Giangiordano
- TASKMASTER HAS MURDERED MARIA HILL!
- Or at least that’s what the whole world thinks. Now the greatest spies in the business are hunting him down and won’t stop until Taskmaster is dead or clears his own name! Follow JED MACKAY (BLACK CAT) and ALESSANDRO VITTI (SECRET WARRIORS) on a globe–spanning adventure that will send ripples through every corner of the Marvel Universe’s espionage community!
Created by David Michelinie and George Perez in 1980’s Avengers #195, Taskmaster possesses the uncanny ability to mimic the moves of anyone he witnesses, including skilled fighters like Captain America. The character has since become a bit of an antihero, though he has relapsed into villainy on several occasions.
Taskmaster #1 is written by Jed MacKay and illustrated by Alessandro Vitti. It is scheduled to go on sale this April from Marvel Comics.