Storytime: Deadpool vs. The Punisher 4

Nicholas Peterson
Nicholas Peterson

And so the hunt for Taskmaster begins.

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Thomas James
Thomas James

Damn this is some good art. Only gets better from here, too.

Thomas Moore
Thomas Moore

Aw shit, Wade's mad.

Josiah Hughes
Josiah Hughes

Tasky has some damn loyal soldiers.

Jackson Jackson
Jackson Jackson

Sounds like a good plot, I wasn't even aware this was coming out

Xavier Collins
Xavier Collins

Holy shit that Cape-Fu.

Brayden White
Brayden White

This is actually Punisher and Task's first real fight. Only time they met before was back in the early 90s, when Punisher was fighting Tombstone and Task was fighting Daredevil.

Ian Wilson
Ian Wilson

Here comes Wade. Can Task stand up against his personal kryptonite?

Evan Jackson
Evan Jackson

Turns out he can. Task fights smart, and in a rare showing, completely whoops Wade's ass.

Jackson Martin
Jackson Martin

Frank's back in the game, though. This page is GORGEOUS. Task puts up a hell of a fight, but you can tell he's surprised.

Henry Jenkins
Henry Jenkins

Man overboard.

Benjamin Morgan
Benjamin Morgan

Task looks ready for round two, but here comes the kid whose mom he kind of decapitated...

Cooper Green
Cooper Green

A hard-fought win.

Isaac Young
Isaac Young

Uh oh. Wade's mad again.

Carson Wood
Carson Wood

That's all, folks. 'Til next issue.

William Sanders
William Sanders

Sometimes I forget that DP is really good with kids.

Carter Myers
Carter Myers

Thanks OP

Cameron Hill
Cameron Hill

'makes sense, he basically is one.

Michael Reyes
Michael Reyes

That's how I determine Deadpool writers. If they remember that he doesn't hurt kids.

Jeremiah Young
Jeremiah Young

Same with Task

Thomas Davis
Thomas Davis

GET FUCKED FRANK!
I do like punisher, but he can be extremely trite at times

Andrew Carter
Andrew Carter

Jesus, how's Frank gonna come back from THAT one?

Carson Collins
Carson Collins

now THIS is how you draw a fight

Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez

So I guess this is a Frank clone or something? Since he just got shot in the head?
What'd I miss?

Charles Edwards
Charles Edwards

Fun read

Asher Baker
Asher Baker

Nah it's really Frank, he's been headshot before, he'll live. Notice it's a bit off-center.

Gavin Evans
Gavin Evans

Remember what Taskmaster said? His gun is an airgun. Deadpool shot Frank with Tasky's gun.

Jaxon Roberts
Jaxon Roberts

Good fight. Last time, taskmster was oneshot by Cap. Bullocks, he is the best fighter in the world.

Wyatt Flores
Wyatt Flores

Yeah but straight through the head, also doesnt sound like Frank.

Josiah Nguyen
Josiah Nguyen

I don't think Frank is coming out on top here.

Nolan Perez
Nolan Perez

In all honesty I'm surprised they're still making good comics over at Marvel. This is some beautiful action.

Ayden Ortiz
Ayden Ortiz

he's a very good teacher

Zachary Wood
Zachary Wood

I did not see that coming.

Luke Kelly
Luke Kelly

Its good that finally some writers show Task to be a badass fighter.

Owen Morgan
Owen Morgan

It's been a long time but we finally get to see Taskmaster do well in a fight again.

Ryder Sanchez
Ryder Sanchez

Yep, Tony is a monster when he gets going. He's had a couple other really good showings recently. He kicked the shit out of Evil Deadpool in Mercs for Money.

Benjamin Allen
Benjamin Allen

F, thanks for the storytime OP

David Lee
David Lee

thanks!

Jace Bennett
Jace Bennett

thats practically silver age ham right here.

Jeremiah Fisher
Jeremiah Fisher

i kinda wonder what franks wiki page would look like in universe.

Jaxon Peterson
Jaxon Peterson

this mini gave us such great art and fun, this is one of the best minis of the year.

Landon Carter
Landon Carter

Didn't Deadpool beat him once while his legs and arms were tied together?

Sebastian Rogers
Sebastian Rogers

Yep.

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Alexander Ortiz
Alexander Ortiz

Yeah, but as he mentioned, he's learned a lot since then. Taskmaster always improves, it's his whole thing.

Also that issue was weird because while he says "I didn't let you win", the very first time he sees him in their fight he opts out of just shooting him in the head. So in a way he was going easy on him.

It was a weird comic.

Austin Watson
Austin Watson

THIS is how you do a team up story.
Enemy of my enemy is my friend

Eli Reyes
Eli Reyes

Taskmaster often suffers from who's writing him, he's managed to solo avengers teams by himself and sometimes he gets knocked around by random street-level heroes the authors are mary-suing like atm like new Hellcat and Squirrelgirl

I'm just glad they never let Van-Lette's shitty headcanon of Tasky constantly losing his mind and having a secret S.H.E.I.L.D Agent wife who he keeps forgetting ruin the character outside of any book he's writing

Jaxon Perry
Jaxon Perry

I think Van Lente is the best Task writer, as evidenced here. I admit his mini went a bit too hard on the amnesia angle, but he seems to have moderated it some in this series.

Task did okay against Squirrel Girl. He kicked the shit out of like 15 heroes at once, including Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Wilson-Cap. It took a crazy idea to beat him. He was a monster in that issue, even if he was written very strangely.

But yeah, Taskmaster is like any street-level villain who isn't a nemsis; because he bounces between appearances, he gets written by so many people he's inconsistent as hell.

Spencer's Taskmaster, for example, is incredbly witty but not very strong in a fight. Meanwhile, Dan Slott wrote Task as a total teambuster in Avengers Initiative.

Carson Baker
Carson Baker

I like to think he moderated it because everyone from the fans to other writers hated the idea because it shit on a ton of good Taskmaster moments and made him horrible to write for

Samuel Green
Samuel Green

That's always been a mainstay quality of Wade. He can be a horrible person, but he always has a soft spot for children.

Also, I absolutely love how this writer made Taskmaster a legitimate threat again. I'm so tired of writers turning 90% of Marvel's villains into a joke. Task is perfect for a street level team up like this.

Jaxon Diaz
Jaxon Diaz

I liked that story a lot. It also kept the feeling that Taskmaster was a threat, but it was just that Peter was so riled up and off his rocker from Mj being kidnapped.

Elijah Robinson
Elijah Robinson

In my opinion Slott and Gage wrote the best Taskmaster between Avenger's Initiative and Avengers Academy playing him up as a working class villain just trying to make a living and protect his rep

Zachary Hall
Zachary Hall

The worst though was Udon who basically only liked his powerset and name and wrote the character super boring and ridiculously inconsistent

Jaxon Barnes
Jaxon Barnes

That's the thing about having different levels.

A character who is a joke when fighting something like the Hulk can still be a major threat when fighting someone at street level like Daredevil. There are a few that blur the lines, but as far as Taskmaster goes, he's higher than street level, so to come down and fight Frank makes him a big deal.

It's like if Luke Cage had to take on Magneto, he would really struggle while Magneto would look like one of the biggest threats on Earth.

Jason Miller
Jason Miller

Frankity Frankity Frank

Angel Morgan
Angel Morgan

I think there's a few in-universe style handbooks, like Civil War Files. That's probably the closest we'll get.

Brody Hall
Brody Hall

Still don't know who the students in the brown uniforms are supposed to be dressed as.

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