If you haven't read the comics, you may be only vaguely familiar with Taskmaster. "Oh yeah, the skull guy with the white cloak."
But Taskmaster isn't just a run-of-the-mill villain. He is one of the deadliest baddies in Marvel Comics. He is one of the few who has taken on the Avengers alone. He has stood his own against Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor.
So, what makes him so dangerous? He's not a sorcerer. He's not a god. Instead, he is blessed with one of the coolest and most unique superpowers in comics. He is gifted with photographic reflexes. Anything he sees, he can do. In his own words, "I got this... memory... thing." (Okay, Taskmaster is deadly but he's not the most articulate person in the world.) Although it takes a martial artist years to master their craft, Taskmaster can reach the same level of skill in seconds.
Although he's been duking it out with Wolverine, Deadpool, Captain America, and many others for nearly 40 years in the comics, very little is known about him.
However, since he is making his live-action debut in the 2020 film, Black Widow, we had to look at the some of the most interesting facts about this enigmatic supervillain.
James Egan is on YouTube under Comic Kong with new videos every week. He has written 15 books about comics
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